We work with local groups in the community to coordinate and assist targeted campaigns and initiatives. Each initiative operates on a grassroots level with a dispersed support network grounded in our communities. Through our combined efforts, we can begin to reach progressive change.
ENd POverty Now Coalition
The End Poverty Now Coalition began as a broad based coalition organizing a vast march during the 2016 Republican National Convention held in Cleveland exposing our governments refusal to address the issues of poverty in the United States. After the RNC, the coalition determined to continue to address the issues of poverty.
The End Poverty Now Coalition now serves as a community forum, spearheaded by Organize! Ohio, bringing together over 16 member organizations to plan and implement new initiatives to raise awareness, and combat poverty in Ohio.
Ohio Poor People's Campaign
Organize! Ohio and the End Poverty Now Coalition are a contributing partner in the Ohio Poor People's Campaign, a chapter of the National Poor People's Campaign. Our collaborative efforts have mobilized hundreds of people to participate over the six weeks of organized demonstration at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
We engage in direct planning with the statewide coordinating committee and community engagement through connecting impacted residents to the campaign and allowing them to share testimony.
Cleveland Truth Commission
On October 1st, 2017, the End Poverty Now Coalition held the Cleveland Truth Commission of Poverty. Residents impacted by poverty testified to their personal experiences dealing with the housing and education inequality, environmental deficits, and everyday criminalization that they faced.
We are now proud to announce that those compelling testimonies are available on our website. Each story sheds a powerful lens on a different aspect of poverty right here in Cleveland.
United Clevelanders Against Poverty
United Clevelanders Against Poverty (UCAP) is a Cleveland area organization of low-income persons and families organizing around issues that impact them. A wholly grassroots movement, UCAP brings together impoverished and disenfranchised peoples from across the area and puts the power back into their hands.
The movement focuses on organizing as a new tool to reinvigorate activism in poor communities and to encourage the poor and low-income families to see that change is possible, and that it can come from them and their common efforts.
For the complete information, description, and more, check out our events page.
Brown Bag Forum - Cuyahoga County Housing Plan
Location: CSU Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
Date & Time: March 20, 12:00 PM
Shaker Square Alliance Meeting
Location: Harvey Rice Library
Date & Time: March 27, 9:30 AM
Location: 3500 Lorain Ave
Date & Time: Wednesday March 20th, 5:30 PM
End Poverty Now Meeting
Location: 3500 Lorain Ave
Date & Time: Monday March 11th, 1 PM
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In addition to our direct initiatives, we work closely with these organizations to pursue a shared agenda
NOBLE is a community coalition that protects health, human services and other needs via education and mobilization to provide a citizen voice at the legislative level.
Ohio Fair Lending COALITIon
The Ohio Fair Lending Coalition is a statewide collaboration of community organizations working together to ensure fair lending and equitable banking practices.
shaker Square Alliance
The alliance joins together civic minded individuals to advocate for the Shaker Square community on issues of, safety, quality of life, and urban revitalization.