United Way of Central Ohio

Neighborhood Training Academy

Learn to Improve Your Community Through the Neighborhood Training Academy

The Neighborhood Training Academy provides grassroots, small nonprofits and community residents the opportunity to improve existing skills, build or improve organizational capabilities and create new ways in developing stronger and safer neighborhoods.

United Way of Central Ohio’s Neighborhood Partnership Center (NPC)’s Training Academy and its community partners offer over 60 low cost  training in:

  • Grant Writing
  • Organizational Development
  • Financial Stability
  • Technology Building
  • Safe Homes and Neighborhoods

The Neighborhood Training Academy is made possible with the support and partnership of more than twenty local non-profit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, faith-based organizations and independent consultants. All of these organizations share in our objective of building vibrant neighborhoods.


United Way of Central Ohio has increased its efforts to improve neighborhoods by focusing on five priority neighborhoods in Franklin County: Franklinton, King Lincoln, Northland, Near South Side and Weinland Park.

These areas were chosen based on their needs and asset-based trends and the opportunity these neighborhoods have for achieving lasting change. In 2008, United Way adopted strategies that will reduce the number of vacant and abandoned housing units by one third, as well as reduce the crime rate by 30 percent in these priority neighborhoods over the next decade.

For additional information, contact Sharon L. Ware, Assistant Impact Director, Neighborhood Partnership Center, at Sharon.ware@uwcentralohio.org or call at 614-241-3071.