Archive for the ‘News’ Category

CMC Forum: Pathways to Prosperity — Breaking the Poverty Cycle in Central Ohio

Via Columbus Metropolitan Club What are the chronic factors that are keeping so many Columbus families – more than one in ten – locked in a multi-generational cycle of poverty, […]

Columbus Partnership, Urban League aim to spread the wealth of Intel, high-tech jobs

By Carrie Ghose Columbus Business First Columbus Urban League aims to raise $1.2 million to create a Career Connect Hub to guide people from underrepresented groups through the steps to […]

Columbus Urban League, Columbus Partnership Outline Ways to Bridge the Opportunity Gap

Survey Says: Community ready to seize the jobs of the future, but needs assist COLUMBUS – All of Greater Columbus is excited for the wealth building opportunities that derive from […]

Hightower Statement on CHIPS Act incentives for Intel/Central Ohio

The following is a statement from Stephanie Hightower, Columbus Urban League President & CEO, on the announcement of Federal CHIPS Act incentives for the Intel project in Central Ohio: “Congratulations […]

‘Suited and booted’: New My Brother’s Closet available on Morse Road

Via ABC6 “It’s an opportunity to help build self-confidence, and for men to come in here and say, ‘Look at me; I’m suited, I’m booted, and I am ready for […]

Black Father-Daughter Dance chance to make memories

By Jackie Gillis NBC4 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Creating memories that will last a lifetime was the goal of Saturday’s second annual Black Father-Daughter Dance. Hundreds gathered at COSI for a […]

Father-daughter dance ‘the crown jewel’ of Black Girl Dad Week, Feb. 12-18

By Belinda M. Paschal Columbus Dispatch When Kevin Grove describes his 10-year-old daughter, Kyndal, the gleam of admiration in his eyes is as powerful as his glowing praise. “My favorite […]

Dispatch Guest Column: Stop ‘cancelling’ others. It’s time to rise above mistrust, open our minds and listen.

By Stephanie Hightower Columbus Dispatch Guest Columnist A Black man was welcomed by KKK rally organizers. A white lawyer stood down when criticized by Black families for whom he sought […]

Columbus Urban League planning to continue program to help youths stay out of crime

Via 10TV

Columbus looks to strengthen its neighborhood violence prevention program

From NBC4 COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A community-based program aimed at keeping kids out of trouble is in line to get a nearly $1 million boost. Columbus City Council is […]