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.
Kwanzaa Park Neighbors will hold daytime meetings in February and March.
Kwanzaa Park Neighbors Meeting, February 2, 2017 (1:00-2:30 PM)
Guest Speaker Jerry from the Area Office on Aging
Topic: Safety Issues
Kwanzaa Park Neighbors Meeting, March 2, 2017 (1:00-2:30 PM)
Guest Speaker from Mercy Health
Topic: Blood Pressure and Related Health issues.
Programming Note: Padua Potters Gardening Club for children and adults coming soon. Watch for the announcement of the first meeting.