Community Conversation on United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Community Needs Assessment

Virtual Community Conversation on June 15 from 12-1 p.m.

For decades, Cleveland has topped national charts in the number of working adults, children, and older adults living in poverty. With the release of United Way’s triennial Community Needs Assessment, a panel of local experts will discuss the findings in the report, including:

  • what has improved, and the barriers to success over the past three years
  • how organizations are addressing these issues to improve health, economic, employment, and educational outcomes for Greater Cleveland residents
  • growing the existing strengths and assets in the community

This virtual event is free and open to the public. We invite you listen, learn, and participate.


About the Panelists

Gregory L. Brown, Executive Director, PolicyBridgeHeadshot of Gregory Brown
Gregory Brown is the Executive Director of PolicyBridge, a non-profit that monitors urban policy issues and informs regional public policy debates by framing issues of relevance to African-American and other underserved communities. He is also president of Brown & Associates Consulting Services, working with philanthropic, public, and non-profit organizations.

Headshot of Emily CampbellEmily Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, The Center for Community Solutions
Emily Campbell oversees research, policy and administration related activities for The Center for Community Solutions. An expert on issues relating to poverty in Northeast Ohio, Campbell has consulted with numerous nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies to provide data and public policy decision support.

Headshot of Jacob DuritskyJacob Duritsky, Vice President of Strategy & Research, Team NEO
Jacob Duritsky leads research and strategy for the Northeast Ohio Region’s business development efforts. His primary responsibilities include analyzing the regional economy to provide greater perspective on the challenges and opportunities in Northeast Ohio, developing strategic and coordinated actionable insights to encourage economic growth, and providing a perspective on how the Northeast Ohio economy can better perform.

About the Moderator

Headshot of Marlene Harris-TaylorMarlene Harris-Taylor, Director of Engaged Journalism, Ideastream Public Media
Marlene Harris-Taylor directs community-focused news coverage for Ideastream Public Media, leading journalism initiatives that address opportunities identified in and by Northeast Ohio communities. She also manages the Connecting the Dots between Race and Health project and is host and executive producer of the podcast Living for We.


Scroll to Top