Our Impact

We go looking for the problems that most turn away from.

No matter the obstacles, no matter the odds, we surround our community's most critical problems and we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of everyone in Greater Lorain County. Check out the boxes below to see why these specific areas are where we need to focus our efforts to make the biggest difference.

Let's change the odds within health right here in our backyard.

As of 2015, one of out every three adults in Lorain County are obese (County Health Rankings, 2015).

We are partnering across the county to ensure that our community offers a healthy foundation for positive lifestyle choices. Check out our Community Collaboratives page to learn more about our health focused work including KEY, North Ridgeville Heart and Sole, and THRIVE! or check out our Impact Initiatives page to learn more about United We Sweat!

Let's change the odds within education right here in our backyard.

As of 2011, children that start kindergarten in Lorain County's poorest school district from economically disadvantaged homes are half as literate as those starting their academic career in the highest performing districts (Ohio Department of Education, Kindergarten Readiness Assessment - Literacy, 2011).

We are partnering across the county to ensure that all children in our community can start school on the same page, no matter where they live or their financial situation and stay on track through their adolescent years. Check out our Community Collaboratives page to learn more about our education focused work including 231 Go!, Common VIEW, Oberlin Kids, Ready Set Go, Rising Titans, and YES Zone.

Let's change the odds within financial stability right here in our backyard.

The average hourly wage earner in Lorain County has to work 1.7 full-time jobs in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent.

We are partnering across the county to ensure that working families have access to sustainable job training and emergency financial assistance. Check out our Community Collaboratives page to learn more about our financial stability focused work including UCAN and WE3 as well as our Impact Initiatives page to learn more about our Lorain County Free Tax Preparation program.