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
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
For those of you I’ve not yet had the pleasure to meet, I’m Dave Cofer and on January 9, I was blessed to begin my appointment as Executive Director of PACT. For those of you I have already met, thank you for your generosity and hospitality as you have welcomed me into your community. I am so very appreciative to be with you here on the Near East Side, a community of diverse people and places and incredibly rich history and tradition.Read More
Ohio State University will offer financial assistance for employees to move near its Near East Side hospital in a bid to improve homeownership rates in the area.
The Near East Side incentive program piggybacks on a similar program offered by the university in Weinland Park, which is near the main Columbus campus, but the new incentive is a third higher.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
On Wednesday, August 26, local leaders gathered at Champion Middle School to officially launch the Health Sciences Academies — a new education platform that will turn the focus of seven east side schools toward healthy lifestyles and health career readiness. The event included a special welcome from City Year Columbus and was attended by faculty, staff, parents, students, and community members. The 6th graders were also given a White Coat Ceremony to mark their transition into the Health Sciences Academy at Champion Middle School.Read More
Buckeye Voices is an Ohio State University blog created to share great stories from senior leaders, alumni, faculty, students and staff – all told in the first person. This summer, Executive Director of PACT, Trudy Bartley, wrote a Buckeye Voices in which she shared her childhood memories of the Near East Side and PACT’s vision for revitalizing the community. Trudy’s blog post, A Lesson in Revitalization can be found on the Buckeye Voices website.Read More