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.

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.

The power of place. The power of partnership.

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.

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. 


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Get Involved

Ways to learn, to be of service, and to 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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Partner Organizations

Partner organizations and space application information.

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Programs and Initiatives

UNO's signature outreach programs.

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Reservations and Parking

Room, catering and parking reservations and information.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the Weitz CEC.

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Connect to MavSYNC

Connect to service opportunities.

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Contact Us


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