The Facts: Earning enough to make ends meet

January 21, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

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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Jackie Calderone and Transit Arts, WOSU American Graduate Champions

October 13, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

Click on the link to view a feature on Transit Arts for WOSU’s American Graduate Champion series.  

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The Facts: Hunger & Food Insecurity

September 30, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

The Facts: In Ohio more than 20% of children experience food insecurity. In Columbus more than 100,000 individuals rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps).¬† By the third grade, children who were food insecure in Kindergarten had been found to have an average of 13% drop in math and reading scores. CCH Response: […]

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The Facts: Crime & Violence

August 20, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

The Facts: 70% of all those admitted to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center are African-American youth, even though just 25% of county youth ages 10-17 are African-American. In the U.S. the top three causes of death for those ages 15-24 are accidents, homicides and suicides. In 2013, our service area averaged one homicide every […]

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The Facts: Education & Mentorship Needs

July 03, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

The Facts: More than 50% of preschool children from low-income households are not ready for Kindergarten, compared to just 24% of children from moderate-income households. In Columbus, 39% of third-graders cannot pass a reading proficiency test and the failure rate is four times higher for economically disadvantaged children. The High School Graduation Rate in our […]

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