Your quarterly update on what's going on in your neighborhood.Read More
The community-led Facilities Task Force will share information and listen to feedback on a series of important recommendations on schools and administrative buildings for closing or adjustment, including changes in attendance boundaries, enrollment, feeder patterns, or grade configurations. This is an opportunity for residents of the District to weigh in on the proposed changes.
This event is in regard to proposed changes to East High School:
Facilities Task Force Community Forum - Oct. 4
East High School, 1500 E. Broad St.
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
February 15 was the launch for Bridging the Gap: Meeting Where You Are, a five-month mentoring and interactive project between 7th and 8th graders at Champion Middle School and senior residents of Poindexter Village and the Near East Side community. The title Bridging the Gap represents the intent to redevelop stronger relationship between youth and seniors.Read More
We have had a tremendous first quarter and are looking forward to what the remainder of the year has in store. Here at PACT, with the support of our funding partners and our residents, we are working every day to implement the Blueprint for Community Investment.Read More
As part of our broader efforts related to community safety, a PACT geography Community Cleanup will take place April 21 from 9 a.m. – Noon. PACT invites all residents within the PACT geography to join us for a morning dedicated to cleaning up our community.Read More
Columbus Early Learning Centers (CELC), a high-quality early childhood education provider in the PACT geography, joined the fight against infant mortality last year. With funds from the City of Columbus’ CelebrateOne Initiative, CELC began the CelebrateOne intervention on the Near East Side, now known as the Cause for Joy program. Cause for Joy is an infant mortality prevention mentorship program centered around the experiences of the mother before and after giving birth.Read More
The Little Free Pantry is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to anyone who is in need and is stocked 100% by neighbors in the same way. Partnerships have been built and donations received from East High School Student Council, St Philip Lutheran Church, PACT, Olde Towne East Neighborhood Association and neighbors from Eastgate, Franklin Park, King-Lincoln/Bronzeville, Olde Towne East and Woodland Park.Read More
Greetings and Happy Holidays to all. As 2017 ends and we prepare to celebrate 2018, let me say thank you for a tremendous 2017. PACT continues to drive the Blueprint for Community Investment and work on those core initiatives that matter to you.Read More
After years of political discussion, community meetings, visits and letters to elected officials, private upset, and public reconciliation, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), Ohio History Connection, City of Columbus, and James Preston Poindexter Foundation (JPPF) came to an agreement: the last 2 remaining historic Poindexter Village buildings would be saved to be developed as an African American museum and cultural center!Read More
What once stood as a vacant lot on the corner of Mt. Vernon & 17th in the King Lincoln District is now home to one of the most innovative endeavors in Central Ohio. With support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the City of Columbus’ Parcels to Places program, MAG & Willowbeez SoulVeg have placed three shipping containers on this lot to re-purpose for community use.Read More
We appreciate all who join us for our monthly open houses – they are a hit! We encourage you to stop by the PACT offices, 211 Taylor Ave., during one of our open houses to connect. We would love to hear what is on your mind and we will provide you with updates. Join us for the following First Quarter 2018 open houses:
Friday, January 26; 8-10 am
Thursday, February 22; 4-6 pm
Saturday, March 17; 9-11 am
Friday, March 23; 11 am-1 pm
On November 14, over 100 guests gathered at Broad Street Presbyterian Church to celebrate the graduation of the inaugural class of the Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy. The graduating class consisted of 17 participants who live, work, and/or worship on the Near East Side, and completed the six-month, 40-hour program. The Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy equips aspiring neighborhood leaders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to become transformative agents of change in their respective communities.Read More
David Foust comes to PACT from Ohio CDC Association where he served as program director. His primary responsibilities included managing the Ohio Microbusiness Development Grant Program, Ohio Microbusiness Recoverable Grant Fund, and leading an industry-wide marketing and branding initiative for the community development industry in Ohio. Tuhru Derden most recently worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a project coordinator for community relations. During his tenure at the hospital, he helped to manage a number of housing initiatives.Read More
Listening. Learning. Building relationships. These areas of focus have guided my efforts during my nine months serving as the executive director of PACT. It’s my commitment that these three principles will continue to guide my efforts now and into the future. To do so requires constant engagement and accessibility and we are finding ways to continue to engage the community.Read More
With the success of our Spring open houses, we are again opening our doors for you to drop in and share your thoughts with us. This is a time for us to connect, to hear directly from the community and keep you up-to-date on PACT happenings.Read More
PACT is proud to announce it is expanding the Exterior Home Repair Program thanks to a combined $147,500 in grants from Fifth Third Bank’s Strengthening Our Communities Fund, the Fifth Third Community Development Corporation and Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing to support the PACT Exterior Home Repair Program. Additional funders include The Ohio State University and United Way of Central Ohio.Read More
Are you looking for ways to help your child with school work? Parent University can help. It’s free and it’s just for you! Parent University offers information on financial literacy, how to create a college climate in the home, how to be a partner with teachers, leadership development and managing social media with your children. It also offers a session on preparing healthy meals on a budget and on the go!Read More
As part of its 2017-18 film series, Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT) is bringing great cinema and local food together at the historic Lincoln Theatre, 769 E. Long St. The series highlights five films – celebrating over sixty years of diverse cinematic contributions to American filmmaking.Read More
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) offers Franklin County residents residential energy programs that will keep their homes warmer in the winter, reduce energy consumption, and save them money.
MORPC’s experienced energy efficiency professionals perform energy inspections and safety checks of homes year-round.Read More