The why of our work
Our state and country are at a crossroads: One path, fixated on the ‘me,’ inevitably benefits the powerful and well-connected. But the other path leads to ‘we’ – a reinvigoration of community, mutual responsibility, faith in our democratic institutions, and limitless civic power. We must all act to strengthen the common good and defend democracy. Every day in so many ways, CIVIC NEBRASKA connects and protects Nebraskans on the journey to RECLAIM WE.
Civic Nebraska Values
Community is built on trust and engagement. It is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re better when we work together. A community thrives when people trust each other and show up for one another.
Innovation leads to continuous improvement and greater impact. We embrace new ideas and put them into action. We learn together today so we can implement change tomorrow.
Learning creates pathways to participation and progress. We are driven to advance learning as an act of civic engagement. Learning in all its forms strengthens us and our communities.
Power is inherent in every person. We connect people to power and believe that power should be shared. Anyone can lead change in their community.
Optimism is a driving force for change. We believe that our work matters and expect to make an impact. We’re optimistic about our democracy, and we’re hopeful for Nebraska’s future.