Social Equity

 

Improving the odds for success – How can we strengthen our community so all individuals thrive?

Objectives

  • Strengthen three low-to-moderate income neighborhoods by increasing neighborhood activities.
  • Strengthen three low-to-moderate income neighborhoods by increasing healthy eating and active living.
  • Strengthen three low-to-moderate income neighborhoods by increasing access to health care.
  • Strengthen three low-to-moderate income neighborhoods by increasing participation in outdoor and cultural activities.
  • Help 50 low-to-moderate income, first-time home buyers achieve home ownership.
  • Increase the stock of affordable energy-efficient, universal design homes in Columbia.
  • Reduce carbon footprint, with emphasis on reducing residential energy consumption.

City sponsoring Rock the Community Big 3 Basketball Tourney

The City of Columbia is sponsoring the Rock the Community Big 3 Basketball Tourney on June 1, 2019 at the Douglass Park Courts, 400 N. Providence Road. Teams are guaranteed two games and are limited to four players each team. There will be boys and Read More »

City of Columbia celebrating 50 years of fair housing

The City of Columbia is celebrating 50 years of fair housing in our community. The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended) was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968.  

The Fair Read More »

Cars 4 Columbia program

The National Hope Association, in partnership with the City of Columbia and the COMO Supplier Diversity Program, is piloting a donated car program targeted at the City’s three Strategic Plan Neighborhoods.

The focus of the program, called Cars 4 Columbia, is to provide reliable Read More »

City of Columbia, Shelter Insurance team up for student success

The City of Columbia and the Shelter Insurance Foundation announced that seniors at Battle, Douglass, Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools are eligible to apply for Success Grants to help fund their college and vocational plans. This is the second annual competition for Success Grants.

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Strategic Plan Neighborhood leaders celebrate Step Up to Leadership graduation

Nine Columbia Strategic Plan Focus Neighborhood residents celebrated the completion of the 12-week Step Up to Leadership Program at a graduation ceremony on Sept. 28. Over the course of the program, participants learned important leadership skills that they can bring back to their neighborhoods. The Read More »

City, Shelter Insurance team up for student success

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Shelter Insurance Foundation, three Columbia high school seniors will have opportunities to compete for grants to help fund their higher education plans. The successful applicant must complete a service project in one of the three neighborhoods mentioned in Read More »