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September 09, 2011

Poverty Center Spotlighted in MSASS Annual Report


The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is one of the featured research and training centers in the recently released 2010-2011 Research & Training Annual Report of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The report discusses the issues surrounding Cleveland as well as the various projects of the Center and the uses for NEO CANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing).

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The feature discusses how NEO CANDO is being utilized by the Center with community leaders in such projects as the City of Cleveland's Operation Prevent, the East Cleveland Community Partnership with Dr. Mark Chupp, and the Land Bank's Neighborhood Stabilization Team partnered with Neighborhood Progress, Inc. Other projects include Dr. Cyleste Collins's Impact of Foreclosures upon Families, the long-term Invest in Children study with Cuyahoga County, the Sisters of Charity Foundation's Promise Neighborhoods, and Dr. David Crampton and Center Co-Director Claudia Coulton's Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Data Integration study.

The methods behind the Poverty Center's research are also being implemented in other cities by Center faulty associates and MSASS professors such as in Akron by Dr. Mark Joseph and Center Co-Director Rob Fischer and in Denver by Dr. Anna Maria Santiago (who also has her own story featured in this Annual Report).