Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center

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.  

The University of Nebraska Omaha’s commitment to engagement has a new building fully dedicated to collaboration. The Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center is a nationally unique space that serves to strengthen UNO's existing outreach efforts and foster future opportunities for partnerships between UNO students, faculty, staff and nonprofit or governmental organizations. For 105 years, UNO has been dedicated to engagement and education within the Omaha metropolitan community, this special center adds a new venue from which this tradition can continue.

Jess’ Resource Center

The Union Pacific Atrium is a special place to honor the legacy of Jessica Lutton Bedient who was best known for her passion for helping others in her community and around the world. Jess joined the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2008 and in 2010 she lost her life in a car accident. The technology available in Jess' Resource Center will help connect students with volunteer opportunities. Read more about Jess' life and her commitment to community service.

UNO Wins Presidential Engagement Award

UNO + Omaha = National Leader in Engagement

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) is the recipient of the Presidential Award for the Economic Opportunity category of the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This award recognizes institutions with service programs that build economic independence, increase family stability, and create more sustainable and resilient communities. Institutions in this category are engaged in service that improves the financial well-being and security of economically disadvantaged individuals. 

If you are a guest of UNO or one of our partner organizations please see how easy it is to park when you visit the center. 

The Weitz CEC has just added 9 new university and community partners.  Check out our new partners here!

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UNO 2014 Winner

UNO wins 2014 President's Honor Roll.

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Get Involved

Ways to learn, serve, and improve the community.

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Give Now

Benefit and support the Weitz CEC.

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Locate events taking place in the Weitz CEC.

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Programs and Initiatives

UNO's signature outreach programs.

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Reservations and Parking

Space reservations, parking and catering information.

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Partner Organizations

Partners and space applications.

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Connect with Weitz CEC staff members.

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Values, mission and purpose of the Weitz CEC.

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Connect to MavSYNC

Connect to service opportunities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the Weitz CEC.

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Contact Us


Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6001 Dodge Street
Room 115
Omaha, NE 68182