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Columbus’ new titans: The 10 people making a difference in central Ohio

By Jim Weiker & Mark Williams The Columbus Dispatch The Dispatch picked its top 10 community leaders based on multiple conversations with business, civic and philanthropic leaders. While there’s no […]

People on the Move: Stephanie Hightower/Columbus Urban League

As seen in Columbus Business First Nonprofit¬†|¬†Professional Recognition Stephanie Hightower, Recognized at Columbus Urban League Since assuming the role as President/CEO of the Columbus Urban League, Stephanie Hightower has made […]

Columbus Urban League May 14 statement on city’s settlement with family of Andre Hill

Today, the City of Columbus announced the terms of a settlement with the family of Andre Hill, who was shot and killed by a former Columbus Police Officer on December […]

Columbus Urban League April 21 statement on the death of Ma’Khia Bryant

The following is a statement from Columbus Urban League President & CEO Stephanie Hightower on the death of Ma‚ÄôKhia Bryant:: ‚ÄúJust as we began to experience some sense of hope […]

Columbus Urban League April 20 statement on Chauvin verdict

A verdict was announced today in the Derek Chauvin trial. The following is a statement from Stephanie Hightower, President & CEO of the Columbus Urban League: ‚ÄúNo matter the outcome […]

Columbus Urban League Feb. 9 statement on bond reduction for former officer

Today, Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Steven McIntosh reduced the bond required of Adam Coy, the former Columbus police officer who was indicted for the murder of Andre Hill.¬†The […]

Program Providing Replacement Income for Columbus Residents Recovering from COVID-19 Extended

City Council President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown and Columbus Urban League extend partnership to support families, after initial phase assisting 473 residents¬† Due to great need, the City of Columbus […]

Columbus Urban League Jan. 11 statement on racist threats in Columbus

Yesterday, the owners of Bake Me Happy felt compelled to close their bakery due to racist threats of violence against their business. The following is a statement from Stephanie Hightower, […]

Columbus Urban League Jan. 7 statement on attack at the Capitol

The following is a statement from Columbus Urban League President & CEO Stephanie Hightower regarding the citizen attack on our federal government and protestors who gathered in Downtown Columbus yesterday: […]

Columbus Urban League Dec. 29 statement on public safety reforms

The following is a statement from Columbus Urban League President & CEO Stephanie Hightower regarding the City‚Äôs actions in the aftermath of the death of Andre Hill: ‚ÄúThere is no […]