Service is at the heart of Harmony Project’s mission. Individuals participating in our programming do so without auditions and without fees. In return, each individual must commit to serving the community no less than 8 hours per season, or 16 hours per year.

Each year, One Week, One Neighborhood brings people from across the city together – across social, cultural, economic, educational, geographic, religious, and political divides – to build a kinder, stronger, and more inclusive community.

2019’s One Week, One Neighborhood took place from May 4 to May 12. Hundreds of volunteers served in four under-served communities in our city: the South Side, South Franklinton, Northland, and the King-Lincoln District. The work impacted individuals, families, and community-based organizations representing every dimension of our community’s diversity.



Past Projects

2019: Avenue for All Community Festival; Serving meals to hundreds of individuals and families experiencing homelessness and food insecurity; Van Buren Center meditation garden clean up; beautification of Sullivant Park and Sullivant Gardens Recreation Center; facilitation of family activities at the Ronald McDonald House; mural installation at South High School; beautification projects with CRIS and ETSS after-school program; Lincoln Theatre beautification
 Murals at Champion Middle School, Gateway Film Center at Ohio State University, and Ohio Reformatory for Women; Lincoln Theatre beautification; Van Buren Center meditation garden clean up; Northland Performing Arts Center clean up
2017: Murals at South High School, Downtown High School, and Whetstone High School; Lincoln Theatre beautification
2016: King-Lincoln District clean up; Murals; Southside neighborhood clean up
2015: King-Lincoln and Northland murals and community garden installations
2014: Franklinton and Downtown Columbus murals and tree planting; Installation of meditation garden at Van Buren Center
2013: 2-mile stretch of Livingston Ave. clean up; Community Murals; Southside playground build
2012: Franklinton mural painting
2011: Southside Habitat for Humanity build
2010: One Day, 100 Trees at Berliner Park