Current Calendar:

May 2019 Calendar

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

I. Central Community House is seeking a full-time Senior Village Coordinator with the ability to strategically develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative Senior Village Model unique to the needs and assets of seniors in the Near East of Columbus. This dynamic, multifaceted position is ideally filled by a licensed social worker with outstanding outreach, engagement and communication skills; successful experience recruiting and managing volunteers; in addition to proven cultural competency with a primarily African American, urban, senior population. The ultimate objective of programming is to increase socialization, reduce isolation, and provide referral services so seniors can age safely and comfortable in their homes.  To apply send 1) Cover Letter with Salary Requirements and 2) Resume to

II. Central Community House is seeking a Stabilizing Supports Impact Coordinator/Manager. This individual will  engage and assess individuals/families with removing barriers to self-sufficiency and personal growth and development. Act as a primary point of contact for general Agency information. Conduct intake assessments, build rapport, and utilize information from Agency visitors and callers to refer them to appropriate community resources, both internal and external. Conduct outreach, and market Central Community House (CCH) programming. Evaluate work, meet reporting outcomes, and support marketing and development efforts of Family Stabilization Department.

The ideal candidate has a License in Social Work/License in Counseling Psychology; is a multi-tasker, moving seamlessly from clinical to administrative tasks; and has effective organizational and technical skills, with the ability to improve tracking/systems and work comfortably in Microsoft Office Suites and CCH’s Database (Social Solution’s Apricot). To apply send 1) Cover Letter and 2) Resume to

III. Central Community House is seeking a full-time Development Director, responsible for leading the growth and expansion of Central Community House’s Fundraising, Development, and Marketing functions. A critical aspect of the job is to seek out new opportunities for funding, to bring innovative ideas forward for consideration by the Leadership Team, and to move forward with the development of proposals and plans. The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director to prioritize and achieve goals, and is a member of Central’s Leadership Team. To apply send 1) Cover Letter with Salary Requirements, 2) Resume, and 3) Writing Sample to

IV. Central Community House is seeking a Part-time Front Desk Support Staff. This individual  serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notifies company personnel of visitor arrival; maintains telecommunications system; supports office infrastructure by maintaining records and filing system via electronic data entry and physical file upkeep. Administrative duties also include supporting the executive administration and facility coordination team with various tasks related to the upkeep and management of visitor and vendor records. To apply send Resume via email to

V. Central Community House’s Academy for Community Entrepreneurs (ACE)  is seeking a Part-time ACE Program Coordinator. He or she is responsible for conducting outreach, completing evaluation and reporting requirements, interviewing clients (videos, photos) to provide examples of businesses served and exemplify success, manage program logistics, be the primary liaison to participants, and act as a broker between team players, ensuring all are kept in the loop regarding program activities. To apply send Resume via email to


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.

Free Concert, Creative Strings with Transit Arts, July 3, 2018 at the English Center, 1251 Bryden.

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

The Transit Arts program 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