Upcoming Events


Central Community Center and Central Community Kitchen has moved to 230 E High Street Springfield, OH 45505.

Central Community Kitchen is continuing to serve to-go meals at this time. Weather permitting we will begin to serve meals outside at picnic tables on Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm.

We are grateful to have found a new home inside High Street UMC. Hope to see you all very soon!

For more information, email


Now accepting applications for the Covenant CDF Freedom School a six week summer literacy program for students entering grades 1-8. The program will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 3:30 pm and is being held at the Springfield Dome, 700 S Limestone Street, Springfield, OH 45505. There is no charge, only a parent commitment to have their children in attendance for the entire 6 weeks. Students are served breakfast, lunch, and a snack daily with a sack lunch on Friday’s. We have limited space and registration is on a first come basis.

The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is to ensure every child a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start and a moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The CDF Freedom Schools® program provides summer and after-school enrichment through a research-based and multicultural program model that supports K-12 scholars and their families through five essential components: high quality academic and character-building enrichment; parent and family involvement; civic engagement and social action; intergenerational servant leadership development; and nutrition, health and mental health.

You can pick up a registration form at Covenant United Methodist Church, 529 Johnny Lytle Avenue, Springfield, OH 45506 or at Central Community Center, 230 E High Street, Springfield, OH 45505. For more information or to receive an electronic copy of the registration contact Heather Husted or Ruth Lawson, Co-Directors, at 937-324-3501 or email


Central Community Center has partnered with Clark County Combined Health District to offer COVID vaccines every Tuesday at 5:30-6:30 pm. For more information call 937-323-7597 or email