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St. John Learning Center Business Classes

August 21, 2020

Don’t miss the last of the summer business workshops from the St. John Learning Center. All classes are on Zoom.

Tuesday, August 25th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm: Reopening Your Business During the Pandemic

Wednesday, August 26th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm: Start Your Own Business (Tax Rules and Business Configurations)

Wednesday, September 2nd from 5:30 to 7:00 pm: Start Your Own Business (Marketing and Social Media)

You can register for all the workshops at:

Restarting Your Business During the Pandemic Workshop

August 11, 2020

How to Open Your Business Safely and Successfully During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Tuesday, August 25, 3:00 to 4:30 pm (on Zoom)

Offered by the St. John Learning Center and the Small Business Association 

In this timely Zoom workshop, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will provide important information on SBA financial assistance programs available for businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, and effective safety measures you should take to keep customers and employees safe.

– The different financial assistance programs available
– How to qualify for and prepare to obtain funding
– What the funds can be used for
– Documentation required for acceptance
– Best practices and tips to help small businesses comply with new health department regulations 

Register on Eventbrite:




And here’s an update on the St. John Learning Center’s other classes this summer… 

Thanks to the Catholic Times for a wonderful article about the St. John Community Center

July 15, 2020

The Catholic Times has a great article in the July 19th edition about all the service that goes on in the St. John Community Center. It both highlights all the social services in the community center and talks about our fundraising campaign for repairs. Thanks to the Catholic Times for running it!  

Here’s the GoFundMe page it mentions:





St. John Learning Center On Site Classes Postponed Until August

July 2, 2020

The on site computer classes and open lab that were to start again next week have now been postponed until August due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Columbus.  The new flyer is below.  Please help us spread the word.  Many of the summer classes will be taught on Zoom, so there is still a lot to participate in.  

St. John Learning Center Classes are Back

June 26, 2020

The St. John Learning Center is in the process of re-opening with some in person classes (mainly the computer classes) and lots of online classes (on Zoom).

See our new flyer (below) for information about our G.E.D. classes, computer classes, health classes, and Start Your Own Business workshop series.

Learn More About Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

To learn more about Juneteenth, read this article from the Archdiocese of Baltimore:

Thanks to all who stood with us and knelt with us

June 16, 2020

Thank you to all those who stood with us, knelt with us, and spread the word for us… 

St. John Community Center Social Services Update

June 12, 2020

St. John Community Center Social Services Update 

Information about the social services available in the St. John Community Center (640 S. Ohio Ave.) is changing regularly now as some programs re-open or expand their services. For updates on what is available, it is best to call the social service programs and organizations in the St. John Community Center at the numbers below…

Community Kitchen, Inc.
(614) 252-6428

St. John Food Pantry
(614) 252-5926, ext. 3

St. John Learning Center
(614) 547-2171

Order of Malta Center of Care (health clinic)
(614) 530-8643


Take a Knee on Sunday, June 14th

June 12, 2020

Remember, this Sunday, June 14th, we will be taking a knee after Mass to support justice and equality. Details below in the updated flyer.

Thank You

June 12, 2020

Thank you to all those who donated through The Big Give. We raised over $2,000 to go toward the replacement of the elevator in the St. John Community Center. Thanks to all who donated and to The Columbus Foundation!