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Community Programming

The Department of Neighborhoods is proud to host a series of annual community programs that demonstrate the values of community. Get involved by joining us for one of the following events. For more information, call (614) 645-1993.

Additional City Programming with Neighborhoods Support
Pride Illumination
The African American Cultural Festival
The African American Male Wellness Walk

Cultural Events in Columbus
Hispanic Heritage Month Events Calendar

Lunch and Learn Poster

Community Relations Commission Lunch & Learn Series

February 11, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, 2020. 
Various Locations
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This year's Lunch and Learn series will focus on a Woman's journey to equity in Columbus, Ohio. For more information and to register, please visit www.columbus.gov/woman2020

Yom Hashoah 2020

Yom Hashoah

Cancelled for 2020 due to public health emergency

Every year the City of Columbus commemorates those who were lost in the Holocaust with the Yom Hashoah Observance at City Council Chambers. 

MBK Conference

My Brother's Keeper Conference Date: To be determined
Location: To be determined

The My Brother's Keeper Conference is a time for the community to convene with young men of color from across Columbus. Last year's theme was "It's a Different World - Envision your Future" and featured highly interactive, hands-on professional career exploration and skills-based training designed to further STEM competency and expose boys and young men of color to careers of the future. Keynote speaker Brian Heat shared his story and the power of perseverance with over 160 young men.

MLK Oratorical

The MLK Youth Oratorical Contest Date: To be determined
Location: To be determined
The MLK Youth Oratorical Contest is a time to showcase the unique talent of our community's youth. Each year a theme is selected, and students from across Columbus are invited to write and perform an oration that honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Last year's theme was "Where Would We Be? Where Will We Be?". Winners of the City of Columbus Youth Oratorical Contest will have the opportunity to present at the MLK Jr. Breakfast and City of Columbus Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. evening program. They will also have the opportunity to compete in the statewide MLK Youth Oratorical Contest. Click here to see the results from the contest

Talent Show Photo

Neighborhood Pride Talent Show

Date: To be determined
Location: To be determined

Every year, the Neighborhood Pride team coordinates a Talent Show for the youth within the Neighborhood Pride areas. Students will perform a variety of acts from musical instruments to illustration to singing and more! Support our local youth and watch them shine on stage by joining us for the 2020 Neighborhood Pride Talent Show!

Job Fair

My Brother's Keeper Youth & Community Job Fair

March 7, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
111 N Front Street, Columbus, OH 43215

My Brother’s Keeper Annual Youth & Community Job Fair was held on March 7, 2020. Job seekers interested in full-time employment as well as students looking for summer jobs were encouraged to attend. The City of Columbus provided resume and interview workshops. In total, over 250 young job seekers joined us as dozens of employers offered information about themselves.  

MLK Lookback

The MLK March and Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 
East High School
1500 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205

Every year, residents from all over Columbus are invited to recognize the life and legacy of Dr. King, whose words and teachings remind us of the power of community. This year we welcomed Dr. R.A. Vernon and Musical Artist Zacardi Cortez to join the celebration. You can view the program here.