Heart of the City Archives

Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Get in shape this year! Learn how you can participate in the Live Well By Faith program, a wellness initiative for members of historically Black churches.

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."

Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Sharp End was once the cultural heart of Columbia, Missouri's black community. Over the last year, the Sharp End Heritage Committee has made an effort to immortalize the area that once existed between Fifth and Sixth ...

License to Wed: Municipal Marriage in Columbia

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License to Wed: Municipal Marriage in Columbia

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There's a new place in town to get married but you have to make it through the metal detector first.

Teen Outreach Program

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Teen Outreach Program

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The Teen Outreach Program, a joint collaboration between Columbia Public Schools, the Youth Community Coalition and the Health Department, connects teens to service projects and helps them develop life skills.

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...

Columbia: A Work Ready Community

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Columbia: A Work Ready Community

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The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a credential awarded by ACT for anyone who wants to get a job or improve their job. Visit www.act.org/certificate for more information.

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...

Building Inclusive Communities

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Building Inclusive Communities

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As part of the Strategic Plan emphasis on Social Equity, classes developed by St. Louis-based National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) are being offered to city employees through the Department of Health a...