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7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m

Hours vary by location. Please visit the page for each opportunity center for a complete schedule.

Who We Are

The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services provides workforce development and family support programs that improve the quality of life for Franklin County residents.

2019 MBK Village Youth Conference 2019

The My Brothers Keeper’s (MBK) Village Youth Leadership Conference on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Columbus Africentirc Early College K-12 will feature a highly interactive, skills-based multimedia training designed to promote and produce positive leadership development for rising, talented youth and young adults.

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Franklin County pledges nearly $1M to support CelebrateOne

The Franklin County Commissioners and Department of Job and Family Services are proud partners with CelebrateOne, the community-wide collaborative to reduce infant mortality across central Ohio. On Aug. 22, 2017, the Commissioners approved $950,000 to provide free cribs for 1,300 eligible families, fund an infant safe sleep media campaign and support neighborhood-driven initiatives in Franklinton and the Hilltop. 

Protect your baby by following the ABCs of Safe Sleep.

  • Alone
  • Back
  • Crib (empty) 
Every nap. Every Night. Every time.

Watch CelebrateOne's "Real People... Real Stories" video and read more about this Franklin County-Columbus partnership.

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Director Joy Bivens to lend voice to human services, education policies

The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) Director has been asked to serve on a national committee for an organization often consulted on important issues facing the country. FCDJFS Director Joy Bivens is now serving on the National Association of Counties (NACo)'s  Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee.

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Revamped county program hopes to help lower the eviction rate

The revamped Prevention, Retention and Contigency (PRC) Program aims to help families facing eviction. This program offers a one-time helping hand. A Franklin County representative is available to answer questions and help families apply for the program in the hallway near Eviction Court five days a week.

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Program for South Side Boys of Color Featured at CMC

"I Am My Brother's Keeper" is a place-based, collective-impact initiative that helps bridge opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color on the South Side of Columbus. Watch as FCDJFS Chief Strategy Officer Charles Noble moderates a Columbus Metropolitan Club panel discussion about the ways the our Agency, the Ohio State Kirwan Institute, Columbus Urban League and many other South Side partners are working together to provide experiential learning opportunities, mentoring and more.  

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Teens Learn Coding Thanks to FCDJFS-funded Program

NBC 4i's Mark Taylor visited Whitehall Yearling High School to meet students enrolled in Student WEB CORPS, one of the work experience programs funded through the Franklin County Summer Youth Success Program. Students learn Web design and project management skills while working in teams to build a website for a mock business -- all while earning a paycheck.
Click here to watch the NBC4i segment. Click here to learn more about Student WEB CORPS and TECH CORPS.

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Commissioners Approve Funding for PACT Health Science Academies

The Franklin County Commissioners are helping to foster more interest in STEM careers among area youth with a program that engages both students and their parents.

Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT) was awarded a contract by the commissioners allowing this novel program to enter into its third year with Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS). 

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The Franklin County Commissioners announced on Friday, Sept. 28 that they will help continue the community health worker program via a $180,000 allotment for the Ohio State University College of Nursing and CelebrateOne, The county funding will help provide training for 75 people through June. CelebrateOne and the OSU nursing school train residents to combat higher infant-mortality rates in targeted Columbus-area neighborhoods.

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