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

June 21, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Today the Columbus City Council announced the Learning Skills to Lift Neighborhoods grant program which will award $130,000 to not-for-profit organizations in the hopes of transforming abandoned houses into lovely homes.

Council member Jaiza Page, chair of the Housing Committee, join...

October 19, 2017

We recently introduced you to Franklinton Rising, a non-profit organization working to change the lives of teens and young adults by teaching construction skills and preparing them for full-time employment. The group is currently remodeling a home on Chicago Avenue. During my first visit to the hous...

September 25, 2017

We’ve been writing about groups and businesses impacting change in the  Franklinton neighborhood. You’ve no doubt seen the construction sites popping up. But what you probably haven’t noticed are the teenagers and young adults who are involved with rehabbing homes in the area. These young trainees a...

Rehabbing vacant homes benefits Franklinton and gives local volunteers a valuable education for future work.

A lot of rebuilding is happening in Franklinton. Some of it is occurring at abandoned properties around the neighborhood west of Downtown. But much of it is happening in the classroom, where p...

The creators of Franklinton Rising want to help residents of Columbus’ Franklinton neighborhood construct a better future through a Christian ministry that offers training in the building trades and much more. The organization focuses on teaching construction skills and rehabbing houses, with the ul...

November 21, 2016

Franklinton Rising is transforming more than homes in Columbus.

May 1, 2016

Karen Brown, morning anchor for ABC Channel 6 Columbus, asked this question to Quinton Mayle, a Franklinton Rising trainee about participating in the Franklinton Rising program for at-risk young adults in the Franklinton area of Columbus.

For the past 9 months, Quinton has participated in Franklinton...

May 1, 2016

Over a long weekend, four men representing Miracle Mountain, a ministry in PA, and Homestead Exterior Solutions (Millersburg, OH), led three Franklinton Rising trainees in siding the exterior of Franklinton Rising's first house.  It was a big job and the

crew worked into the night to complete it.

But...

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