The Need

Within our beautiful city, there exists an immense struggle. 

People Graphic

1 in 3 Cincinnatians live below
the poverty line*

Cincinnati is the second poorest city in Ohio behind Cleveland**

That’s more than 90,000 people….

Enough to fill Paul Brown Stadium
and half of Great American Ballpark

*Source: US census bureau
**Source: 2016 City Data

Cincinnati’s 10 poorest neighborhoods are within a few miles from CityLink

Poverty is concentrated within the urban core.

Cincinnati Neighborhood Map
Cincinnati Neighborhood Map Color Key

Unfortunately, if left unaltered,
individuals growing up in poverty are statistically:

more likely to
drop out of
high school

more likely to
spend adulthood
in poverty

more likely to
have an
unplanned teen

more likely to
go to prison if
one drops  out of high school

Source: Childhood Poverty Persistence: Facts and Consequences, Urban Institute Brief 14, June 2010

CityLink launched to offer hope
and opportunity to our neighbors in need.


Join the movement