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About The Department of Neighborhoods works from a foundation of devoted residents, committed neighborhood leaders and dedicated City workforce to resolve community concerns and tap into neighborhood potential, helping to build a stronger, more equitable Columbus. As the ‘front door’ to the city, the Department of Neighborhoods empowers residents, responds to their needs and protects their rights. - learn more

MBK Program

Community Events and Programming The Department of Neighborhoods is proud to host a series of annual community programs that demonstrate the values of our community. Get involved by joining us for one of the following events. - learn more

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Community Planning In collaboration with area residents, the Department of Neighborhoods helps to drive neighborhood planning by moving community ideas from inspiration to implementation. Delivering on Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s commitment to every Columbus neighborhood, the Department helps to resolve community concerns by tapping into neighborhood potential and coordinating with City departments.  - learn more

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Community Relations Commission The Department protects the rights of Columbus residents through the investigation of discrimination complaints, mediation, and other voluntary options to help eliminate discrimination and remove the effects of past discrimination within the City of Columbus.  - learn more

Safety Advisory Committee

Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy The Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy is a multi-pronged approach to address crime. This approach utilizes a combination of proven safety strategies and unique and targeted efforts to address crime in Columbus neighborhoods while continuing to invest in proven safety strategies. 

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My Brother's Keeper My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), a nationwide initiative founded by former President Barack Obama, seeks to expand opportunities for boys and young men of color, creating ‘cradle to career’ strategies for achieving important milestones in life. The MBK Summit and Conference provides opportunities for young men to enhance their knowledge and skills.   - learn more

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Neighborhood Liaisons Neighborhood liaisons serve as your direct link to city services and provide support for area commissions. They are located in Neighborhood Pride Centers in each region of Columbus.  Liaisons work with residents, city officials, and civic organizations to empower residents to improve their neighborhoods. - learn more

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Neighborhood Pride The Neighborhood Pride program builds greater awareness and connection between residents and their local area commission and civic association. The Neighborhood Pride team organizes a series of events that bring community members together and engages city resources to address issues identified in the selected communities. - learn more

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The New American Initiative The New American Initiative was created to give all immigrants and refugees living in Columbus equitable access to city services and programs.  - learn more


The ONE Map The Our Neighborhood Explorer (ONE) Map is your guide to locating resources across Columbus. - learn more

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311 Customer Service Center The 311 Customer Service Center makes life easier for Columbus residents by providing easy access to City services and resources. From reporting a pot hole to requesting bulk pick up, 3-1-1 is an easy, one-stop source for residents. - learn more