Who We Are
The Shalom Zone began out of the question, “What can we build from what we already have in our neglected and struggling neighborhood?” and is now a group of residents and faith-based organizations operating in partnership with other non-profit entities, educational institutions and city and county government agencies to revitalize and improve the lives of the residents of the Greater Hilltop area of Columbus, Ohio.
The Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone is a member of the International Communities of Shalom, which comprise a movement of like-minded people of faith and conscience invested in developing the spiritual, economic, and communal well-being of local neighborhoods.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Using this framework, we engage participants in asking questions relevant to their own community setting in order to encourage, equip, and employ each one to learn what it may mean to collaborate powerfully from the bottom up.
This is our community: we work, live, and worship together
Everyone has something meaningful to contribute to our preferred future.
We value meaningful relationships and partnerships above anything else
We work only for mutual gain in community and economic development
Ryan Gorenflo, member, Crane Group
Theresa Whittington, member, YMCA of Central Ohio
Bill Owens, member, Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center
JoAnne Fogel, member, Linworth United Methodist Church
John Tetzloff, member, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Gabrielle Whittaker, member
Andrea Duarte, member, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Chelsea Golterman, member, legislative aide for Sen. Teresa Fedor