Strong community ties are central to the mission of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
It is little surprise that faculty, staff and students in CPACS take seriously the obligation the college has to interact with and improve its community.
Agents of Change in Omaha and Beyond
CPACS was created as an agent of change, first in Omaha and then beyond. Faculty members collaborate with each other in research and then partner with community organizations and agencies to use that research to solve real-world problems. Students, through innovative and challenging service-learning projects, also engage with the community in ways that inject a fresh sense of purpose into the world.
As the community evolves, so does the College of Public Affairs and Community Service—a leader, both on the campus, in the city of Omaha and throughout the state of Nebraska.
A University Dedicated to Community Engagement
The Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center is the permanent home of the University of Nebraska Omaha's signature outreach programs, including the Service Learning Academy and the Student Volunteer and Leadership Collaborative. It is the only stand-alone, comprehensive, engagement-specific university facility in the country.