As school districts continue to struggle with providing in-person and remote learning as Omicron and other new COVID-19 variants emerge, educational outcomes continue to be adversely impacted. Students, teachers, and families experience challenges with remote learning, the lack of digital resources in both urban and rural areas, social isolation, workforce shortages, and family stress. A […]
Ohio legislators have introduced bills aimed at banning the teaching of critical race theory and divisive concepts focused on nationality, color, ethnicity, race, or sex, within primary, secondary, and higher education, state agencies, and political sub-divisions.Our March 31st conversation will bring together panelists representing a variety of groups throughout Northeast Ohio to discuss the potential […]
Join us for an exploratory conversation on the impact of language related to social justice. Ryan Clopton-Zymler, Director of Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will present “Language 101,” a dialogue to set the foundation for how we talk about, and think about, concepts related to RDEI. This presentation is for anyone and everyone that seeks […]
The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on the mental health and well-being of communities across the country, including Ohio. Moreover, the pandemic exposed the preexisting disparities in access to behavioral health care services, especially in underserved communities, but also presented new opportunities in delivering behavioral health services, particularly with the expansion of telehealth regulations […]
A panel of local experts will discuss the status of Ohio's redistricting process during this election year. The discussion will also focus on the impact of Ohio's present district maps in Northeast Ohio and fair and equitable representation, especially for majority-minority communities, and how proposed voter laws at the state level will impact redistricting, voter […]
At the end of February, an estimated 1.5 million of Ohio's poorest households will lose at least $95 worth of food a month, and at the beginning of April, millions more will be at risk of losing Medicaid coverage due to federal legislation that passed in December 2022 ending COVID-19 pandemic policies. A panel of […]
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 needs assessment, a panel of local experts will discuss the report's key findings, including: what has improved and the barriers to success over the past three years how […]
Thousands of households in the Greater Cleveland area are unable to afford their basic household utility costs, one in five Cleveland Water Department customers are at least one month behind on their water bill, and more than 270,000 Ohioans had their gas or electric services shut off due to nonpayment. Join our panel of local experts as they discuss the utility needs of renters and homeowners, ways housing quality impacts utility affordability, utility costs and impact on health, and ways utility assistance programs help address utility affordability.
Our next Community Conversation – Local Government 101: What Your Elected Officials Can Do for You – will focus on the best way to communicate and engage with local government officials as you navigate city and county governments. Our panel of elected officials from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County will offer their insights on the role that elected officials play at each level of government, how they can help their constituents in a meaningful way, when to engage with your legislator, and where to go for help.