CND College Tour 2015

Community for New Direction’s Annual College Tour is quickly approaching. This year’s tour will be the 23rd year the agency has provided this opportunity for youth of central Ohio. We will be touring schools in South Carolina & Florida. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Help for Young Adults to Seal & Expunge Juvenile Records!


Community for New Direction is very pleased to invite you to attend our 2014 Annual Fundraiser Luncheon to be held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at noon at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom 350 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio with featured keynote speaker Chris Spielman. Celebrating 25 Years of Service to Central Ohio!

ATOD-V Prevention

Community for New Direction is an Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug and Violence (ATOD-V) Prevention agency. We utilize research by the Search Institute on “asset-building” which identifies positive relationships and learning skills as ways to prevent or reduce alcohol, tobacco, other drug use and violence.

Serving Central Ohio

Community for New Direction’s Primary Objectives are 1) reduce the use/abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by program youth, 2) decrease the number of youth violent acts and crimes, especially related to drugs and 3) increase the self-sufficiency among targeted Central Ohio youth.


Community for New Direction believes in the importance of educating our youth for future success. With a variety of programs and services, we assist students in improving their grades, setting academic goals and demonstrating appropriate behavior in school. Our programs include “No Child Left Behind” After-School Tutoring, Homework Help and the Annual College Tour.


Community for New Direction prepares students to be leaders in their schools and communities. Youth, ages 14-18, develop and enhance their leadership skills through their participation in our program, F.O.C.U.S., Future Opportunities Created for Urban Students.

“Changing lives. Changing communities.”

Our Great Staff of Professionals and Volunteers working with under served minority children and youth across Central Ohio!

CND Annual College Tour 2015

CND’s 23rd Annual College Tour week of April 5th, 2015 to April 11th, 2015 travel to Allen University, Claflin University, Voorhees & Bethune Cookman University

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Help to Seal & Expunge Records

Juvenile and adult criminal record sealing and expungement Public benefits access Education, Healthcare and Self Advocacy for Central Ohio Youth & Adults…

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Franklin County Urban Coalition

The Franklin County Urban Coalition (FCUC) SPF-CIG initiative is something new and exciting for the city of Columbus…

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Welcome to Community for New Direction

Community for New Direction (CND) has been providing effective leadership development and prevention programming to high-risk youth and families in Franklin County since 1989. Our primary purpose is to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, as well as violence (ATOD-V) in youth served by our programs. CND responds to community needs, serves the inner-city and collaborates with schools in economically distressed neighborhoods. Through innovative programs and positive relationships, CND empowers youth to achieve their potential. You are invited to follow us on Twitter @CNDonline and like us on

“Changing lives. Changing communities.”

Serving youth and families in Franklin County for 25 years.

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Access to our most recent IRS Form 990.  CLICK HERE

CND 2011 Audited Statement of Financial Activity CLICK HERE


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Our Services

Snow days at school? No problem, we have plenty of activities scheduled for our youth. This week our youth combined from all of our after school sites to have fun on their days off from school. See MoreSee Less

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Two of our staff’s families had a surprise shower today at work! Ms. Jessica welcomes baby CJ to her family and Mr. Wali welcomes baby Gabriel to his family. They were totally surprised. We wish their families well. See MoreSee Less

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This is the after school program playing blind man’s hunt where the blind folded person relies on the sounds of the team mates to find the prize. This game emphasizes teamwork, leadership, strategy and listening. We’d like to thank the Parks and Recreation staff at Glenwood. See MoreSee Less

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