Columbus Is My Neighborhood

Acknowledging the unsung heroes of the Neighborhood of Columbus.

Columbus is my Neighborhood will give a face and voice to community leaders who have devoted their lives to their neighborhood in order to highlight their activism and commitment.

Black and white portraits of these leaders will be displayed on the IKE Smart City kiosks located throughout Columbus, OH in addition to a social media aspect which will also include their stories.

The series will be on display throughout October 2021.

Nomination applications have now closed! Follow @CbusIsMyNbhd on social media to see our highlighted Columbus leaders.

About Columbus Is My Neighborhood

Kendra Asiedu (she/her, of Westerville, International Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies) and Tori Burton (she/her, of Dublin, Bioengineering) are 4th-year students who are participating in the Nonprofit Immersion Program at The Ohio State University. As Columbus natives themselves, Kendra and Tori are partnering with the Neighborhood Design Center to complete an art project called Columbus is my Neighborhood, which aims to highlight Columbus natives for their contribution to their communities.

The Nonprofit Immersion Program is a cohort of students who are paired with nonprofit organizations in Columbus. Students serve as non-voting members of the organizations' boards for one year, where they learn about, and get hands-on experience in, the inner workings of a nonprofit.

The mission of the Neighborhood Design Center is to promote economic prosperity and an enriched quality of life through the rediscovery and revitalization of the built environment in underserved communities in Columbus.

Although Columbus, OH is extremely diverse and is made up of many unique communitites, it is a special place to live— a city with neighborhood charm. No matter which community you belong to, we are all part of the Columbus Neighborhood.

There are many Columbus natives who have devoted their lives to making their neighborhood a better place without receiving the recognition they deserve.

Columbus is my Neighborhood will give a face and voice to these leaders in order to highlight their activism and commitment to their communities.

Black and white portraits of these leaders will be displayed on the IKE Smart City kiosks located throughout Columbus, OH in October 2021. These portraits will be accompanied by a social media aspect which will also include their stories.

The Team

Kendra Asiedu (The Ohio State University)
Tori Burton (The Ohio State University)
Lisa Snyder (Neighborhood Design Center)
Shelbi Harris (Neighborhood Design Center)
Jehan Daugherty (Jehan LLC)

Aaron Hopkins

De Lena Scales

Donna Bates

Ed Amos

Fredrick LaMarr

Jeffrey Carter

Linda Nelson

Monique Williams-McCoy

Natalie Donnally

Peggy Williams

Roshelle Pate

Varsha Prabu

Partners

Thank you to our amazing partners that support Columbus Is My Neighborhood.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns about the project!

cbusismynbhd@gmail.com