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

Jayren Andrews
Avondale Youth Council

Karen Bankston
UC College of Nursing

Mark Biegger
P&G

Karla Boldery
League of United Latin American Citizens

Yolanda Cooper
First Ladies Health Initiative

Michael Dantley
Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship

Dave Herche
Enerfab 

Vanessa Freytag
4C for Children

Greg Johnson
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

Ellen Katz
Greater Cincinnati Foundation 

Greg Landsman
Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Tillie Hidalgo Lima
Best Upon Request

Gary Lindgren
CBC/CRBC

Cheriese Lindsey
Black Rock Construction

Leslie Maloney
Haile/US Bank Foundation

David Mann
City of Cincinnati 

Ross Meyer
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Mitch Morris
Cincinnati Works

Dave Phillips
Community Volunteer

Todd Portune
Hamilton County Board of Commissioners

Julia Poston
EY

Rob Reifsnyder
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Gwen Robinson
Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Mary Ronan
Cincinnati Public Schools

Sean Rugless
The Katalyst Group

Steve Shifman
Michelman

Ennis Tait
Church of the Living God

India Terry
Avondale Youth Council

Audrey Treasure
CBC/CRBC

Moira Weir
Hamilton County Job & Family Services

Brad Wenstrup
United States Congress

Rabbi Irvin Wise
Adath Israel Congregation

STAFF

Lynn Marmer
Executive Director, Child Poverty Collaborative

Esther Cleary
Project Manager, Child Poverty Collaborative


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

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