Through strategic partnerships, City Year Columbus builds strong bonds with corporations, schools, community agencies and individuals to make a difference in the communities and neighborhoods of Central Ohio.

Local Leadership Sponsors                   


ServeOhio’s mission is  to strengthen Ohio communities through various types of service and volunteerism. ServeOhio also works with volunteer administrators, coordinators and non-profits to promote volunteerism throughout Ohio.

United Way of Central Ohio

United Way’s mission and vision is to improve the lives of others by mobilizing the caring power of our community and build a community in which everyone has the aspirations, resources and opportunities to reach their fullest potential.

Franklin County Department of Jobs and Family Services

The Franklin Department of Job and Family Services (FCDJFS) is a county, state and federally supported agency responsible for basic financial, medical and social services programs. These programs are made available to ensure that no one is forced to go without the basic essentials of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and necessary life sustaining services because of a lack of resources.   

Team Sponsors


Mission: To connect people with their world everywhere they live, work and play.    



CSX is a leading supplier of rail-based freight transporation in North America. Vision - to be the safest, most progressive North American railroad, relentless in the pursuit of customer and employee excellence. 

Transportation Sponsor

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).   
The Central Ohio Transit Authority is the regional public transit provider for greater Columbus and central Ohio. With a service area of 1.2 million residents, COTA provides more than 19 million passenger trips annually.

Thanks to the support of the community, COTA now offers a more comprehensive bus service, with extra lines and longer hours of operation. Today, COTA operates throughout Franklin County, and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union Counties. 

School Service Sponsor

For 23 years, City Year has partnered with the Columbus City School district to deliver its tested literacy tutoring and after-school programming to schools in Columbus’ high-need neighborhoods.  AmeriCorps members support students with emphases on literacy tutoring and character building through academic support, after-school programming, and conflict resolution. For more information about our school service, please contact Tiffani Gottlieb.

Elementary School Partners

Middle School/High School Partners

City Year Columbus is proud to partner with Communities In Schools and Talent Development for the Diplomas Now initiative.


For more information on becoming a City Year Columbus supporter, please visit our Support Page or contact Karlene Yamamoto