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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.


It’s so exciting and heart-warming to see the children’s faces when they sit down on the seat of their new bike — often for the first time.

Community of Caring Development Foundation and New Salem Church fulfilled the holiday wishes of 110 well-deserving 5th-grade children living and going to school in Linden by providing them their own bicycle.

Today, 75% of the elementary school children in Linden are living below the poverty line. The Holiday Bike Give-a-Way presents a wonderful opportunity to bring great joy and happiness to a young child and their family during the holiday season.

Special thanks to our sponsors, including Walmart and Columbus Public Health and the many individual donors who helped make this initiative a reality!



In celebration of National Apprentice Week, learn about careers in the skilled construction trades, meet construction professionals who can answer your questions, and learn how to apply for a career in the construction industry at the Linden Community and Building Trades Apprenticeship Fair, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. at New Salem Church. Professional services will be present to help meet and navigate the eligibility requirements. The event is free to attend, however, pre-registration is encouraged. To registration, go to The event is sponsored by the Community of Caring Development Foundation and the Community Workforce and Apprenticeship Committee, in cooperation with the City of Columbus, the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council and the New Salem Baptist Church.


The Big Table
Linden Business & Community Stakeholders – Join us for a Big Table Discussion on Small Business and Workforce Development in Linden.

The Big Table®, a day of community building through conversations designed to connect and inspire central Ohio! Through open, thoughtful conversations, we will spark new relationships and new ways of working together by deepening our understanding of each other and what our community needs.

Have your voice heard as we discuss issues that impact the Linden Business Community and future Workforce Development efforts. Hosted by Greater Linden Business Network (GLBN), Community of Caring Development Foundation & Smart Columbus. Go to The Big Table – Linden Small Business & Workforce Development Discussion to register. 

• How has the lack of viable retail space limited your business growth?

• What support can GLBN give to help you grow & sustain your business?

• How has employee acquisition and or retention impacted your business?

• What opportunities will Intelligent Transportation create to expand business in Linden?

• Has lack of transportation limited your employees from coming to work?

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm – Join us for dinner after Big Table Discussion

Location: New Salem Baptist Church; 2956 Cleveland Ave.; Columbus, OH 43224

Join us for dinner afterward at New Salem’s Community Dinner


About Greater Linden Business Network (GLBN)

GLBN’s mission is to connect, grow & sustain established and emerging businesses in the Linden community. GLBN is a member-driven organization of Linden business leaders and community stakeholders that focus on providing access to entrepreneurship opportunities that increase the quality of life for Linden residents. For more information and GLBN’s calendar of events visit

About the Community of Caring Development Foundation (CCD Foundation)

As the Community and Economic Development Arm of New Salem Baptist Church, the Community of Caring Development Foundation has planted seeds of hope, health, and wellness in Columbus’ Linden community and witnessed what can be accomplished when neighbors join together to create a connected community. The mission-based community development foundation focuses on four main pillars: Community Wealth Building, Education (STEM), Real Estate, and Health/Wellness. Over the last three years, the foundation has continued its commitment to investing in the lives of individuals and families by providing access to affordable housing for more than 1,000 families, over 300,000+ meals, $20,000 in community grants and more than $70,000 in academic scholarship awards, as well as reconnecting community residents and resources with the Linden Farmers Market, Linden Community Festival, Linden Classic 5K Walk/Run, Tour de Linden Cycling Tour, and more.

For more information about the Community Real Estate Group contact Bro. Adam Troy or (614) 267-2536.

About Smart Columbus

Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio, in partnership with Smart Columbus and United Way of Central Ohio, has commissioned research by The Ohio State University’s Ohio Education and Research Center (OERC) to examine future job opportunities for central Ohio residents brought about by technology and innovation. The research will seek to identify future jobs in industries related to intelligent transportation systems, electrification, internet of things, financial services and healthcare. It will also address the skills needed to fill those jobs, and gaps in current local training programs. For more information visit