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

Spring 2015 Central Ohio Works Newsletter

Baltimore’s Kids are Our Kids: A message from the President & CEO The disconnection between youth and opportunity is greater than ever, and we are seeing the results of the gap, says COWIC President and CEO Suzanne Coleman-Tolbert. Join Us for Columbus’ Youth Employment Challenge “There are many young people in

Restoration Academy luncheon honors participants

Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman met with participants of the most recent Restoration Academy cohort for a luncheon held on Friday, May 22, 2015, along with stakeholders from the City of Columbus, community organizations and local employers who are dedicated to giving restored citizens a second chance. The Restoration Academy