Heart of the City Archives

2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2020 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration took place Thursday, January 16, 2020. 2020 Columbia Values Diversity Award Nominees Individual Award Nominees Melissa Carr Dr. Debra Howenstine Nikki McGruder (winner) C...

C.A.R.E. Traditional Summer Program

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C.A.R.E. Traditional Summer Program

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The C.A.R.E. (Career Awareness Related Experience) Traditional Summer Program provides summer jobs to 14 -to 20-year-olds who live in the City of Columbia and/or attend a Columbia school. The C.A.R.E. trainees are pla...

Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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Undercover Art: The Locust Mural Project

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More than a dozen Career Awareness Related Experience (C.A.R.E.) students spent their summer painting the Locust Street tunnel at Columbia, Missouri's Flat Branch Park with local artist, Madeleine LeMieux.

Give Help, Get Help via CoMoHelps.org

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Give Help, Get Help via CoMoHelps.org

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CoMoHelps.org launched as a resource hub for giving and seeking aid during the coronavirus pandemic. The project is a joint effort by the City of Columbia, Boone County, the Heart of Missouri United Way, and the Commu...

Sidewalk Snow Removal Policy

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Sidewalk Snow Removal Policy

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A City of Columbia ordinance requires property owners to shovel ice and snow from their sidewalks. The Office of Neighborhood Services has a supply of snow shovels and a mini grant for neighborhoods that want to purch...

American Heart Month

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American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month. Keep your heart healthy with tips from the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services.

Coping in the Time of Coronavirus: Looking for Normal

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Coping in the Time of Coronavirus: Looking for Normal

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, City Channel reached out to a local mental health professional to discuss the emotional impact of the coronavirus pandemic. As more of us begin to return to work and social r...

2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Kari Utterback

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2019 Columbia Values Diversity Award Winner: Kari Utterback

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Kari works extremely hard at organizing and promoting social diversity and cultural understanding in our community. She is a leader in the "Building Inclusive Communities" training program at the City of Columbia, fac...

Live Well By Faith Part 2

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Live Well By Faith Part 2

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Entering its second year, the new City program "Live Well By Faith" is transforming the lives of local residents. Funded by a two-year grant to address health disparities in the Black community, Health Educator Verna ...

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...