Civic Health Program

Civic Health programs aim to create vibrant, active communities through the support of the four civic indicators: social connectedness, confidence in institutions, community engagement, and political involvement.

About The Program

Civic Health programs have a wide range of activities and audiences—anything that strengthens and improves the civic fabric of a community or group ties into Civic Health. The foundational activity of our civic health work is called a community asset map, which walks people through an exercise that examines the community’s natural strengths, identifies areas for improvement, and ultimately creates an action plan to address community issues (with an emphasis on partnerships).

Programs that utilize the community asset model are the Rural Civic Action Program (RCAP) in Lincoln, Kearney, and McCook areas; the Capitol Experience Day program for middle and high school students; civil discourse seminars; Build Up Your Block in Lincoln; Collective Impact Lincoln initiative in Lincoln; and ONE Omaha. Through the Civic Health program, we serve adults and students, whole communities and organizations within a community, rural and urban Nebraskans, and neighborhoods.


  • 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