Welcome to Padua Center

In October 2006, the Diocese of Toledo began Padua Center. It is a membership-based organization located in the rectory of the former Saint Anthony of Padua Church on Nebraska Avenue. It is a visible presence in the neighborhood.

Our Mission

The mission of Padua Center is to be a Christian community-based presence empowering people at all stages of life to achieve their maximum potential through education, counseling, support and community involvement.

Principles of Kwanzaa (Nguzo Saba):

  • Unity (umoja)
  • Self-determination (kujichagulia)
  • Collective work (ujima)
  • Cooperative economics (ujamaa)
  • Purpose (nia)
  • Creativity (kuumba)
  • Faith (imani)

These are the basis for all programs of Padua Center.

Giving Tuesday Results!

Padua Center received $4,415 for Giving Tuesday! We received over $1,000 in online contributions and the rest was given in cash and checks. You have shown the true spirit of the season! Thank you!

Donations and grants fund Padua Center. Recent grants are from Center for Non-Profit Resources, Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin, Lynch Family Foundation, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Anastasia Fund, D’Youville Foundation and private and corporate donations.


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