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CMCA Poverty Simulator

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CMCA Poverty Simulator

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City of Columbia Strategic Plan partner Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) conducts 3-hour poverty simulations based on real-world case studies of former clients. Poverty Simulations are designed for those who h...

2015 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2015 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 22nd Annual Celebration of the Life & Teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme: "Harmonious Voices in a Diverse Community."

Building Inclusive Partnerships in Columbia, MO

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Building Inclusive Partnerships in Columbia, MO

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As part of the Strategic Plan economy focus, the City is working on efforts to help advance women- and minority-owned businesses in the community. The City Supplier Diversity Program and Shelter Insurance teamed up to...

Student Diversity Writing 2019

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Student Diversity Writing 2019

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This video was included as part of the 26th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2019 Columbia Values D...

Become a C.A.R.E. Work Site

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Become a C.A.R.E. Work Site

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The City of Columbia's Career Awareness Related Experience program's goal is for youth to be ready to enter the workforce and become productive, self-sufficient citizens. Become a C.A.R.E. program work site and help a...

The Lynn Street Project

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The Lynn Street Project

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The Columbia Community Land Trust is working on their first affordable housing project: The Lynn Street Cottages. By Winter 2018, eight new energy-efficient single-family homes will be available for low- to moderate-i...

Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence Public Forum

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Mayor’s Task Force on Community Violence Public Forum

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The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence presented its final recommendations to the public Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The recommendations are outlined in a report that will be presented to City Council Monday, ...

New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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New MKT Trail Mural to be Unveiled Aug. 1

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The Stewart Road Underpass along the MKT Trail just got a little brighter. Join us on Tuesday, August 1, at 5 p.m. for the public unveiling of the Stewart Road Mural, "Make a Brighter Future," painted by young and eme...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2019 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration was held the morning of Thursday, January 17, at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia, Missouri. This year's theme: The Power of Diversity. The Columbia Values Diversi...

Audible Crosswalk in Columbia, MO

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Audible Crosswalk in Columbia, MO

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A personal perspective on audible crosswalks, featuring Columbia's first audible crosswalk, active now at Broadway and College avenues. Audible crosswalks are included in the Worley and Clinkscales Intersection Impro...