Collective Impact Lincoln enters Year 3

Since 2017, the community-building partnership has engaged with thousands of Lincolnites and worked with city leaders to address housing adequacy issues in the Star City's core neighborhoods.


Wow! It’s been two years since we learned that we were the recipients of Woods Charitable Fund‘s inaugural Breakthrough Initiative Grant to form Collective Impact Lincoln. Along with our partners – Nebraska Appleseed and the South of Downtown Community Development Organization – we’ve learned a lot since then by listening to, learning from, and lifting up Lincolnites in six of the city’s core neighborhoods.

Along the way, we’ve met thousands of people who care deeply about their community and who are taking action to make it better. We’ve helped empower residents to map their neighborhoods’ assets, challenges, and opportunities. And we’ve worked directly with the city to tackle the common thread through all of our listening sessions – concerns about affordable and adequate housing.

We hope you enjoy this look at some of the people we’ve met, the work we’ve done, and our recent efforts on housing adequacy.

As we move fully into Year Three of this vital community project, we will continue to build community leaders and work toward policy reform. All Lincolnites deserve a high quality of life. If you agree and want to help our efforts, we’re happy to have you. To get involved and stay up to date with Collective Impact Lincoln, visit

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