Our Members

  • The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the United States Constitution and laws of Nebraska guarantee everyone in the Cornhusker state.

  • The Arc of Nebraska exists to see all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live meaningful lives within the communities of their choice. They are dedicated to raising awareness of their cause and advocating with and for those in need.

  • Asian Community and Cultural Center supports and empowers all refugees and immigrants through programs and services and advances the sharing of Asian culture and other cultural heritages of our clients with the community at large.

  • A founding member, Black Men United is a grassroots organization working with black men of various ages to make sustainable change in the Metropolitan Omaha area. They do this through trainings, programming and events held consistently within their target community. Programs like Real Men Read and Million Father March engage black adult caregivers in the education of their youth. BMU brings community members together around food and conversation at The Hungry Club. In May they welcome the mothers who have lost their children to violence to be united. This provides support for their families as well as raises awareness about the impact of violence. Started in 2003, Black Men United has consistently worked to better the community by bettering it’s black men.

  • The Black Votes Matter Institute of Community Engagement works to increase voter turnout, especially black voters. Their focus in this is directed toward black votes (or lack thereof). Their goal is to generate strong voting and voter participation so as to generate positive results for the community.

  • A founding member, Bold Nebraska is a member of the larger group Bold Alliance who work to land and water. Bold Nebraska is an active participant in much community mobility. Everything from fighting against harmful pipeline projects to engaging our state representatives, Bold Nebraska is interested in working alongside “farmers, ranchers, Tribal Nations and citizens” to make necessary change in Nebraska! They are “in the streets, corn fields and in the State Capitol standing up for property rights and standing with citizens as [they] work to protect the land, water and climate.” Nebraska ranks number 4 in total agricultural production and that is why we as a state need “small but mighty” agencies like Bold Alliance.

  • The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska is committed to creating a better future for all Nebraskans with brain injuries. Serving the brain injury population means working to secure and develop community-based services, providing support groups and access to pertinent information and medical resources and service referrals. It also means educating professionals who work with children and adults with brain injury.

  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Douglas County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children who fall under the jurisdiction of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County. This mission is accomplished through trained community volunteers. In addition to volunteer recruitment, training, and support, CASA collaborates with other child welfare agencies to address and create solutions for systemic issues and challenges. CASA for Douglas County is also actively engaged in educating the community about the child welfare system through workshops, speaking engagements, and participation in community events.

  • A founding member, the Center for Rural Affairs describes themselves as, “unapologetically rural.” They “stand up for the small family farmer and rancher, new business owner, and rural communities.” CFRA supports small businesses by offering loan opportunities for up to 20,000 or 50,000 dollars. They also offer in person and online trainings regarding topics such as e-commerce and m-commerce. They offer information around rural healthcare in English and Spanish (as a great percentage of rural Nebraskans are migrant workers) as well as support policies regarding the expansion of Medicaid. They do not just work at a legislative level, they all work with community members to empower new rural leaders and to oppose school consolidation that can negatively affect educational achievement.

  • Centro Hispano provides a number of immigration services in order to engage the community in civil activities and bridge the gap between different cultures, encourage community involvement and higher education among youth, and provide guidance along the path to citizenship by providing affordable immigration services at low cost and referrals to community member in the greater Columbus, Nebraska area.

    El Centro Hispano provee una cantidad de servicios de inmigración para atraer a la comunidad en actividades cívicas y crear puentes entre diferentes culturas, promover envolvimiento comunitario y educación superior entre los jóvenes, y guiar el camino hacia la ciudadanía, proporcionando servicios de inmigración a bajo costo y referencias a los miembros de la comunidad de Columbus, Nebraska, y sus alrededores.

  • Civic Nebraska is a group of dedicated and politically diverse young Nebraskan professionals who are committed to making our civic institutions more inclusive among youth and historically disadvantaged and disengaged populations. Civic Nebraska achieves this by engaging our youth in our community and building leadership skills.

  • Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, a founding member works to “educate and support stem cell research in Nebraska.” Their website includes an extensive Facts and Myths page regarding stem cell research, therapies and cloning that not only dispels rumors but replaces them with quality and easy to understand information. Additionally, the website includes information about diseases that can be positively influenced by stem cell research. Coalition for Lifesaving Cures also sees the great worth and possibilities within our own communities. They support these folks through, “support for stem cell research through financial donations for statewide elementary school science meets, scholarship awards for collegiate scientists and in 2015, launching a scientific achievement award to scientists or clinicians who demonstrate promise in research.”

  • The Collective for Youth aims to improve after school programs in Omaha by providing quality training to program providers. The three major areas which the Collective for Youth seeks to address are 1) serving area providers, 2) investing in the future, and 3) engaging the community. In 2016 and 2017 the Collective for Youth served 1,700 individuals to help develop after school programs in Omaha.

  • Common Cause Nebraska is the Nebraska chapter and of a national entity and one of our founding members. They are a “nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all;and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process” With offices in 30/50 states their website makes it easy to figure out what is happening locally and nationally. They provide an opportunity to dig deeper into issues facing Nebraskans such as “Money in Politics” and “Access for Government”. Under their Take Action drop down menu you can find your elected officials by entering your physical address. It includes both federal and state legislators. If you move forward to can see the bills sponsored by your state representatives, committees they sit on and, any major political contributions. Common Cause makes necessary information more easily accessible and clear.

  • Community Action of Nebraska’s mission is to alleviate poverty by enhancing program development, providing technical assistance, and advocating public policy to support all Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. The Community Action promise is: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

    Nebraska is home to nine Community Action Agencies, each with a unique set of services and programs designed to meet the local needs of the communities they serve.

  • The Community Justice Center (CJC) is the leading Restorative Justice practitioner and educator in the State of Nebraska. We offer unique evidence-based Victim Impact/Empathy peer programming that inspires offenders and helps participants understand who their victims are and the true extent of the harm they caused their victims and communities. We utilize Restorative Justice Practices to habilitate offenders while holding them accountable for their actions. We reduce recidivism rates for a better, safer, and more cost effective criminal justice system.

  • Compassion In Action connects the dots of society to assist in the recovery of all concerned and supports all efforts to bring families together. This is to break social cycles that foster negative mindsets and violent behavior leading to criminal acts and incarceration. It takes an entire community to break the cycle and Compassion In Action is providing those opportunities for involvement.

  • With two offices in Nebraska (Lincoln and Scottsbluff) the Disability Rights Nebraska was created to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in protecting and advocating for their rights. From its beginning, Disability Rights Nebraska has promoted the principles of equality, self-determination, and dignity of persons with disabilities. They do this by investigating “incidents of abuse and neglect and may provide legal representation to protect the legal and human rights of people with disabilities.” Their website links a downloadable fact sheet in English and Spanish that includes information about policy and advocacy work in Nebraska. Additionally there are helpful infographics found under their What We Do tab. The Civic Engagement Table is especially pleased to see the information about voter rights as they apply to people with disabilities.

  • East African Community of Nebraska
    East African Community of Nebraska

    The East African Community of Nebraska serves a wide array of community members in the South Sioux City and Sioux City areas. We offer wonderful programs and events that support and contribute to the education and inclusion of their members into the local community. These programs include citizenship, ESL and conversation classes. The Community also organizes and hosts numerous educational events such as voter registration, getting to know local government and law enforcement officials.

    The Community is also supported by Sugal Consulting, LLC which offers translation of documents for the schools, businesses, library and other organizations. The East African Community of Nebraska has become a reputable organization in and around the South Sioux City and Sioux City area and its services and educational offerings are reaching those in need in the local community.

  • ENCAP’s mission is “To eliminate the causes of poverty by strengthening individuals, families, and communities through self-sufficiency initiatives in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.” They do this through collaborating with clients and communities in these counties in order to grow self-sufficiency and increase opportunity and by partnering with over 1,100 national partners.

  • Education Rights Counsel was created from a desire to make education better for students and families by equalizing access to legal advocacy. By establishing a non-profit with very specific education expertise, Education Rights Counsel provides a unique service to a significant community of underserved children. Education Rights Counsel collaborates with other organizations to educate and engage the entire Nebraska community

  • El Centro, originally known as the Hispanic Community Center (HCC), was founded in 1982 and became a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit in 1983.For over 35 years, we have provided services in the areas of education, family support, youth empowerment, health, and resource navigation. El Centro’s bilingual and bicultural staff’s objective is to provide our clients with professional and courteous services.

    El Centro de las Americas Cultural Center, originalmente conocido como el Centro de la Comunidad Hispana (HCC), fue fundado en 1982 y se convirtió en una 501 ( c ) (3) organización sin fines de lucro en 1983. Por más de 35 años, hemos proporcionado servicios en las áreas de educación, apoyo para familias, fortalecimiento de jóvenes, salud, y navegación de recursos. El objetivo del personal bilingüe y bicultural, es proporcionar a nuestros clientes servicios profesionales y corteses.

  • Empowerment Network works to transform the economic condition and quality of life of African‐Americans, North Omaha residents, and citizens of the Greater Omaha area. Their vision is that Omaha will be recognized as a fully engaged and empowered community where African‐Americans, North Omaha residents, and citizens in every zip code are thriving and prosperous—spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and financially.

  • The mission of GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) Omaha is to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. GLSEN strives to protect students from bullying and harassment, to advance comprehensive safe schools laws and policies, to empower principals to make their schools safer, and to build the skills of educators to teach respect for all people.

  • Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

  • The Health Center Association of Nebraska has 7 members in Omaha, Gering, Columbus, Grand Island, Norfolk and Lincoln as well as an associate member in Council Bluffs, Iowa. These Federally Qualified Health Centers are “local, non-profit community owned health care providers serving low income Nebraskans and medically underserved communities.” HCAN works to enhance and expand access to quality, community-responsive health care. HCAN members offer healthcare on a sliding scale to the uninsured of Nebraska they provide “the same high quality, affordable healthcare to anyone regardless of who they are or how much they can pay.” Their website provides resources for both health centers and Nebraskans seeking affordable and quality care. Also importantly they offer links to job possibilities and information on how to get health insurance.

  • Heartland Workers Center’s goal is to improve the quality of life of Latino/a immigrant workers by promoting leadership development, workers’ rights, and civic engagement through legal information sharing, training, and organizing.

    El objetivo de Heartland Workers Center, ó el Centro de Trabajadores del Heartland, es mejorar la calidad de vida para trabajadores inmigrantes Latino/as por promover el desarrollo de liderazgo, derechos del trabajador, y participación cívica en forma de compartir información legal, entrenamiento, y organización.

  • The Holland Children’s Institute is dedicated to reducing the number of Nebraska families living in poverty and to making Nebraska the best place in the country to raise children by identifying the most effective practices in education, health care and economic development.

  • Immigrant Legal Center, a metro Omaha-based nonprofit, is an affiliate of National Justice For Our Neighbors, a network of 14 state chapters offering more than 35 legal clinics for immigration services. All JFON projects across the country are staffed by local full-time, paid attorneys.

    Immigrant Legal Center, ó Centro Legal de Inmigrantes, una organización sin fines de lucro basado en Omaha, es una división de National Justice for Our Neighbors, una red de 14 divisiones estatales quienes ofrecen más de 35 clínicas legales para servicios de inmigración. Todas las divisiones de JFON a través del país emplean abogados locales que trabajan a tiempo completo pagado.

  • Inclusive Communities is a human relations organization confronting prejudice, bigotry and discrimination through educational programs that raise awareness, foster leadership and encourage advocacy for a just and inclusive society.

  • inCOMMON Community Development aims to unite and strengthen vulnerable neighborhoods. They have worked to achieve this mission by creating a variety of programs aimed at strengthening relationships between people in the community, as well as helping individuals escape poverty and be heard.

  • Institute for Public Leadership (IPL) provides leadership development, skills training, research and organizing support to people from diverse faith traditions, racial and ethnic origins, and socio-economic backgrounds from across the Omaha metropolitan area so they can be effective agents of positive change in their communities.

  • Throughout its 45-year history, Latino Center of the Midlands evolved to become one of the most respected Hispanic organizations in Metro Omaha. It will continue to play a key role as Hispanics become the country’s largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority. Initially called the Chicano Awareness Center, the organization works to change lives at the local level by promoting employability, ensuring student access, cultural transition, and family well-being assistance.

  • The League of Women Voters of Nebraska, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

  • Live Well Omaha leads a coalition of organizations that are committed to prioritizing and improving conditions that impact the health of our community, working together to positively impact health outcomes for all individuals and families. Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work has a singular vision to make Omaha a healthier city to live, work, play, and raise children.

  • The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, in concert with local, national, and international supporters of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), endeavors to perpetuate his uncompromising leadership and contributions towards social justice.

  • The mission of the Malone Center is to strengthen Lincoln’s African American community. To do so, the Malone Center provides the foundation for educational, cultural and advocacy programs for all Lincolnites. The Malone Center’s programs range from out of school programs to minority health initiatives with ample opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.

  • NCBW consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who represent 60 chapters in 25 states and the District of Columbia and whose commitment to gender equity and socioeconomic advancement drives meaningful change to benefit women of color.

  • NCEF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to increase public education and engagement in conservation issues. NCEF is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, charitable organization under the rules of the Internal Revenue Service.

  • NAP leads the community to overcome HIV/AIDs and its stigma through education, supportive services and advocacy. NAP is a statewide AIDS support organization that provides HIV prevention education and case management services to all of Nebraska, 11 counties in southwest Iowa and 2 counties in eastern Wyoming.

  • Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable healthcare and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or in the community.

  • The Coalition of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence works to educate Nebraskans about issues arising from firearms in civil society. They also do work with respect to adoption, implementation, and enforcement of state and federal laws pertaining to firearms.

  • The main goal of Nebraskans for the Arts is to advocate for the arts, which are essential for life and learning across Nebraska.

  • NeighborWorks Lincoln is a non-profit organization dedicated to community revitalization through an active partnership of resident leaders, private businesses and public officials. We open doors for people to achieve their dreams of homeownership and for others who desire a safe and attractive neighborhood.

  • New Life Family Alliance exists to lay the foundation for all of Nebraska’s families to thrive by influencing family policy through research and education.

  • No More Empty Pots (NMEP) is a grassroots non-profit corporation that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. No More Empty Pots’ vision is to support communities in becoming self-sufficient and food secure through collaboration and adhering to our core values of education, stewardship and sustainability.

  • The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands works to enhance public recognition of the importance and role of the nonprofit sector to the people of Nebraska. They also provide access to high quality assistance and information on effective nonprofit management and practices, as well as advocating on issues that affect the capacity of all nonprofits to address their communities’ needs.

  • Empowering nonprofits to do more good. — It’s more than a physical space. It’s a support system. It’s a place where you can put your roots to build an unstoppable foundation to be more remarkable.

  • The mission of the North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance is to improve the quality of life in our community by: Connecting, Communicating, Coordinating, Collaborating, and Celebrating.

  • Omaha Community Broadcasting is a Nebraska non-profit that operates two radio stations in Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA - 95.7FM “The BOSS” and 1690AM “The ONE”. Their listening area encompasses more than 800,000 people, and over 10,000 listeners tune in to their broadcasts each week. The organization seeks to drive local economic growth in the poorest communities by providing Affordable Advertising Underwriting opportunities to small businesses, churches, community organizations, and individuals.

  • The League of Women Voters of Omaha, a non-partisan organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. They aim to increase voter participation, educate citizens on the voting process, and see those around us actively taking part in government.

  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is a predominantly African-American organization focused on uplifting the community and society as a whole. The Beta Upsilon chapter works toward this goal through voter registration, mentoring, and education on topics such as gentrification, food deserts, and police brutality. The fraternity also collaborates with other organizations to host events like the North Omaha Political Convention

  • Moving the community forward: Outlinc is a nonprofit organization that engages in and fosters the well-being and advancement of the LGBTQ community through excellence in service, recreation, education, and celebration.

  • We are a non-profit membership-based organization serving the eleven counties of the Panhandle. Since 1998, we have served as a catalyst for collaboration in the development of creative opportunities for enhancing family and community life in Western Nebraska.

  • Supported by volunteers, partially funded by generous donations and staffed by dedicated and professional employees, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland continues its tradition of providing accessible, affordable reproductive healthcare and education and advocacy for reproductive rights.

  • Rabble Mill is a nonprofit formed in 2018 through the merger of The Bay and Hear Nebraska.Their mission is to End generational poverty, one young person at a time, by enabling kids to discover their passion and build their talent.Among other programs, they provide preventative family support, host three monthly food banks, and provide an emergency pantry.

  • Somali American Heritage Society of Nebraska (SAHSON) is a non-profit organization which strives to help Somali-American Nebraskans integrate while also introducing Somali culture into American society. They work toward these goals by providing educational services and forums for learning Somali language, literature, history, and culture, establishing dialogue among communities, encouraging voter registration, and cultivating friendships to promote cultural understanding.

  • South of Downtown Community Development Organization preserves the rich history and diversity of existing neighborhoods by developing cross sector collaborations and creating opportunities for community members to improve their quality of life. South of Downtown Community Development Organization enhances vibrant neighborhoods that provide equitable opportunities for all to thrive through the values of Inclusivity, Accessibility, Community-based work, Integrity, Resident-centered work, and Innovation.

  • South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance enhances South Omaha neighborhoods through communication, community collaborations, empowering families & promoting positive perceptions.

  • Together works to prevent and end homelessness through collaboration. They provide emergency resources and case management services to individuals, families, and veterans living in or near homelessness to rebuild housing stability. Together envisions a community of prosperity where everyone experiences safe, affordable housing, food security, health and wellness.

  • The Tri-Faith Initiative is made up of three Abrahamic faith groups who have chosen to be in relationship together as neighbors on one campus, committed to practicing respect, acceptance and trust. Their mission is Intentionally co-locating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim houses of worship to promote dialogue, transcend differences, foster acceptance, and build bridges of respect and trust

  • The Union for Contemporary Art is committed to strengthening the creative culture of the greater Omaha area by providing direct support to local artists and increasing the visibility of contemporary art forms in our community. In every endeavor, they strive to unite artists and the community to inspire positive social change in North Omaha. The organization was founded on the belief that the arts can be a vehicle for social justice and greater civic engagement; the Union for Contemporary Art strives to utilize the arts as a bridge to connect our diverse community in innovative and meaningful ways.

  • Unity in Action was initiated by community leaders and volunteers who perceived a need for support and guidance in our Latino community. Unity in Action seeks to empower Latinos by promoting workers' rights, civic engagement and justice through education, training, and advocacy. Their vision is to use education and information to ensure that every person and family achieves their maximum potential

  • Voices for Children in Nebraska is the independent voice building pathways to opportunity for all children and families through research, policy and community engagement. It is a statewide child advocacy organization that gathers information about how Nebraska children are faring, and distribute that information to places where it can make a difference on the state, national, city, and county level.

  • The Women's Foundation of Lincoln & Lancaster County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides resources for educational programs, advocacy, and services that promote equality and social justice for women.

  • The Women’s Fund of Omaha examines issues and conducts research to provide informed support for initiatives that improve the lives of metropolitan area women and girls. They work to improve the lives of Omaha-area women by identifying critical issues including economic conditions, domestic violence, and women in leadership positions. The goal is for women to receive full partnership in Omaha communities.

  • The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha promotes interests, and builds opportunities for social and professional development for emerging leaders in Greater Omaha.

  • You Go Girl seeks to end the cycle of self-doubt and low self-esteem by creating a unique experience promoting self-love & awareness, physical & mental health, & education.

  • YWCA seeks to empower women and eliminate racism in Nebraska. Specifically, YWCA offers programs addressing structural racism and empowerment, and also offers health services to women and girls. With grassroots organizing in Lincoln and across the country, YWCA is dedicated to social justice and strives to positively impact the lives of Nebraskans.

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