S.O.A.R. hire! 2014-2015 Annual Youth Report

Click the image above to read the report. To download a PDF of the 2014-2015 S.O.A.R. hire! Annual Youth Report, click here. There are more than 20,000 opportunity youth in the Columbus Region, and the time for narrowing the gap between the need for services and federal and local policies

COWIC offering GED classes starting this Fall

Free GED classes will be offered at COWIC starting this September, sponsored by Columbus City Schools Adult and Community Education. The first round of classes will begin September 21, 2015 and continue until December 11, 2015. In order to attend GED classes, participants must attend a three-part orientation also held at

Youth Employment Challenge Job Expo

Several local employers are ready to hire  Central Ohio’s youngest workers! This is an opportunity to meet some of the employers that have taken Mayor Michael B. Coleman’s Youth Employment Challenge and committed to hiring job seekers ages 18-24!    When: Wednesday, July 22th, 10 a.m.- 2p.m. Where: COWIC/OhioMeansJobs – Columbus- Franklin

Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert discusses black unemployment on WOSU

The United States continues to recover from the most recent recessions and unemployment rates are down. However, black unemployment numbers are consistently almost double that of whites. COWIC President and CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert joins WOSU All Sides with Ann Fisher to talk about why this gap exists and what could be done