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Save the Crew Announced as 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award Winner

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Save the Crew Announced as 2019 Spirit of Columbus Award Winner

Every year, The Columbus Foundation recognizes individuals and organizations who exhibit outstanding community spirit through their work and accomplishments. This year, the foundation selected a number of figures involved in efforts to “Save the Crew,” including Dr. Pete Edwards, Jr., co-owner of Columbus Crew SC, and select members of the Save the Crew community volunteer […]

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Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Remembers Rubén Castilla Herrera, a Radical in Work, Life & Love

If you’ve never met Rubén Castilla Herrera, you’ve probably at least seen his face or read his name; his life’s work was activism, and he spent the better part of 20 years dedicated to it here in Columbus.  While known widely as a fighter for immigrant rights and the Latinx community, Herrera could be found […]

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Photos: Remembering Amber Evans

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Photos: Remembering Amber Evans

Friends and family of Amber Evans held a memorial service for her on Friday, April 5. Evans, a well-known community organizer, disappeared in late January, and her body was recovered from the Scioto River by Columbus police on March 23. READ MORE: Community Organizer Amber Evans Remembered for Strength, Empathy, Activism A public vigil was […]

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Community Organizer Amber Evans Remembered for Strength, Empathy, Activism

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Community Organizer Amber Evans Remembered for Strength, Empathy, Activism

As a normal week marches forward for some, a community is in pain.  The body of Amber Evans, known widely as a community organizer and youth advocate, was discovered by the Columbus Police Dive team in the Scioto River on Saturday, March 23. She’d been missing for nearly two months, since her car was found […]

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Former NBC4 Anchor Mikaela Hunt Builds Community via New Channels

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Former NBC4 Anchor Mikaela Hunt Builds Community via New Channels

For eight years Mikaela Hunt woke up with Columbus news viewers as one of four co-anchors on NBC4 Today. During those years, Hunt built a relationship with viewers as a part of their daily morning routines — almost as if they knew her. But after 17 years in TV journalism, an unexpected — and at […]

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Update: Body Recovered From Scioto River Identified as Amber Evans

Anne Evans Anne Evans Update: Body Recovered From Scioto River Identified as Amber Evans

A body was recovered from the Scioto River today, March 23, 2019, in the area of the Whittier St. peninsula. Columbus Police Special Victims Bureau personnel and the Columbus Police Dive team were working together and discovered the body. The Franklin County Coroner’s office was called in to investigate. At this time, there are no […]

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The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to Watch

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Columbus Foundation Announces 2019 Nonprofits to Watch

The Columbus Foundation has announced its 5 Nonprofits to Watch for 2019, as part of an annual program to provide recognition to innovative and exceptional nonprofit organizations. The 5 Nonprofits to Watch program debuted in 2014 to “honor remarkable nonprofit organizations working to strengthen and improve” the community. Each honoree will receive a $7,500 grant […]

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