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
The past year has been rough, but with the federal government’s help, it has not been as brutal on state and local governments’ finances as originally
Bishara Addison will join the Fund in April as its director of job preparation. Janine Kaiser, who had been serving in that position since 2019, will
Among the $1.9 trillion worth of federal COVID-19 relief in the newly signed American Rescue Plan Act is $350 billion for “Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds.”
ON THE BLOG
Exploring the potential for an investment vehicle that would enable residents to influence neighborhood development and financially benefit from growth.
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.