Resource website launched on the Hilltop

By Josephine Birdsell
Staff Writer

Franklinton Urban Empowerment Lab, a non-profit focused on community development, launched a new website to share information on resources in the Hilltop.

The site,, features a calendar of community events in the Hilltop along with information on community resources in 11 different categories: emergency services, health and social services, food, housing, education, business and workforce, faith, youth and family, recreation and the arts, government services, and refugee and immigrant services.

The information categories were outlined by CelebrateOne, the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force, as the “determinants of health.”

“Our goal is to keep people informed, involved and connected with resources in the neighborhood,” said Ashley Montana, community engagement manager at FUEL Franklinton.

FUEL Franklinton created the site as a sister-site to, which has been active for just over a year. CelebrateOne funded the creation of both sites.

CelebrateOne awarded FUEL Franklinton with a grant for the initial creation of CelebrateOne was pleased with the outcome of and decided to expand the information program to the Hilltop, said Montana. was available to the public in mid-July, but the website wasn’t officially launched until Aug. 6, at the National Night Out event in the Hilltop. Since it went live, the site has received roughly 1,200 visits, said Montana. FUEL Franklinton hopes the site will continue to receive about 1,000 visits each month.

To learn more about the resources offered in the Hilltop, visit

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