Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center

Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center The Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center is a full-service resource center located in historic downtown Columbus, Indiana.

Columbus Farmer's Market
06/22/2019

Columbus Farmer's Market

Due to inclement weather the Farmers Market will be closed today June 22!

Making a difference: Sans Souci celebrates four decades of providing a helping hand
06/21/2019
Making a difference: Sans Souci celebrates four decades of providing a helping hand

Making a difference: Sans Souci celebrates four decades of providing a helping hand

Sans Souci is gearing up to celebrate a milestone — it has been 40 years since it first opened its doors to help Bartholomew County residents.“Our longevity shows that there is a need in the community,” said Sheryl Adams, Sans Souci executive director. “It’s amazing that we’ve been here ...

WEEK 44 | Cultural CompetenceTeach young people to appreciate differencesAlthough most people gravitate toward people wh...
06/18/2019
Weekly Email — Council for Youth Development Bartholomew County

WEEK 44 | Cultural Competence

Teach young people to appreciate differences

Although most people gravitate toward people who are similar to themselves, it’s important to expose young people to a variety of cultures and people. People from different cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds can learn many things from one another. Being culturally competent doesn’t mean that you have to like others who
are different from you, but rather be able to treat one another with respect, tolerance, and equality. It means making an effort to learn about and understand people of other cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Cultural Competence is Asset 34 of Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, the qualities, experiences, and relationships that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

To read more and download the one-page, printable version click the link on the right. If you experience any problems accessing materials, please contact Heather Carson at [email protected].

Around the World Videos

One of the best ways to learn about the world and to appreciate differences is to see the world! National Geographic Kids puts the world right at young people's fingertips with the Around the World Videos. Kids can learn about countries, traditions, people and more.

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06/16/2019

Happy Fathers Day to all our Dad's

KIDS HYGIENE KITS!!! In celebration of Cummins' 100th anniversary, some of their awesome employees packed and delivered ...
06/13/2019

KIDS HYGIENE KITS!!! In celebration of Cummins' 100th anniversary, some of their awesome employees packed and delivered 100 hygiene kits today! They are in these fabulous red bags. THANK YOU CUMMINS FOLKS!!! Neighbors - come on by LCNFC and get some for the kids in your life!

WEEK 43 | Interpersonal CompetenceLearning to walk in other people’s shoesMost young people know how to make friends. Th...
06/11/2019
Weekly Email — Council for Youth Development Bartholomew County

WEEK 43 | Interpersonal Competence

Learning to walk in other people’s shoes

Most young people know how to make friends. They notice when something bad happens to a friend, and when someone is acting differently. Empathy—one of the most important social and emotional skills—doesn’t come naturally to everyone. In fact, learning to walk in another’s shoes is tricky for many adults. After all, some people are easier to read and understand than others. Young people who strive to understand their own needs and feelings and know how to appropriately express them are more likely to respect the needs and feelings of others. Interpersonal Competence is Asset 33 of Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, the qualities, experiences, and relationships that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

To read more and download the one-page, printable version click the link on the right. If you experience any problems accessing materials, please contact Heather Carson at [email protected].

Empathy is Worth Learning

Studies have shown that young people who learn empathy benefit in numerous ways. According to Making Caring Common, kids with empathy display more classroom engagement, higher academic achievement, lower likelihood of bullying and more positive relationships.

While empathy can sometimes be tricky to understand for kids, it's a lesson worth learning. A simple teaching tool for understanding empathy is to use the numbers 6 and 9.



From one perspective it's clearly a 6, but from another perspective it's clearly a 9. The two people won't be able to agree on what the number is until one of them leaves their own perspective and tries out the other person's instead.

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LCNFC's big green bus... Gumby
06/07/2019

LCNFC's big green bus... Gumby

Sam Simmermaker interviewing Vic and the legendary namesake of our basketball tournaments, Coach Bill Stearman
06/07/2019

Sam Simmermaker interviewing Vic and the legendary namesake of our basketball tournaments, Coach Bill Stearman

Jackie, Terry and Sandy at a community dinner
06/07/2019

Jackie, Terry and Sandy at a community dinner

Residents and staff with Congressman David McIntosh during his visit to the neighborhood.
06/07/2019

Residents and staff with Congressman David McIntosh during his visit to the neighborhood.

Ribbon cutting when LCNFC purchased its home at 1039 Sycamore Street.
06/07/2019

Ribbon cutting when LCNFC purchased its home at 1039 Sycamore Street.

Handing over the check to purchase our building at 1039 Sycamore Street
06/07/2019

Handing over the check to purchase our building at 1039 Sycamore Street

Em Rodway and Sarla Kalsi at our Save the Crump penny challenge
06/07/2019

Em Rodway and Sarla Kalsi at our Save the Crump penny challenge

Herb, Dale and Jackie entertaining fans during a party at 9th Street Park
06/07/2019

Herb, Dale and Jackie entertaining fans during a party at 9th Street Park

THE YESfest Ladies - Carolyn and Diane
06/07/2019

THE YESfest Ladies - Carolyn and Diane

Lincoln Elementary Cheerleaders leading LCNFC's float pulled by the Coca Cola truck
06/07/2019

Lincoln Elementary Cheerleaders leading LCNFC's float pulled by the Coca Cola truck

Sidekicks running and walking program
06/07/2019

Sidekicks running and walking program

Automobile Maintenance Clinic
06/07/2019

Automobile Maintenance Clinic

Work Transition Development Program reunion with Gina, Penny and Catherine
06/07/2019

Work Transition Development Program reunion with Gina, Penny and Catherine

One of LCNFC's hilarious comedy shows
06/07/2019

One of LCNFC's hilarious comedy shows

John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson on the red carpet at the COLUMBUS movie premiere at YES Cinema
06/07/2019

John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson on the red carpet at the COLUMBUS movie premiere at YES Cinema

Angels of Love gift distribution at St. Peter's
06/07/2019

Angels of Love gift distribution at St. Peter's

Volunteers at the Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner
06/07/2019

Volunteers at the Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Tony Stewart with our friend LJ at the 9th Street Park
06/07/2019

Tony Stewart with our friend LJ at the 9th Street Park

Neighborhood resident Hillary Apple serenading Rupert at our 10 year anniversary celebration
06/07/2019

Neighborhood resident Hillary Apple serenading Rupert at our 10 year anniversary celebration

The Queen of the Park, "Miss Prentess"
06/07/2019

The Queen of the Park, "Miss Prentess"

One of the annual Easter Egg Hunts
06/07/2019

One of the annual Easter Egg Hunts

LCNFC's Mexican food booth at Ethnic Expo
06/07/2019

LCNFC's Mexican food booth at Ethnic Expo

Trick or treating at LCNFC
06/07/2019

Trick or treating at LCNFC

Neighborhood kids at 9th Street Park
06/07/2019

Neighborhood kids at 9th Street Park

Lincoln Elementary Valentine's Dance
06/07/2019

Lincoln Elementary Valentine's Dance

06/07/2019

What a special journey it has been. THANK YOU to everyone who has passed through our doors, helped in any way and have left fingerprints on the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center.

When the LCNFC was in its formative days and weeks, a Planning Team was assembled. This group was half neighborhood resi...
06/06/2019

When the LCNFC was in its formative days and weeks, a Planning Team was assembled. This group was half neighborhood residents and half community representatives. They worked for months and months to develop a mission, vision, policies and procedures, By-Laws and more to govern our organization. The Planning Team was led by Facilitator Extraordinaire Deanne Olson, who piloted this group in such a loving and fun manner, all while getting the work done. We are forever grateful to Deanne, who put a structure in place that has successfully governed LCNFC for 25 years. Additionally, we thank the 33 others who sat at the table and contributed so much all of those times... Randy Allman, Terry Anderson, Randy Auler, Becky Bare, Tom Baugh, Kyra Behrman, Sally Brand, Amy Bulthuis, Kerry Carr, Becky Church, Jackie Combest, Wesley Crum, Sally Darnell, Linda DeClue, Darla Derks, Diane Doup, Linda Emmert, Kim Gallaher, Dan Greene, Linda Held, Tom Hussman, Deanne Hutchison, Paul Jones, Mindy Lewis, Mark Lindenlaub, Norma Nuby, Hutch Schumaker, Bianca Snider, Tina Snider, Ed Sullivan, Barb Trace, Pat Ulm, and Chuck Wilt. One of today’s pictures is of Deanne Olson and the other is from one of those meetings and features neighborhood residents, Jackie Combest and Terry Anderson, and Executive Director, Randy Allman.

The community’s local media partners have been very supportive of LCNFC and YES Cinema over the years. We are grateful t...
06/05/2019

The community’s local media partners have been very supportive of LCNFC and YES Cinema over the years. We are grateful they have shared so much of our story, programs and events with you all! They have been a great resource and support, but also our friends. Today, we are dropping off popcorn to several of them with our thanks for helping this "corny" group for 25 years! Pictured are representatives from QMIX, White River Broadcasting and The Republic.

06/04/2019

WEEK 42 | Planning and Decision Making

Decisions, decisions . . .

Wear a blue shirt or a red shirt? Try to fit in or create your own style? Go out with so-and-so or find a way to say “No thanks”? Watch some TV or do homework first? Young people make a lot of decisions every day. Some are easy, others difficult, and still others just plain irritating. But all of these decisions are good practice for their future as they learn how to take more control of their lives. Best of all, when young people start connecting the choices they make today with their futures (goals, dreams, ideas for jobs), the better they’ll get at actually planning for what they want. Planning and Decision Making is Asset 32 of Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, the qualities, experiences, and relationships that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.

To read more and download the one-page, printable version click the link on the right. If you experience any problems accessing materials, please contact Heather Carson at [email protected].

Decision Making Stage by Stage

Who knew we started making decisions so young? Decision making is a vital skill that can be practiced by kids who can't even speak yet! Scholastic provided insights on how adults can help guide even the littlest of decision makers.

It's hard to even put into words what our partnership with Columbus Parks and Rec has meant. It all started with the lea...
06/04/2019

It's hard to even put into words what our partnership with Columbus Parks and Rec has meant. It all started with the leadership of Chuck Wilt, who actively created a culture of collaboration before most even thought of it. We have partnered on so many worthwhile programs, jointly benefitted from fundraisers, supported each other in causes, and so much more. Our most-treasured partnership is probably the 9th Street Park. Hundreds of children have benefitted from that little neighborhood gem. The Park Maintenance Department has been a true friend to LCNFC for years. Thanks to Steve Heck for getting that started. He was someone who loved this neighborhood and especially the kids who called it home. We are grateful to the Park's Department Directors - Chuck, Ben and Mark - who have been wonderful partners... the Park Administration Staff who have been fun and provide outstanding opportunities for our neighbors... all the folks at Park Maintenance who work so hard in our park facilities, organizations and community... and the City of Columbus Administrations who knew back then and know now what a treasure our Parks Department is! Earlier posts have highlighted how the City of Columbus has in the past and continues to partner with LCNFC in such valuable ways. We are grateful! Pictured is some of LCNFC's Staff with Mayor Jim Lienhoop and LCNFC Board Member and City employee, Robin Hilber. THANK YOU Columbus Parks and Rec and the City of Columbus!

One of the very first cornerstones ever decided in this organization was that at all times, at least 60% of the Board Me...
06/03/2019

One of the very first cornerstones ever decided in this organization was that at all times, at least 60% of the Board Members making up LCNFC's Board of Directors must be residents of the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood. This By-law is still in place today. Over the years, we have been fortunate to have outstanding, dedicated and fun Board Members who each brought gifts to the organization - as Resident and At-Large Board Members. Following is a list of the very first Board of Directors for LCNFC and a picture of some of the current Board Members. Original Board Members were: Terry Anderson, Debbie Christian, Dennis Christian, Jackie Combest, Darla Derks, Katie Garvey, Mary Glasson, Dan Greene, Kyle Harris, Bert Held, Norma Nuby, Deanne Olson, Hutch Schumaker, and Bianca Snider. Today, we celebrate all of these folks and all of the ones in between and thank each for their leadership!

Neighbors of their own who have helped the neighbors in the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood more than they or our neighbors...
06/02/2019

Neighbors of their own who have helped the neighbors in the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood more than they or our neighbors will ever know. These two gems have made such an incredible impact on LCNFC - then and now! Today we celebrate all that Sherry Stark and Sarla Kalsi have meant to us. We love them both!

Today is National Flip a Coin Day! What better place to do that than CHAOS at The Commons! Our community's "living room"...
06/01/2019

Today is National Flip a Coin Day! What better place to do that than CHAOS at The Commons! Our community's "living room" has been an important place to Lincoln-Central Neighborhood families for years… playing on the playground and making wishes under Chaos are treasured memories our families enjoy. We are placing 25 quarters around Chaos today and invite children to make a wish as they flip a coin in the water.

Today, Executive Director, Randy Allman, dropped cards in the mail to some people who truly went over and beyond in LCNF...
05/31/2019

Today, Executive Director, Randy Allman, dropped cards in the mail to some people who truly went over and beyond in LCNFC's early days. We are truly grateful to those who had the vision to see what the LCNFC could be… and how important it was to be a grassroots organization… and who were and are HUGE advocates for our neighborhood. THANK YOU!

The City of Columbus and the Administrations have been truly supportive of the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood and LCNFC. W...
05/30/2019

The City of Columbus and the Administrations have been truly supportive of the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood and LCNFC. We have partnered on litter sweeps, 9th Street Park renovations, transportation projects, code enforcement issues, our building acquisition and so much more. We are grateful to have talented and generous folks representing our City. With thanks for the City and the residents which call this city their home, LCNFC will be paying the City Bus fee for 25 peoplw

As we continue to reflect over our 25 years, we thank those customers from Ceraland to Neighborfest to all of the events...
05/30/2019

As we continue to reflect over our 25 years, we thank those customers from Ceraland to Neighborfest to all of the events in between, who supported us and loved Debbie's BBQ! Our partnership with Dennis and Debbie Christian on the "concession trailer" was a joy... and a lot of hard work! But always included was a lot of laughter and funds raised for emergency needs our neighbors were experiencing. Thank you to our loyal (and one time) customers and to Dennis and Debbie for a lot of great memories!

United Way of  Bartholomew Co
05/29/2019

United Way of Bartholomew Co

We hopped on a bus with Centra Credit Union employees yesterday afternoon to visit Advocates for Children, Sans Souci, Turning Point Domestic Violence Services and Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center and learn more about their work in Bartholomew County. Thanks for taking a field trip with us, Centra!

#LIVEUNITED #BartholomewCounty

SPOLIGHT ON SUCCESS would like to recognize our neighbors 737 Cottage Avenue. Thank you for making our neighborhood beau...
05/29/2019

SPOLIGHT ON SUCCESS would like to recognize our neighbors 737 Cottage Avenue. Thank you for making our neighborhood beautiful. To nominate your neighbor please call 812-379-1630

Historical Society’s ‘Open Door Tour’ to feature century-old homes
05/29/2019
Historical Society’s ‘Open Door Tour’ to feature century-old homes

Historical Society’s ‘Open Door Tour’ to feature century-old homes

A group of home and business owners whose properties are more than 100 years old will be featured in the Bartholomew County Historical Society's Open Door Tour. What had traditionally been called the Historic Homes Tour has evolved over the past 46 years with a new name and a new focus. Now billed a...

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