January 2013
In This Issue
Board Member Highlights
Featured CDC
AWARE Home Energy Savings
Grant Writing Session

Our Neighborhood CDCs
Welcome to 2013!

The Collaborative is looking forward to another year of impacting and improving the quality of life in Columbus and Franklin County neighborhoods through the work of our community development corporation (CDC) partners. These CDCs include Community Development for All People, Franklinton Development Association, Greater Linden Development Corporation and Homes on the Hill Community Development Corporation.


Projects that will be spearheaded in 2013 include the creation of affordable home ownership opportunities on the South Side; completing a mixed-use project that will provide additional employment opportunities in Franklinton; conducting neighborhood clean-ups with youth involvement in the Greater Linden area; and coordinating an extreme home makeover initiative in the Hilltop area. The New Year has great works in store and the Collaborative looks forward to sharing more information with you.

Board Member Highlights

Rollin E. Seward 

Franklin County Economic Development
Planning Department   


Jeff Greenleaf
 Chase Bank



Emily Savors 
The Columbus Foundation


Featured CDC:


Executive Director:  

Donna J. Hicho  

 Greater Linden Development Corporation  

Phone: 614.294.9600

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Grant Writing Session

On Thursd
ay, January 10th, representatives from the CDCs attended an interactive grant writing session. The session was facilitated by Dinessa Solomon, Principal Consultant of Solomon Consulting, and was offered in response to a recent survey which indicated an interest in grant writing within the CDCs.  

Contact Info
The Community Development Collaborative of Greater Columbus
110 N 17th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: (614) 228-6488
Fax: (614) 228-6439