MILO FEST 2019 is Saturday, August 24

Come and Celebrate our 30th Year Anniversary

KICK-OFF TIME: 11:00 AM

PLACE:  Milo-Grogan Recreation Center, 862 E. Second Ave, Columbus, OH

  • Horseshoe Tournament : starts at 10:00am Adults Only (ages 19 and over)

    • 1st and 2nd  place trophies will be awarded.

  • 3 on 3 Tournament and 3 point shootout :  Free to all. 1st  and 2nd  place trophies will be awarded.

  • Chess Tournament for all ages

    • 1st and 2nd place trophies for all age groups     

  • For more information and to sign-up, call Mr. Charles or Mr. Jamar @ 614-645-7376

  • The deadline to sign-up is Saturday, August 17, 2019. No late sign-ups will be accepted.

This is a free neighborhood function for families to come together.  We’ll have School Supplies, Face Painting, Games, Prizes, Raffles, Live Music, Food and Fun

Volunteers Are Needed

We will also be awarding Lifetime achievement awards to:                    

Hoss Jones and Edmund Smith from the Boys & Girls Club and

Mr. Bobby Chandler Sr., Mrs. Cynthia Lee and Mr. Hubert Lindsey from the Milo-Grogan Rec Center

MILO FEST 2019 is Saturday, August 24

Come and Celebrate our 30th Year Anniversary

KICK-OFF TIME: 11:00 AM

PLACE:  Milo-Grogan Recreation Center, 862 E. Second Ave, Columbus, OH

  • Horseshoe Tournament : starts at 10:00am Adults Only (ages 19 and over)

    • 1st and 2nd  place trophies will be awarded.

  • 3 on 3 Tournament and 3 point shootout :  Free to all. 1st  and 2nd  place trophies will be awarded.

  • Chess Tournament for all ages

    • 1st and 2nd place trophies for all age groups     

  • For more information and to sign-up, call Mr. Charles or Mr. Jamar @ 614-645-7376

  • The deadline to sign-up is Saturday, August 17, 2019. No late sign-ups will be accepted.

This is a free neighborhood function for families to come together.  We’ll have School Supplies, Face Painting, Games, Prizes, Raffles, Live Music, Food and Fun

Volunteers Are Needed

We will also be awarding Lifetime achievement awards to:                    

Hoss Jones and Edmund Smith from the Boys & Girls Club and

Mr. Bobby Chandler Sr., Mrs. Cynthia Lee and Mr. Hubert Lindsey from the Milo-Grogan Rec Center

Are you interested in FREE educational opportunities?

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Homeport in partnership with Graduation Alliance is pleased to be able to offer our residents the following educational opportunities free of charge. Select from one of the following credentials or combine a credential with a high school diploma.

Credentials Available:

  • Caregiving Certification

  • OSHA10 Safety Certification

  • Manufacturing (CPT) Certification

  • Logistics (CLA) Certification

  • Financial Literacy

  • Digital Literacy

  • Employability Skills

High School Diploma - 100% ONLINE

If you are a Homeport resident, 18 years of age or older, and have not completed your high school diploma or GED you now have a new option to finish high school. In association with earning your high school diploma you will also need to complete one of the above credentials.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?
Email:
abby.perkins@graduationalliance.com

Community Resource Fair at George’s Creek is tomorrow

WHEN: July 24th, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

WHERE: George’s Creek Leasing Office and Greenspace

Come enjoy sandwiches, sides, and snacks while visiting multiple vendors, offering a mobile clinic, free self defense program, jewelry, online high school and certifications, supplemental health insurance, resume help, Reiki demonstrations, and more! Enter the raffle to win prizes!

Call 614-545-4867 to RSVP for dinner!

2019 BACK TO SCHOOL BASH - SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019 11 AM- 1 PM

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LOCATION

FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY

1777 E. BROAD STREET, COLUMBUS, OH 43203

(BUS ROUTE #10)

QUESTIONS

CALL: 614-464-2717

EMAIL: ABCPROJECT@JLCCOLUMBUS.ORG

PICK UP A FREE BACKPACK & MUCH MORE

LIMITED SUPPLY!

Come personalize your backpack with a fun craft, have a snack, enjoy entertainment from the Columbus City Fire Department, and check out the Conservatory!

ALL FREE!

*SUPPLIES FOR K-3RD GRADERS

Backpacks will be distributed on a first come, first served basis starting at 11 AM and ending at 1 PM or

until supplies last. One backpack per child & child must be present.

Conservatory is open for viewing from 10 AM-5 PM.

Community Resource Fair at George’s Creek on July 24th

WHEN: July 24th, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

WHERE: George’s Creek Leasing Office and Greenspace

Come enjoy sandwiches, sides, and snacks while visiting multiple vendors, offering a mobile clinic, free self defense program, jewelry, online high school and certifications, supplemental health insurance, resume help, Reiki demonstrations, and more! Enter the raffle to win prizes!

Call 614-545-4867 to RSVP for dinner!

AEP utility assistance grants now available

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The AEP Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program is now accepting applications for utility assistance grants for the 2019 summer cooling season. Through a partnership between AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, and Dollar Energy Fund, eligible AEP Ohio customers who need help during the summer months can apply for assistance to maintain or restore their electric service. 

Application process: For more information about Dollar Energy Fund and how to apply for the Hardship Program, https://www.dollarenergy.org/need-help/application-process/

Announcement: AEP Accepting Applications for Summer Cooling Assistance

NEXT Free Produce Fair is July 2nd

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Homeport will be hosting a series of Free Fresh Produce Fair outside of Pheasant Run & Marsh Run Community Centers.

Produce will be available first come first serve and will be held RAIN or SHINE, but not in storms.
For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Dates to be held:

  • July 2nd

  • August 6th 

  • September 3rd


FREE Produce Fairs will be held at

Marsh Run Apartments
2393 Canal Bay Way
Columbus, OH 43232

Marsh Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:30p-5:30p

Pheasant Run Apartments
2680 Orono Pike
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Pheasant Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:00p-5:30p.


For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Movie Night at Renaissance Village on July 10th

Wonder Park

WHEN
July 10th, 2019
7:00 to 10:00 PM

WHERE
Renaissance Village
(Green Space Behind Clubhouse)
2626 Kenbridge Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Come enjoy sandwiches, sides, and snacks and the movie Wonder Park outside on the big screen! There will be chairs available, but please feel free to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs as well.

Call 614-545-4867
to RSVP for dinner!

In the case of inclement weather, call the number above for cancellation info. Movie night will be rescheduled.

 

Rise Together Community Conversations

Franklin County Board of Commissioners spoke directly to a multitude of residents about poverty and what they need for economic mobility – and the Commissioners listened! Join Franklin County Board of Commissioners Job & Family Services as we unite for Rise Together Community Conversations.

As a result of feedback from community members, additional research, partnerships & collective efforts, Franklin County developed a long-term, collaborative blueprint to tackle poverty. Let’s discuss:

  • The Rise Together Blueprint

  • The Journey to the Blueprint

  • Next Steps: Phase Two

Your input is valuable & your continued engagement is essential to successfully execute the Blueprint.

To RSVP, call (614) 233-2584 or visit the Eventbrite links for the dates below.

June 26, 2019
Columbus Urban League
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 788 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203

RiseTogetherNearEastSideCC.eventbrite.com

July 10, 2019
Restore Whitehall
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 678 S. Yearling Rd., Whitehall, OH 43213

RiseTogetherWhitehallCC.eventbrite.com

COMING SOON: Free Produce Fairs

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Homeport will be hosting a series of Free Fresh Produce Fair outside of Pheasant Run & Marsh Run Community Centers.

Produce will be available first come first serve and will be held RAIN or SHINE, but not in storms.
For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Dates to be held:

  • June 4th 

  • July 2nd

  • August 6th 

  • September 3rd


FREE Produce Fairs will be held at

Marsh Run Apartments
2393 Canal Bay Way
Columbus, OH 43232

Marsh Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:30p-5:30p

Pheasant Run Apartments
2680 Orono Pike
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Pheasant Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:00p-5:30p.


For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

FREE Money Magnifier Class Series at Kimberly Meadows open to ALL

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Learn Easy Ways to Reach your Money Goals. Free financial coaching for Homeport residents.

IMPORTANT: The Money Magnifier program consists of SIX (6) Tuesday evening sessions from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at Kimberly Meadows community center.

With MoneyMagnifier, you’ll receive:
• A detailed report summarizing your current financial health
• FREE one-on-one financial coaching
• Easy money management strategies
• A personalized plan to reach your goals
• No judgement, no jargon, just simple support and facts

In partnership with Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc.

Money Magnifier classes will be held at:
Kimberly Meadows community center located at 2500 Benie Court, Columbus 43232

COMING SOON: Free Produce Fairs

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Homeport will be hosting a series of Free Fresh Produce Fair outside of Pheasant Run & Marsh Run Community Centers.

Produce will be available first come first serve and will be held RAIN or SHINE, but not in storms.
For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Dates to be held:

  • June 4th 

  • July 2nd

  • August 6th 

  • September 3rd


FREE Produce Fairs will be held at

Marsh Run Apartments
2393 Canal Bay Way
Columbus, OH 43232

Marsh Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:30p-5:30p

Pheasant Run Apartments
2680 Orono Pike
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Pheasant Run Apartments produce fairs will run from 3:00p-5:30p.


For translation or questions, please call 614-545-4844.

Creating Your Own Jackpot

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Christian Wilkins is a famously frugal Clemson University student-athlete not above bumming rides from teammates, sneaking snacks into the movies or asking for slices of lemon to make his own lemonade when dining out.

Manuel Franco is a 24-year-old Wisconsin worker whose primary goal until recently had been to get his bank account to $1,000.

Both have something in common. They each have hit jackpots – one literally. Wilkins became a first-round pro football draft pick of the Miami Dolphins on April 25; two days earlier, Franco won the $768 million Powerball drawing, the third largest in U.S. history.

But what if you are not so talented or lucky yet aspire to be comfortable - let alone a millionaire? It all begins with developing a financial plan that has savings at its core.

No one can predict the future, so you should always set aside money to cover unexpected expenses. According to a survey from CNN, 40 percent of Americans would have to borrow money to pay for an emergency over $400.

Here are five other good reasons to save:

  • College

  • Down payment for a house

  • Retirement

  • Travel

  • Financial freedom (to live your life on your own terms).

Now how much of your income should you be saving?

The answer to that question, for a long time, was 10 percent. The short answer today is, “as much possible.”

Future NFL millionaire Wilkins admires former pro Ryan Broyles, who lived on $60,000 a year during his wide receiver playing days for the Detroit Lions. When Broyles three-year injury plagued career ended in 2015, he had saved enough funds that by 2018 he and his wife owned roughly 40 rental properties in Oklahoma and Texas and a property management company.

Still, there are some people who buy into the 20-50-30 model: 20 percent to savings, 50 percent for necessities like housing, food, utilities, transportation, and 30 percent for discretionary items or wants like entertainment, holiday spending and travel.

Layden Hale

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Savings plan start-ups vary. For some, it might start with a surge of cash, like an inheritance or a refund from income tax filings. For most folks, savings comes at a grinding, consistent pace. Contact Homeport at 614 221-8889 ext. 134 or visit www.homeportlearning.org to sign up for financial fitness classes or counseling. It could be the start of your jackpot.

(Homeport Senior Counseling Advisor Layden Hale, layden.hale@homeportohio.org, has been in financial services and counseling for over 20 years.)