The University of Nebraska Omaha is the nation's leader in community engagement. In 2014, UNO received the Presidential Award for economic opportunity for our work in the metro area.

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Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center

UNO is the only American university to have a facility wholly dedicated to community engagement. Our center will support university-community partnerships and provide meeting and planning space. Learn more

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Service Learning Academy

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. Learn more


The Collaborative

This student-led program was created to organize and coordinate university-wide community service and volunteering opportunities. The goal of this program is to help students create positive social change in our community and develop new skills that will benefit them during their college years and beyond. Learn more

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2014 Presidential Award for Economic Opportunity

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. 

President's Community Service Honor Roll