Rural Civic Action Program

RCAP engages rural high-school students to think critically about community strengths and areas of improvement, and to take action through a service-learning project to address needs in their community.

Nebraska is home to many vibrant rural communities. Civic Nebraska partners with the Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communication department at the University of Nebraska and the Rural Futures Institute to create the Rural Civic Action Program, or RCAP. The program engages rural high school students to think critically about community strengths and areas of improvement, and then to take action through a service-learning project to address needs in their community.

Undergraduates enrolled in a course on leadership and service learning at Nebraska U. collaborate as peer mentors, facilitating the high school students in identifying community needs and crafting substantive projects to address those needs. Civic Nebraska connects the undergraduates to our growing network of rural-area teachers and will ensure that the projects fulfill service learning and state education standards.

Partnership with the University of Nebraska also provides interesting opportunities to research community engagement among students in rural communities. The project will provide insight on student perceptions of efficacy, of the accessibility of higher education, and investment in rural communities.

For more information about the Rural Civic Action Program, contact Daniel Bennett, Rural Civic Health Programs Manager, at 402.904-5191 or daniel.bennett@civicnebraska.org

 

Locations

  • Lincoln Administrative & Program Office
    1111 Lincoln Mall Suite 350, Lincoln NE 68508
    402.904.5191
  • Omaha Office
    6400 University Dr., N CEC 117.12, Omaha NE 68182-0708
    402.554.3584
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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