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

April 12, 2018

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Franklinton Rising

 

 

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 professionals associated with the nonprofit Franklinton Rising are providing at-risk students and young adults the chance to lay a foundation for a better life.

 

The faith-based organization, started in 2015 by a group of local professionals who wanted to make a difference in the neighborhood, teaches young people basic construction skills and important life skills that will help them find a path out of poverty.

 

Making sure that the program addresses both pieces is critically important to its success, says President Tom Heffner. Many participants have never had anyone in their lives who modeled responsibility or valued work, he says.

 

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