Summer is officially here and 2019 has brought transition and growth. In this edition of our quarterly newsletter we take a look at historical legacy and history being made today. Take a look behind the curtain to see how 2019 has been shaping up for PACT.Read More
Teen Corps is a high-impact, community-supported summer program for eligible teens designed to teach life and work skills through hands-on experiences in urban farming.
While working in a community garden to grow produce, and then selling it through their own stand at the Conservatory’s Farmers’ Market, teens learn about horticulture, the environment, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship, communication and self-reliance.
Interested in participating in Teen Corps? Applications for the Summer 2019 Teen Corps program are now open.Read More
The application to join the Near East Side Neighborhood Leadership Academy Class of 2019 is now available!
If you’d like to gain valuable leadership skills and make positive change in your community, we encourage you to apply! Applications are due by July 31!Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Mark your calendars for December 4, 2017 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm for the Statewide Tribute to Rosa Parks presented by The Honorable Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Central Ohio Transit Authority – Emille Williams, and The Ohio State University – Dr. Michael Drake.Read More
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.Read More