Columbus boasts one of the lowest poverty rates among Midwest cities

June 17, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off

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

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

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

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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