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The listed agencies, organizations, and individuals are independent contractors not under the auspices of the Columbus City School District but are listed in the HandsOn Central Ohio Directory as tutoring resources in Franklin County.

Salvation Army – After School Learning Club – Academic support, tutoring, mentoring

Northeast 614-403-1082 West 614-484-0206 Ohio 614-358-2633

Livingston 614-448-8237

Grades 1-8 3:30-6:00

Central Community House Youth & Family Services Recreation and Learning activities K-8

1150 E. Main Street 614-252-3157

After school programs

After School All-Stars Educational. Recreational and Social Skills 263 Carpenter Street 614-257-1678

After school programs youth ages 12-15. Also at some elementary schools

Asian American Community Services 614-203-7474

4700 Reed Rd

Glenwood Recreation Center 1888 Fairmont Ave

Offers after school and summer tutoring and mentoring programs, grades K-12

Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus City Schools

1012 Cleveland Avenue 614-294-4366

115 S. Gift St 614-221-8830

Serves youth ages 6-18 with after school programs

Columbus Metropolitan Library Homework Help Center

Provides school supplies and homework help after school at all branch libraries.


Columbus Recreation & Parks Capital Kids – Offers academic programs with homework help from Capital University students.

Beatty Community Center 247 N. Ohio Ave 614-645-3218

Douglas Community Center 1250 Windsor Ave 614-645-7407

Marion Franklin Community Center 2801 Lockbourne Rd 614-645-3160

Sullivant Garden Community Center 755 Renick St 614-645-8171

Directions for Youth & Families Ohio Avenue Youth Center

657 S. Ohio Ave 614-258-8043

Offers after school and summer camp programing for youth ages 8-17 living in the

43205, 43206, and 43207 zip codes.

Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services

After School programs for children grades K-12 with homework help and other activities.

5660 Trabue Rd, 5918 Sharon Woods Blvd., 3790 Agler Rd., 588 McNaughten Rd

Wedgewood Middle and Eakin Elementary 614-252-5362

J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center

85 S. Clarendon Ave. 614-272-2223

Provides year-round programs, including a free after school and summer program

for children in grades K-5. 3:30-6:30 pm Homework help, reading and recreation

Ohio Hispanic Coalition Youth & Education Programs

3556 Sullivant Ave 614-840-9934 or 614-275-1755

Latino students grades K-5 can participate in free after school educational programs.

Somali Community Association of Ohio

3422 Cleveland Ave 614-262-4068

Offers English classes, after school and Saturday tutoring for Somali youth.

Somali Women & Children’s Alliance

2210 Morse Rd 614-473-9999

Provides after school programs provides tutoring and educational activities for

children ages 5 to 18


Columbus Urban League 788 Mt. Vernon Ave 614-257-6300 x. 108

Free after school tutoring in math and reading ages 5-13

African American & African Studies Community Extension Center

905 Mt. Vernon Ave 614-292-3922

Math and Science program for grades 4-12

Community for New Direction 2323 W. 5th Ave 614-272-1464

After school groups ages 5-14 to discuss many topics, including violence and

drug prevention

Project Prosperity & Faith 1062 Wilson Rd 614-500-8804

Offers several after school and mentoring programs for youth, including an after

school tutoring program

Neighborhood House 1000 Atcheson St 614-252-4941 x.209

Offers after school programs – homework, tutoring

Gladden Community House 183 Hawkes Ave 614-227-1600

Provides after school recreation for students ages 18 and younger living in the

Franklinton area.

Godman Guild 303 E. 6th Ave. 294-5476

Offers after school and summer program for youth in grades K through 5 attending Weiland Park elementary.

Mentoring Program for ages 12-18 614-294-5476 x 135

Stowe Baptist Center 888 Parsons Ave 445-8400

Offers after school tutoring for students in grades K-12 on Monday nights.


St. Stephens Community House Youth and Family Services

1500 E. 17th Ave. 614-294-6347

After school, programs, summer programs, developmental groups and tutoring for

students in the Linden community.

Clintonville Beechwold Community Resource Center 14 W. Lakeview 614-268-3539

After school Academic and recreational activities


Columbus Literacy Council 92 Jefferson Ave 614-282-7661 X. 1

Service description: Helps parents become literacy leaders in their homes. Parents attend a session while their pre-school children will learn a corresponding lesson. Then parents and children will come together to share what they've learned. Parents are encouraged to teach their children their newly obtained skills to re-establish their role as the literacy leader in the home.

Community Refugee and Immigration Services

1925 E. Dublin Granville Rd Suite 102

Columbus 43229 614-235-5747

Support middle and high school students with mentors Ohio's online resource promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal-25. free online tutoring in all subjects

Columbus City Schools –

Talk to the principal or counselor of your child’s school. Some schools have after school tutoring through special grants or a partnerships with a community agency.

HandsOn Central Ohio


Clearing House for all services in Franklin County

Birth Certificates for people born in Franklin County

Columbus Public Health 240 Parsons Ave


Action for Children

78 Jefferson Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

(855) 302-4453 Child Care I&R

(800) 750-0750 TTY/TDD

Parenting Skills Classes for Fathers

(614) 224-0222 ext. 137 Program Number - Jeff Kramer

Service description: Offers a 13 hour curriculum to help fathers develop skills and attitudes that will empower them to be positive parents and role models. Format is facilitator led instruction and group discussion. Focus of curriculum is on positive parenting skills, co-parenting strategies, and effective communication techniques. Program offers direct case management in partnership with community agencies to help fathers navigate and overcome barriers, including child support challenges, visitation and custody issues, workforce entry and driver's license reinstatement.

Eligibility: Fathers.

Hours: Typically 6:30 pm-8 pm. Day of week varies throughout year.

Intake process: Telephone. Website.

Documents: No documents required.

Fees: None.

Additional languages: Spanish.

Buckeye Ranch

2865 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43204


(614) 875-2371

Service description: Evidence-based program that helps parents and children learn new patterns of behavior to increase positive interactions, improve communication, and strengthen family relationships. Parents learn about appropriate expectations, developing family rules, praising children, ways to deal with problem behaviors and more. Youth participate in concurrent groups with activities and discussion tailored for their age and developmental level. Families also spend time each week eating dinner and engaging in a fun family activity together.

Eligibility: Children 5-12 and their parents.

Hours: As arranged.

Intake process: Telephone.

Documents: Vary.

Fees: None.

Columbus Urban League

788 Mount Vernon Avenue
Columbus, OH 43203

(614) 257-6300 ext. 125 Program Number

(614) 257-6314 Fax

Male Initiative Father 2 Father

(614) 372-2310 ext. 145 Program Number - Alicia Wilkes

Service description: Offers a 10- week curriculum focused on life-changing strategies that specifically engage men to be more responsible and
nurturing fathers. This is done by offering interactive circles of support designed to build parenting skills, with education on why and how they can make an indelible positive impact on their children. This initiative also assists fathers by providing direct assistance with child support challenges, the establishment of custody and/or visitation and driver’s license reinstatement.

Eligibility: Open to all fathers.

Hours: Class hours: Tue 10 am-12:30 pm. Thu 6 pm-8:30 pm.

Intake process: Orientation every second and fourth Fri of the month. 2 pm-3 pm.

Documents: None.

Fees: None.

Additional languages: None.

Services: Parenting Skills Classes for Fathers

Additional languages served: Spanish.

Directions for Youth and Families

1515 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

(614) 294-3247 Fax

School Readiness Program SPARK

(614) 294-2661 Intake Manager - Jennifer VanSchoyck

Service description: Provides educational intervention to help parents become partners in their child’s education. Spark assists with creating a home environment where children age 4 can develop skills needed to be successful in kindergarten the following year.

Eligibility: Participants must be TANF eligible and live in the Columbus public school district. Children age 4 preparing to enter Kindergarten.

Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am-7 pm. Friday 8 am-5 pm.

Intake process: Telephone. Appointment required.

Documents: No documents required.

Fees: Call for information.


(614) 294-2661 Central Intake

(614) 294-3247 Fax

(614) 294-2661 Program Number

Service description: Addresses self-esteem, child development, communication, engaging cooperation, discipline, and stress management. Offers 12 hours of curriculum with formal class instruction to parents. In addition, a specific curriculum is offered for teen parents.

Eligibility: Any parent of a child under the age of 18 years old.

Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am-7 pm. Friday 8 am-5 pm.

Intake process: Telephone. Appointment required.

Documents: No documents required.

Fees: Sliding fee scale.

Notes: Referrals come from schools, parents, juvenile court, other social services agencies, churches, businesses, and concerned community residents.

National Youth Advocate Program

527 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 227-9445 Fax


(614) 227-9444 Administrative

(877) 692-7226 Intake

Service description: Offers skill building, comprehensive classes to families to help them learn new ways to work together and live together as a family. Helps parents learn nurturing parental behaviors in place of others that are hurtful to children. Classes are held once a week for 15 weeks. Addition out-of-class time is spent with each participant including one hour in the home each week.

Eligibility: Anyone.

Hours: Class times will vary. Call for specific dates and times.

Intake process: Referral required. Referral may come from courts, children services or other similar agencies.

Documents: No documents required.

Fees: Vary.

Additional languages: None.

Directions for Youth and Families

1515 Indianola Avenue 3616 East Main Street
Columbus 43201 Columbus 43213


(614) 294-2661 Program Number

Service description: Provides in-home individual and family counseling to youth who are at risk for school failure.

Eligibility: Youth ages 12-18 years old who are at risk for school failure and their families.

Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am-7 pm. Friday 8 am-5 pm.

Intake process: Telephone. Appointment required.

Documents: No documents required.

Fees: Sliding fee scale.

Notes: Referrals come from schools, parents, juvenile court, other social services agencies, churches, businesses, and concerned community residents.

Services: Dropout Programs, Family Counseling

Principal - Jason Johnson
614-365-5342  |   1919 Northcliff Drive Columbus, OH 43229
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