Partners of the Nebraska Civic Engagement Table are nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that don’t conduct direct voter contact or civic engagement activities but wish to be part of our nonprofit network. We work with Partners to foster a culture of year-round civic engagement in Nebraska’s most underrepresented and historically oppressed communities.
- Black Men United (founding member)
- CASA for Douglas County
- Coalition for Lifesaving Cures (founding member)
- Community Action of Nebraska
- Health Center Association of Nebraska
- Inclusive Communities (founding member)
- Nonprofit Hub
- Panhandle Partnership
- Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Greater Omaha
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha promotes interests, and builds opportunities for social and professional development for emerging leaders in Greater Omaha.