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CARE Interns Paint New Mural at Oak Towers

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CARE Interns Paint New Mural at Oak Towers

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A group of local artists surprised residents at Oak Towers with a new art mural. The City of Columbia Career Awareness Related Experience (CARE) interns trained with local nonprofit Jabberwocky Studios to learn about ...

MKT Trail Mural at Elm Street Overpass

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MKT Trail Mural at Elm Street Overpass

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The third in a series of public art projects along the MKT Trail, the mural, "Nature is Our Shared Identity," was painted by students enrolled in Columbia Parks and Recreation's CARE program. The artists partnered wit...

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...

Functional Zero Task Force and Coordinated Entry Orientation

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Functional Zero Task Force and Coordinated Entry Orientation

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Presented by Katie Burnham-Wilkins, Veterans Administration and Kelli Watkins-Turley, Missouri Department of Mental Health on October 12, 2017.

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...

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...

2016 Homelessness Summit Session II

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2016 Homelessness Summit Session II

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(00:00:00) Welcome — Andrew Grabau, Janet Thompson, Michael Trapp, Karla DeSpain, Rocky Alden (00:20:44) Local Overview — Steve Hollis, Katie Burnham Wilkins, Carla London, Randall Cole, Kay Wright, Shawn Phillips (0...

2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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2016 Homelessness Summit Session I

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(00:00:00) Welcome — Andrew Grabau, Janet Thompson, Michael Trapp, Karla DeSpain, Rocky Alden (00:22:48) Local Overview — Steve Hollis, Randall Cole, Carla London, Katie Burnham Wilkins (00:48:40) National Issue Char...

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.

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...