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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.

National Night Out

National Night Out The Department of Neighborhoods is supporting National Night Out in 2022 which takes place on Tuesday, August 2nd.  Click here to learn more

MBK 2022 Job Fair

Join us for the 2022 MBK College, Career, and Community Fair on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. 

Yom Hashoah 2022

Annual City of Columbus Yom HaShoah Ceremony

Join Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus City Council, the Columbus Department of Neighborhoods and the Jewish Community Relations Council of JewishColumbus for an in-person event at Columbus City Hall to commemorate Yom HaShoah.

This year the annual City of Columbus Yom HaShoah Ceremony will take place on April 29th at City Council Chambers, 90 W. Broad st, Columbus, OH 43215 at 12:00 p.m. No registration is necessary. 


MLK Oratorical

The MLK Youth Oratorical Contest Thanks for joining us for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Congratulations to the following orators who placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their respective divisions and will compete at the Statewide Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest. . Intermediate Winners: 1st place: Jasmine Davis, 2nd place: Arav Patel, 3rd place: Doaa Mohamed. Junior Winners: 1st place: Adonia Balqis, 2nd place: Aaarini Patel, 3rd place: Olivia Cox. Senior Winners: Tied for 1st place: Helena Savannah and Linden Young, 2nd place: Previous Okoroafor, 3rd place: Iceyy Barry.  - learn more

MBK Conference

My Brother's Keeper Conference Thanks for joining us on November 6th at the Ohio Union as we hosted the annual My Brother's Keeper Conference.  Click here to see photos of the event


The African American Male Wellness Walk The 2022 African American Male Wellness Walk is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 13, 2022. More details coming soon.  Learn More

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The MLK March and Celebration Thank you for joining us on Monday, January 17, 2022 for the Annual MLK Day March.  You can view a video of the even by clicking here