Meet Jason Ezell, Collective Impact Lincoln community organizer

The campaign veteran and graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan U. is Civic Nebraska's new community organizer for the Collective Impact Lincoln partnership.

Jason Ezell, a campaign veteran and graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan U., is Civic Nebraska’s new community organizer for the Collective Impact Lincoln partnership. Jason focuses on the University Place and Hartley neighborhoods and began his new role earlier this month.
Jason Ezell

Jason works on the ground with neighbors, attends and organizes community events, and engages residents in grassroots leadership development, neighborhood revitalization, and low-wage worker organizing. He also organizes volunteers for neighborhood revitalization projects, asset mapping, and leadership development.

“University Place and Hartley have been my home for the past few years, and the people I’ve met at Wesleyan and at Hartley Elementary have been a fundamental part of my growth. I am so excited to be able to give back to these communities,” Jason said. “I believe we are only as strong as our communities, and that’s why it’s critical to invest in these wonderful neighborhoods.”

A partnership of Civic Nebraska and Nebraska Appleseed, Collective Impact Lincoln works with residents of six Lincoln neighborhoods – Hartley, University Place, Near South, Everett, Belmont, and Clinton – to build community, develop neighborhood leaders, and take action on policies responsive to the lived experiences of Lincoln residents.  

Jason has been a Nebraskan since he was eight when his family moved from West Virginia to North Platte. After graduating from North Platte High School, he moved to Lincoln to attend Nebraska Wesleyan. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science and business administration. Jason most recently worked with Nebraska Appleseed’s economic justice, food, and nutrition access program. He also has worked on local political campaigns in recent years.

Jason is no stranger to his focus area. He lives in the Hartley neighborhood after spending his college years in the University Place neighborhood. In his spare time, he enjoys singing and was a member of Nebraska Wesleyan’s choir for three years. He also loves to bowl – his high game while at North Platte High was 253 – and is a self-described obsessive about video games.

We’re glad Jason has joined Civic Nebraska! Join us in welcoming him; he’s at

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