Olde Southside Community Partnership located in Columbus, Ohio, together with collaborating partners: Wesley Church of Hope, Kingdom Christian Center, SAVVY, Inc., Road of Life, Inc. and the Marion Franklin Intergenerational Recreation Center are 2007 sponsors of the nationally recognized Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School. The CDF Freedom Schools program empowers children to embrace their responsibility to make a difference in themselves, their family, their community, their country, and their world.
The 2007 Southside Kingdom of Hope Summer Freedom School program will be operating from June 18th through August 17th Monday through Friday from 7:30-5:30. The SSKofH provided services for 76 scholars in 2006. Service provision for the summer includes a 5 week reading program and 4 week language arts and math program. The organization is seeking to raise $60,000.00 to pay staff, provide transportation and snack and other program needs.