Nominate a Nebraskan for a Strengthening Democracy Award

On June 27, Civic Nebraska will honor five Nebraskans whose acts help to build a more modern and robust democracy. Through May 17, we're accepting nominations from the public in five categories of democracy-building.

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On June 27, Civic Nebraska will honor five Nebraskans whose acts help to build a more modern and robust democracy at our annual Strengthening Democracy Awards gala in Lincoln. Now through May 17, we are accepting nominations from the public in five categories of democracy-building. Do you know someone who fits any of these descriptions? Nominate them today!

Community Builder

A Nebraskan who connects others, creates collaborations, or builds coalitions toward a shared community goal or issue. This Nebraskan embodies the notion that we are all better off when we are all better off and that our communities are strongest when we all take ownership. Encouraged nominations, but not limited to nonprofit and for-profit organization leaders, community organizers, neighborhood leaders formal and informal, outstanding volunteers, service learners, etc.

Civic Catalyst

A Nebraskan who embraces transformative ideas and puts them into action on behalf of democracy. This Nebraskan imagines new possibilities today so we can implement change tomorrow. Civic Catalysts innovate ways to create connections, power collaborations, and fortify the common good. Encouraged nominations, but not limited to nonprofit and for-profit organization leaders, community organizers, students and scholars, legal professionals, artisans, neighborhood leaders (formal and informal), government officials, public servants, community-driven philanthropists, etc.

Champion of Learning

A Nebraskan who builds a more informed and engaged democracy, and who advances learning as an act of civic engagement. This Nebraskan exemplifies the notion that learning – in all forms – strengthens our community. Encouraged nominations, but not limited to education staff, administrators, and teachers (K-12 and higher education); nonprofit and for-profit organization leaders, neighborhood leaders (formal and informal), volunteers, mentors, and civic and auxiliary group leaders, etc.

Young Civic Leader

A Nebraskan who is not waiting to make an impact. This Nebraskan believes that democracy matters, knows people of all ages can make an impact, and is optimistic about our state’s future. Encouraged nominations, but not limited to students (current and recent graduates), mentors, registered student organization and club leaders, interns and fellows, aspiring public servants, community organizers, next-generation leaders, first-generation college students, service learners, etc.

Defender of Democracy

A Nebraskan who leads change in their community by connecting others to the power of voting. This Nebraskan spreads faith in our elections, stands up and speaks out, and/or volunteers in defense of all Nebraskans’ right to cast ballots without unnecessary barriers. Encouraged nominations, but not limited to voting advocates, legal professionals (pro-bono, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations), community organizers, next-generation leaders, public servants, government officials, accessibility advocates (i.e. physical, language support, and vocational rehabilitation), etc.

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Civic Nebraska is the lead agency at three CLCs in Lincoln – Campbell Elementary School, Lincoln Northeast High School, and Lincoln High School.

Locations

After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507