• Kenneth Crooks, Jr.
    Executive Director Emeritus

  • As times change, what previously was a ‘dialogue about race’ has evolved into a holistic approach to diversity in our community and beyond.

    One Columbus, has also evolved, strengthening its core mission: striving to inspire, motivate, promote diversity, and ensure that each member of the community is respected and valued. Recognizing and appreciating diversity is an obligation to which each of us must be committed. If we accept and act on this challenge, then Columbus will truly become a ‘One Columbus’.


Community Prayer Breakfasts are held quarterly on the Plaza Level of the Government Center where people of all faiths gather to pray for the community.

Dare To Dream Summit is an educational and motivational program for high school students from the Chattahoochee Valley who come together to address some of the issues of diversity and race relations that face them at home, in school and in their community. They also learn about leadership and behavior challenges and how they affect their future.

E Pluribus Unum is a lecture/discussion series that examines the U. S. Constitution as the fundamental document to which all Americans look for guidance concerning the prerogatives of the individual and the limits of official authority.

Golf Tournament
is an annual fund raising event for One Columbus where sports persons and others gather at a local golf range and enjoy the sport while raising funds for One Columbus. It is also an exciting opportunity to entertain employees and/or clients as well as promote your organization, products, or services by distributing information, mingling with golfers, and receiving official recognition.

Mix-It-Up is a national day in November when high school youth across the land are exposed to the values and benefits of diversity. One Columbus sponsors this event with the Muscogee County School District.

Recognition Dinner is a region-wide event held annually in the winter to recognize organizations, individuals and/or a young person that has made a significant contribution to diversity in the community. The Community Excellence Award is displayed on the Plaza Level of the Government Center and is given to an individual or organization. The Richard R. Miles Youth Award is give to a high school junior or senior for similar work. For additional information regarding the Recognition Dinner Awards and criteria click here. The Nomination Form for the Community Excellence Award can be found here.

Sponsorships are available for corporations, businesses, organizations, institutions, and individuals to support this 5th Anniversary Recognition Dinner honoring a business/individual and a young person. Sponsorships allow for community guests, those who might not be able to afford to buy a ticket including qualifying youth, to attend the Dinner. For sponsorship opportunities click here.

Study Circles are structured dialogue groups that culminate in action forums to address identified issues in the community.

Why Should I Care? is a panel presentation and interactive dialogue by diverse persons presenting the One Columbus message about creating unity, respect and acceptance of others. It is a bridge building activity available to organizations and groups who want to learn about One Columbus and our methodology.

www.onecolumbus.org is the organization’s official website where information about One Columbus, its mission, goals, programs and leadership can be found.