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The 2nd annual Columbus Young Professionals Week (April 23-April 29, 2018) is a collaborative calendar of events & activities celebrating Columbus and all there is to do around the city for emerging leaders, young professionals, and students. Most events are free, but some require a ticket. Details and RSVP links are included with each event listing. Columbus YP Week is open to all who wish to join us!  #CbusYPWeek
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Monday, April 23
 

7:30am

YP Week Basecamp Day 1: Next Generation of Civic Leaders
Join us for YP Week Basecamp: Day #1 at the CCAD Mind Market (5 Cleveland Ave. in downtown Columbus) during Columbus YP Week to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. This Basecamp event will feature special guest speakers and will be facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students. It is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

Monday, April 23, 2018 – Next Generation of Civic Leaders
Presented by Columbus Inspires and the Create Columbus Commission

To say that the political environment today is in flux would be an understatement. Current events as well as the coming of age of our millennial generation is changing what our society wants from our political leaders. The changes in our communities also begs the question, “Who are the people that will lead our government into the future?” Career politicians, pay-to-play policy creation and systemic inaction have made our political system tentative at best, perhaps even revolutionary. What character qualities will be important to us in our future leaders? What types of backgrounds should our future leaders possess to be relevant and electable? What are the key political and societal platforms that people will rally around as our communities continue to evolve.

Join local civic leaders and political strategists to understand what our evolving communities need in terms of leadership, inspiration, policy and experience.

AGENDA:
  • 7:30-7:50AM      Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking
  • 7:50-8:00AM      Columbus YP Week Proclamation from City of Columbus, presented by Michael Stinziano, Columbus City Council President Pro Tem
  • 8:00-8:30AM*     Kris Cannon-Jackson in Room 1 / Jordan Davis, Chenelle Jones, Kyle Strickland, Tim Fulton in Room 2
  • 8:30-8:45AM       15-minute break
  • 8:45-9:15AM*     Kris Cannon-Jackson in Room 1 / Jordan Davis, Chenelle Jones, Kyle Strickland, Tim Fulton in Room 2
  • 9:15-9:30AM       15-minute break
  • 9:30-10:00AM    Conclude
*Each speaker/panel will offer the same presentation twice.

ABOUT BASECAMP:
Each morning during Columbus Young Professionals Week, YP Week Basecamp will allow you to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. All Basecamp events and presentations are FREE to attend. Coffee and light breakfast will also be provided to attendees free of charge! Topics will include:

Next Generation of Civic Leaders (facilitated by Columbus Inspires and Create Columbus)
Transportation: Smart is Just the Start (facilitated by COTA)
 HR's Connection with Community (facilitated by Human Resource Association of Central Ohio)
The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus (facilitated by United Way of Central Ohio)
The Changing Columbus: Design Thinking Workshop (facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students)

YP Week Basecamp morning sessions are being facilitated by faculty and students of CCAD's Master of Design program. The Master of Design program is a business-minded higher ed curriculum. It teaches students to effectively and creatively solve complex organizational, business or societal challenges by taking a human-centric, collaborative and holistic approach to crafting strategy. Today's economy is driven by innovation and creativity, and CCAD Master of Design prepares students to succeed in this economy.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Cannon-Jackson

Kris Cannon-Jackson

Training Manager, City of Columbus
avatar for Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis

Director, Smart Cities Strategy and Collaboration, Columbus Partnership
avatar for Tim Fulton

Tim Fulton

Director of Marketing, Fintech71
avatar for Dr. Chenelle A. Jones

Dr. Chenelle A. Jones

Lead Faculty, Criminal Justice Administration, Franklin University
avatar for Kyle Strickland

Kyle Strickland

Senior Legal Analyst, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity


Monday April 23, 2018 7:30am - 10:00am
CCAD Mind Market 5 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

5:30pm

Package Meals for Meals on Wheels at LifeCare Alliance
Meals-on-Wheels provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves. Join Columbus Gives Back during Columbus YP Week for a volunteer event with a social twist. Volunteers will be working on the meal packaging assembly line!

Volunteers needed: 10
Where to meet: Enter the 3rd door near the dock area. Someone should be there to let you in. If not, try pressing the door buzzer.
What to Wear: Please wear long pants and no open-toed shoes.
After the Event: For our #socialtwist, we will have dinner/drinks somewhere to celebrate our volunteering!

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important.  Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP'ed but are unable to attend this event.

About LifeCare Alliance: LifeCare Alliance provides services to assist older adults or chronically ill residents in Franklin and Madison Counties. These services include home meal delivery, homemaker and home health aides, and health services from RNs at our Wellness Centers. The primary goal of each of their services is to help seniors remain in the comfort of their own homes with dignity, which is where 100% of them want to be.


Monday April 23, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
LifeCare Alliance 670 Harmon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43223

6:00pm

CYP Club Meet-and-Greet Group Dinner
Once a month, the CYP Club hosts a group dinner event as a way to introduce our newest members to other new members while dining out at different restaurants around town. If you've never been to one of our events, this is the event! The cost is $5 to reserve a seat and you pay for dinner/drinks on your own.

6:00pm: Social Networking & Icebreaker
6:30pm: Grab seats & Order Dinner
6:45pm: Member Introductions
7:00-8:00pm: Dinner

You'll get separate checks for whatever you order.

Register to attend

About the restaurant: MOD is the original superfast pizza experience – a pioneering fast-casual concept that puts you in the driver’s seat. Artisan-style pizzas and salads are individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes. Choose from over 30 toppings – the price stays the same no matter what you pick.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us.

Monday April 23, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
MOD Pizza (Polaris) 1310 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

6:15pm

Serve Dinner at Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Join Columbus Gives Back during Columbus YP Week to serve dinner to individuals at Faith Mission's Community Kitchen. We will be serving dinner, cafeteria style to the men in the community. Wear comfortable clothing, tie your hair back if necessary, and prepare to serve all your favorites: mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, chicken/rice, or whatever else the kitchen whips up that day. If you are opposed to hair nets you can bring a hat to wear.

Where to meet: Once you arrive, there is a sign in sheet at the front desk. Tell them you're here to serve and they will point you to the kitchen.
Additional information: All volunteers at Faith Mission must wear CLOSED-TOED SHOES.  Hair nets, aprons, and gloves will be provided.
After the Event: For our #socialtwist, we will have dinner/drinks somewhere to celebrate our volunteering!

Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important.  Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP'ed but are unable to attend this event.

About Faith Mission Community Kitchen: Faith Mission offers three meals a day every day of the year to anyone who needs it. Columbus Gives Back is proud to be a (small) part of this great community resource.


 
Tuesday, April 24
 

7:30am

YP Week Basecamp Day 2: Transportation: Smart is Just the Start
Join us for YP Week Basecamp: Day #2 at the CCAD Mind Market (5 Cleveland Ave. in downtown Columbus) during Columbus YP Week to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. This Basecamp event will feature special guest speakers and will be facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students. It is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Transportation
Presented by Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

The transportation sector is on the brink of transformation. As Columbus prepares to welcome an estimated 1 million new residents - including many young professionals and families - and 300,000 new jobs by 2050, where and how we work will have a major impact on the way we get around.
  • "Smart is Just the Start" will feature a roundtable with COTA Chief Information Officer Michael Carroll and City of Columbus Deputy Innovation Officer Brandi Braun of Smart Columbus about how technology is advancing the commuter experience, today and into the future.
  • Share your ideas for enhancing the convenience of transit at "Let's Connect," a collaborative session facilitated by COTA Public Affairs Administrator Doug Arseneault, Transit Columbus Chair Josh Lapp, and City of Columbus Community Services Planner Patrice Allen Brady to explore innovative options for getting from your door to everywhere you want to go.

AGENDA:
  • 7:30-7:50AM      Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking
  • 7:50-8:00AM      Welcome by Shannon G. Hardin, Columbus City Council President
  • 8:00-8:30AM*     Smart is just the Start Roundtable in Room 1 / Let's Connect Session in Room 2
  • 8:30-8:45AM       15-minute break
  • 8:45-9:15AM*     Smart is just the Start Roundtable in Room 1 / Let's Connect Session in Room 2
  • 9:15-9:30AM       15-minute break
  • 9:30-10:00AM    Conclude
*Each roundtable/session will be offered twice.

ABOUT BASECAMP:
Each morning during Columbus Young Professionals Week, YP Week Basecamp will allow you to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. All Basecamp events and presentations are FREE to attend. Coffee and light breakfast will also be provided to attendees free of charge! Topics will include:

Next Generation of Civic Leaders (facilitated by Columbus Inspires and Create Columbus)
Transportation: Smart is Just the Start (facilitated by COTA)
 HR's Connection with Community (facilitated by Human Resource Association of Central Ohio)
The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus (facilitated by United Way of Central Ohio)
The Changing Columbus: Design Thinking Workshop (facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students)

YP Week Basecamp morning sessions are being facilitated by faculty and students of CCAD's Master of Design program. The Master of Design program is a business-minded higher ed curriculum. It teaches students to effectively and creatively solve complex organizational, business or societal challenges by taking a human-centric, collaborative and holistic approach to crafting strategy. Today's economy is driven by innovation and creativity, and CCAD Master of Design prepares students to succeed in this economy.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Arseneault

Doug Arseneault

Public Involvement Coordinator, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
avatar for Nick Bankston

Nick Bankston

Director of Community Affairs, Office of the Mayor for the City of Columbus
avatar for Patrice Allen Brady

Patrice Allen Brady

Community Services Planner, City of Columbus
avatar for Brandi Braun

Brandi Braun

Deputy Innovation Officer, City of Columbus
Brandi Braun is the Deputy Innovation Officer for the City of Columbus. In this role, she helps lead and oversee Smart Columbus, an initiative born from the Smart City Challenge Grant, through which Columbus beat out 77 other US cities to become the model for connected cities of... Read More →
avatar for Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll

Chief Information Officer, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
avatar for Shannon G. Hardin

Shannon G. Hardin

Council President, City of Columbus
avatar for Josh Lapp

Josh Lapp

Chair, Transit Columbus


Tuesday April 24, 2018 7:30am - 10:00am
CCAD Mind Market 5 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

10:00am

Columbus Museum of Art: Special Offer
Enjoy Buy One, Get One Free general admission to the Columbus Museum of Art between April 24-29 of Columbus YP Week!

No coupon is necessary. Simply show this message or mention code YPWEEK18 at Admissions.

(Important Terms & Restrictions: Receive up to two general admission of equal or lesser value per visit when purchasing two regular-priced general admission tickets. Tickets must be purchased onsite at CMA Admissions. Not valid on prior purchases.)


Tuesday April 24, 2018 10:00am - Sunday April 29, 2018 5:00pm
Columbus Museum of Art 480 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

5:30pm

Sip & Sort: Books & Brews Part 2
Enjoy a fun, laid back evening of volunteering, meeting other young professionals who are passionate about giving back and helping us prepare to get donated children's books to kids in need ASAP.  

Come make a difference for kids in your community while you learn about United Way LINC (Lead Impact Network Change), a group for early career professionals who are passionate about giving back, helping to build a more vibrant Columbus and gaining the skills to become the leaders of tomorrow.  

Guests will enjoy free pizza and beer/wine while helping us sort 4,000 children's books we received through our recent Books & Brews book drive. These books will be distributed to various United Way of Central Ohio funded youth programs at our partner agencies across the community, but we need your help sorting all the books by age range so we can save our nonprofit partners precious time and allow them to get the books into kids hands as quickly as possible.

Why is it necessary to collect donated children's books? 
Every child, regardless of economic background, deserves access to books in their home. Unfortunately, one in three families in central Ohio can't meet basic living expenses and books just aren't in the budget. These book donations will help provide more kids with the necessary tools for development of vocabulary, literacy, fine motor skills, etc. that are crucial to their education.
 
Pizza and beer/wine will be provided.

Register to attend
 
We hope to see you there!

Tuesday April 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
United Way of Central Ohio 360 S. Third St, Columbus, OH 43215

6:00pm

Sip and (Not) Sew Blankets for Foster Children
Join Columbus Gives Back during Columbus YP Week at Chocolate Café to make blankets to be delivered by My Very Own Blanket to children in foster care.  This event is for novices and pros alike, as we will be making and assembling no-sew blankets just like these:  No Sew Blanket Instructions.

Volunteers are asked to pay $10 per blanket they want to make and the 2 yards of fleece will be provided by My Very Own Blanket. Come and enjoy a drink (if you wish), meet other new volunteers, and get in touch with your crafty side!

Register to attend

This is also a First Time Volunteering Event, geared specifically towards individuals who have not volunteered with us in the past. Anyone is welcome to sign up and come! The event leaders will be prepared to welcome the volunteers and answer any questions about getting involved in the organization going forward. To top it all off, after the event volunteers will be invited to Dewey’s Pizza in Grandview Heights to enjoy Complimentary Pizza! Please volunteer only if you have not been to one of our volunteer events.
  
Additional Info: Please bring a pair of scissors if you are able!

After the Event: For our special #socialtwist, we will head to Dewey’s Pizza in Grandview Heights for complimentary (Free!) pizza, Q&A about Columbus Gives Back, and good conversation!

About My Very Own Blanket: My Very Own Blanket is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping children in foster care feel valued and comforted by making and delivering personalized blankets and other personal items to children in foster care.


Tuesday April 24, 2018 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Chocolate Cafe 1855 Northwest Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212

6:00pm

It's LIT: A Writing Circle for Women of Color
Got a writing project you’re working on? A new set of writing related goals for 2018? Or, let’s be real, something you know that you SHOULD be writing but haven’t yet been able to tackle the doubt/resistance/writer’s block?

The Zora’s House Writing Circle is a collective of women of color writers, each committed to a specific writing project or regular writing practice. Regardless of your genre or skill level, if you’re a woman of color with a penchant for the written word, this safe, supportive, productive space has your name written all over it!

Our inaugural meeting will take place during Columbus YP Week with two sessions to accommodate writers with varying schedules:
  • Session 1: Tuesday, April 24; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Session 2: Thursday, April 26; 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
FREE ADMISSION for Zora’s House Members. $5 for non-members.

Tuesday April 24, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zora's House 1311 Summit St., Columbus, OH 43230

6:00pm

HYP Raise the Roof Happy Hour
Kick off Columbus Young Professionals Week by learning more about Habitat Young Professionals! Join us for a "Raise the Roof" Happy Hour on Tuesday, April 24. Enjoy some delicious food and drinks while getting to know your fellow young professionals!

Register to attend


Tuesday April 24, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Juniper 580 N. 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215
 
Wednesday, April 25
 

7:30am

YP Week Basecamp Day 3: HR’s Connection With Community
Join us for YP Week Basecamp: Day #3 at the CCAD Mind Market (5 Cleveland Ave. in downtown Columbus) during Columbus YP Week to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. This Basecamp event will feature special guest speakers and will be facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students. It is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 – HR's Connection With Community
Presented by the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO)

A strong relationship with the community helps make your organization stronger and more successful. Often times, Human Resources professionals are that connection to the community. What, who, when, where should you get involved and what does that mean? Join two passionate, determined and incredibly phenomenal community leaders as they talk about the success of connecting your business with the community.

  • Jackie Kemble, Community Partnership Manager of Land Grant Brewing Company will speak about how being an active community partner is a key component to its successful business model and the important role it plays when building your network and brand.
  • Claire Coder, Founder & CEO of Aunt Flow will speak about the opportunity organizations have in providing menstrual products to their employees and how Human Resources plays a critical part in this partnership. Claire will be interviewed by Kevin Terry Smith, Marketing Manager & Program Coordinator at Leadership Columbus.

AGENDA:
  • 7:30-8:00AM      Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking
  • 8:00-8:30AM*     Jackie Kemble in Room 1 / Claire Coder in Room 2
  • 8:30-8:45AM       15-minute break
  • 8:45-9:15AM*     Jackie Kemble in Room 1 / Claire Coder in Room 2
  • 9:15-9:30AM       15-minute break
  • 9:30-10:00AM    Conclude
*Each speaker will offer the same presentation twice.

ABOUT BASECAMP:
Each morning during Columbus Young Professionals Week, YP Week Basecamp will allow you to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. All Basecamp events and presentations are FREE to attend. Coffee and light breakfast will also be provided to attendees free of charge! Topics will include:

Next Generation of Civic Leaders (facilitated by Columbus Inspires and Create Columbus)
Transportation: Smart is Just the Start (facilitated by COTA)
 HR's Connection with Community (facilitated by Human Resource Association of Central Ohio)
The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus (facilitated by United Way of Central Ohio)
The Changing Columbus: Design Thinking Workshop (facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students)

YP Week Basecamp morning sessions are being facilitated by faculty and students of CCAD's Master of Design program. The Master of Design program is a business-minded higher ed curriculum. It teaches students to effectively and creatively solve complex organizational, business or societal challenges by taking a human-centric, collaborative and holistic approach to crafting strategy. Today's economy is driven by innovation and creativity, and CCAD Master of Design prepares students to succeed in this economy.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Coder

Claire Coder

Founder and CEO, Aunt Flow
avatar for Jackie Kemble

Jackie Kemble

Community Relations Manager, Land-Grant Brewing Company
avatar for Chris Rutter

Chris Rutter

Director, Human Resources, Mount Carmel Health Systems
avatar for Kevin Terry Smith

Kevin Terry Smith

Marketing Manager & Program Coordinator, Leadership Columbus


Wednesday April 25, 2018 7:30am - 10:00am
CCAD Mind Market 5 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

11:30am

The Executive Luncheon
The Columbus Young Professionals Club is proud to present the 2nd annual Executive Luncheon, a professionally focused midday experience from 11:30am-1:30pm on Wednesday, April 25 as part of Columbus YP Week 2018.

The purpose of The Executive Luncheon is to connect Columbus-area young professionals with C-Suite executives and community leaders to exchange success stories and tips over an interactive lunch experience. For $25 per person, you will be seated at a roundtable with a local executive and 6-7 fellow emerging leaders. Lunch and beverages are included.

Register to attend (CYP Club members)
Register to attend (non-CYP Club members)

The event is structured as a buffet-style luncheon with the following format:
• 11:30am: Check-in, grab lunch, and social networking.
• 12:00noon: Table introductions, facilitated by our YP Leadership Team, along with questions and one-on-one networking.
• 1:00pm: Final leadership thoughts with 30-minutes of open forum questions for all executives.

Our 2018 list of esteemed executives includes:
Dr. Frederic Bertley - President and CEO of COSI Columbus
Janelle N. Coleman - Vice President of Community Relations at L Brands and President at L Brands Foundation
Darci Congrove - Managing Director at GBQ
Michael Copella - Market Leader and Managing Director for CBRE
Todd Corley - Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at OhioHealth
Jessica Germain - Director of Customer Experience at Germain Automotive
Tom Katzenmeyer - President & CEO at Greater Columbus Arts Council
Steven Knight -  Senior Vice President of Member Engagement at Quantum Health
Patrick Losinski - CEO at Columbus Metropolitan Library
Cathy Lyttle - VP of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations at Worthington Industries
Laurie Stein Marsh - Executive Director at Leadership Columbus
Emille Williams - Interim President/CEO at Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)

Register to attend (CYP Club members)
Register to attend (non-CYP Club members)

Business or business casual attire is suggested. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Frederic Bertley

Dr. Frederic Bertley

President and CEO, COSI Columbus
avatar for Janelle N. Coleman

Janelle N. Coleman

Vice President of Community Relations / President, L Brands / L Brands Foundation
avatar for Darci Congrove

Darci Congrove

Managing Director, GBQ
avatar for Michael Copella

Michael Copella

Market Leader and Managing Director, CBRE
avatar for Todd Corley

Todd Corley

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, OhioHealth
avatar for Jessica Germain

Jessica Germain

Director of Customer Experience, Germain Automotive
avatar for Tom Katzenmeyer

Tom Katzenmeyer

President & CEO, Greater Columbus Arts Council
avatar for Steven Knight

Steven Knight

Senior Vice President of Member Engagement, Quantum Health
avatar for Patrick Losinski

Patrick Losinski

CEO, Columbus Metropolitan Library
avatar for Cathy Lyttle

Cathy Lyttle

VP of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Worthington Industries
avatar for Laurie Stein Marsh

Laurie Stein Marsh

Executive Director, Leadership Columbus
avatar for Emille Williams

Emille Williams

Interim President / CEO, Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)



5:00pm

Connecting in Columbus
Are you looking for more ways to gain grassroots exposure in Columbus?  Join Experience Columbus/The Greater Columbus Sports Commission during Columbus YP Week for an opportunity to talk directly to some of the most followed social influencers in Columbus!  Learn more about their thousands of followers and how you can connect them with your business!

Register to attend

From 5:30-6:30pm we will have open networking at stations where you can pick the brain of some of the people in our community talking about food, family, drinks, and activities to experience around Columbus!

See below for some of the influencers you can connect with:
See below for some of the influencers you can connect with:
The Beard and The Baker
Eat Play CBUS
614 Mom
What Should We Do Today Columbus?
Columbus Living
Cook.Eat.Explore
Columbus Gives Back
A City Explored

As well as learning more about getting involved with our community by connecting with:
Volunteer with US
Certified Tourism Ambassadors

The way our event will run is open networking from 5-7pm, with our influencers at their tables to take questions from 5:30-6:30pm. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar throughout the event.

The event will take place in Studio 1 of the Event Center at Hollywood Casino. Parking is complimentary. Must be 21+ to enter the casino, so please remember to bring your photo ID.

Speakers
avatar for Eryn Gilson

Eryn Gilson

614 Mom
avatar for Kate Heitkamp

Kate Heitkamp

Creative Author, Blogger, & Owner, Cook.Eat.Explore
avatar for Julie Fickes Miller

Julie Fickes Miller

Blogger and Writer, What Should We Do Today Columbus?
avatar for Morgan Pelt

Morgan Pelt

Founder and Lifestyle Blogger, Columbus Living
avatar for Megan Rae

Megan Rae

Eat Play CBUS


Wednesday April 25, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hollywood Casino Columbus 200 Georgesville Road, Columbus, OH 43228
 
Thursday, April 26
 

7:30am

YP Week Basecamp Day 4: The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus
Join us for YP Week Basecamp: Day #4 at the CCAD Mind Market (5 Cleveland Ave. in downtown Columbus) during Columbus YP Week to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. This Basecamp event will feature special guest speakers and will be facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students. It is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus
Presented by United Way of Central Ohio
  • Central Ohio has recovered from the Great Recession, and unemployment is the lowest it’s been in years. Yet, despite the growth and prosperity that many parts of the region are experiencing, the number of people in poverty remains stubbornly high. As a result, our community’s future growth is clearly at risk. In order to tackle Columbus’ poverty rate,  United Way of Central Ohio is committed to convening and mobilizing community leaders, government agencies, businesses, volunteers and donors to change underlying conditions and help families succeed. The end result for central Ohio? A community that has more opportunities available for everyone. A community that’s energized, vibrant and stronger than ever before.
  • Join leaders from United Way of Central Ohio for discussions on fighting poverty in our city and how you can get involved to create opportunity and a better future for all of central Ohio.

AGENDA:
  • 7:30-8:00AM      Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking
  • 8:00-8:45AM*     Angel Harris in Room 1 / Michael Wilkos in Room 2
  • 8:45-9:00AM       15-minute break
  • 9:00-9:45AM*     Angel Harris in Room 1 / Michael Wilkos in Room 2
  • 9:45-10:00AM    Conclude
*Each speaker will offer the same presentation twice.

ABOUT BASECAMP:
Each morning during Columbus Young Professionals Week, YP Week Basecamp will allow you to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. All Basecamp events and presentations are FREE to attend. Coffee and light breakfast will also be provided to attendees free of charge! Topics will include:

Next Generation of Civic Leaders (facilitated by Columbus Inspires and Create Columbus)
Transportation: Smart is Just the Start (facilitated by COTA)
 HR's Connection with Community (facilitated by Human Resource Association of Central Ohio)
The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus (facilitated by United Way of Central Ohio)
The Changing Columbus: Design Thinking Workshop (facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students)

YP Week Basecamp morning sessions are being facilitated by faculty and students of CCAD's Master of Design program. The Master of Design program is a business-minded higher ed curriculum. It teaches students to effectively and creatively solve complex organizational, business or societal challenges by taking a human-centric, collaborative and holistic approach to crafting strategy. Today's economy is driven by innovation and creativity, and CCAD Master of Design prepares students to succeed in this economy.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Harris

Angel Harris

SVP, Resource Development & Chief Development Officer, United Way of Central Ohio
avatar for Joshua Hartley

Joshua Hartley

Relationship Manager, PRIDE Council, United Way of Central Ohio
avatar for Diana Schrimpf

Diana Schrimpf

Senior Relationship Manager, LINC and YLG, United Way of Central Ohio
avatar for Michael Wilkos

Michael Wilkos

SVP, Community Impact, United Way of Central Ohio


Thursday April 26, 2018 7:30am - 10:00am
CCAD Mind Market 5 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

8:30am

Building Trust: The Trust Advantage
Join the City of Columbus Office of Training & Development for a FREE Professional Development for Young Professionals during Columbus Young Professionals Week!

Building Trust:  The Trust Advantage.
In a world where TRUST has become the most precious resource, you can't afford to be without it. This session will discuss the 8 pillars of trust and how you can personally increase your trustworthiness, a foundation for genuine success. For when leaders learn how to implement these pillars, it is then that they enjoy better retention, relationships, reputations, and results. This session is based off of the national best seller, "The Trust Edge" by David Horsager.

Register to attend

Speakers
avatar for Kris Cannon-Jackson

Kris Cannon-Jackson

Training Manager, City of Columbus


12:00pm

It's LIT: A Writing Circle for Women of Color
Got a writing project you’re working on? A new set of writing related goals for 2018? Or, let’s be real, something you know that you SHOULD be writing but haven’t yet been able to tackle the doubt/resistance/writer’s block?

The Zora’s House Writing Circle is a collective of women of color writers, each committed to a specific writing project or regular writing practice. Regardless of your genre or skill level, if you’re a woman of color with a penchant for the written word, this safe, supportive, productive space has your name written all over it!

Our inaugural meeting will take place during Columbus YP Week with two sessions to accommodate writers with varying schedules:
  • Session 1: Tuesday, April 24; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Session 2: Thursday, April 26; 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
FREE ADMISSION for Zora’s House Members. $5 for non-members.

Thursday April 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Zora's House 1311 Summit St., Columbus, OH 43230

4:00pm

Read to Kids at the Columbus Early Learning Center
CYP Club Cares is hosting a group volunteer activity during Columbus YP Week to read to elementary aged children at the Columbus Early Learning Center (CELC) at various times from 4:00-6:00pm. It’s okay if you arrive after 5:00pm too, as our shifts are flexible! We have space for up to 12 volunteers to join us.

Register to attend

Please make sure you are definitely able to attend before registering so we can maintain an accurate head count as spots are limited.

Who to Look For: This volunteer activity will be led by CYP Club Cares board members Maxwell Christian and Joe Arciaga.

What to Wear: Please dress comfortably.

Where to Park: Parking is available for free at CELC!

Contact us if you have any questions about this event.


Thursday April 26, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus Early Learning Center 240 N. Champion Avenue, Columbus, OH 43203

4:00pm

Rev1 Innovation Hop
Don’t miss the Fourth Annual Innovation Hop! It's free to attend and it will be hosted during Columbus YP Week.

The buzz about Columbus’ startup scene continues to grow. More tech-enabled, high-growth companies are being built here than ever before. Now is your chance to get to know the entrepreneurs behind the big ideas that have helped put the Columbus region on the map.

Join Rev1 Ventures to celebrate the companies – and partners – supporting these efforts. This year, we will also be hosting the Smart Columbus Ride & Drive Roadshow.

For additional parking, please park across the street from Rev1 at 1314 Kinnear Rd.

Thursday April 26, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Rev1 Ventures 1275 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212

5:30pm

YWCA Leadership Programs Happy Hour
**RSVP REQUIRED!

Alumnae of and women interested in the YWCA's Leadership Programs are invited to attend a networking and discussion happy hour at Sidebar in downtown Columbus.

Our discussion will be around the This American Life news podcast episode titled "Tell Me I’m Fat".  This quick listen is a really empowering look at body image and the way we view ourselves. If you have a chance to listen to the episode before the event please take some time to reflect on the questions below and come ready to share. If you do not have time to listen before that is okay, we will fill you in!

Our reflection questions for the evening are:
  1. Have you struggled with body images issues in the past or present and how did they affect your personal identity.
  2. How have you seen social norms and systems make it difficult for you to view yourself positively.
  3. Do you think that toxic masculinity plays a role in self-love and body image? If so why?
  4. Do you have goals of gaining a more positive and empowering view of yourself. If so how do you plan to carry those out?

Please RSVP for this event by emailing Lauren James at ljames@ywcacolumbus.org.

Thursday April 26, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sidebar Columbus 122 E Main St Columbus, OH 43215

5:30pm

Bad Bish Community Involvement Expo
“I want to be inspired by women doing amazing things!” “I want to get involved but don't know where to start.” 

Yes! Us too! That's why the Bad Bish Network is THRILLED to host the Community Involvement Expo on Thursday, April 26th at Serendipity Labs. Join us from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM to visit with organizations and groups that are either female-centric or young professional focused. You'll hear from guest speakers, meet over 100+ women, and learn all about the incredible groups and growing communities that already exist to serve a Bad Bish like YOU.

Register to attend

Organizations represented at the expo include The Diva Movement, Creative Babes, Columbus Women's Commission, Create Columbus Commission, Women's Small Business Accelerator, Columbus Urban League Young Professionals, United Way's Women's Leadership Council, Big Brother Big Sisters mentoring opportunities, and more! Admission includes access to these incredible groups, eligibility for raffle prizes, and snacks and wine.

AGENDA:
5:30 PM Registration opens! Attendees begin exploring, and snacks and wine are served :)
6:00 PM Remarks from participating groups
7:15 PM Names drawn from raffle prizes!
7:30 PM Doors close

COST: $18
**This event is for women only**

Questions? Email Erin Scott at erin@badbishnetwork.com

THE LINE-UP:
Columbus Women's Commission
Create Columbus Commission
The Diva Movement
Girls on the Run
Big Brothers Big Sisters
POWER
Creative Babes
Women’s Small Business Accelerator
Columbus Urban League Young Professionals 
United Way
Young Jewish Columbus
Columbus Young Professionals Club
*More to Come

PARKING:
The most recommended spaces are the garage at Serendipity Labs, which is attached to the building and is accessible from E. State between the Fifth Third Center and Ohio Theatre OR under the Statehouse. Both options take credit cards and are around $5 for parking.

6:00pm

Volunteer at the Welcome Warehouse
Join Columbus Gives Back during Columbus YP Week to serve residents around the Columbus area at the Welcome Warehouse. We will be assisting with stocking and sorting and other projects as necessary. This is a tremendously rewarding experience that allows us to provide such an essential service to individuals and families in the Dublin area

Register to attend

Where to Find us: Welcome Warehouse is located behind Five Guys and Sunny Street Cafe in the Avery Square Shopping Center. The address is 7032 Hospital Dr., but don't put that in a GPS because it takes you to the wrong location. Above is a map showing the location and entrance. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind the shopping center.

After the Event: We encourage you to join us afterwards for some food and drinks as part of our #socialtwist!


Thursday April 26, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcome Warehouse 7032 Hospital Dr., Dublin, OH 43016
 
Friday, April 27
 

7:30am

YP Week Basecamp Day 5: Design Thinking Session
Join us for YP Week Basecamp: Day #5 at the CCAD Mind Market (5 Cleveland Ave. in downtown Columbus) during Columbus YP Week to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. This Basecamp event will be facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students. It is FREE to attend and all are welcome.

The final session of the week is an interactive Design Thinking exercise in which we’ll respond personally and creatively to the weeks’ themes. Design Thinking is a collaborative approach to innovation that begins with building a shared cross-disciplinary understanding of the problem and the stakeholders involved. This approach has become popular with business leaders, engineers, marketers, and product designers, in areas as diverse as healthcare, sustainability, education, urban planning, new product and service development, and entertainment.

Participants will work in groups using a variety of materials, as they are guided through a fast-paced series of activities. Participants come away not only with deeper insights about the week’s key lessons, but also with first-hand experience in one of today’s most important innovation methods in business, engineering, and design communities in companies such as Apple, Google, Starbucks, and P&G.

**Because of the nature of this workshop, participants must commit to the entirety of the time allotted. In addition, the number of attendees is limited to 50 people in order to make this session productive.**

AGENDA:
  • 7:30-8:00AM      Coffee, Breakfast, and Networking
  • 8:00-8:15AM      Insights from the Week
  • 8:15-8:30AM       Design Thinking Introduction
  • 8:30-10:00AM      Design Thinking Workshop
  • 10:00-10:30AM       Sharing ideas
  • 10:30AM    Wrap up and closing remarks

ABOUT BASECAMP:
Each morning during Columbus Young Professionals Week, YP Week Basecamp will allow you to learn about how major sectors of our city are transforming to accommodate an evolving workforce. All Basecamp events and presentations are FREE to attend. Coffee and light breakfast will also be provided to attendees free of charge! Topics will include:

Next Generation of Civic Leaders (facilitated by Columbus Inspires and Create Columbus)
Transportation: Smart is Just the Start (facilitated by COTA)
 HR's Connection with Community (facilitated by Human Resource Association of Central Ohio)
The Changing Landscape of Poverty in Columbus (facilitated by United Way of Central Ohio)
The Changing Columbus: Design Thinking Workshop (facilitated by CCAD Master of Design professors and students)

YP Week Basecamp morning sessions are being facilitated by faculty and students of CCAD's Master of Design program. The Master of Design program is a business-minded higher ed curriculum. It teaches students to effectively and creatively solve complex organizational, business or societal challenges by taking a human-centric, collaborative and holistic approach to crafting strategy. Today's economy is driven by innovation and creativity, and CCAD Master of Design prepares students to succeed in this economy.

Friday April 27, 2018 7:30am - 10:30am
CCAD Mind Market 5 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215

8:00am

Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all attendees and participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!

The expo is hosted over three days: Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 in Columbus.

More Info

9:00am

CBusStudentHack 2018: Coding for Community
The CBusStudentHack - a 7-week programming contest for central Ohio area high school students - will culminate at a finale event during Columbus YP Week at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. An annual event hosted by Franklin University, its branch campus Urbana University, and Battelle, this year’s contest concentrated on creating apps focused on peacebuilding and conflict resolution for a better community.

CBusStudentHack provides Columbus area high school students 21st century skills via computer science education, prepares the students for college and career readiness, solves real world problems and opens the doors of opportunity and creativity.

Teams of 2 to 4 students will participate in this year’s competition from the following central Ohio high schools: Bishop Hartley High School, Central Crossing ALC, Circleville High School, Columbus Downtown High School, Dublin Jerome High School, Dublin Scioto High School, eSTEM Academy, Reynoldsburg High School, Franklin Heights High School, Gahanna Lincoln High School, Grove City High School, Horizon Science Academy Columbus High School, Marburn Academy, Mechanicsburg High School, Metro Institute of Technology, Reynoldsburg (HS)2 STEM Academy, Thomas Worthington High School, Upper Arlington High School, Watkins Memorial High School, Westland High School, and Delaware Area Career Center.

Throughout the 7-week period, the student teams used coding software to develop their own app. The apps must be focused on peacebuilding and conflict resolution for a better community. The students’ work will be judged on software quality, the potential impact on peacebuilding, execution and creativity. A team of central Ohio area leaders will judge the students’ work, and winners will be announced at a finale event on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Winning student teams will be awarded the following prizes:
•           Grand Prize: $2,500
•           2nd Place:  $1,500
•           3rd Place:  $1,000
Other raffles and prizes will be available to the students.

To learn more please visit the CBusStudentHack website at cbusstudenthack.org and to join the conversation on social media, please use the hashtag #CBusStudentHack.

Friday April 27, 2018 9:00am - 1:30pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

10:30am

Gahanna Chamber's Job Fair 2018
Looking for seasonal help?  Join the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce for their Seasonal Job Fair!

6:00pm

CULYP YP Empowerment Summit Welcome Reception
Attendees of Saturday's CULYP YP Empowerment Summit are invited to join us for the official welcome reception on Friday night. This will be an opportunity to meet and network with fellow attendees along with some of our speakers and guests.

This event is included with CULYP YP Summit registration.

If you have questions please email Jonathan Ross at culyp.ypsummit@cul.org.

Friday April 27, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Little Rock Bar 944 N 4th St Columbus, OH 43201
  • At-a-Glance 21+

6:30pm

Rust Belt Takeover of Columbus
The Young Ohio Preservationists (YOPs) are hosting the Rust Belt Takeover of Columbus, April 27-29.

Highlights of the weekend will include behind the scenes tours of landmark buildings, an advocacy workshop with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a variety of social events. Read full event descriptions here: http://bit.ly/2DKjh0c

The event is open to the public with prior registration. Thanks to support from the Create Columbus Commission all tours are free. Register here: http://bit.ly/2Gb9NQZ

Formed in 2016, the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists (RBCoYP) unites the Rust Belt’s growing young preservationist movement. The mission of the Coalition is to create a common forum among groups within the region, mentor and support newly formed young preservationists groups, and use the power of our collective voices to effect change in the preservation movement.

The Young Ohio Preservationists are a group of youngish folks interested in preservation and community revitalization. The YOPs and Heritage Ohio welcome people of all ages to be part of this event.

Friday April 27, 2018 6:30pm - Sunday April 29, 2018 3:30pm
Throughout Columbus

7:15pm

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Purchase Tickets

Friday April 27, 2018 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215
 
Saturday, April 28
 

8:00am

Capital City Half Marathon
The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon & Commit To Be 5K Run will be held April 28, 2018 in downtown Columbus. Experience the event at a runner, a spectator, or a volunteer.

Full Details

Saturday April 28, 2018 8:00am - 1:00pm
Capital City Half Marathon 160 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

8:00am

Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all attendees and participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!

The expo is hosted over three days: Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 in Columbus.

More Info

8:00am

CULYP YP Empowerment Summit 2018

OVERVIEW The Columbus Urban League Young Professionals will host its inaugural YP Empowerment Summit, a one-day professional development conference designed to provide Central Ohio young professionals and Millennials with the tools needed to enhance their respective career paths. With the theme, “360 Empowerment: A Focus on Personal, Professional & Community Growth,” the Summit will explore what it means to be a young professional in today’s landscape. Attendees will have the opportunity to expand their professional network while being immersed in interactive and thought-provoking sessions; all with the purpose of helping YPs live their best lives.

COST 
Thanks to our presenting sponsor The Create Columbus Commission and our luncheon sponsor the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority the CULYP YP Empowerment Summit is FREE!
Register!​​​

 BREAKOUT SESSIONS Summit attendees will have the ability to choose from three (3) programming tracks focusing on the areas Personal, Professional and Community empowermentEach track will include 3 workshops/sessions for attendee’s to choose from and attend.

Empowerment Tracks:
Personal – Designed to fuel the mind, body and soul, the personal development track will provide attendees with key tips to enhance their overall wellness, self-efficacy, goal setting and communication. The track will also focus on financial wellness and empowerment…because, at the end of the day, we all want to make #MoneyMoves.

Professional – Whether you’re an influencer, entrepreneur, creative or business professional, this track has something for you. In this high energy, informative session, attendees will hone their leadership skills while learning the art of risk-taking, failing up and leveraging resources to achieve their next career milestone.

Community – Young professionals play a critical role in shaping our future. As the leaders of tomorrow, how is today’s rising talent being empowered to drive our cities and communities forward? Here, YPs will learn the ins and outs of civic engagement, board participation, public service and how to claim the mark you want to leave on the world.  The result? A continuum of professional and leadership development central to the growth and betterment of our communities.

CULYP YP Summit Agenda
8:00am-9:00am Registration/Refreshments/Networking
9:00am-9:30am Welcome/Remarks (Intro from Leadership, NULYP Address)
9:30am-11:00am Opening Plenary Panel
11:00am-12:15am Breakout Session 1
12:30pm-2:00pm Luncheon/ Keynote
2:00pm-2:30pm Image Empowerment/Headshots/Networking
2:30pm-3:30pm Breakout Session 2
3:40 pm- 4:40pm Breakout Session 3
3:40 pm- 4:40pm Image Empowerment/Headshots/Networking

Questions? Email Jonathan Ross at culyp.ypsummit@cul.org

Speakers
avatar for Jay Bobo

Jay Bobo

Co-Founder, Cards for All People
avatar for Suzy Bureau

Suzy Bureau

Founder, GiveBackHack & International Startup
avatar for LaShaun Carter

LaShaun Carter

Director of Strategy, Diversity, and Evaluation Services, Franklin County Children's Services
avatar for Tia Chambers

Tia Chambers

Founder, Financially Fit & Fab
avatar for Kwame Christian

Kwame Christian

Business Lawyer & Director, American Negotiation Institute
avatar for Sean Walton, Esq

Sean Walton, Esq

Attorney & Co-Founder, Walton + Brown LLP
avatar for Shayla Favor

Shayla Favor

Creator, Live for the Journey
avatar for Andrea Fremman

Andrea Fremman

Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, L Brands Inc
avatar for Matthew Goldstein

Matthew Goldstein

Executive Director, BESA Community Inc.
avatar for Derek Grosso

Derek Grosso

CEO and Founder, Columbus Young Professionals Club
avatar for Marguerethe Jaede

Marguerethe Jaede

Continuous Improvement Manager, Future Ready Columbus
avatar for Dr. Chenelle A. Jones

Dr. Chenelle A. Jones

Lead Faculty, Criminal Justice Administration, Franklin University
avatar for Mark Lomax

Mark Lomax

Community Research and Grants Management Officer, The Columbus Foundation
avatar for Lauren McBride

Lauren McBride

BuckeyeLearn Analyst, The Ohio State University
Columbus Urban League Young Professionals Membership Chair
avatar for Emmanuel V. Remy

Emmanuel V. Remy

City Council, City of Columbus
avatar for Bakari Sellers

Bakari Sellers

Political Commentator, CNN
avatar for Yohannan Terrell

Yohannan Terrell

Partner-CEO, Warhol & WALL ST.
avatar for Natilie Williams

Natilie Williams

Professional Development Speaker
avatar for Alexia Winfield

Alexia Winfield

Curator, Columbus Book Project



9:30am

Eating Healthy for a Whole Family
Flourish Chiropractic invites you to the first session of their Coffee Talk Series. This is a FREE event for you and anyone you know! Complimentary coffee and light snacks will be provided.

Register to attend

On the last Saturday morning of each month from 9:30-11am, we'll be hosting local experts in different topics to educate and inform us as to how we can better the quality of life for ourselves and our loved ones!

This month, we're excited to introduce Lindsey Mathes RDN, LDN. Lindsey is an intuitive eating and living dietitian who believes that food should satisfy, nourish, and energize.  She helps individuals develop healthy relationships with food and their bodies by learning how to listen to and trust in your own body.

Come and learn how easy it can be to prepare nutrient-dense, satisfying meals and snacks that the whole family will love, without spending hours in the kitchen or making multiple meals. And most importantly, discover how your role as a parent can have a tremendous influence on your child's relationship with food and how you can make it a positive one.

Saturday April 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Flourish Chiropractic 6677 Dublin Center Drive, Dublin, OH 43017

9:30am

YMCA "Walking School Bus" Community Clean-up
CYP Club Cares is hosting a group volunteer activity during Columbus YP Week with the YMCA Community Corps: Linden program. Volunteers will participate in a "Walking School Bus" community clean-up, walking along the children's Safe Routes to School near Hamilton and Windsor Elementary Schools.

Register to attend

Our activity is to walk along elementary school bus routes and collect refuse along the way. We will have only one shift. We'll meet at St. Stephen's, divide into two groups (or so) and then walk to our respective schools. We'll walk the actual Walking School Bus Routes, finishing up by 1:00pm, and then head back at St. Stephen's. We’ll head to a nearby location for lunch/drinks afterwards for those who want to stick around.

Who to Look For: This volunteer activity will be led by CYP Club Cares board members Tiffany Priest and Brent Cogar.

What to Wear: Please dress comfortably.

Where to Park: Parking is available for free at St. Stephen's Center!

Contact us if you have any questions about this event.

Saturday April 28, 2018 9:30am - 1:00pm
St. Stephen's Center 1500 E. 17th Avenue Columbus, OH 43219

10:00am

Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
Columbus Gives Back invites you to join Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) for one of the coolest community projects you can find. After a spectacular experience down the street painting in Wedgewood Middle School, CRIS will work with staff, students, and families of Eakin Elementary School (a refugee and immigrant heavy population) and volunteers like you to transform their cafeteria walls into a beautiful mural designed with input from the students themselves to help make the school feel like their own.

Register to attend

What to Bring: Please wear clothing you do not mind getting some paint on. The prep work will almost entirely be complete, so all you will really have to do is paint in the lines. If volunteers could bring some medium/ small acrylic brushes, that would be wonderful!

About CRIS: Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) is an independent non-profit organization and refugee resettlement agency that resettles individuals and families from all over the world and serves the growing refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio with a tremendous amount of programs.

#SocialTwist: After the event, we encourage you to join us for food or drinks and have fun with other cool volunteers like you!


Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Eakin Elementary School 3774 Eakin Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

10:00am

Independent Bookstore Day 2018
Stop by and help Ohio’s largest independent bookstore - The Book Loft of German VIllage - celebrate its forty-first year! Throughout the day, they will be raffling off prizes and giving away Advanced Reader’s Editions of upcoming children’s books.

SPECIAL GUESTS

1-3 p.m. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, journalist and author of the Andy Hayes Mysteries, will be greeting guests and signing copies of his new novel The Third Brother.

1-3 p.m. Kenneth Wright, co-owner of Verdigris Market Garden, will be in our cookbook room signing copies of his book Ken's Kitchen Garden: Creating a Life of Plenty: One Home’s Journey to Self Reliance.

2-4 p.m. Michael J. Rosen, writer, illustrator, author of over 125 books for children and adults, will be in our Children’s wing signing copies of Horse Haiku and his new poetry collection Every Species of Hope.

2-4 p.m. David Meyers and Elise Meyers, the author historians of many of our bestselling books, will be in our newly revamped local interest section promoting their new title Ohio's Black Hand Syndicate: The Birth of Organized Crime in America.

3-5 p.m. Dan Koboldt, geneticist and author of The Gateways to Alissia series, will be premiering his latest The World Awakening.


Saturday April 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:00pm
The Book Loft of German Village 631 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206

2:00pm

Offstage at the Jazz Academy with Nicole Henry & Michael Lynche
Join Columbus Jazz Orchestra guest artists Nicole Henry and Michael Lynche for a casual and engaging conversation with you – the audience - at the Lincoln Theatre's Jazz Academy! “Offstage at the Jazz Academy” provides participants a FREE behind-the-scenes glimpse at the unique lives and music of local guest artists – adding a new perspective to being an audience member. You will have the opportunity to hear music and insights of each artist and ask questions in an intimate setting at the Jazz Academy.

Saturday April 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jazz Academy at the Lincoln Theatre 769 E. Long St, 4th Floor, Columbus, OH 43203

3:00pm

Tabletop Day 2018 with Beers & Board Games Club
Join the Beers and Board Games Club of Columbus for the fourth annual International Tabletop Day celebration! This year we're excited to be taking over the mezzanine level of DogTap Columbus!  We'll have tons of games and of course a great selection of BrewDog beers on draft (they have a full bar and kitchen, too).

BrewDog will be generously donating 20% from every check to Nationwide Children's Hospital as part of our group's annual fundraising campaign with Extra Life. To date, we have donated over $20,000 to help sick kids in our community. Additional donations can be made at https://www.extra-life.org/team/bbg.

Register now


Saturday April 28, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
BrewDog 96 Gender Road, Canal Winchester, OH 43110

4:00pm

Homegrown: Becoming A Music City Screening
Attend an original documentary about the Columbus music scene produced entirely by GROOVE U students. It's an exclusive one-time screening followed by a performance by Doc Robinson. Advance tickets are $5, or $10 door day of show.

Purchase tickets
Watch the official trailer

Saturday April 28, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gateway Film Center 1550 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201

7:15pm

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Purchase Tickets

Saturday April 28, 2018 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215

7:30pm

Columbus Crew SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Cheer on your favorite local soccer team, Columbus Crew SC, during a home game at MAPFRE Stadium. The Crew is offering discounted Lower Sideline ($32 per person) and South End ($23 per person) tickets during Columbus YP Week. This price also includes access into a Happy Hour – where your first beer is free!

Use discount code: 7HH428

Purchase Tickets


Saturday April 28, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm
MAPFRE Stadium One Black & Gold Blvd., Columbus, OH 43211
 
Sunday, April 29
 

8:00am

Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018
The Ohio Entrepreneur Expo 2018 is designed to provide all attendees and participants with the resources, guidance and inspiration necessary to move forward, take action, and launch The Entrepreneurial Dream!

The expo is hosted over three days: Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 in Columbus.

More Info

10:00am

Mural Painting for Eakin Elementary
Columbus Gives Back invites you to join Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) for one of the coolest community projects you can find. After a spectacular experience down the street painting in Wedgewood Middle School, CRIS will work with staff, students, and families of Eakin Elementary School (a refugee and immigrant heavy population) and volunteers like you to transform their cafeteria walls into a beautiful mural designed with input from the students themselves to help make the school feel like their own.

Register to attend

What to Bring: Please wear clothing you do not mind getting some paint on. The prep work will almost entirely be complete, so all you will really have to do is paint in the lines. If volunteers could bring some medium/ small acrylic brushes, that would be wonderful!

About CRIS: Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) is an independent non-profit organization and refugee resettlement agency that resettles individuals and families from all over the world and serves the growing refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio with a tremendous amount of programs.

#SocialTwist: After the event, we encourage you to join us for food or drinks and have fun with other cool volunteers like you!


Sunday April 29, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
Eakin Elementary School 3774 Eakin Rd., Columbus, OH 43228

2:05pm

The Ohio Machine: Hops for Hunger End Zone with Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Did you know that Columbus has a professional lacrosse team and they were the league champions last year? Well it’s time to go check them out at their season opener! This year, The Ohio Machine and Mid-Ohio Foodbank (MOF) have partnered in an effort to raise awareness and funds by opening a special “Hops for Hunger End Zone” at all Ohio Machine home games, including the Sunday, April 29th game during Columbus YP Week!

A portion of every beer in the end zone and ticket sale using special code MOF18 will help fight hunger in our community. We need YPs to come out and celebrate the kick-off of a new season.
 
Purchase Tickets

Each ticket with special promo code MOF18 includes a donation to MOF, $2 off regular ticket price, limited edition Machine hat and group recognition at the game.

Sunday April 29, 2018 2:05pm - 4:00pm
Fortress Obetz 1841 Williams Rd, Columbus, OH 43207

2:05pm

Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Cheer on your favorite local baseball club, Columbus Clippers, during a home game at Huntington Park in the Arena District. The Clippers are the Triple-A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

Purchase Tickets

Sunday April 29, 2018 2:05pm - 4:05pm
Huntington Park 330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215

3:00pm

Bake Cookies for Ronald McDonald House Families
Join CYP Club Cares during Columbus YP Week to bake cookies for families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio! Creating homemade snacks and treats are a fun way to provide a taste of home for the families at the House.

Register to attend

What to Expect: As part of this service project, our volunteers will be given access to the RMHC kitchen space and will work as a team to bake cookies. Please bring what you'd like to bake - baking supplies & additional ingredients will be provided.

Who to Look For: This volunteer activity will be led by CYP Club Cares board member Julia Jackels.

What to Wear: Please dress comfortably.

Where to Park: Parking is available in the RMHC staff/volunteer lot for free. Use the call box to let them know you are a volunteer.

Contact us if you have any questions about this event.


5:00pm

GiveBackHack – Community Night
GiveBackHack is the launchpad for social innovation in Columbus. Have you ever had an idea to solve an issue in our community? GiveBackHack is the next step. Attend to partner up with the community and find the resources to make that idea a reality.

Register to attend

While the GiveBackHack event runs from Friday through Sunday, YP Week attendees can come out on Sunday night (5pm) to see the amazing products/ideas that the Columbus community has created in just one weekend. Be ready to be inspired. This is a free ticket and anyone is welcome to attend, but there is a suggested community investment of $10 that will go directly towards funding your favorite idea.

Who attends? Engaged citizens, designers, developers, non-profit leaders, business men/women, entrepreneurs, changemakers and more.