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Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Human Services, Job Training, Neighborhood Centers

Mission: The godman guild association is an ohio not-for-profit corporation, whose mission is to promote strong families and strong communities in columbus, ohio, primarily focusing on the near north side. Established in 1898, the godman guild assoc is the oldest of five settlement houses serving columbus, and an active member of the columbus federation of settlements. The godman guild association's programs are designed to be comprehensive, providing a full range of services for both youth and adults, with the ultimate goal of making families strong and self sufficient. The guild provides community education programming to support the inner-city core neighborhoods. The guild promotes civic leadership and neighborhood pride, all critical steps in building a self-advocating community. Godman guild helps to promote economic development by encouraging business community investment, creation of social enterprise, and providing education and training of a workforce within the neighborhood community.

Programs: Economic and workforce development - our pathways to work program is a transitional employment program that provides a simulated job experience while working to develop employment skills. The work experience is paid and serves as an employment experience and reference. Godman guild's economic development program provides one-on-one job placement services which include: job searches, career planning, personal marketing material development, coaching for mock and informational interviewing, supportive services and referrals, and case management. Follow-up and job retention services include: career coaching, barrier reduction, case management, and supportive services to support client's employment retention plan. The guild offers adult education classes help clients develop skills necessary to obtain gainful employment, as well as earn ged's and other recognized service credentials. In workforce development, adult education and dmployment services combine programming efforts to help unemployed, underemployed, and hard-to-employ individuals increase academic skills, earn industry recognized credentials (e. G. Ged, customer service, servsafe), prepare for postsecondary education, increase work readiness skills, complete job training/placement/retention programs, and progress along a career pathway to earn individual and/or family sustaining wages. Adult program participants have a goal of obtaining, retaining, and improving employment and are in need of employment training programs, support services, academic skills instruction, as well as high school equivalency and esol classes. We serve individuals across the central ohio region with specific focus on the near northside neighborhoods that include weinland park/linden/milo grogan and the near southside neighborhoods that include hungarian village/lincoln park/vassor village/reeb-hosack.

youth programming - aces-after school programming through community leaders, educators, and students provides school year programming for grades k-5 with an intensive classroom support and character building curriculum. After school programming provides homework help, physical and hands-on learning activities focused on stream (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, and mathematics). Columbus mentoring exchange(cmx)-cmx is a comprehensive youth development program designed to empower young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible citizens. By providing both group and one-on-one mentoring for all youth, guild staff and volunteers assist youth with personal and professional goals using the smart goal system. Aces after school programming provides activities focused on s. T. R. E. A. M. That develop critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills as well as building positive relationships with adults. T. E. E. N. - teen education & employment network helps young people, grades 6-12, develop the skills and behaviors to graduate from high school prepared for success. T. E. E. N. Operates year-round during the critical after-school and summer hours focusing on four areas; academics, social emotional skills, health & wellness, and career exploration & work experience. Syep-godman guild has been providing quality, award-winning, experiential outdoor summer day camp for youth from central ohio for over 100 years at camp mary orton. Our current day camp, s. Y. E. P. , incorporates the social development of a typical summer camp experience with an academic focus on reading, science and math curriculum to ensure that campers do not regress academically during the summer. S. Y. E. P. Provides a holistic experience that blends the fun of summer and nature with educational components that will set each child up for success in the coming school year and beyond.

leadership and challenge center/camp mary orton - at camp mary orton, participants play cooperative games and engage in team-building activities. Activities require physical and mental cooperation to solve a task which often results in improved group cohesion, communication, trust and problem-solving skills. These activities are incorporated into our summer camp that provides the opportunity for children to develop leadership skills in a nurturing environment.

food service - blue bow tie is a social enterprise designed to support guild programs. It offers participants training in the food service industry. Blue bow tie catering offers onsite catering delivery throughout central ohio and specializes in business catering. Community engagement - godman guild works to connect residents of the weinland park neighborhood and the greater columbus area to guild programming, community resources, and each other. Through community outreach efforts, those in need of education and employment opportunities become aware of how to access our services. Workshops are offered in topics such as, gardening, housing rights, advocacy and community resources. Godman guild is a vita site. Vita provides free professional tax services to income eligible participants. The weinland park community garden at the godman guild is a place where community residents can learn about gardening and the nutritiousness of local food. It is a place where young and old community members can garden and interact. During the spring and summer months, community members are invited to enjoy concerts in the garden. Bring a blanket, family and friends to enjoy the music and meet your neighbors. The community garden concert series has hosted world renowned hip-hop artist nimo as well as columbus-based reggae group claci. Godman guild also promotes civic engagement by encouraging participation in neighborhood civic associations and voter registration. Partnering with other agencies is a strong component of building connectivity for residents so that we can collectively create a vibrant community of choice.

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