Programs and Initiatives
Service Learning Academy (SLA)
SLA creates university-community partnerships by integrating academic scholarship and civic engagement. These partnerships enhance student learning, advance community development, and foster engaged citizenship. Projects are implemented that serve and improve the community and create valuable learning experiences for UNO students. Students’ learning goes beyond the classroom as they apply their knowledge to real-life situations in the community.
The Office of Civic and Social Responsibility (CSR)
At UNO there is an abundance of opportunities for UNO students and others to become involved in action projects and programs that create positive social change in our community and beyond. CSR is home to The Collaborative, Volunteer Connections Center, Maverick Food Pantry, SummerWorks, and Signature Days of Service. New to CSR, The Collaborative is a student-directed service and volunteer transformations are happening every day through The Collaborative.
Buffett Early Childhood Institute
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.
The 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.