Posts in Community News
Community Forum for Proposed Changes to East High School

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.

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Bridging the Gap Program Making a Difference

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.  

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Columbus Early Learning Centers Joins Fight Against Infant Mortality

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.

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Woodland Park Residents Launch Little Free Pantry

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.

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Ohio History Connection Voted to Designate Poindexter Village as its 59th Historic Site

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!

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Maroon Arts Group Creative Repurposing Drives Innovative Arts Programming

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.

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Health Sciences Academies Host Parent University

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!

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Great neighborhoods have effective leaders who share a common goal—to improve the quality of life through positive change. The Neighborhood Leadership Academy welcomes current and aspiring community leaders who are open to new ideas and concepts of leadership and community engagement.

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