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October Letter from Tammy Forrest, Executive Director

November 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on October Letter from Tammy Forrest, Executive Director

This month has been one of great learning, some sobering moments, and much hopefulness and joy. I am blessed to learn every day from Central Community House staff about the Settlement House Model so uniquely and naturally embedded in their engagement, a type of cultural competency well beyond all my training and previous nonprofit experience. […]

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September Letter from Tammy Forrest, Executive Director

October 01, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on September Letter from Tammy Forrest, Executive Director

Dear Friends of Central, This last month has been an exciting, somewhat hot then somewhat wet, whirlwind of a month. There are days when it feels like Day 10,000 and others that feel like Day 2. Fortunately, when it is the latter, leadership and partners have shown me the way. For that I am grateful. […]

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August letter from Tammy Forrest, Executive Director

August 27, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on August letter from Tammy Forrest, Executive Director

Dear Central Community House Family and Supporters, My first month has been an exciting one, mostly spent learning from those who work or receive services at Central. There has been an incredible opportunity for conversation and enthusiastic brainstorming. July and August were filled with events, celebrations and small group learning sessions. Summer camp has filled our […]

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Fun-for-All Saturdays begin at Central

March 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Fun-for-All Saturdays begin at Central

No matter your path in life, all people benefit from social interaction and activities to promote life-long learning, physical/mental health and personal development. For this reason, we are now offering Fun-for-All Saturdays on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Session One runs March-June 2017. Activities for teens and adults vary weekly and include […]

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Read about plans to use Central’s former facility for art programs, community-building and social enterprise.

February 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Read about plans to use Central’s former facility for art programs, community-building and social enterprise.

Social enterprise is the practice by not-for-profit entities to offer products, programs and/or services as a business arm that raises profits to be re-invested in their work and missions. Read all about the CCH Social Enterprise being created at our former facility at 1251 Bryden Rd.

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Summer Day Camp an Important Tool to Combat Summer Screentime

August 06, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Summer Day Camp an Important Tool to Combat Summer Screentime

Children and teenagers spend an average of four hours a day just on television time, according to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Add in computer time, time spent on the Internet or smart phone, and video game playing, and it’s easy to see how teens can spend a significant chunk of their waking time plugged […]

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Columbus boasts one of the lowest poverty rates among Midwest cities

June 17, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Columbus boasts one of the lowest poverty rates among Midwest cities

According to a recent report released by the Brookings Institution and presented in a recent Columbus Business First, Columbus has the lowest poverty rate among Ohio cities at 23.9% and falls under the average for the entire Midwest which is 25.1%. However overall Middle Class households are shrinking while poverty is increasing. The main service area […]

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Case Studies of the Many Barriers Facing Poor Children

April 28, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Case Studies of the Many Barriers Facing Poor Children

The Cincinnati Enquirer recently published a glimpse into the lives of children born into poverty and the many barriers they must overcome. As a compassionate society we must continue to provide a safe haven, food security, positive adult mentors and support for children who must fight against incredible difficulties. Please read this report and honor […]

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Volunteers help CCH bring new asset to the neighborhood

March 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on Volunteers help CCH bring new asset to the neighborhood

1251 Bryden Road was built as a family home in 1891 in Olde Towne East, then a new popular street car neighborhood for Columbus’ growing well-to-do population. As time went on, the freeway system cut through the downtown neighborhoods and the wealthy left for suburbs sending the area into a long era of disinvestment and […]

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The Facts: Earning enough to make ends meet

January 21, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on The Facts: Earning enough to make ends meet

The Facts:  More than one-in-three residents of Franklin County struggles to meet basic living expenses without assistance. Working at minimum wage, a single parent of one child would have to work more than 100 hours a week in order to achieve minimum household sufficiency.   Our Response: The CCH  Computer Lab, Financial Fresh Start and […]

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