This year Nebraskans for Civic Reform is excited to host our first event in Omaha called Build Up Omaha. The idea behind this event is to honor those who have demonstrated civic leadership in the Omaha community and are working to create a more civic and civil society.This civic leadership is typified by, use of consensus building and civic discourse to solve a community issue or problem, civic leadership to directly (hands on) address the issue or problem or developing leadership among and involving others.
No instance of leadership is too big or small, which is why we chose to honor students in our Omaha after school programs for the work they have done in their clubs.
We chose to highlight Virginia Arce, who is in the third grade. Virginia is a smart and kind Sherman Elementary student. She goes over and beyond to take part in Sherman After School activities and assist others whenever needed. Virginia helped her grandmother last summer with food distribution to Sherman Elementary families that needed supplemental food support.