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File #: 0278X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2019 In control: Remy
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To recognize and celebrate Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS) and their 5th Annual Evening of Promise
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin
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To recognize and celebrate Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS) and their 5th Annual Evening of Promise

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WHEREAS, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS) is hosting their 5th Annual Evening of Promise fundraiser on Saturday, October 12th, 2019; and

WHEREAS, the Evening of Promise is designed to honor community champions who have been allies of ETSS and support ETSS working with the immigrant and refugee communities in Central Ohio; and

WHEREAS, ETSS is a community based organization that helps new arrivals from all countries establish roots and gain self-sufficiency in Columbus through programs and services that encourage community integration, sustained employment, education, health, and strong families; and

WHEREAS, ETSS provides services to both adults and children through employment assistance, ESL courses, after school programs, summer camps, and advocates for victims of domestic violence. In 2018, ETSS served over 10,000 individuals; and

WHEREAS, the mission of ETSS is to be the focal point of integration for immigrants, refugee families, and low income individuals in Central Ohio in order to improve the quality of their lives, to facilitate their integration through education, training, supportive services, and self-development opportunities, and to increase the awareness of their culture and heritage in Central Ohio; and

WHEREAS, ETSS, led by Dr. Seleshi Ayalew Asfaw, is well respected in the human services community in Central Ohio and is an essential partner of the City of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, Columbus City Council is thankful for the impactful work of ETSS, as we recognize the importance of providing immigrants and refugees from all countries with the services and tools they need to feel at home in Central Ohio; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS) and their 5th Annual Evening of Promise in the C...

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