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Inclusive Excellence for Business

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Inclusive Excellence for Business

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Social Equity partner Inclusive Impact Institute and the University of Missouri's Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity work together to foster diversity, inclusion and equity in business culture in Columbia.

CARE Traditional Summer Program Testimonial: Alexis

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CARE Traditional Summer Program Testimonial: Alexis

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When temperatures dip down to freezing and snow is in the forecast, the last thing anyone is thinking is, "where am I going to work this summer?" However, if you or someone you know may need a summer job in 2020, now ...

CARE Traditional Summer Program Testimonial: Jorge

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CARE Traditional Summer Program Testimonial: Jorge

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CARE’s Summer Program offers an eight-week program in which approximately 14- to 20-year-old trainees are hired to work up to 20 hours per week at a variety of local work sites. If you know someone interested in a sum...

2019 MWBE/Expo Recap

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2019 MWBE/Expo Recap

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In August 2019 the MWBE Expo teamed up with Contractors Expo: Building Inclusive Partnerships. Here's a little bit of what happened ...

Census 2020: Boone County Counts Kickoff Event

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Census 2020: Boone County Counts Kickoff Event

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Missouri's City of Columbia and County of Boone held a joint press event to kick off the "Boone County Counts" campaign to raise awareness and stress the importance of public participation in the 2020 census.

Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference

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Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference

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The "Advancing Renewables in the Midwest" conference is heading into its fifteenth year of identifying and promoting programs, policies, and projects to enhance the use of renewable energy resources throughout the Mid...

CARE Program Employment Education Workshops

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CARE Program Employment Education Workshops

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Columbia Parks and Recreation's CARE Program offers free drop-in job-readiness workshops at the Armory for 6th through 12th grade students looking to hone their job hunting skills. Workshops are available from 3 p.m. ...

Vandiver Parker Roundabout

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Vandiver Parker Roundabout

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The Vandiver-Parker Roundabout project was completed in January 2019 as part of the City of Columbia’s Capital Improvement Program. Roundabouts have been identified by Vision Zero as one of the proven ways of reducing...

Agriculture Park Open in 2019

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Agriculture Park Open in 2019

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As a result of the collaborative efforts of Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, Columbia Farmers Market, Sustainable Farms and Communities, Columbia Parks and Recreation, and nearly 600 donors, Columbia's new Agric...

2019 Community Scholars

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2019 Community Scholars

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Highlights from the award-winning Community Scholars Program. In 2018 the Community Scholars Program received the Missouri Municipal League's Innovation Award for demonstrating new approaches to solving municipal chal...