Senior Resource Forum
Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

Senior Resource Forum

Franklin County, the City of Columbus and Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT) will be convening the first in a series of educational workshops to connect seniors with housing supports. The initial dialogue will provide residents at Poindexter Place, Jenkins Terrace and Mount Vernon Plaza with an overview of programs and assistance available through Franklin County Office on Aging, Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services and the Columbus City Attorney’s Office to maintain housing as well as address other needs, including food, healthcare or transportation.

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Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Linden Construction Contracting and Sub-Contracting Opportunity Event

Construction Contracting and Sub‐Contracting opportunities with the City of Columbus – Linden Community Center

What: 
The City anticipates starting the reconstruction of the Linden Community during mid‐June of 2019. This project consists of a 55,000 ft2 Community Center along with the development of the 26 acre parcel where the building resides. This is a 2‐story building with an elevated walking track, gymnasium, mat room, a commercial kitchen, music room, and general use space to serve the community. The park will have a relocated pond, a spray‐ground, a new playground, paths, sports fields, and open green space. The anticipated costs of the overall improvements are approximately $23 Million.

Purpose: 
The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is hosting an information session to learn about the contracting opportunities associated with this improvement. This event will include:

  • An introduction to the proposed Linden Community Center and its construction;

  • An introduction of the project team that has designed and who will manage the construction of the Community Center;

  • Introduction of a Community Benefit Agreement;

  • Contract Compliance and Prequalification Requirements;

  • Contract Documents will be on display and available for review; and

  • A networking event with Contractors and City’s Project Team

When: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 
10:00am‐12:00pm (tentative) 

Where: 
Linden Community Center 
1254 Briarwood Avenue 
Columbus, Ohio 43211

Contact (email/call): 
James C. Miller, PE 
jcmiller@columbus.gov/614‐645‐8941

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Apr
4
4:00 PM16:00

High School and Young Adult Construction Trades Career Fair

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Construction Trades Career Fair

Thursday, April 4, 2019

**Open to high school students and young adults interested in construction careers**

4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Fort Hayes Career Center

Construction Arts Facility

546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.

Columbus, OH 43215

Come explore career opportunities: Boiler Makers, Bricklayers, Carpenters, Drywall Finishers, Electricians, Elevator Constructers, Heat & Frost Insulators, Iron Workers, Laborers, Millwrights, Operating Engineers, Painters & Glaziers, Pipefitters, Plumbers, Roofers, Plasterers, Cement Masons, Sheet Metal Workers and Sprinkler Fitters

Hands-On Demonstrations

Pizza Provided!

For more information, please email: katie.raterman@limbachinc.com or visit www.facebook.com/constructiontradescareerfair/

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Columbus Africentric Early College Sankofa 2019
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Columbus Africentric Early College Sankofa 2019

Sankofa 2019: Celebration of Leadership is the annual signature event of Columbus Africentric Early College PK-12 to recognize the contributions of African-Americans living and working or emerging from the Greater Columbus Area. The term 'Sankofa' comes from the Twi language of Ghanaian origin and represents the wisdom of learning from the past to build a more productive future. Experience Music, Dance, and Art Work from the Diaspora as we recognize the contributions of African-Americans to benefit the global community!

Come dressed in your Sunday's best or your Cultural Garments.

Questions or for more information - call 614-365-8675 or 614-365-6517

Friday, April 12, 2019

Columbus Africentric Early College

3223 Allegheny Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209

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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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Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Commission on Black Girls Hosts March Public Meeting

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Commission on Black Girls Holds March Public Meeting

Who:
Commission on Black Girls

When:
Thursday, March 21, 2019
4-6pm

Where:

City of Columbus Jerry Hammond Center
1111 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 

What:

The Commission on Black Girls is convening its March meeting to study and assess factors that impact the quality of life for black girls in Columbus. Additionally, the Commission will develop and implement recommendations that ensure the girls’ successful futures and achievement of a high quality of life. 

All interested citizens are invited to offer public testimony. Anyone wishing to address the Commission on this matter must fill out a speaker slip at the site before 4pm on the day of the hearing. 

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Trauma Informed Care Training
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

Trauma Informed Care Training

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PACT and ETSS are pleased to present Trauma Informed Care training. Trauma Informed Care asks participants to adopt a mind shift of “what happened to you” rather than “what is wrong with you.” Participants will learn the neuroscience behind Trauma Informed Care as well as interventions to promote healthy relationships and safe spaces. This training is relevant for people working with adults and children. Registration is required.

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Women in Trades Learning Session

The Columbus Women’s Commission and the Community Workforce & Apprenticeship Committee invites you to attend the

Women in Trades Learning Session 

 

Hear directly from women working in the trades, and explore the benefits of this lifelong career!

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

6-7:30 p.m.

Dodge Recreation Center

 667 Sullivant Ave., Columbus 

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Columbus City Council Honors International Women's Day with Women-Centric Community Meeting

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When: 
March 9, 2019
10am – 11:30am  

Where: 
Columbus State Community College
Center for Workforce Development
395 Grove St, Columbus, OH 43215  

What: 

Columbus City Council will host a first-of-its-kind, women-specific community meeting in honor of International Women’s Day. The event gives women the opportunity to discuss issues that affect their daily lives in an informal, one-on-one setting with councilmembers, staff and department leadership. 

Council President Shannon Hardin will welcome guests and provide a brief overview of the event.

“Women face a unique set of challenges in Columbus, and Council is committed to dialogue, collaboration and working with women to address these pressing issues,” said Council President Hardin. “Our community meetings are a great opportunity to meet people in their neighborhoods and talk about what matters for Columbus.”

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Matters Laced Together:  First Meeting and Tigerland Book Discussion
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Matters Laced Together: First Meeting and Tigerland Book Discussion

Matters Laced Together is a community group on the Near East Side that is focused on creating third places, or third moments through scholarship and wellness. Throughout the year, there will be multiple walk/run routes and book club meetings paces across the Near East Side.

This will be their first meeting for the year, kicked off with a discussion of Wil Haygood’s Tigerland, led by Julialynne Walker. Food will be provided. Come support this new community initiative!

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Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Deep Dive into Comprehensive Strategies for Solving the Opioid and other Substance Abuse Addictions Crises

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The purpose of this culturally inclusive forum is to explore and create space for new opportunities to solve the opioid and other substance abuse addictions crises under Governor Mike DeWine’s new administration. This event is made possible by The Ohio State University African American & African Studies Community Extension Center, the Columbus Kappa Foundation and Opiate Crisis Community Connectors.

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Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Annual Health Sciences Fair

The annual Health Sciences Fair is planned for Thursday, March 7. Come out and experience first-hand the academic contributions of students and staff from Eastgate, Ohio Ave., Trevitt and Beatty Park elementary schools, joined by Champion middle and East high school.

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Lest We Forget: Sun Down Towns of Ohio

  • Columbus Metropolitan Library - Driving Park Branch (map)
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This February Crossing Cultures Travel and Tours is participating in/hosting two presentations - on on urban gardening/farming and the other on Ohio's historic sun down towns.


On Thursday, February 28, Crossing Cultures Travel and Tours is hosting the discussion on towns in Ohio that legally, or by social practice, excluded African-Americans from being residents within those communities at the Driving Park Library Branch. This is of note for many now due to the recent movie "Green Book" (title refers to the book that was used as a guide to non-discriminatory hospitality establishments in the US)  that includes an example of what happens when this social prohibition is violated.

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Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

FREE Screening: Eastgate & Woodland Park Documentaries

  • Columbus Library - Martin Luther King Branch (map)
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Are you curious about how your neighborhood got established? Do you wonder who lived in your home before you? Then join us for a screening of “Historic Woodland Park” at the MLK Library. Scott Spears and Christina Paolucci who produced the film, will be on hand to answer your questions.

The Eastgate film will start promptly at 5:45 p.m. and Woodland Park film at 6:45 p.m. Come for one or both films.

Features include: East High School, Eastgate Elementary School, cartoonist Billy Ireland, radio personality Eddie Sanders, American Scene painter Emerson Burkhart, football star Chic Harley, the Nesser family athletes, entrepreneurs Eldon and Elsie Ward and much more.

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Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Bringing Up a Black Urban Gardener

This February Crossing Cultures Travel and Tours is participating in/hosting two presentations - on on urban gardening/farming and the other on Ohio's historic sun down towns.


On Wednesday, February 20, the Local Food Council is hosting their regular meeting at Flavor91, 5186 E. Main St., Whitehall where the focus of the discussion is key elements for developing an African-American urban gardener.

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Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

February Community Hours with Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano

  • Columbus Library - Parsons Branch (map)
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Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in February across the City to listen to the issues and concerns of Columbus residents. 

“Significant issues confront our diverse City every day. I want to hear, firsthand, from my constituents about what concerns them as we work together to make our neighborhoods the best places to live, work, start a business and raise a family in Ohio,” said Stinziano.

Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell Council President Pro Tem Stinziano what is important to them and how he and City Council can help. All members of the Columbus community are encouraged to attend.

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PACT Film Series: Black Panther at The Lincoln Theatre
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

PACT Film Series: Black Panther at The Lincoln Theatre

Join PACT for the "Free" showing of BLACK PANTHER Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Lincoln Theatre.

Doors will open at 2:00 pm and the film will start at 3:00 pm. A PHOTO BOOTH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ATTENDEES TO TAKE PICTURES IN THEIR BEST BLACK PANTHER COSTUMES. Light refreshments will be served prior to the start of the film. We look forward to seeing you there".

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The African American Male Wellness Initiative: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

The African American Male Wellness Initiative: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Description

Join The African American Male Wellness Initiative’s health screening committee (Columbus Public Health, Equitas Health, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and FACES-Nationwide Children’s Hospital) as we come together for an evening of education and raising awareness about HIV in the black community. We will be discussing how African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV, Of the 224 persons newly diagnosed with HIV in the Columbus TGA in 2016, over half (52%) were Black/African American non-Hispanic persons, decreasing transmission by using PrEP, and offering FREE HIV & STI screenings. There will also be a FREE dinner and raffle. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.


When: Thursday, February 7th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Lincoln Cafe. 740 E. Long St. Columbus, Ohio 43203

For more information please feel free to contact Mrs. DeVeonne White at 614-754-7511.

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