Meet the Collective Impact Lincoln team

Here are the dedicated staffers who are listening, advocating, organizing, and supporting Lincoln's vibrant core neighborhoods.

Allie: Near South, Everett

Allie Christianson
Senior Community Organizer
Civic Nebraska
Neighborhoods: Everett, Near South

Allie works with residents and stakeholders in the Near South and Everett neighborhoods to build strong and resilient communities. Allie, a graduate of Nebraska U. in political science and international studies, is passionate about community building and uses an intersectional approach to positive social change. She elevates voices through grassroots organizing to empower communities to retake ownership of their unique futures. 402.904.5191,
Sam: Hartley,

Sam Meier-Bates
Community Organizer
Civic Nebraska
Neighborhoods: Hartley, University Place

Sam works to lift up residents and stakeholders in the Hartley and University Place neighborhoods. A self-described human services employee, Sam is dedicated to advocacy and activism and bettering his community and its people. Most recently, he was the community outreach housing specialist with The Hub Central Access Point for Young Adults in Lincoln. In that role, he provided case management and wraparound services to unhoused and at-risk young adults, and he helped clients with applying for rent and utility assistance.
Kasey: Program Attorney
Kasey Ogle
Program Attorney
Organization: Nebraska Appleseed
Kasey works to find the most effective policy and legal solutions for the systemic problems Lincoln’s community members are facing each day. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, where she studied sociology and criminal justice, and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Kasey enjoys spending time with her dog Gracie and doing puzzles on the weekends. 402.438.8853 x 133,
Lizzie: Belmont, Clinton
Lizzie Turner
Community Organizer
Organization: Nebraska Appleseed
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Belmont

Lizzie is so glad to be in community with residents of the Clinton and Belmont neighborhoods! She spends her time developing relationships with neighbors who want to make a positive impact in their neighborhoods and helps them access the tools to do so. Lizzie has over six years of experience in community organizing in a variety of areas, from peace work to civic education to theatre for social change. She currently lives with her chosen family in the Near South neighborhood. Lately, she’s been spending her free time balancing her desire to knit with her cats’ desires to play with her yarn.
402.438.8853 x130,
Clarissa: Belmont, Clinton
Clarissa Guzman
Community Organizer

Organization: Nebraska Appleseed
 Neighborhoods: Clinton, Belmont

Clarissa is Nebraska Appleseed’s Weitz Fellow for 2022-23. She works closely with the Collective Impact Lincoln and Health Care Access team, as well as managing our volunteer program. She studied sociology/anthropology and educational studies at Carleton College. During her time at Carleton, she worked with Growing Up Healthy to increase access to educational materials in Spanish about climate change by collaborating with Latine community members. Clarissa enjoys going on walks in the neighborhood and listening to most genres of music. 402-438-8853,


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