OURS - Ohio Urban Resources System

OHIO URBAN RESOURCES SYSTEM - Improving The Lives of Ohio's Urban Core


"As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest." - Nelson Mandela


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Ohio Urban Resource Systems (O.U.R.S.) is a statewide network comprised of ten Community Action Agencies in Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Erie-Huron-Mansfield, Lorain, Youngstown, Toledo and Trumbull.

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The Issues in Ohio

Ohio is the home of nearly 12M residents, a rich history of firsts and a proud collection of ethnicity and diversity in its 88 counties. According to the Census ACS 1-year survey, the median household income for Ohio was $51,075 in 2015. The state ranks 36th or 29.3% for college degrees. Yet we still advocate for basic needs for more than 60% residents Ohioans still live below the federal poverty level.

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What We Do

Envision the Ohio Urban Resources System network to strengthen the social and economic security of families and their communities. O.U.R.S. is recognized as the leading resource for breaking the poverty cycle.

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Everyone can help reduce poverty in Ohio. It will require efforts from community members, leaders, politicians, business owners, clients, and customers across the state. As we work together, be sure to do your part.

Action Steps to Reduce Poverty


Your feedback is valuable. We know the only way to get the best results for everyone is to hear the voice of everyone. Send an email. Follow our FaceBook page. Attend our local community events across the state.

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O.U.R.S. is engaged in the community at-large and enjoys great relationships with our consumers, stakeholders and national affiliates. Please view our photos to learn more about how we are involved in community action.