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2012.06.06 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

High School Students, Teachers, Visit UNO for Civic Leadership Education

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Political Science Department will host high school seniors from around the state, as well as their government teachers, to learn the basics of American government and politics as part of the Nebraska Civic Leadership Program (NCLP) starting Sunday, June 10.

Currently in its third year, the NCLP gives students and teachers the chance to take a five-day tour of Washington D.C. after spending five days on the UNO campus learning about local, state, and national government systems in the U.S.

In addition to classroom work, the NCLP will visit the offices of Jim Suttle, Mayor of Omaha, the Omaha City Council and Omaha’s Chief of Police, as well as hearing from an economist at the Omaha branch of the Federal Reserve and visiting Nebraska’s FBI offices in Omaha.

While in Washington, D.C., students will visit several national landmarks as well as meeting with Sen. Ben Nelson and Jim Leach, director of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This is the second year the NCLP has included a trip to the nation’s capital. Funding for the program comes through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

For more information on the program, contact Loree Bykerk, professor of political science, at 402.554.3613.

NCLP
2011 Nebraska Civic Leadership Program Class

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