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MMN Says Thank You to Our Veterans!

The Minority Men’s Network includes a number of men who have served in one or more branches of the Armed Forces. To those men, we say THANK YOU for your service and for being part of the Minority Men’s Network. As we commemorate Veterans Day, the Network also says THANK YOU to ALL the men and women in our community who have served in the Armed Forces. We hope your  Read More

Dr. Handy Williamson’s Retirement Celebration 10.5.2015

Ensuring the Future: What Communities Can Do To Help All Kids Succeed 9.26.2015

Join Columbia Parents for Public Schools and the Cradle to Career Alliance for a dialogue on ENSURING THE FUTURE: WHAT COMMUNITIES CAN DO TO HELP ALL KIDS SUCCEED WHEN: Sept. 26, 2015 9AM to 11 AM *coffee and sign-in at 8:45! WHERE: The ARC, 1701 W. Ash St. Columbia, MO Download the guide at: https://columbiamoparents4publicschools.wordpress.com/ CPPS and Cradle to Career Dialogue 9.26.2015

Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) NDUGU – Monday 9.28.2015

Good Afternoon: I am emailing on behalf of the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) to extend an invitation to join us for the first “Ndugu” event of the year which takes place on Monday, September 28th, 2015 from 6-7pm in the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center (GOBCC) on the Mizzou campus.  Ndugu is Swahili for Brotherhood and the aim of the event is to strengthen ties amongst Black male undergraduates with graduate students, faculty/staff  Read More

Nora Stewart Readers Needed

The Network continues to provide a “reader” every week at 10:00am for our Reading Program with Nora Stewart Early Learning Center. It’s hard to measure the effects on our children of having MEN, especially BLACK MEN reading to them, but the Network is committed to this project. Dr. Fred Williams III has done a fantastic job of coordinating this work for us and we are soliciting ADDITIONAL men to help us  Read More

Upcoming Events

Jul
25
Thu
9:00 am A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A Matter of Balance - Free Weekly Class - Thursdays 6.13.2019 - 8.8.2019 - St. Luke's UMC - 9-11am @ St.Luke's UMC | Columbia | Missouri | United States
St Luke United Methodist Church’s Health Ministry Team is offering this special course for seniors at their church. Register your loved ones that are what you would consider a “Fall Risk”. Thank you St Luke.
Jul
26
Fri
8:00 am Teaching Black History Conferenc... @ Muriel Williams Battle High School
Teaching Black History Conferenc... @ Muriel Williams Battle High School
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm
Teaching Black History Conference: 400 Years and Counting - July 26-27, 2019 - Battle High School @ Muriel Williams Battle High School | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The CARTER Center for K-12 Black history education at the University of Missouri introduces its 2nd annual Teaching Black History Conference. This year’s theme is, Teaching slavery and its afterlife. Our featured presenters are Ebony Thomas (UPenn) and Hasan Jeffries (Ohio State). Additionally, we have over 50 teacher workshop presentations over the two days. Registration for the conference is $50.00 before June 1st and $60.00 after June 1st. School districts  Read More
9:00 am Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Training Class Starting - Friday 7.12.2019 - 105 E. Ash St. (Columbia) - 9am @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102) | Columbia | Missouri | United States
“If you would like to make a huge difference in the life of a foster child by serving as his or her advocate, consider serving as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts, and advocate to ensure that each child has a safe, permanent, nurturing home.  Training consists of five 3-hour sessions and online work before each session.   Read More
Aug
1
Thu
9:00 am A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A Matter of Balance - Free Weekly Class - Thursdays 6.13.2019 - 8.8.2019 - St. Luke's UMC - 9-11am @ St.Luke's UMC | Columbia | Missouri | United States
St Luke United Methodist Church’s Health Ministry Team is offering this special course for seniors at their church. Register your loved ones that are what you would consider a “Fall Risk”. Thank you St Luke.
Aug
2
Fri
all-day Columbia Black and White Ball – ...
Columbia Black and White Ball – ...
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day
Columbia Black and White Ball - Friday 8.2 thru Sunday 8.4.2019 - Various Columbia locations
The Black & White Ball will begin Friday, August 2, 2019 with a special open house event at Douglass High School. Saturday will be the parade at 10 am. The Ball will be held at Lela Rainey Ballroom on the Stephens College campus beginning at 8pm. Sunday is church on your own followed by the picnic in Douglass Park. There will be food, Fun and Friends in the park all  Read More
9:00 am Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Training Class Starting - Friday 7.12.2019 - 105 E. Ash St. (Columbia) - 9am @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102) | Columbia | Missouri | United States
“If you would like to make a huge difference in the life of a foster child by serving as his or her advocate, consider serving as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts, and advocate to ensure that each child has a safe, permanent, nurturing home.  Training consists of five 3-hour sessions and online work before each session.   Read More
Aug
8
Thu
8:00 am 2019 Conference State of Inclusi... @ Columbia College
2019 Conference State of Inclusi... @ Columbia College
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2019 Conference State of Inclusivity - Thursday 8.8.2019 - Columbia College - 8am-5pm @ Columbia College | Columbia | Missouri | United States
How do we hold each other accountable as we continue to press forward toward inclusive excellence? We will address our collective responsibility toward a community built on trust, transparency, equity, diversity and inclusivity. It is important that we continue to monitor the state of our intentional work toward a community focused on inclusive excellence. Even when times are quiet, the work must continue.​ Application has been submitted to the NASW-Missouri  Read More
9:00 am A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
A Matter of Balance – Free Weekl... @ St.Luke's UMC
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
A Matter of Balance - Free Weekly Class - Thursdays 6.13.2019 - 8.8.2019 - St. Luke's UMC - 9-11am @ St.Luke's UMC | Columbia | Missouri | United States
St Luke United Methodist Church’s Health Ministry Team is offering this special course for seniors at their church. Register your loved ones that are what you would consider a “Fall Risk”. Thank you St Luke.
Aug
9
Fri
9:00 am Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Train... @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102)
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Heart of MO CASA Volunteer Training Class Starting - Friday 7.12.2019 - 105 E. Ash St. (Columbia) - 9am @ Heart of MO CASA (Suite #102) | Columbia | Missouri | United States
“If you would like to make a huge difference in the life of a foster child by serving as his or her advocate, consider serving as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts, and advocate to ensure that each child has a safe, permanent, nurturing home.  Training consists of five 3-hour sessions and online work before each session.   Read More

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