• 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’.

Mix It Up 2007

Mix-It-Up reaches hundreds in MCSD  on National Mix-It-Up Day 

On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 nearly 300 students at Columbus, Hardaway and Northside high schools  took time at lunch to participate in National Mix-It-Up Day.  A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Mix It Up was started in response to the labeling and grouping many children experienced in their schools according to www.tolerance.org. Students who were in attendance admitted that they learned something new as they had a chance to eat lunch with someone other than the “usual lunch crowd. ” Across America, more than 4 million students at all levels from 10,000 school districts were involved in the Mix-IT-Up project this year.  (The attachment seems most appropriate).

As part of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s educational programming, Mix-It-Up teaches kids to appreciate and respect each other despite the negative influences that they may face from time to time.