About Us

WE ARE CIVIC NEBRASKA.

Civic Nebraska creates a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans. We do this through youth service learning, civic health initiatives, and nonpartisan voting rights advocacy.

We rise to engage Nebraskans in meaningful ways to build informed community leaders, and we ensure that our democratic institutions are nonpartisan, accessible, and modern.

Democracy starts on our streets, in our schools, and in our neighborhoods. That’s where you’ll find Civic Nebraska.

THREE PROGRAMS. ONE MISSION.

We run youth civic leadership programs and provide resources that engage and empower Nebraska youth through service learning and community leadership. Our students learn critical thinking, civil discourse, issue identification, and problem-solving skills. Our K-12 projects are in classrooms, after-school programs, and a host of student organizations. 

Our data-based civic health efforts strengthen social connectedness, confidence in institutions, community engagement, and political involvement in our state. Our civic health work began by creating the Nebraska Civic Health Index and continues with expansive and effective civic education and civil discourse programs.

We ensure Nebraska’s elections and civic institutions are nonpartisan, accessible, and accountable. We are the only group in Nebraska specializing in nonpartisan voting rights research, policy advocacy, observation, investigation, and litigation.

defending democracy since 2008.

Civic Nebraska was founded by our executive director, Adam Morfeld, and a group of politically diverse University of Nebraska undergraduates in 2008. Since then, we have grown into a recognized authority on civic engagement, community-building, and voting rights with offices in Lincoln and Omaha. Our more than 70 full- and part-time staff and our dozens of volunteers work every day to make our democratic mission a reality.

Locations

  • 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 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
    402.436.1129