We envision a Northeast Ohio economy with good jobs and rising incomes for everyone.
Our Fund’s work is grounded in the priorities called for in The Two Tomorrows. We support integrated job creation, job preparation and job access strategies, with deliberate attention to eliminating systemic race-based inequities and the barriers to opportunity they create and exacerbate. Learn more, download full report.
RESEARCH & RESOURCES
Analysis of the number of people working in the industries most at risk for layoffs resulting from COVID-19 crisis, according to where they live.
Collateral sanctions block or restrict those with a felony conviction from accessing certain kinds of jobs, serving as a de facto life sentence.
In 2017, we set out to better understand whether the jobs, payroll and capital gains of our job creation grantees advance Growth & Opportunity.
This pilot demonstrated an ability to deliver workforce services more effectively for low-income individuals and connect employers to talent.
IN THE NEWS
CWRU, CSU and partners enter federal competition to connect workers without cars to sprawling job hubs along highways
Local entry is part of a national competition to implement solutions to the “spatial mismatch’’ between jobs and employers created by sprawl.
Neighborhood Investment Trusts are promising wealth-building models for residents in revitalizing communities
Our Fund’s work to support community wealth building through the design of a community investment fund (CIF) was recently highlighted by The Kresge Foundation
Cleveland, Des Moines, Louisville, and Pittsburgh have received grants to work with local employers to redesign jobs and support a more resilient workforce.
ON THE BLOG
The state of Ohio and various local partners in Cuyahoga County are mobilizing to ensure the current wave of unemployment is met with increased opportunities for individuals to access upskilling.
Focusing development within job hubs can be a differentiator for the region
The region has an opportunity to rise from the devastation of a global pandemic and rebuild in ways that are sustainable and racially equitable.
This week, we launched a brand-new website. This new site features several improvements over our previous home on the web. Our main priority was making our research and other resources more easily accessible to Northeast Ohio residents, our members, collaborators, and those within the economic development sphere.