• 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’.

Completed Programs

Constitution Lecture Series – 2008

2006 awards

Mentoring Program

This activity was a 2006 educational effort of One Columbus with the Wynnton Arts Academy.

National Family Week recognizes families and businesses that are family-friendly during Thanksgiving Week each November and is co-sponsored by the Family Center, The Resource Center, The Chamber of Commerce, and One Columbus., Inc.

Race Relations Breakfasts – SOUTH were started in September, 2006 and were held the first and third Wednesday of each month to provide an alternate date to the second and fourth Wednesday breakfasts.  Discussions were on current issues affecting the community – particularly as they relate to race and diversity. These sessions were held at Andrea’s Comfort Foods, 520 Brennan Road. They were discontinued in December, 2006 to help grow the sessions held the second and fourth Wednesdays at Ruth Ann’s on Veterans Parkway.

Columbus State CSU/CCG Servant Leadership/Cultural Diversity Seminars is a special course for law enforcement officials that operates for three days a month at the University’s Command Center.  Jointly sponsored by Columbus State University and the Columbus Consolidated Government, this course was designed to educate participants about best practices for dealing with diverse populations.

The seminar series ran from June 2004 for 12 months and touched over 400 leaders and members of the law enforcement community in and beyond the Chattahoochee Valley.

Led by Colonel John Latty under the leadership of Dr. Archie Raney at Columbus State University’s Justice Administration Outreach, this activity had superior ratings by program participants and received the support of the Columbus Consolidated Government.

WTVM/One Columbus Weekly franchise is a joint venture between WTVM and One Columbus to show some of the positive events and activities that are going on in the Chattahoochee Valley.  The One Columbus segment is hosted by Cheryl Renee and is seen each Monday during the 6:00 PM  News Leader 9  segment. Click here for more information from the WTVM site. The weekly franchise ran for nearly two years ending in September, 2006

Race Relations Breakfasts were held each the second and fourth Wednesday of the month (except during the Summer and in December) where participants find an opportunity to discuss current issues affecting the community–particularly as they relate to race and diversity. These sessions are held at Ruth Ann’s Restaurant on Veteran’s Parkway

Dialogue Groups were one-hour facilitated sessions of diverse individuals that last at least 5 weeks where individuals from corporations, institutions, and neighborhoods can participate in sessions where democratic dialogue among themselves leads to learning more about one another’s aspirations, cultures, personal goals, and attitudes.