Sundown Towns of Ohio: A Juneteenth Celebration.
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Sundown Towns of Ohio: A Juneteenth Celebration.

This is a commemoration of Juneteenth, the date when the formerly enslaved learned belatedly of their freedom granted under the Emancipation Proclamation. In "Lest We Forget: Sun Down Towns of Ohio"  Julialyne Walker shows how Ohio residents used dejure and defacto means to exclude African American residents from living in many local towns and communities. This event is suitable for high school, college students and adults.

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Jun
25
3:30 PM15:30

Community Hours with Councilmember Remy

In an effort to connect with the community, Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy will host events in June to listen to ideas and concerns of Columbus residents.

“My team and I are grateful to have the opportunity to engage with those living in our neighborhoods. We welcome area residents to share their concerns and thoughts as we strive to create a greater Columbus,” said Remy.

These events give citizens the opportunity to talk with Councilmember Remy and his staff, share what is important to them, and propose ways Council can work with the community. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Upper Cup Coffee
79 Parsons Avenue
3:30-5:00 PM

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

Rise Together Community Conversations

Franklin County Board of Commissioners spoke directly to a multitude of residents about poverty and what they need for economic mobility – and the Commissioners listened! Join Franklin County Board of Commissioners Job & Family Services as we unite for Rise Together Community Conversations. As a result of feedback from community members, additional research, partnerships & collective efforts, Franklin County developed a long-term, collaborative blueprint to tackle poverty. Let’s discuss:

The Rise Together Blueprint

The Journey to the Blueprint

Next Steps: Phase Two

Your input is valuable & your continued engagement is essential to successfully execute the Blueprint. To RSVP, call (614) 233-2584 or visit the Eventbrite links for the dates below.

Let’s rise together to mitigate poverty so families & children can thrive

June 17, 2019 Reynoldsburg Park & Recreation Center 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 7232 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 RiseTogetherReynoldsburgCC.eventbrite.com

June 18, 2019 Westerville Community Center 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 350 N. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43082 RiseTogetherWestervilleCC.eventbrite.com

June 19, 2019 Reeb Avenue Center 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 280 Reeb Ave., Columbus, OH 43207 RiseTogetherSouthSideCC.eventbrite.com

June 26, 2019 Columbus Urban League 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 788 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203 RiseTogetherNearEastSideCC.eventbrite.com

July 10, 2019 Restore Whitehall 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 678 S. Yearling Rd., Whitehall, OH 43213 RiseTogetherWhitehallCC.eventbrite.com

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Diversity & Health Equity Summit 2019
Jul
13
9:30 AM09:30

Diversity & Health Equity Summit 2019

The Diversity & Equity 2019 Summit will be held on Saturday, July 13th from 9:30AM – 4:30PM at Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave Columbus, Ohio 43215)

Admission and Parking are FREE.

For more information and opportunities on how to get involved, please visit our website at: https://www.columbus.gov/healthequitysummit/

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2019 Women & Girls' Fest
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Women & Girls' Fest

Education Foundation for Freedom, promotes education as the foundation for freedom by bringing about awareness and support for women and girls (especially women and girls of color) vulnerable to urban domestic human trafficking or other oppressions. One of our major emphases is promoting self and community sustainability by providing enrichment experiences. To that end, the 2019 Women&Girls’Fest is planning an event which will include interactive workshops, activities, speakers, arts and entertainment, vendors, geared toward the well-being of women and girls, featuring women and girl-identified leaders. Our goal is to produce outcomes for women and girls in our community by sharing resources and gathering information on their needs. Participants have the opportunity to connect for the purposes of educational and social organizing as well as positive edutainment in a wholesome environment.

The WGFest is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019  at MPACC Box Park (outside) 925 Mt. Vernon Ave.  

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Accelerate Columbus: Scale-Up & Grow
Aug
5
8:00 AM08:00

Accelerate Columbus: Scale-Up & Grow

Accelerate Columbus: Scale-Up & Grow

Great opportunity for Small Business Owners

As part of our commitment to supporting small, minority and women-owned businesses succeed and grow, The City of Columbus has partnered with YMT Consultants, Inc. to provide Accelerate ColumbUS©: Scale-Up & Grow. This pilot program is focused on supporting existing business owners who live and work within the city of Columbus. Application closes: August 5. Classes begin: September 6. To register, please visit: http://www.ymtconsultants.com/accelerate-columbus/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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Far East Construction Trades Job Fair
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Far East Construction Trades Job Fair

FAR EAST CONSTRUCTION TRADES JOB FAIR

Meet apprenticeship coordinators and learn how to apply for a career in the construction industry.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2019 
6 to 7:30 pm
Far East Community Center
1826 Lattimer Dr. 
Columbus, Ohio 43227

Hear about careers in the skilled construction trades.

Hear from construction professionals who can answer your questions.

Hear about the no cost training you will receive and up to 36 college credits at no cost to you. 

This event is hosted by the Community Workforce and Apprenticeship Committee in cooperation with the City of Columbus and the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council.

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Healthy Community Day at CarePoint East
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Healthy Community Day at CarePoint East

Check out a FREE day of health screenings, giveaways,information and entertainment for the entire family!

Get health expertise from more than 50 organizations and free health screenings and consultations by experts from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, including:

Parking | Food and Cooking Demonstrations | Fitness Demonstrations| Family Entertainment | Giveaways and Raffles

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is committed to improving health in central Ohio. That’s why Ohio State doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals from across the university are uniting for Healthy Community Day, to deliver free health screenings and services to you!

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May
25
3:00 PM15:00

Reparations or Reparative Justice?: A panel discussion on the reparations movement and what can be expected in terms of reparative justice

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Martin Luther King Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Reparations or Reparative Justice?"

A panel discussion on the reparations movement and what can be expected in terms of reparative justice.

This event is suitable for high school, college students and adults.

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Community Clean-Up Day 2019
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Community Clean-Up Day 2019

Join us for a community-wide clean-up event on Saturday, May 18 from 9 - Noon pm with a FREE celebratory event immediately following from Noon-2 pm. This FREE, family-friendly event will include food, music and resource tables from various community organizations. The clean-up activity will be occurring through the Near East Side. Organize a group of your own, or join-up with an existing group. For more information or to volunteer as a block captain, please call 614-247-8037 or send an e-mail to info@eastpact.org with the subject line: Community Clean-Up Day.

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May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Columbus City Council Hosts Capital Budget Public Hearings (East Option)

Council Hosts Capital Budget Public Hearings

Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown, chair of the Finance Committee, is hosting four neighborhood-based public hearings to discuss the City of Columbus’ 2019 capital improvement budget. 

Columbus City Council will meet with residents in their areas about projects and how best to continue prioritizing the needs of the City's neighborhoods. Each hearing will focus on projects and priorities that are unique to the area where the meetings are being held.

“The capital budget should be as accessible as possible to residents,” said Brown. “Columbus invests millions of dollars through capital improvements, and our hearing process will allow us not only to share information on those investments with residents, but also to receive feedback on neighborhood priorities.”

Hearings will be held at the following locations:

EAST
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
5-6:30pm
Barnett Community Rec Center
1184 Barnett Rd.

Other Options Include the Following:
NORTH
Thursday, May 16, 2019
5-6:30pm
Feddersen Community Rec Center
3911 Dresden St.


WEST

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
5-6:30pm
Westgate Community Rec Center
455 S Westgate Ave.


SOUTH

Thursday, May 30, 2019
5-6:30pm
Barack Community Rec Center
580 E Woodrow Ave.

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Homeport Home Buyer Education Class - Part 2

What you will learn: Learn each step of the home buying process. How to find a home and negotiate a contract • How to apply for a mortgage loan What lenders look for when approving you for a mortgage • How to budget to buy a home • How to understand your credit • What happens during the closing process How to be a successful homeowner . Visit: https://www.homeportlearning.org/ to register.

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Matters Laced Together - Long Street Bridge Cultural Walk
May
11
8:45 AM08:45

Matters Laced Together - Long Street Bridge Cultural Walk

  • 634 E Long St Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please come join us for a fantastic opportunity to learn about the rich history of original designers, funders & innovators of the Near East Side. Ms. Julialynne Walker will lead our walk as we share together. Following the history tour, we will feature Willowbeez Soulveg. There will be samples of their famous vegan chili at the Community Garden located at: 925 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43203 (Lawn chair optional).

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May
8
3:30 PM15:30

Councilmember Favor Hosts Near East Community Hours

Councilmember Shayla D. Favor will hold Community Hours in May to give residents more opportunities to discuss what's important to them and how she and City Council can help.

“Community engagement is a key element to building trust and providing effective advocacy for the residents of Columbus. I’m looking forward to meeting and hearing from our residents on a consistent basis as we strive to make Columbus a great city for all of us,” said Councilmember Favor.

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COSI Big Science Celebration
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

COSI Big Science Celebration

The 2019 COSI Science Festival culminates on May 4, with an exciting and fun celebration of science along the Peninsula surrounding COSI, including Washington Blvd., Genoa Park, Town St., and Dorrian Green Park! This FREE event features dynamic experiments, incredible demonstrations, and engaging hands-on activities hosted by Franklin County’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics focused organizations. The Big Science Celebration is sure to provide entertainment and learning opportunities for the whole family. For more information visit: https://cosiscifest.org/bsc/

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

A Special Event for Jobseekers in Construction

Are you looking for a job in construction? The Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) is conducting a special event on May 4 to bring together job applicants with construction companies who are seeking qualified individuals to meet their labor needs. Telephone interviews have already begun and will continue until all qualified candidates have been scheduled for in-person interviews with construction companies that participate on event day. 

If you would like to participate in this process for finding a job in construction, just click on the link below to complete and submit the interest form. Once your completed interest form has been received, you will be contacted for a telephone interview. Please feel free to share this information with friends and family members who might also be interested in a career in construction.

https://files.constantcontact.com/952e011b001/67cf9dc9-b959-437f-bcae-fdc45d1c0a2e.pdf

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Homeport Home Buyer Education Class - Part 1

What you will learn: Learn each step of the home buying process. How to find a home and negotiate a contract • How to apply for a mortgage loan What lenders look for when approving you for a mortgage • How to budget to buy a home • How to understand your credit • What happens during the closing process How to be a successful homeowner . Visit: https://www.homeportlearning.org/ to register.

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Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

Walk in for Recovery (April 29 - May 3; Noon - 5 pm)

  • OSU African American and African Studies Community Extension Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs and wants to receive treatment, join the Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan at one of our Recovery Walk-ins, from April 29 to May 3. All services are free. The event at the Extension Center will be from Noon - 5 pm each day.

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