Community connection

Policy Matters works with community groups by starting organizations, serving on board or leadership teams, being the Ohio partner to national efforts, or simply working closely at a staff level.

We started and continue to play a leadership role in:

One Ohio Now

Ohio  CASH

Emerald Cities

Ohioans for Transportation Choice

We have been selected as the Ohio partner to:

State Fiscal Analysis Initiative of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Economic Analysis and Research Network of the Economic Policy Institute

Working Poor Families Project

CFED Assets and Opportunity Scorecard

Mott Foundation State Asset Building Cluster

Our staff is on the board, leadership body or committee of:


Emerald Cities Cleveland

Stand Up for Good Jobs and Strong Communities

Ohio Poverty Law Center

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland

Corporation for Enterprise Development  

Cuyahoga EITC Coalition

Greater Cleveland Community Shares

Greater Cleveland Voter Coalition

Senior Voice

Senior Civic Engagement Council

Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services Advisory Council

Cleveland Jobs with Justice

Ohio Workforce Coalition

Ohio Alliance Against Wage Theft

Ohioans for Transportation Choice

Lorain County Transit Co-op

Northeast Ohio transit coalition


REAMP Midwest

Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium

Ohio Coalition for Combined Heat and Power

CHANGE Agency (to increase civic participation by young African Americans)

Wexner Art Center at OSUE – African American Advisory Committee

Cleveland International Women’s Group

Beyond our board memberships, at the staff level we work closely with:

The Ohio Organizing Collaborative

Northern Ohioans for Budget and Legislative Equity

Have a Heart Ohio

Numerous labor unions in Ohio, representing teachers, custodians, crossing guards, school aides, nurses, nursing assistants, auto workers, skilled tradespeople and other Ohio working families

Other national partners include:

Good Jobs First

National Employment Labor Project

We are also a member agency of both Greater Cleveland Community Shares and Community Shares of Mid Ohio

Updated May 2014