Poverty Center and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Release Progress Index Neighborhood Data Tool

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Developed by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP) and the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (Poverty Center) at Case Western Reserve University, the Progress Index is a new tool that tracks housing and economic mobility in the City of Cleveland neighborhoods. Powered by the Poverty Center’s integrated data systems, the data tool encompasses a wide array of neighborhood indicators from distressed sales to the reading and math proficiency scores of CMSD children living in a given neighborhood.

President and CEO of CNP, John Ratner, expressed that the Progress Index is designed to help people in Cleveland’s neighborhoods — and their community development and other social service organizations — better understand their neighborhoods and better gear programs and investments to have the greatest impact.

Crain’s Cleveland Business and FreshWater Cleveland recently covered the release of the tool.

Users can access data spanning from citywide down to the neighborhood level. Indicators in the site can be quickly visualized on a map, and all of the data is downloadable so users can make their own charts and graphs, or use the data in additional research. Data provided on the site will be updated annually.

The tool is now available online at www.progressindexcle.org.