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It takes families to make a community; it takes the community to raise our children;

it takes all of us working together for the good of our community.

June 2013

Volume IX

Issue 6

Record Number of Opportunities for

Youth in Weinland Park this Year!
Support from the Weinland Park Collaborative and other funders
is providing over 500 opportunities for youth in our neighborhood
to participate in everything from academics and athletics, to character-building and enrichment. This is a record number of programs serving Weinland Park youth.
Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP) provides youth with
paid summer jobs that build hard and soft skills while working on
beautification and gardening.
Contact: Anjanette Robertson
294-5476 x151;
Summer Learning
University District Freedom Schools is a reading program that
aims to close the academic gap during the summer that many
kids face. Students will journal, create art projects, and role play.
Contact: Kaci Harris; 288-8551;
Fun & Friendship
RISE Youth Club is for middle and high-school youth to play games
and complete projects in a structured environment.
Contact: Nick Jones; 221-8830;
Summer Camp
Summer Youth Empowerment Program at Camp Mary Orton allows kids to hike, swim, ropes course, and enjoy nature.
Contact: Anjanette Robertson
294-5476 x151;
Stay Outta Trouble!
Neighborhood Options for Youth seeks to improve early intervention with youth offenders, creating a sense of trust and safety to
develop personal relationships between young people and police
officers in the neighborhood.
Football & Cheerleading
The Weinland Park Wildcats offers a late-summer program for
kids ages 5 to 13.
Contact: LaWon Sellers;

Summer Youth Empowerment Program (SYEP)

Summer Teen Employment Program (STEP)

Directions for Youth & Families

Short Stop Youth Center

June 2013

Volume IX

Issue 6

Meet Grace Baptist: 53 Years Young

Founded in 1960, Grace Missionary Baptist Church
had two different locations on East Fifth Avenue before coming to its current home at 1182 N. Sixth St. in
1976. Over the churchs 53 years, most of its members have moved out of Weinland Park, but Pastor
Kevin J. Miller says connecting with and serving the
neighborhood is one of the congregations key goals
Its easy to see this goal in action: Grace Baptist offers
both fellowship and support in many ways. Heres how
to get involved:
Moms2Be is a fun, friendly program that helps pregnant women in zip code 43201 ensure a healthy
pregnancy with good food, friendships, and even a
small gift card for participation. It meets every
Wednesday, 11 a.m.1 p.m., no registration required.
Project Love offers free immunizations for children
every third Wednesday from 12:303 p.m., no appointment required.

Grace Missionary Baptist Treasurer and Trustee Ollie Rogers and Pastor
Kevin J. Miller at the front door of the church.

Property has been purchased and work is underway to open a thrift store and food pantry near the
church; opening is planned for this fall.

Family Day and a Back to School Festival in August

offer free health screenings and kids back-toschool supplies. (Watch for this years dates!)

Neighbors who would like to donate clothing, food,

or school supplies for these community efforts can
bring them to the church on Wednesdays from 9
a.m.noon or call 291-9714 to make an appointment. Last, but not least: Sunday School is at 9:30
a.m. and the worship service starts at 11.

Roots & Roofs 2013: Success!

Home Repair Program Continues

On Saturday, May 4, 138 community volunteers

participated in the third annual Weinland Park
Roots & Roofs. More than 1,500 perennial plants
and bulbs were planted in the neighborhood at
community gardens, the school, park, and the
homes of 17 senior citizens. This year the civic
association sold discounted plants and mulch,
earning over $200. Participants received a free
shirt and lunch by Local Matters. See you in 2014!

The Weinland Park Collaborative has raised $350,000

to continue the Exterior Home Repair Grant Program,
which gives up to $20,000 to eligible homeowners.
The program began in 2010 and over 42 households
have received grants averaging nearly $19,000. The
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)
manages the program and is reopening the application
process. Qualifying households must be single-family
or duplex owner-occupied homes. The program has
income limits. For example, a household of two must
have an annual income at or below $65,280.
Applications are available at Godman Guild. If you
have questions or want an application, call 233-4171.
Applications may be submitted in person at Godman
Guild or MORPC on June 3 between 9 a.m. and 1:30
p.m. After June 3, applications may be dropped off or
mailed to MORPC. Applicants will be considered on a
first-come, first-served basis.

Calendar of Eventsmostly free!


June 2013



11 a.m.6 p.m.


10 a.m.3 p.m.

Every Thurs.

48 p.m.


The Box: Farther than the Eye Can See by Basma Alsharif
Job Help Center Hands-On Help, adults

Wexner Center
Northside Library
Wexner Center

4:305:30 p.m.

Free admission to spring exhibitions: Paul Sietsema

and Shimon Attie
Teen Gaming Club, ages 1017

5:30 p.m.

Civic Association Walking Club

Schoenbaum Ctr.

11 a.m.noon

Ready to Read Playgroup, ages 05

Northside Library

Thurs. May 30

6 p.m.

Civic Association Festival Planning Committee

Schoenbaum Ctr.

Mon. June 3
Fri. June 7
Sat. June 8
Mon. June 10
Tues. June 11
Wed. June 12
Thurs. June 13
Sat. June 15
Sun. June 16
Wed. June 19
Thurs. June 20

10 a.m.noon
6:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
68 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
9 a.m.noon
6 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
5:307:30 p.m.

Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party, ages 211

Food Truck: Pickled Swine
WP Litter Clean-up w/ coffee, donuts, and fruit
Civic Association Communications Committee
Civic Association Housing Committee
Civic Association Steering Committee
Neighborhood Network
University Area Review Board
Grow Your Own workshop: Keeping Bees in the City
Civic Association Development Committee
University Area Commission
Civic Association Safety & Mobility Committee

Main Library
Godman Guild
Shelterhouse at the Park
Godman Guild
Godman Guild
Godman Guild
Godman Guild
Northside Library
Godman Guild
Godman Guild
Northwood & High Bldg.
Pride Center

Wed. June 26
Fri. June 28

9 p.m.
6:308 p.m.
46 p.m.

Wex Drive-In: Bride of Frankenstein

Civic Association Monthly Meeting
Malcolm Js Art Mix

Wexner Center
Schoenbaum Ctr.
Godman Guild

Every Thurs. &

Every Sat.

Action Teams Update

The Action Teams that came out of the WP Neighborhood
Dialogue Circles have been busy.
Public Art Space hosted RED CIRCLE, a family-friendly
social with coloring, button making, and an informal talent show in the park on May 21. To get involved with
their group, call (614) 292-4614 or (614) 313-8051 or
Neighborhood Stabilization has been meeting monthly to
work on ways to reach out to new neighbors. Theyre also
interested in organizing gatherings in the park to give
people a chance to get to know each other and talk.
Contact Omar Elhagmusa or Jen Mankin to join them.
Community Land Trust has been meeting weekly to build
understanding of the CLT concept, establish a decisionmaking structure, and begin reaching out to sources of
funding and technical assistance. To join or follow their
work, email

Northside Library

Weinland Park Festival Planning

Can you help? Our annual Weinland Park Neighborhood Festival will be Saturday, Aug. 17, and
the planning committee would like to have more
residents to help plan and stage it. Their next
meeting will be Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. in
the library of the Schoenbaum Family Center,
175 E. Seventh Ave. If youd like to join them,
please contact Diane Dixon, festival committee
chair, at (614) 424-9779.

June 2013

Volume IX

Issue 6

Weinland Park Biking: Lights, Camera, Action

Did you know that if you ride your bike at night youre
required to have front and back lights on your bike? Riding without lights can get you ticketed with a substantial
fine. But the civic associations Safety and Mobility Committee is here to help. It has used part of our City of Columbus safety grant to buy quality bike lights from bike
supplier Portland Design Works. |

If you'd like to be involved or just want to make sure you

get lights for your bike, please contact Chris Orban at or (614) 557-9387 or talk to
Martin Weston on N. Fifth Street.

These lights will be available to neighbors soon. The project also includes production this summer of a bike safety video made by and starring kids from WP!

Joyce Hughes, President

Diane Dixon, Vice President
Lydia Yoder, Secretary
Omar Qureshi, Treasurer

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4th Wednesday of the month

6:308 p.m.
Schoenbaum Family Center
175 E. 7th Ave.
Next to Weinland Park Elementary
Free dinner provided!

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the second Monday of the month.

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