Washtenaw County leaders call for action to address economic and racial inequity

The Ann Arbor News By Ryan Stanton Matt Martin, senior researcher at the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, talked about the Opportunity Index and how mapping the changing landscape of opportunity can contribute to equity and sustainability. He emphasized it’s more complex than just mapping poverty and income. “We know … Continue reading »

Washtenaw County leaders call for action to address economic and racial inequity

Hilltop’s stable neighborhoods also need support, Ohio State study says

Columbus Dispatch by Mark Ferenchik A report by Ohio State University researchers suggests that efforts to boost housing in Columbus’ Hilltop neighborhood should focus not just on the poorest and most blighted areas, but also on those closer to the tipping point. The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity’s “Housing in the … Continue reading »

Hilltop’s stable neighborhoods also need support, Ohio State study says

Joe Blundo commentary: New mayor must make some noise

Columbus Dispatch  by Joe Blundo I realize that Columbus likes to think of itself as an exception to the declining Rust Belt city trend. But let’s get real: Franklin County’s 2013 poverty rate of 18.1 percent was virtually identical to that of Cuyahoga (Cleveland) and Hamilton (Cincinnati), according to a study by the Kirwan Institute … Continue reading »

Joe Blundo commentary: New mayor must make some noise

Jason Reece on a Panel Discussing United Way of Central Ohio’s Champion of Children Report

This year’s Champion of Children Report, initiated by United Way of Central Ohio, examines the lives of Boys of Color in central Ohio. Results of the study was shared at CMC’s forum on June 24 including a summary presented by United Way’s senior vice president, Dawn Tyler Lee. A panel discussion was moderated by Mo … Continue reading »

Charles Noble on TEDxOhioStateUniversity: How Did We Get Here: Race in Retrospect |

In his talk, Charles Noble talks about the indignities black people, including himself, face on a regular basis and how society would look if those were cast away. He uses anecdotes and his experience with “More Than My Brother’s Keeper,” a program which seeks to help underprivileged, black boys of the south side of Columbus … Continue reading »