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Council Announces My Brother's Keeper Grant Awardees

Council President Shannon Hardin
Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
Columbus Department of Neighborhoods

Wednesday, June 13

Rickenbacker Woods
1330 E Livingston Ave.


Last year, Council President Shannon Hardin released critical data on youth vulnerability in Columbus and announced a grants program through the My Brother's Keeper initiative. 

During a reception on the southeast side, Hardin will announce grant award winners.

Awards include:

Rickenbacker Woods Foundation

  • Amount Awarded: $12,000
  • Location: Southside elementary schools
  • Ages: 2nd-5th Grade
  • Summary: After school program that focuses on enhancing reading proficiency and provides monthly place-based experiences at local institutions such as the Columbus Museum of Art.

Maroon Arts Group

  • Amount Awarded: $20,000
  • Location: Near East Side, Milo Grogan and Linden
  • Ages: 14-18
  • Summary: Food service job training that uses a trauma-informed, mindfulness lens to help youth better engage with the negative dynamics they experience in their community while learning a trade.

Central Community House

  • Amount Awarded: $20,000
  • Location: Near Eastside
  • Ages: 6-18
  • Summary: Expansion of mentoring, summer camp and after-school youth enrichment program. 

Columbus Urban League

  • Amount Awarded: $14,000
  • Location: Southside
  • Ages: 9-17
  • Summary: Supports the I Am My Brother’s Keeper initiative that provides wraparound services and experiences for at-risk youth on the Southside of Columbus.

 Community Refugee and Immigration Services

  • Amount Awarded: $20,000
  • Location: Hilltop, Linden and Northland
  • Ages: Middle School and High School age
  • Summary: Expansion of the mentor/mentee program with an emphasis on job readiness. 

The Ohio State University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Division of Medical Dietetics and OSU Extension

  • Amount Awarded: $14,000
  • Location: Southside
  • Ages: 9-17
  • Summary: Critical thinking summer program that focuses on African American history and the current African American experience. It also provides solutions to current issues that youth may face.