Nebraska Veteran Leader Corps

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Civic Nebraska (Civic Nebraska) and Lutheran Family Services At Ease® have created the Nebraska Veteran Leader Corps Program to provide veterans with job readiness and community engagement programs to ensure a smooth transition into civilian life and employment support to a disproportionately unemployed population.

This partnership also includes the national Points of Light Foundation and AmeriCorps. Veteran Corps members create job training programs, leverage existing programs, recruit businesses and corporations to provide job opportunities for veterans, train businesses on the benefits of hiring veterans, and tailor community leadership training and corresponding community engagement projects to veterans.

Three full-time Veteran Leader Corps members have been recently hired to develop and manage three distinct programs. These programs are 1) job training and readiness 2) job development and 3) community engagement.

In order to effectively achieve this goal, Civic Nebraska’s job readiness and community engagement services will include but are not limited to:

1 Recruiting employers who provide preference to veterans,

2) Educating those employers of the federal, and in some cases, state benefits of employing veterans,

3) Providing training for employers on unique issues facing veterans,

4) Providing resume, cover letter, and job interview coaching and strategies specific to veterans,

5) Providing one-on-one (and group) veterans benefit counseling and assistance in navigating educational, job, and federal veterans benefits,

6) Providing referral services to mental health specialists (provided by Lutheran Family Services At Ease),

7) Creating and promoting veteran specific community service opportunities,

8) Creating a veteran-to-veteran networking and mentoring program

Our services are available at our Lincoln office or at our satellite office at the Bellevue University Veterans Center. Both addresses and phone numbers can be found below.

To request more information or to participate in our program, please contact Adam Morfeld, or one of our three Veteran Leader Corps members based on their program area of responsibility:

Job Readiness and Training: Cliff McEvoy, MPA, cliff.mcevoy@civicnebraska.org

Job Development: Sara Tangdall, MA: sara.tangdall@civicnebraska.org

Community Engagement: Rachel Gehringer-Wiar, rachelgw@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
    402.554.3914 CEC
  • Contact Us

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