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.

Upcoming Events

Kwanzaa Park Neighbors Meeting – Councilwoman Yvonne Harper will be the guest speaker for the next Kwanzaa Park Neighbors’ meeting on Thursday June 2, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM.
Free Summer Camp – registration due before June 2016
Summer Camp Flyer 2016 (pdf)
Camp Registration (pdf)
Eighth Annual Urban Chicken Festival – Saturday, July 9, 2016


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