From ABC 6 Columbus:
Changing lives and futures, one student at a time. The city of Columbus is pouring funding into an effort aimed at providing stable housing for hundreds who need it.
The 'Success Bridge' program was launched at Columbus State Community College in an effort to help struggling youngsters.
The focus of the program is to give hundreds of students the support and ability to graduate school. The key point in all of this is housing, giving students a stable environment to help push their lives forward.
From Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther to city council president Shannon Hardin, the effort is vital to ensure local students have the aid necessary to complete college. A major part of that effort is secure housing.
On Monday, city leaders announced additional funding for the 'Success Bridge' program at Columbus State.
Success Bridge was created through an innovative partnership among Columbus State Community College, the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, Homeless Families Foundation, and the Community Shelter Board.
Start-up funding support came from the Fifth Third Foundation, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, and Columbus State Community College.
Read ABC 6 Columbus's article "Columbus State program assisting students with housing needs."