About Us

Who We Are

Civic Nebraska works to create a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans. We achieve this through youth civic leadership programs in K-12 schools, civic health initiatives in communities across the state, and ensuring our elections are modern and accessible to all Nebraskans.

A modern and robust democracy does not build itself. It takes hard work and dedicated community leaders. It starts on our streets, in our schools, and neighborhoods, and that is where you will find Civic Nebraska.

How We Do It

We accomplish this through youth civic leadership programs in K-12 classrooms, after school clubs, and running entire five entire after school programs that embed service learning in all aspects of curriculum.

Civic Nebraska works with adults, youth, organizations, and whole communities to build the civic infrastructure of the state. We run civic health and neighborhood-based leadership and engagement programs in communities across the state.

Once Nebraskans are engaged in their democracy, we ensure that our elections are accessible, non-partisan and modern through non-partisan election observation, research, advocacy, and litigation.

Our Organization

Civic Nebraska was founded by our executive director when he was 22 along with a group of politically diverse undergraduates at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. Since then we have moved out of Adam’s dorm room and have offices in Lincoln and Omaha with over 70 full and part time staff working hard every day to make our mission a reality.

We are innovative and bold, and create programs that are substantive and deliver.


  • Lincoln Administrative & Program Office
    1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 350, Lincoln, NE 68508
    Main Line: (402) 904-5191
  • Omaha Office
    University of Nebraska Omaha
    6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182
    Kent Day: (402) 990-8489
  • Contact Us

After School Programs

  • Dawes Middle School

    5130 Colfax Ave
    Lincoln, NE 68504
    (402) 436-1211

  • Sherman Elementary

    5618 N 14th Avenue
    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) 436-1129