United Way of Central Ohio Richard V. Carrick Community Leadership Award
African Distinction Humanitarian Award-OSU African Youth League
Smart 50 Award honoree: Dr. Seleshi Asfaw
​Columbus Business First Diversity Role Model Award: Dr. Seleshi Asfaw

​One of 5 Non profits to Watch from the Columbus Foundation

       Beginning in 2000 as an outreach organization focused on the Ethiopian  refugee and immigrant community,

in 2020 ETSS engages individuals and families from over 50 countries and cultures in programs ranging

from after school and summer academic, cultural and socially competent programs to ESOL,

job preparedness and placement, Family and community navigator for health and mental wellness.



        Incorporated as a free standing nonprofit organization
        Selected by the Capacity Building Initiative (a collaboration of the Franklin County Commissioners, United Way of Central Ohio,   

       The Columbus Foundation, and others) to receive a mini grant and technical assistance for two years

​​       2007 
       First Enkutatash (New Year) Celebration

       Became a United Way of Central Ohio Member Agency

       Enkutatash becomes the New American Festival in collaboration with CRIS, US Together, World Relief Columbus and

       Jewish Family Services

      Dr. Seleshi Asfaw recognized with the Business First C-Suite Award and Molina Healthcare Ohio Community Champion Award


Winner of  bracket in Knock Out Poverty from United Way of Central Ohio

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