What comes next with the Business Pivot?

May 31, 2020

United Way of Greater Cleveland will develop goals and accountability measures to share with community partners. United Way will also maintain the Hub’s role as an educational network for health and human service agencies, hosting and leading community conversations about solutions to the poverty crisis in Cleveland. United Way’s next large-scale progress report will be […]

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Is there community support for the Business Pivot?

Yes. We have received broad support from our community partners across the public, private and nonprofit sectors who also recognize that we are one community and therefore, we have one fight against poverty. Though we know change is not easy, it is necessary to help those living deepest poverty in the most meaningful, long-term ways. […]

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How does the 2020 announcement fit into the business changes?

Today’s announcement is the last step in the business transformation and the final realization of the Community Hub for Basic Needs. The Hub will be a select group of funded partners working together to realize specific, United Way-determined goals that are driven by the needs of our community. This is a shift from serving the […]

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What is the Business Pivot?

This business pivot is the final phase of United Way of Greater Cleveland’s three-year strategic plan that began in 2016. It is the culmination of the work announced last June to create the interconnected Community Hub for Basic Needs and Impact Institute: To meet the immediate needs of people living in poverty, including food and […]

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Why is United Way of Greater Cleveland changing?

Poverty rates in Cleveland have continued to surge, creating a crisis in our community which demands our immediate attention and action. According to data from the Center for Community Solutions (CCS): Cleveland’s childhood poverty rate is now the highest in the nation at 51%, Cleveland’s poverty rate for working adults is the second worst in […]

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