mission-iconThe mission of the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council is to promote harmony, mutual respect and justice through dialogue, education, programs and resources.  In doing so, we hope to foster an atmosphere of collaboration, unity and transparency among our very diverse population.


vision-iconThe Greater Columbia Community Relations Council will be the primary arena for exploring, in a positive forum, issues that divide our community with the  purpose of improving the quality of life for all.



goal-iconOur goal is to serve in an advisory capacity to leaders and officials from the faith, education, business, neighborhoods, media, law enforcement, local government and supporting agencies.  We believe that honest dialogue and active participation will lead to understanding, acceptance, mutual respect and eventually inclusion for everyone.

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Since 1993

PACE Program

PACE (Preparation, Arts, Civility and Education) is our elementary age, in-school, character building and leadership training program for underachieving 4th and 5th grade students.  The program also helps these students better understand and appreciate cultural differences.

FBI Program

The Faith-based Initiative (FBI) is a committee of local clergy from different denominations assembled to address and mediate concerns and help neighborhood groups and civic organizations resolve disputes and issues.

Fair Housing Program

The Fair Housing Program serves as our affordable and fair housing advocacy on behalf of low and moderate income families, with special emphasis on the needs of women and children

Hot Topics

Hot Topics is a monthly series of informational forums for discussing issues in a safe, non-partisan setting that often divide us but are relevant and important to the positive growth of the greater community.

Coalition of Columbia Communities

The Coalition of Columbia Communities is a task force of diverse, inclusive community leaders who will work together and support each other’s right to respect, equality and prosperity.