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ACS Launches New Website

ACS Launches New Website You’ve heard the adage “try something new?” At Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC (ACS), we embrace this motto and are always looking for new ways to improve upon who we are, what we do, and how we present ourselves to the world. And what better way to “try something new” than […]

NE Ohio Education, Civic and Business Communities Celebrate Greater Cleveland Career Consortium Launch

NE Ohio Education, Civic and Business Communities Celebrate Greater Cleveland Career Consortium Launch Northeast Ohio education, civic and business leaders have launched the Greater Cleveland Career Consortium (GCCC), a collaborative cross-sector effort to help every student in the region graduate from high school with a career vision and a plan to achieve it. The GCCC builds on the Linking Students […]

Ohio Department of Education Releases 2020-2021 Student Wellness and Success Fund Survey Data Report

Ohio Department of Education Releases 2020-2021 Student Wellness and Success Fund Survey Data Report The Ohio Department of Education released its 2020-2021 Student Wellness and Success Funds Report. The report summarizes how funds help eligible districts and schools and community partners implement physical, mental and behavioral health care services.  A $675-million state investment in student support […]

Jennifer Judkins Joins ACS as Senior Communication Manager

Jennifer Judkins joins Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC as Senior Communication Manager Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC is pleased to announce Jennifer Judkins has joined the firm as a Senior Communication Manager. Judkins will lead the firm’s strategic communication efforts to support clients nationwide. “Jennifer has deep experience in developing and delivering information to drive and […]

The Franklin County (Ohio) RISE Initiative Supports Child Care Providers, Families with $23M Investment

Franklin County commissioners announced a $23-million, two-year investment of American Rescue Plan Act funds (Franklin County RISE) for child care providers and families who struggle to pay for child care. This partnership with Action for Children is the most significant investment in the local early childhood learning system and builds on earlier funding from the City of […]

ACS Senior Strategist Nikki Reiss Highlighted in Interact Health Q&A

In an interview for Interact Health’s “Health in Action” feature, ACS Senior Strategist Nikki Reiss discusses implementing and sustaining school-based health centers (SBHCs). Interact Health promotes health equity through grants, education, research, policy, and engagement and focuses on three strategic priorities: reducing tobacco use, addressing the opioid epidemic and ensuring that children have access to […]

PRE4CLE Launches Early Learning Spaces

PRE4CLE, Cleveland’s plan to expand high-quality preschool, launched a new program named Early Learning Spaces to help high-quality child care providers in the city of Cleveland. Early Learning Spaces will offer child care and Head Start providers grants, technical assistance, and professional development to complete facility renovations that support the health, safety, learning, and development […]

Racism Declared a Public Health Crisis: Now What?

Two years after declaring racism a public health crisis, Cuyahoga County officials have released a follow up report on accomplishments aimed at addressing socio-economic and racial disparities. Legislation passed in May 2021 created the Department of Equity and Inclusion to enhance diversity both internally – as it relates to recruitment, hiring, and promotion – and […]

5 Issues to Watch in 2022

2022 is off to an ambitious start. This year holds many challenges but lots of promise. ACS is closely watching five issues that will have big impact on our clients: issues related to election laws, how states use federal dollars, abortion access, debates on critical race theory and if we will continue to see governments […]

A Field Guide to the 2021 World of Public Policy and Advocacy

A Field Guide to the 2021 World of Public Policy and Advocacy Grantmaking foundations have a new go-to guidebook on how to navigate today’s world of public policy, thanks in part to Advocacy & Communication Solutions’ contributions to a new report from the Council on Foundations. Public Policy and Advocacy for Grantmakers dropped in August […]