The Schoenbaum Family Center Community Programs is a network of community partnerships that collectively impact child, family and community success. We focus on early childhood programming and family engagement and serve as a resource for the residents of Columbus’ Weinland Park neighborhood and the university area.
Our programs include:
- Early Head Start Partnership Program
- Health and Wellness Clinics
- JP Morgan Chase Library Outreach
- Ohio State University Extension
- Professional Development Opportunities
- SPARK Columbus
- Summer Success Program
Weinland Park began nearly 100 years ago to serve people who took streetcars to jobs downtown or who worked in the manufacturing industries along the railroad lines that mark the eastern boundary of the neighborhood.
Today, Weinland Park is a diverse urban neighborhood with roughly 5,000 residents. It is located between downtown and the University District a short walk from Ohio State’s Columbus campus. In addition to the Schoenbaum Family Center, at the center of the neighborhood are a number of greenspaces as well as the Weinland Park Elementary School serving area families.
Like most urban neighborhoods, Weinland Park has lost jobs and population in the past 40 years, but major public and private investments in the last decade and new commitments for home renovation and new construction showcase community renewal and the evolution of a stable, mixed-income neighborhood.