Our Community Projects
The Junior League of Columbus serves the community by providing volunteers and funds for community projects throughout the Greater Columbus community. Through fully or partially funded projects, volunteer assistance, or “quick impact” projects, the Junior League of Columbus collaborates with community members to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of individuals. Today we have two main projects: Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide, Advocate, and Provide) and Kelton House Museum and Garden.
The Junior League of Columbus’ new Signature Project, Bridging the G.A.P. (Guide. Advocate. Provide.), supports youth aging out of the foster care system.
When kids in foster care turn 18, they are no longer part of the foster care system, and many find themselves living alone, without the support, resources, and guidance of a stable family or other caring adults in their lives. Each year in Ohio alone, close to 1,000 youth transition out of the foster care system. The Junior League of Columbus is working diligently to find ways to guide, advocate, and provide for our local youth in need.
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the Victorian Era through the eyes of the Kelton family. Built in 1852, this historic landmark incorporates elements of the Greek Revival and Italianate styles and was part of the Underground Railroad. Rooms are decorated to display the style and materials that were available during this time period; most of the furnishings that visitors see were owned by the Kelton family. The gardens feature statuary, lattice work, hedges and diverse plant specimens that demonstrate a Victorian sensibility.