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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Kwanzaa Park Neighbors Meeting –┬áSeptember 7, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 PM; the guest is Dan Pittman speaking about re-cycling.