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.
Kwanzaa Park Neighbors Meeting – July 5, 2017 – Main discussion at this meeting will be the Kwanzaa Park Neighbors Rummage Sale at this year’s Chicken Fest.