Rural Civic Health Initiatives

Civic Nebraska facilitates conversations for youth and adults across the state to identify civic assets and set a course for stronger local civic health.

Civic Health is how a community gets together and gets involved to get things done. If we compared it to success for a team, it takes a lot more than a good plan or playbook for a community to succeed. Like good play-callers, towns need good decision-makers. Like a cohesive team, towns need people to build trust and work together. Like a team that practices to prepare for the big game, towns need opportunities for people to get together and get involved to be prepared to take on the big goals that really move things forward. 
From lunch presentations to two-hour workshops to mapping a town’s civic assets, Civic Nebraska will work with you to discuss your needs and ideas and come up with a framework to meet the moment in your town.  

In the classroom

From ‘government in action days’ to interactive workshops, we can help facilitate memorable experiences for youth to understand civic health in their community and envision their role within it. 

A daylong experience in which students expand their knowledge of local government, but also other organizations, associations, and people who contribute to civic life in their town. 
A ‘government-in-action’ day featuring conversations with judges, bailiffs, attorneys, and law enforcement professionals. Students explore the functions of the criminal justice/judicial system and examine its role in their lives and the life of the community.
Interactive sessions for students to learn about civic engagement and connection in their community. 

With higher ed

Connect your material to the real world by diving into the dynamics of civic health. We work with you to build opportunities for experiential learning and help facilitate community partnerships. 

Interactive sessions for students to learn about civic engagement and connection in their community.
Semester-long collaborations with communities – building skills and experience through intensive and immersive projects in communities focused on service learning. 

For Communities

We can help provide the resources or facilitation to help you meet the moment for civic engagement in your community.

Presentations for groups, community members, or government entities on civic health and the 2020 Nebraska Civic Health Index, a data-driven measurement of our state’s civic fabric.
Participation-focused interactive activities that prompt discussion – and action – on civic health in your community.
In-depth, extensive community initiatives to identify civic assets and to set a course for stronger local civic health.

In the classroom

With higher ed

For Communities

From ‘government in action days’ to interactive workshops, we can help facilitate memorable experiences for youth to understand civic health in their community and envision their role within it. 

Connect your material to the real world by diving into the dynamics of civic health. We work with you to build opportunities for experiential learning and help facilitate community partnerships. 

We can help provide the resources or facilitation to help you meet the moment for civic engagement in your community.

A daylong experience in which students expand their knowledge of local government, but also other organizations, associations, and people who contribute to civic life in their town. 
A ‘government-in-action’ day featuring conversations with judges, bailiffs, attorneys, and law enforcement professionals. Students explore the functions of the criminal justice/judicial system and examine its role in their lives and the life of the community.
Interactive sessions for students to learn about civic engagement and connection in their community. 
Interactive sessions for students to learn about civic engagement and connection in their community.
Semester-long collaborations with communities – building skills and experience through intensive and immersive projects in communities focused on service learning. 
Presentations for groups, community members, or government entities on civic health and the 2020 Nebraska Civic Health Index, a data-driven measurement of our state’s civic fabric.
Participation-focused interactive activities that prompt discussion – and action – on civic health in your community.
In-depth, extensive community initiatives to identify civic assets and to set a course for stronger local civic health.

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Locations

  • Lincoln
    1111 Lincoln Mall Suite 350, Lincoln NE 68508
    402.904.5191
  • Omaha
    6400 University Drive, N CEC 117.12, Omaha NE 68182-0708
    402.554.3584
  • Greater Nebraska
    203 N. Locust St., Grand Island NE 68801
    308@civicnebraska.org
  • Contact Us

After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507

  • Randolph Elementary School

    1024 S. 37th St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Raymond Central Elementary Schools

    Ceresco: 114 S. Third, Box 10
    Valparaiso: 406 E. 3rd St