Prenatal to Age 5…And Beyond.
At Future Ready Columbus, our role is to serve as the backbone entity to organize, align, and mobilize a variety of stakeholders and providers to create collective impact that benefits children, families, and ultimately, entire communities.
But we’re not alone.
It’s more than just all of us here at Future Ready Columbus.
It’s our board.
It’s our sponsors and partners.
It’s early-learning educators.
It’s other nonprofit organizations.
It’s libraries and museums.
It’s churches and community centers.
Our Goal: 100% of Franklin County children will demonstrate readiness for kindergarten by 2030.
To achieve this goal, we must start before preschool. Even before birth.
We must look at the whole child, the whole family, and the whole community.
We must fix shortages and unequal distribution of quality early-learning opportunities for children.
Improve the access and effectiveness of training available to teachers.
Increase the education and resources available to parents.
Raise awareness of the crucial role early-childhood mental, physical, and emotional health plays in the future success of our children.
Andrew J. Ginther, City of Columbus, Co-Chair
George S. Barrett, Former Chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health, Co-Chair
Chad Jester, Nationwide Foundation
David Harrison, Columbus State Community College
Kenneth N. Wilson, Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Michael B. Coleman, Ice Miller Legal Counsel
Tanny Crane, Crane Group
Timothy J. Clarke, First Church of God
City of Columbus
Columbus State Community College
Community for New Direction
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Franklin County Children’s Services
Franklin County Jobs and Family Services
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
United Way of Central Ohio
YMCA of Central Ohio