Current Calendar:

October 2019 Calendar

******Open Positions******

I. Central Community House is seeking a Youth Program Manager to strategically develop, enhance, implement, and evaluate the After School and Summer Learning Programs at Central Community House. This position is ideally filled by a dynamic, experienced leader with proven success developing/implementing 1) foundations for successful youth program, 2) quality control and accountability procedures; and 3) a culturally competent and engaged staff.

To apply send 1) Cover Letter and 2) Resume to

II. Central Community House (“Central”) is seeking an Senior Housing & Health Navigator to assess barriers/assets, develop case plans, and coordinate resources best suited to support seniors, and promote their ability to age in place in their own home safely and comfortably. This includes meeting basic needs and ensuring health and wellness.

To apply send 1) Cover Letter and 2) Resume to

III. Become an AmeriCorps VISTA for our Village Central Program! Central Community House is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to assist with Village Central to help us build key partnerships with community, civic, faith-based and other stakeholder organizations to build awareness of Village Central and promote resources throughout the community. Please feel free to contact for information on how to apply.



July 11, 2019 –  Central Community House received a Catalyst Award from Franklin County Board of Commissioners. This was a collaborative effort with CRC – The Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, Gladden Community House,  Godman Guild Association, and St. Stephen’s Community House! We are proud to be a part of an inaugural Catalyst class, joined by 12 other amazing non-profit partners! As a result of this $250,000 investment, the Columbus Federation of Settlements, including Columbus’ five Settlement Houses, will provide place-based and collaborative crisis mitigation services. $20 million in requests were submitted to the County; $1.5 million in awards were disbursed.…/community-partnersh…

July 1, 2019 – We are excited to share with you stories and outcome data that illustrate Central success from 2018-19. Central family stories inspire, while sketches by Richard Duarte Brown and photography by Tariq Tarey eloquently capture how Community Lives Here! Check it out!:

March 18, 2019 – Central Programming and Central Girls highlighted on WOSU! “A Columbus Foundation grant funds the effort with Central Community House. Arts programmer Katerina Harris says this will help black kids form connections with professionals who look like them.”

CCH to host a community conversation in conjunction with the Columbus Foundation’s Big Table.

Welcome Executive Director Tamar (Tammy) Forrest, Ph.D.

April 2018 – TRANSIT ARTS’ work in City Schools is highlighted in this 10TV News Story

Feb. 2017 – The Social Enterprise Alliance:  Read all about the CCH Social Enterprise being created at our former facility at 1251 Bryden Rd.

July 20, 2016 – Central Celebrates its 80th Anniversary and Village Maker Awards

CCH Newsletter “The Villager” Summer 2016

TRANSIT ARTS has teamed up with “More Than My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative of the City of Columbus that aims to engage young African-American boys and men in positive activities. Read about some of our mentors in this article from the Columbus Dispatch.

During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, thousands of New Orleans residents were forced to relocate. Central Community House and our partner settlement house agencies responded quickly to help settle families into new lives in Columbus. Read about their stories, ten years after the storm, in this article from the Columbus Dispatch.

WOSU American Graduate Champion Series features our own TRANSIT ARTS program.

Community Organizing News Clip Check out our Community Organizer Courtney and our great partner, Pastor Bob Ward on the News discussing Positive Loitering.

Art in the House on exhibit at Franklin County Courthouse

Settlement Houses are Hidden Jewels in Urban Neighborhoods

Business First Corporate Caring: Central’s 75th Anniversary