Statistic: Managing Chronic Health 1

Treating chronic disease costs Ohio over $50 billion every year in healthcare costs and lost productivity from work.

Source: Healthy Ohio. Ohio’s Plan to Prevent and Reduce Chronic Disease 2014-2018


Statistic: Empowering Adults 7

A single year of parental education has a greater positive impact on the likelihood of a son or daughter attending a post-secondary institution than does an extra $50,000 in parental income.

Source: Higher Education Quality of Ontario.


Statistic: Empowering Adults 6

The unemployment rate for a person without a high school credential is 50% higher than for an adult with a diploma.

Source: Seeds of Literacy


Statistic: Empowering Adults 5

An adult without a high school credential earns 42% less than adult with a diploma.

Source: Seeds of Literacy


Statistic: Empowering Adults 4

66% of adults in the city of Cleveland are functionally illiterate.

Source: Seeds of Literacy


Statistic: Empowering Adults 3

An adult in Cuyahoga County working 20 hours a week at minimum wage earns $8,840 per year. Housing expenses for this adult would require 71% of his/her gross income.

Source: Living Wage Calculator


Statistic: Empowering Adults 2

19.7% of 18- to 24-year-olds living in Cleveland do not have a high school diploma.

Source: The Literacy Cooperative


Statistic: Empowering Adults 1

About 1 in 8 Cuyahoga County residents are at the lowest literacy level, while 1 in 4 Cleveland residents are at the lowest literacy level.

Source: The Literacy Cooperative


Statistic: Train People to Manage Money 7

Since people with Level 1 or 2 literacy skills are likely to be excluded from all but minimum wage work, more than half a million Greater Clevelanders lack the skills to obtain jobs that provide a decent standard of living. Source: The Literacy Cooperativ


Statistic: Train People How to Manage Money 6

More than half a million Greater Clevelanders lack the skills to obtain jobs that provide a decent standard of living. Source: The Literacy Cooperative