Partners

Presenting Partner: Educational Service Center of Central Ohio

The ESC of Central Ohio accelerates the missions of school districts in Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Ross, Madison and Union counties, serving more than 209,000 school children in 28 school districts. Through direct instruction and quality professional development, the agency partners with districts to improve education for all students, particularly those with special needs. The ESC offers robust educational consultancy through a growing list of programs including instructional coaching, administrative counseling, professional employment services, and business services.

ESC of Central Ohio Superintendent Tom Goodney had the following to say about COLA;

The ESC of Central Ohio is a proud partner in the COLA program, which has had a profound impact on the students over the past six years. The leadership transformation that occurs during the week-long program is remarkable. COLA helps these students realize their own leadership strengths and gives them tools for future growth. Not only will they benefit from this investment in their growth, but their communities will benefit as well.

Curriculum Partners: OSU Fisher College & Buckeye Leadership Fellows

The program’s content is developed in partnership with Faculty at The Ohio State University’s Fischer College of Business and staff of the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) in the Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University.

Programming Partner: The Harmony Project

Harmony Project is a non-profit organization created to connect communities across social divides through art, education, and volunteerism. The Project provides opportunities for individuals of different cultures, religions, ages, affiliations, and orientations to work together. The result: a stronger, more inclusive community.

Advisory Board

Craig Mohre

Craig Mohre

New Albany Foundation

Sarah Mangia

Sarah Mangia

OSU Max M. Fisher College of Business

Beau Arnason

Beau Arnason

Steiner + Associates Inc.

Tom Goodney

Tom Goodney

Educational Service Center of Central Ohio

Scott Stewart

Scott Stewart

Principals Resource Network, ESC

Aneesa Locke-Hines

Aneesa Locke-Hines

Assistant Principal Linden McKinley High School

Nathan Minns

Nathan Minns

COLA Alumni, Class of 2015

Ben Tyson

Ben Tyson

Steiner + Associates Inc.

Stephen Dackin

Stephen Dackin

Columbus State Community College

Edward Pauline

Edward Pauline

OSU Office of Economic and Corporate Engagement

Roy Lewicki

Roy Lewicki

OSU Max M. Fisher College of Business

Mark Bobo

Assistant Principal Whitehall Yearling High School