Our Mission

Our Mission is to help reduce economic and spiritual poverty in the Franklinton area of Columbus. We invest in preparing young at risk adults to become productive citizens, with careers in the building trades, owning property, and living as Christian role models in the community.

Simultaneously we turn blighted residential properties into totally rebuilt, modern, attractive, efficient, and durable houses that encourage neighbors, reduce illicit activities and crime, and
attract new residents to the neighborhood.

In Franklinton


unemployment rate vs. 4.4% in Franklin County


of students receive free or reduced school lunch


of family households are single parent


of Columbus' top 5 crime-rated police cruiser districts


teen pregnancy rate, more than double the rate of Franklin County


households earn less than $15,000 per year vs. only 5.9% nationally


of adults lack a high school diploma or GED


of adults lack a high school diploma or GED


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Franklinton Rising is a 501c3 nonprofit that teaches life skills, job skills, and belief systems to at-risk youth living in the Franklinton area of Columbus, OH (the oldest and poorest neighborhood in Central Ohio) and other nearby inner-city neighborhoods.

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Franklinton Rising

4653 Trueman Blvd #100,
Hilliard, OH 43026, USA

Phone: (614) 581-4125

Email: theffner@franklintonrising.org

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