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Citizens' Unity Commission
The Citizens Unity Commission promotes and sponsors activities and events that bring diverse citizens together. Diversity Education is available for all individuals, businesses, schools, etc. dealing with community and workplace. 

Hampton Diversity College
The college provides diversity education that concentrates on diversity in contemporary workplaces and in our community. Class sessions include diversity 101, mixing and managing four generations, navigating gender issues and disability awareness.
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Commission members
Members are appointed by Hampton City Council. See the list of commission members and youth advisory group and partnersApply to join the commission, or attend a meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6 p.m.-8p.m., Community Development Conference Room, Fifth  Floor, City Hall, 22 Lincoln St.

The Citizens Engagement Advisory Commission
This commission is an extension of the unity commission and appointed by City Council to increase understanding and communication between citizens and city departments. Learn more here.

Check out our 
archived newsletters. You can also take the Hampton Pledge to foster understanding and respect, learn more about the commissions history and goals, and see what awards the Commission has earned.

Top News - View All News
'Mini-grants' available for programs to help stop youth violence
July 10, 2015 - The City of Hampton is accepting applications for up to $10,000 in mini-grants that can be used for grassroots programs and activities designed to prevent youth violence. News release
Citizens' Unity Commission & partners host Civility Expressions contest
May 7, 2015 - Express civility your way: Tell or show what it means to promote more civility in our daily life. Enter an original essay, poem or artwork, or present a spoken word, musical presentation or dance, and you could win $100-$500. Read on...
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Contact Us

Wanda Ferrell
Program Coordinator

Shelly Cappe

Program Coordinator

22 Lincoln St.
Seventh Floor
Hampton, VA 23669

Ph: (757) 728-3279
Fx: (757) 728-3275

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Citizens Unity Commission
Director Michele Woods Jones and Chair Pat Leary discuss the programs that increase our understanding and human relations.