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File #: 2162-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2018 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into contract with Microcosm Community Improvement Corporation in support of the Commission on Black Girls; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($4,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. Ord 2162-2018 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into contract with Microcosm Community Improvement Corporation in support of the Commission on Black Girls.

This request is to provide funding for Microcosm Community Improvement Corporation (Microcosm CIC) for work related to the Commission on Black Girls. Microcosm CIC specializes in facilitating and managing relationships between stakeholders including public officials, business owners and community advocates. The Corporation will coordinate the community engagement and communications needed to recruit Girls who will participate in the research that will be conducted for the Commission on Black Girls. In addition, Microcosm CIC will organize the logistics for the research that will be done. The three major research components which Microcosm CIC will be involved in include listening sessions, surveys, and focus groups.
Services performed by Microcosm CIC are essential to the research that is needed for the Commission on Black Girls. The Commission is being established to study and assess the quality of life of Black girls in Central Ohio. Further, the Commission will develop and implement recommendations to ensure opportunities, successful futures, and the achievement of a high quality of life for Black girls in Columbus. Focusing on girls ages 11-22 the Commission will first participate in fact-finding and education to learn more about the current quality of life Black girls in Columbus.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to have the necessary resources in place to immediately undertake the work associated with the Commission on Black Girls.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into contract with Microcosm Community Improvement Corporation in support of the Commission on Black Girls; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to d...

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