We go looking for the problems that most people say can't be solved.
No matter the obstacles, no matter the odds, we surround our community's most critical problems and we fight.
We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of everyone in Greater Lorain County.
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.
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.