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Columbus City Council, with the leadership of Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, will launch the Cleaner Columbus Employment Program on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.  The Community of Caring Development Foundation is honored to have been selected as one of five organizations coordinating the cleanup efforts.

“As an extension of our ongoing Health & Hope initiative throughout Linden, we welcome the opportunity to serve in partnership with Councilmember Remy and the Columbus City Council as a vehicle for continued investment in the core asset of Linden, it’s people,” said Adam K. Troy, Executive Director for the Community of Caring Development Foundation.

According to a July study on the impact of COVID-19 in major US cities, more than half of residents reported experiencing serious financial challenges, said Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy.  The Cleaner Columbus Employment Program will provide employment to local residents experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19.

Over the course of two weeks, workers will be paid a minimum of $15 per hour. The five organizations receiving the grant funds will prioritize enrolling residents who have experienced employment disruption.

The program offers residents in five neighborhoods the opportunity to have temporary employment for two weeks performing litter cleanup and neighborhood beautification. In partnership with the Community of Caring Development Foundation, the Linden Clean Columbus initiative is scheduled to kickoff on Saturday, Nov. 14.  Please watch our website for registration — coming soon!

The following five agencies are accepting applications:


Focus Area: Linden
Phone: (614) 484-0911

Phone: (614) 398-2435

Phone: (614) 398-1230

Phone: 614-445-7342

Phone: 614-253-4448



Donations and Volunteers needed!
The following school supplies are needed:
  • Art Supplies (crayons, markers, construction paper, scissors, glue)
  • Dry-erase boards/dry erase markers
  • Folders
  • Headphones (compatible with Chrome books)
  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • Notebook paper
  • Pencils
Donations can be dropped off
  • at the church Mon-Fri from 9am-3pm
  • at the Missions House during Food Pantry Hours
  • (Wednesdays 5-7pm and Fridays 10am-noon)
  • at the church on Saturday, October 17th, from 9-11am
To give a monetary donation, go to
Join us for the Linden Connected Vehicle Environment Informational and Sign-up Virtual Event on Zoom. Learn how you can join this pilot program and how these technologies can serve the Linden community and other urban settings. As part of this program, a special device called “on-board units” will be installed on public and private vehicles to allow vehicles driving along Linden streets to talk to each other and receive in-car alerts.

The connected vehicle environment is launching along High St. and Cleveland Ave., north of 5th Ave. and from Morse Rd., east of High St. to Steltzer Rd., including intersections with the highest collision rates in the city.

During this pilot program, devices called “on-board units” will be installed on public and private vehicles to allow vehicles to talk to each other and receive in-car alerts like blind-spot detection or rear-end collision warning. The on-board units also allow vehicles to talk to traffic signals and other roadway infrastructure to provide in-car alerts like red light violation warning. The alerts will give drivers advanced warning of potential hazards or safety concerns so they can slow down or take other precautionary measures. Traffic managers will be able to adjust traffic light timing and mobilize other responses like snow and salt trucks based on real-time information on road conditions relayed by the units. Traffic lights will give priority to connected COTA buses, which will help keep them running on time. Emergency vehicles will also get the green light, allowing them to get through intersections more safely and quickly.

Sign up to learn how you can join this study to help us learn how technology can serve our community and other urban settings.

To Register for the Sept. 29 Virtual Event, click here:…/tJIodu…
To Register for the Oct. 1 Virtual Event, click here:…/tJAkd-GvrzMuH9H6NmKHbr…

We’re back! Come drive through for free food, free COVID-19 testing, voting information, and more, in the New Salem Baptist Church parking lot.



Smart Columbus is seeking up to 10 residents who are interested in 200 hour paid workforce development training opportunity to join our installer team for the Connected Vehicle Environment project. “Connected Vehicle Installers in Training” will receive 40 hours of paid training about installing connected vehicle technology in private resident vehicles. Once the training has been completed, you will be placed at a local auto shop to put your newly acquired skill to work and assist veteran installers in completing 500 private vehicle installations between September and November 2020. “Installers in Training” will earn between $13 and $14 an hour. Applicants must be over 18 to apply. No previous experience is necessary. This is an opportunity to learn a new skill and be on the cutting edge of a technology that is expanding locally and nationally.  Apply online through Indeed or call Scott Browning at 614-854-0727 for more information. Training begins mid-September with in-shop placements running through mid-November 2020.

Been several years on the grind but change is finally underway Linden. Demolition started on new housing development with Homeport. Commitment to MBE participation has been great. All around thx to our North Linden Area Commission members, City of Cols., and my New Salem Fam., for their early support and continued prayers. Stay tuned….#Lindenstrong Health & Hope!