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The Columbus Urban League’s (CUL) Education & Youth Services initiative provides a number of services designed to increase academic achievement and enhance life-skills and leadership development.  We do this through an array of program offerings that include:

  • Summer Youth Empowerment ProgramAn 8 week work experience program for youth ages, 14 - 22.
  • Afterschool Educational Enrichment Initiative (Columbus Collegiate Academy and Hannah Ashton Middle Schools)
  • First Step! – Workforce Development and Education Program for Out of School Youth, ages 17 – 21, occupational skills training, academics, college preparation, job placement.
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Project Survival – An Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program.


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The CUL’s ESS team is focused on providing quality services to young adults that promote positive decision making, excellence through academic achievement and civic responsibility.


Programs and services funded by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and administered by Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services.

Phone: 614.257.6300