The Columbia Association of The New York City Department of Sanitation was formed in 1936 and is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in New York City’s uniformed forces. The Association, which consists of more than 2,000 Department of Sanitation employees is the largest fraternal organization within the Department of Sanitation.
The Columbia Association’s mission is to promote fraternalism, education and charity while projecting a positive image for Italian Americans. It accomplishes this by granting scholarships through volunteerism and through charitable fund raising for such groups as Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, Autism Speaks, March of Dimes, and numerous mental health and cancer research foundations. The Columbia Association also hosts festive events for physically and developmentally challenged children.
The Columbia Association also strives to promote Italian American traditions and culture through its many social events and gatherings.
For more information about the DSNY Columbia Association visit their website by clicking the image above or clicking here.