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
The African American Cultural Festival
The African American Male Wellness Walk
Neighborhood Best Practices Conference
Save the Date!
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
The 2019 Neighborhood Best Practices Conference is a time for community member to come together, share their successes, and collaborate on a wide variety of issues facing our communities.
The MLK Youth Oratorical Contest
Save the Date!
Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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.
My Brother's Keeper Conference
Save the Date!
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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 "Navigating Success in a Digital World", and keynote speaker Inky Johnson shared his story and the power of perseverance with over 160 young men. Save the date for the 2019 conference today!
Community Relations Commission Lunch & Learn Series
April 18th, May 16th, June 20th
The Jerry Hammond Center - Continental Room
1111 E. Broad St, Columbus, OH 43205
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This year's Lunch and Learn series will focus on protected classes, trauma, and we can do to help. Join us as individuals, service providers, and experts share their experiences.
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
City Council Chambers
90 W Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Every year the City of Columbus commemorates those who were lost in the Holocaust with the Yom Hashoah Observance at City Council Chambers. Join us this year as we come together as a community and reflect and promote the continued education about tolerance and diversity in Columbus.
My Brother's Keeper Job Fair
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
The Jerry Hammond Center
1111. E. Broad St, Lower Level, Columbus, OH 43205
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for the 2019 MBK Job fair, where local businesses, organizations, and trades will be present to speak to young men and women about employment opportunities.
Black History Month Celebration
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Gateway Film Center
1550 N High St., Columbus, OH 43201
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This year for the Black History Month Celebration, middle schools from across Columbus will bring students for a special viewing of the Documentary, "I, Too, Sing American: Harlem Renaissance at 100". The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion where students can interact with local artists.
The MLK March and Celebration
Monday, January 21, 2019
East High School
1500 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205
Doors open at 4:00 p.m.
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's theme is "It's our time, a movement toward justice."