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.
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.
Can You Help?!
Volunteer Receptionist and Administrative Assistance is greatly needed at Padua Center. Volunteers can be schedule for one or more mornings or afternoons a week.
Black History Month Concert, February 26, 2017 – Concert at St. Martin de Porres Church, 1119 W Bancroft Street, Toledo, Ohio. Tickets – student $10, Adults $15 and $20 at the door. Call ahead for tickets (419) 241-4544.
Kwanzaa Park Neighbors will hold daytime meetings in February and March.
Kwanzaa Park Neighbors Meeting, March 2, 2017 (1:00-2:30 PM)
Elizabeth Harris will introduce the Padua Potters Garden Club
Kwanzaa Park Neighbors Meeting, April 6, 2017 meetings will return to the regular meeting time of 6:00 PM