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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. While some programming was temporarily postponed due to COVID-19 in 2020, we look forward to serving you with safe and accessible events in 2021. For more information, call (614) 645-1993.

AAMWW 2021

The African American Male Wellness Walk The Walk is Back! Join us for the 2021 AAMWW! Learn More

MLK Oratorical

The MLK Youth Oratorical Contest Details about the 2021 Oratorical Contest will be be available at a later date in 2021.  - learn more

2021 Lunch and Learn

Community Relations Commission Lunch & Learn Series The 2021 Lunch and Learn Series will focus on "Access to Racial Justice in Columbus". Join us on April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, and July 1st from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to join the conversation. You can RSVP or join with or without a facebook account at

Yom Hashoah 2020

Yom Hashoah

Annual City of Columbus Yom HaShoah Ceremony

April 9, 2021 at 12 PM


Annual City of Columbus Yom HaShoah Ceremony featuring John Koenigsberg


This program will be available to view on:


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City of Columbus YouTube channel:


This event is co-sponsored by Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus Department of Neighborhoods and Columbus City Council.

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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.

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.