Homeport and Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus hosted local, regional and national guests at an open house on July 29, 2014 to introduce the community to their new partnership formed to serve low income youth at the Pheasant Run Apartments in Columbus. Pheasant Run is an affordable housing community owned by Homeport and this summer is the first time Boys & Girls Clubs is operating a Club program out of our community center. This site is serving as a pilot program with the goal of replication to examine a collaborative approach to provide summer and out-of-school programs to children in need. By providing rental housing to more than 5,000 low-income residents in Central Ohio, Homeport meets basic needs by providing safe, decent and affordable housing. By providing programming inside a Homeport community, Boys & Girls Clubs can leverage existing capital resources, lower its overhead costs, and serve a high-need community – all without having to navigate transportation and family engagement barriers.
Thanks to Ohio Capital Impact Corporation for their support to make this program happen.
In 2014 the Ohio Capital Impact Corporation, through its Carol Mount Peterson Resident Development Fund, awarded Homeport $28,000 to provide a summer program for the youth of Pheasant Run. Through a partnership with Boys and Girls Club of Columbus, they have given the youth the opportunity to be a part of a camp focused on summer learning, character building, and activities geared toward broadening their future goals.
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