WALK A MILE

AdministratorHistorical Announcements

An original play created and performed by the residents of Y-Haven of YMCA of Greater Cleveland, a transitional housing facility that supports men in recovery from addiction and homelessness. A consistent audience favorite, the CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project production is based on the men’s stories and experiences, offering candid insight into important issues of our society and giving real hope for … Read More

Youth Beat Radio Turn It On

AdministratorHistorical Announcements

Monday, ​November 30, 2015, 7:30 PM.   Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.  Tune in this award winning program every Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at www.wcrsfm.org.  Youth Beat Radio is sponsored by The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University Extension, and the Puffin Foundation West.   Location: WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM on … Read More

A LIGHT UNDIMMED

AdministratorHistorical Announcements

A Light Undimmed: Stories from the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus opened yesterday at the Gateway Film Center.  This 18 minute documentary produced in partnership with Bookbag Video, highlighted some of the League’s most notable volunteers from the 1960-70’s and the continuing impact of their advocacy in Central Ohio, including the passage this year of ISSUE ONE.  This … Read More

A LIGHT UNDIMMED

AdministratorHistorical Announcements

Because of your support, Puffin Foundation West and the Greater Columbus Arts Council are listed in the movie’s opening credits as Executive Producers. RSVP required | 614-837-1089

OUR BACKBONED FRIENDS SAY FLUSH THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

AdministratorHistorical Announcements, Puffin News

Whether it’s denying access to life-saving medicine in the U.S. or abroad, or overturning protections for the health of our food, communities, or workers, the TPP must be stopped. We cannot allow unchecked corporate tribunals to render null & void the basic tenets of our government of, by, and for the people. NAFTA is synonymous with waves of unemployment, financial … Read More

AND WE HAVE A WINNER! DARK IS A DIFERENT BEAST

Java KitrickHistorical Announcements

PUFFIN WEST GRANTEE ANDREA HART, THE DIRECTOR OF THE 13 MINUTE FILM DARK IS A DIFFERFENT BEAST RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM JEREMY HENTHORN, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND  FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER FOR THE  COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL.  Dear Andrea Hart, Congratulations! Your film has been accepted into the Columbus International Film and Video Festival!  This year we received a … Read More

Puffin Foundation West champions films tied to Mission

Java KitrickHistorical Announcements

By Terry Mikesell The Columbus Dispatch  •  Thursday October 8, 2015 In the Star Trek franchise, Capt. James T. Kirk and his crew heeded a “prime directive”: Don’t interfere with civilizations they might encounter. Java Kitrick, president and director of Puffin Foundation West, disagrees with Starfleet Command. “The idea is, sometimes you have to interfere to make things right,” Kitrick … Read More

SUSTAINING A GREEN PLANET

Java KitrickHistorical Announcements

  Promise, that if you get to NYNY you will go to  the St John Cathedral to see Jan Mun’s BeeSpace which is part of the Exhibition entitled  The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet is an art exhibition hosted by the Cathedral, in keeping with its long history of engagement with issues of social justice, the environment, support … Read More

A BEELAST FROM THE PAST

Java KitrickHistorical Announcements

Jan MUN received a Puffin West grant in 2012.  We are always so happy that our Puffin Friends remember us over the years, as this is what makes us a Family.  The Puffin Family is one that has not given up and believes that   activists’ art utilizing creative imagination can speak to all people and reach across barriers or borders … Read More