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Spruce Up Sullivant!

18 Sep

Confluence members are active in the Franklinton neighborhood! On Saturday, September 7, all five volunteers with Confluence were able to participate in Mayor Coleman and The Franklinton Board of Trade’s impact initiative alongside roughly 200 volunteers from various  Columbus organizations, hospitals, and churches. The initiative lasted all morning and included the creation of new landscaped areas, the removal of litter and debris, and giving nine storefronts a new facelift with fresh coats of paint. Here are some pictures from the day’s events, featuring your own Confluence volunteers painting and bringing new life to their valued neighborhood!


A garage on Sullivant is renewed with some help of the Confluence volunteers and fresh paint.


Confluence Volunteer Amour Inman carefully adds paint to window trim.


Confluence Volunteer Zach Leamy adds some green finishing to the window trim.


Confluence Program Director Jed Dearing poses with a paintbrush.

Meet the 2013-14 Volunteers

4 Sep
Confluence Members
Pictured clockwise from left, Kristyn Vergauwen, Zach Leamy, Gene Sludge, Amour Inman, and Stephen Hash.
Our inaugural class of Volunteers has arrived, coming to us from Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Ohio.
Be sure to check out the newly updated Meet the Volunteers page to learn more about this great group of young adults committing to a year of service in Franklinton.

Meet the Volunteers: Amour Inman

21 Aug

What does Amour fancy herself as? (hint: it involves travel) What makes Amour tick? Where did she come from? Find out the answer to all these questions and more when you visit the Meet the Volunteers tab!


Meet the Volunteers: Stephen Hash

13 Aug

This post begins a first in a series on the five interns recently chosen for the 2013-2014 Confluence year. Learn what job Stephen claims prepared him for anything,  what his twin brother is up to now, and what his hopes are for his involvement with St. John’s on the Meet the Volunteers page.


Welcome Lower Lights Ministries as a Partner Organization

27 Mar

We are proud to announce Lower Lights Ministries as our fourth Partner Organization which will be providing a worksite for one of our participants.

Motivated by the love of God, the mission of Lower Lights Ministries is to promote the development and well-being of individuals, families and the community of Franklinton by partnering together as loving neighbors. Their vision is to see The Franklinton community holistically restored into a thriving neighborhood with Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation. Lower Lights achieves this mission through family mentoring, tutoring, financial skills training, revitalizing housing stock, and numerous other offerings.

There is the potential for the participant placed at Lower Lights to work in one of three areas with the organization.

1. Development Intern

The intern will be responsible for Grants research and writing which includes a thorough understanding of Lower Lights Ministries’ programs. Secondarily, the intern will be a communications assistant, writing copy for social media interaction; email communication and web development. Development Intern.Confluence

2. Technology Specialist

The intern will be responsible for website development, PC hardware and software support, end user support, and developing system maintenance. Technology Specialist (1)

3. Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides support for the Management Team, including the CEO, Director of Volunteer Services and Director of Development. LLM Administrative Assistant Technology Specialist (1)

Welcome the Franklinton Development Association as a Partner Organization!

19 Mar

Confluence is proud to introduce our newest Partner Organization, the Franklinton Development Association. The Franklinton Development Association (FDA) is a not-for-profit community development corporation designated with the task of providing housing and economic opportunities to the people of Franklinton.  Made up of residents and community leaders, FDA strives to find equitable solutions to the problems that  our neighborhood must address. The FDA will provide a dynamic worksite for one of our participants.

Projects Assistant


The Projects Assistant will support FDA’s implementation of its seasonal projects, development projects, and outreach efforts.  Activities will include administrative support, social media management, and research and reporting.  Download the full Position Description here. FDA – Projects Assistant

Welcome Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a Partner Organization

15 Mar

Confluence is proud to announce that Nationwide Children’s Hospital will be one of our five partner organizations for the 2013 – 2014 Confluence Year. They will be providing a dynamic job that will couple policy development with after school programming which will allow the volunteer the opportunity to understand the administrative and relational aspects of obesity prevention.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital


General Description:

The Confluence Volunteer for Population Health will assist with the development, administration and implementation of community based and population health promotion and disease prevention strategies within Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s priority geographic area.  The Confluence Volunteer for Population Health should have an interest in social determinants of health solutions, coordination and linkages among multiple sectors, and working within a diverse population.  Responsibilities will include exposure to a breadth of interventions ranging from after-school programming to policy development.

Download Full Job Description: Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Population Health