Included: Real-Life Lessons for Deconstructing Exclusionary Communities
Researcher and author Richard Kahlenberg, who interviewed Families Flourish families in 2020 about their experiences in the program, has now turned his research into the book “Excluded.”
On Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. FF partners with CCAD to feature Kahlenberg with panelists Kumi Walker and Doug Ulman, who grew up together in Columbia, MD, a city designed to resist segregation.
RSVP above right, and buy your book in advance to have the author sign it after the evening’s panel.
Power of Opportunity Fundraiser 2023
Families Flourish’s Power of Opportunity fundraiser is planned for Thursday, December 7, from 5:30-7 p.m.
Eat, drink, DONATE, and meet some members of our new families and our pilot families. Watch this webpage for more details as the committee secures them.
Families Flourish makes affordable rental housing available in neighborhoods that offer access to green spaces, schools, safe neighborhoods, employment and other indicators of success so that all families at all income levels in Central Ohio have a true choice to live in a community of opportunity.
Be part of our growth! Tickets fuel our invitation for the next families to enter our unique program. The family you help may very well be a family living around the corner.
Thank you to our Power of Opportunity Sponsors
Is Snob Zoning America's New Redlining?
Join Families Flourish at Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday, November 29 at noon.
Featuring Richard D. Kahlenberg, Non-resident Scholar, Center on Education and Workforce, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute, Professorial Lecturer, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University, and Author, Excluded: How Snob Zoning, NIMBYism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don’t See, and Shayla Favor, Member, Columbus City Council, with host Amy Klaben. President & CEO, Families Flourish.
Help Us Meet your Neighbors, Friends, Colleagues or Fellow Congregants!
Families Flourish is looking for willing hosts and sponsors to introduce us to more Central Ohio neighbors. Here’s how you can help:
Host a House Party
Host us at your place of work
Do you belong to an employee resource group, professional development circle or does your company host regular community meetings? We would love 10 minutes to tell your colleagues about our work.
Introduce us to your faith community
Families Flourish has enjoyed the support of several Central Ohio faith groups. If your congregation has a mission committee, a regular program with speaker needs, or another way to connect, please consider an invitation to Families Flourish.