About Us

WHEN ONE OF US RISES

to the occasion for our state and our nation, it strengthens us all. We’re all connected, and it takes all of us to build and sustain a modern, robust democracy. CIVIC NEBRASKA lifts up Nebraskans on our streets, in our schools, and within our democratic institutions. We do this in the belief that we are all in it together – and that when one of us rises,

WE ALL RISE.

THE WHY OF OUR WORK

Civic Nebraska’s Values

THREE PROGRAMS. ONE MISSION.

Youth Civic Leadership

“We, the people” includes our youngest Americans, too. Our Youth Civic Leadership efforts include before- and after-school programs and service-learning clubs in Lincoln, Omaha, and Greater Nebraska. Introducing youth to civic engagement helps them gain problem-solving, leadership, and civil discourse skills. Students who can think critically about – and make meaning of – societal issues are better able to navigate their individual environments. And succeed in them.

 

Civic Health Programs

Our communities are stronger when we own them together. Our Civic Health Programs fortify Nebraska’s civic life with training and programming for towns, cities, neighborhoods, and individuals. We support people to be connected, informed, and engaged in their communities and state. When we are more connected to one another and to institutions, we are better positioned to solve local problems.

Voting Rights Initiatives

Voting is our most cherished democratic right. Without it, there’s no prospect for change, no method to hold leaders accountable, no real way for our values and vision to be represented in our institutions. This right is never guaranteed – so it must be championed, defended, and exercised to the fullest. Our Voting Rights Initiatives lead the fight for elections to be fair, modern, and accessible. We work to defeat bad policies that threaten the right to vote. And we advocate for measures that protect our rights.

Locations

  • Lincoln
    1111 Lincoln Mall Suite 350, Lincoln NE 68508
    402.904.5191
  • Omaha
    6400 University Drive, N CEC 117.12, Omaha NE 68182-0708
    402.554.3584
  • Greater Nebraska
    203 N. Locust St., Grand Island NE 68801
    308@civicnebraska.org
  • Contact Us

After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110
    402.457.6711

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132
    402.557.4300

  • Lothrop Elementary School

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110
    402.457.5704

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521
    402.304.1165

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.436.1301

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507
    402.436.1303

  • Randolph Elementary School

    1024 S. 37th St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.436.1163

  • Raymond Central Elementary Schools

    Valparaiso and Ceresco
    Coming Fall 2020