Our goal is to move 10,000 children and their families out of poverty by 2021. 

 

Convened by Mayor John Cranley, the Child Poverty Collaborative is an initiative designed to address the unacceptable rates of child poverty in Cincinnati.

We aim to build and implement a community-driven, data-informed action plan. We are engaging directly with community members and community leaders to gather fresh ideas generated through conversation, reflection, and collaborative planning.

We are partnering with the RAND Corporation for an objective analysis of the key drivers of poverty in our community, evidence-based best practices to reduce poverty, and beneficial economic factors. Pontifex Consulting is helping us use systems thinking to understand the complex challenges we face. Bernadette Watson is conducting community conversations where we are meeting people where they are, without judgment, and learning together.

Our Steering Committee consists of more than 30 members, each selected to represent our diverse community. This group met for the first time in November 2015, and continues to meet monthly to provide insight and guidance.

 

STEERING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

DONNA JONES BAKER

Urban League

MAYOR JOHN CRANLEY

City of Cincinnati

SISTER SALLY DUFFY

SC Ministry Foundation

MICHAEL FISHER

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

DR. O’DELL OWENS

Interact for Health

TOM WILLIAMS

North American Properties

 

STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Giovanna Alvarez
Su Casa

Mary Asbury
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Karen Bankston
UC College of Nursing

Karla Boldery
League of United Latin American Citizens

Craig Buchholz
P&G

Liz Carter
Scripps Foundation

David Cook
TriHealth

Yolanda Cooper
First Ladies Health Initiative

Meghan Cummings
The Women's fund of Greater Cincinnati

Vanessa Freytag
4C for Children

Jack Geiger
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Mel Gravely
TriVersity Construction

Dave Herche
Enerfab

Greg Johnson
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

Ellen Katz
Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Eric Kearney
African American Chamber

Greg Landsman
Every Child Capital

Gary Lindgren
CBC/CRBC

Cheriese Lindsey
Black Rock Construction

Debbie Lydon
Dinsmore & Shohl

Leslie Maloney
Haile/US Bank Foundation

Mike Maloney
Urban Appalachian Council

David Mann
City of Cincinnati 

Gina Marsh
Human Services Chamber

Robin Martin
University of Cincinnati

Dorianne Mason
Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Ross Meyer
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Peg Moertl
PNC Bank

Mitch Morris
Cincinnati Works

Patricia Neal-Miller
Cincinanti Public Schools

Johnmark Oudersluys
CityLink Center

Penny Pensak
Community Volunteer

Dave Phillips
Community Volunteer

Todd Portune
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners

Monica Posey
Cincinnati State

Julia Poston
EY

Eileen Cooper Reed
Community Activist & Former CPS School Board Member

Rob Reifsnyder
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Gwen Robinson
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Mary Ronan
Cincinnati Public Schools

Sean Rugless
African American Chamber of Commerce

Kathy Schwab
LISC

Steve Shifman
Michelman

Maureen Sullivan
Urban Appalachian Community Coalition

Ennis Tait
Church of the Living God

Audrey Treasure
CBC/CRBC

Moira Weir
Hamilton County Job & Family Services

Brad Wenstrup
United States Congress

Byron White
Strive Partnership

Rabbi Irvin Wise
Adath Israel Congregation

 

 

STAFF

Lynn Marmer
Executive Director, Child Poverty Collaborative

Esther Cleary
Project Manager, Child Poverty Collaborative

Simone Green
Administrative Assistant, Child Poverty Collaborative

Langston Guyden
Marketing & Communications Intern, Child Poverty Collaborative


The Child Poverty Collaborative is supported by United Way of Greater Cincinnati