May 2017

HEC: Renovated building & job creation hub to open in 2018

Coming Soon: Huntington Empowerment Center

Another step forward in the revitalization of Columbus’ historic King-Lincoln district also marks another milestone for the city’s oldest family advocate, the Columbus Urban League (CUL).

At a community celebration today, Columbus Mayor, Andrew Ginther, and Huntington Bank CEO, Stephen D. Steinour, joined CUL CEO Stephanie Hightower in “nailing down” the rebuilding of 780 Mount Vernon Avenue, turning it from an abandoned property into a hub for workforce development and entrepreneurship.

Their Restoration Day celebration highlights the progress of CUL and its work to help more families achieve economic mobility as well as the continued transformation of the Near East Side. When fully operational in August 2018, the 6,500-square-foot Huntington Empowerment Center adjacent to CUL headquarters, will house My Brother’s Closet, CUL’s social enterprise and suiting boutique for low-income men; a high-tech learning lab for youth and adult skill development and training; and other business incubation initiatives.

Read the full release here

Read The Columbus Dispatch article here

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