Run this interactive exercise to better understand the underlying facts about the community members which have long been referred to as "Underserving"
Comprehensive data shines a spotlight on the challenges that children, working-age adults, and senior citizens in our community face every day. The findings serve as the foundation of our community's work going forward.
Situational poverty occurs when there is period in time when an individual falls below the poverty line because of a sudden event.
Right now in Greater Cleveland, many people are falling into poverty due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One flaw of the official poverty measure is that it doesn’t account for government assistance programs that are not income but improve people’s economic situation.
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How wage gaps affect Black households
The impact of wage gaps means that most Black households earn far below a living wage.
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Higher educational attainment often means higher earnings potential
In Cuyahoga County, 58% of young adults living in the suburbs have attended at least some college, compared to 45% of young adults in Cleveland. An individual with a bachelor’s degree can expect to earn nearly $1 million more over the course of their career.