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...

Colubmbia Values Diversity: Student Writings 2020

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Colubmbia Values Diversity: Student Writings 2020

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This video was included as part of the 27th Annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Students in grades 4–12 were invited to submit original essays or poetry for possible publication in the 2020 Columbia Values D...

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 ...

Live Well By Faith AED Training and Deployment

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Live Well By Faith AED Training and Deployment

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Six black churches in Columbia received new automated external defibrillators (AEDs) from the Live Well by Faith Public Health Commission this year. These expensive, potentially live-saving devices were acquired throu...

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...

Live Well By Faith Wins National Award

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Live Well By Faith Wins National Award

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The Live Well By Faith (LWBF) program was honored by the Boone County Commission after receiving the 2019 National Association of Counties (NaCo) Achievement Award. LWBF also won the Missouri Association of Counties' ...

2019 Veterans Day Meet Up

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2019 Veterans Day Meet Up

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Honoring veterans who work for the City of Columbia, Missouri.

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. ...

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...