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The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland recently partnered with The Center for Community Solutions to acquire new information from low-income residents of Cuyahoga County about the issues and challenges they face.

The poll examines the difficulties of rising out of poverty and showcases how adverse conditions are in the city of Cleveland. Nearly 220,000–or 1 in 5–people in Cuyahoga County live in poverty.

“Collecting and analyzing this type of information is vital,” said Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm, President, and CEO of the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. “It allows us to understand how and where we can best reach the Cuyahoga County residents who need our services most. That means more of our neighbors can utilize the programs designed to help them on the path to economic stability.”

CEOGC, the largest Community Action Agency in the state of Ohio, is dedicated to finding a remedy for this issue. We offer early high-quality childhood education through Head Start and Early Head Start programs, workshops, customer service training, and job and resource fairs to help those on their path to economic stability.

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