Think Tank News in 2018

Pacific Standard (front cover): Endless Addiction

In an innocuous meeting room on the south side of Newark, a small city in central Ohio, about 20 people, members of the Newark Think Tank on Poverty's leadership team, are gathered on a Sunday afternoon in late October. They are deciding on a new campaign, and Eric Lee is hoping it will focus on addiction—hoping that, as an organization, it will begin to advocate for equal treatment for all users, whether their drug of choice is opioids or methamphetamine... To read more, click here. 


Newark Advocate: Local College Students Learn Through Giving to the Community

NEWARK - College students have left the classroom to approach learning in a different way - by working to help local non profit efforts.Students at The Ohio State University at Newark, Central Ohio Technical College and Denison University have advocated for and received money for organizations they have partnered with this semester... To read more, click here


Y City News: New Think Tank looks to fight poverty in Muskingum County

When Melissa Rice walked into a room full of middleclass, college­ educated professionals for a meeting meant to discuss the poverty related issues in Muskingum County, the single mom who works a part-time, minimum wage job didn’t think anyone there could understand the struggles she goes through on a daily basis... To read more, click here


Newark Advocate: United Way's Hope Award Winner: From Homeless to Helping Others


Newark Advocate: Addiction Town Hall: We're coming together to solve a problem


Columbus Dispatch: Columbus Students Trade Campus Housing for Newark home to Fight Poverty


Newark Advocate: United Way's Hope Award winner: From homeless to helping others


Newark Advocate: Community advises more coping skills needed to combat addiction


10TV: Addicted and nowhere to turn: County seeks solutions to drug epidemic


Newark Advocate: Let's talk about the plight of housing instability in Licking County


Newark Advocate: Through addiction and prison, Newark man works to reunite with son