Long-term partners are competitively selected and have access to UNO resources such as our nationally recognized Service Learning Academy, its Office of Civic and Social Responsibility, and student leadership programs. Partner organizations also receive access to non-profit capacity building, technical assistance, and the benefits of urban, metropolitan campus life.
The charter partner organizations represent great variety and will bring unique perspectives on community issues, expertise, and commitment to shared values.
A Time To Heal
A nonprofit organization dedicated to holistic wellness and recovery for cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Buffett Early Childhood Institute (BECI)
An institute combining teaching and research faculty from the University of Nebraska’s four campuses to work collaboratively to improve the lives of children from birth through age 8.
Opportunities abound for UNO students and others to become involved in action projects and programs which create positive social change in our community and beyond. Student-directed service and volunteer transformations are happening every day through The Collaborative.
Contact: Kathe Lyons
A human relations organization confronting prejudice, bigotry and discrimination through education programs which raise awareness, foster leadership and encourage advocacy for a just and inclusive society.
A UNO student-run public relations firm devoted to serving clients by offering innovative and creative solutions to help them achieve their public relations goals.
Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH)
A nonprofit organization committed to end homelessness in the Douglas and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa.
A nonprofit organization utilizing Shakespeare’s life-affirming works to broadening the cultural and educational environments of the community.
Nebraska Watershed Network
A UNO organization acting as a focal point for research, teaching and community outreach regarding surface water quality in eastern Nebraska and throughout the state and region. It will collaborate with the Daugherty Water for Food Institute and the UNMC College of Public Health, as well as the Omaha Public Schools, the local Natural Resource Districts, and other community organizations.
Nebraskans for Civic Reform
Nebraskans for Civic Reform (NCR) is a group of dedicated and politically diverse young Nebraskan professionals who are committed to making our civic institutions more inclusive among youth and historically disadvantaged and disengaged populations.
Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS)
A UNO organization aimed to advance the understanding of Chicano/Latino/Latin American peoples and the critical issues affecting these populations.
Omaha by Design
An urban design and environmental nonprofit dedicated to enhancing Omaha's economic development potential by improving the quality of its physical environment.Website
The Omaha Community Foundation (OCF)
One of the country’s largest community foundations, OCF connects people who care about the community with the people and nonprofits that are doing the most good here. In addition to supporting Omaha’s philanthropic community, OCF works to determine the Omaha community’s greatest needs; to build up its nonprofits; and to find new ways for people to come together to give. The OCF will occupy one office in the CEC to improve their proximity and outreach among local nonprofits and UNO students, faculty and staff.
Omaha Public Library
OPL strengthens our communities by connecting people with ideas, information, and innovative services, a mission that will be better achieved by working collaboratively with other organizations. In 2012 OPL was awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) towards its project "Creating a Collaborative Culture through Community Engagement." Working with UNO and the CEC will help bring the project to a new level of success, ultimately better serving Omaha and Douglas County residents.
Queer Nebraska Youth Networks
A peer-led group of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender and queer) Nebraskan youth age 15-24, committed to combating isolation by building healthy, supportive, and intentional communities that promote intercommunion friendships and cultivate hope.
Service Learning Academy (SLA)
The UNO Service Learning Academy creates university-community partnerships by integrating academic scholarship and civic engagement. These partnerships enhance student learning, advance community development, and foster engaged citizenship.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
UNO’s second largest fraternity aiming to work towards the ideal of the “Balanced Man” by challenging their members to get involved in other organizations, leadership roles and in the community.
The Social Media Lab for Research and EngagementThis UNO-based organization represents a collaboration between the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media (CFAM); the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) School of Communication; the College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) and others across campus. The Social Media Lab will provide consultation services to scholars, students and community partners on projects across disciplines when they involve forms of socialized computer-mediated communication; events and educational courses and workshops to serve both UNO faculty, staff, students and extended community partners; and cutting edge research related to the use of social media and spans across issues and disciplines.
Spirituality, Public Health and Religious Studies (SPHRS)
SPHRS is a project of Religious Studies that supports, or helps to coordinate, a variety of partnerships, initiatives and activities related to the areas of Spirituality, Public Health and Religious Studies at UNO, UNMC and in local and global communities.
Support and Training for the Evaluation of Programs (STEPS)
A UNO organization aimed to provide participatory, utilization-focused program evaluation to programs organizations serving children, youth, and families in poverty.
A group of UNO organizations promoting and integrating sustainability by engaging in dialogue, identifying sustainability opportunities and developing recommended action plans.
Volunteer Program Assessment – University of Nebraska at Omaha
A UNO organization devoted to providing quantitative and qualitative data and feedback to non-profit organizations from the perspective of their volunteers with the goal of improving volunteer and organizational outcomes.
Together with a group of business leaders, William M. Kizer began the Wellness Council of the Midlands in 1982 as a non-profit organization focused on workplace wellness. More than 30 years later, WELLCOM continues its mission of elevating workplace wellness and serves hundreds of employers throughout the Midwest. Our Mission at WELLCOM partners with employers to deliver wellness programs that impacts employee wellbeing and wellness, strengthens the culture and drives business results.
William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies
A UNO institute dedicated to fostering creative and critical thinking among labor leaders, potential leaders, and interested members by providing relevant information and training in the skills needed in today’s changing economy and workplace.
A community organization that partners with professional artists and area organizations serving at-risk youth, people with physical, mental or developmental disabilities and seniors to create interactive arts experiences.