CPACS Community Engagement Programs
CPACS Community Engagement Programs
Conferences and Symposia
Aging with Passion & Purpose - A biennial conference on aging. Each conference had a different theme from exploring the impact of baby boomers retiring to gerontechnology. The 2015 conference will focus on bridging the generation gap in the workplace.
Annual Data Users Conference - A fact-filled one-day conference of information that you can use, featuring plenary sessions on Census product updates and major topics; break-out sessions, including a census overview and the annual state and local trends sessions; hands-on computer training; and lunch discussions forums. The conference is offered on site in Omaha or via webcast.
Gandhi Award & Annual Symposium - Awarded annually by the Grace Abbott School of Social Work and given to honor individuals and organizations that exemplify Mahatma Gandhi's principles of nonviolence, selfless service and social action, which are consistent with social work values.
Promoting the General Welfare Annual Conference - A one-day conference to explore how to expand the boundaries of democracy.
Special Events and Local Community OutreachAlfonza Davis Middle School Program - Members of the Aviation Institute faculty and staff speak to all 7th grade students about careers in aviation and 8th grade students come to campus to learn more about the university, STEM fields, and get the opportunity to fly one of the flight training devices.
Aviation Career EXPO - During the first week of the fall semester the Aviation Institute hosts its annual Career EXPO. Over 25 companies representing flight training providers, internship companies, airlines, student organizations and more are represented. Students get the chance to interact with the companies and build their network for future career opportunities.
Aviation Honors Convocation - In April of each year the Aviation Institute Honors Convocation his held to highlight the accomplishments of our students and to thank all the donors and supporters from the past year. Each year the Aviation Institute award over $25,000 in scholarships to its students.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Fundraiser - A bowling fundraiser and winter holiday family adoption project where Goodrich scholars contribute and connect to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Midlands and their families through donations, gifts and other support.
Burke High School Program - Several classes are offered at Omaha Burke High School as dual enrollment, including Private Pilot Theory and Aviation History classes currently with plans to include Introduction to Aviation and Aviation Safety classes by 2016.
CPACS Alumni Award Celebration - The individuals honored with the alumni award for excellence in public service demonstrate, through both their daily deeds and greatest achievements, the finest attributes of public and community service: integrity, stewardship, volunteerism, leadership, and a commitment to social justice and human dignity.
Durham Lecture Series - The Durham Lecture Series is designed to recognize individuals that have made an impact locally, regionally, nationally, or around the world in the field of aerospace. As part of the program individuals are recognized with the William F. Shea Distinguished Service for their outstanding contributions to the aerospace industry.
Goodrich/Partnership 4 Kids Futures Fair - A collaborative event where Goodrich scholars serve as mentors of hundreds of Partnership 4 Kids 8th graders from underserved populations and immerse themselves in activities that galvanize their interests and induce them into certain educational or academic habits that would facilitate individually the educational navigation of their futures.
Jet Linx Aviation Institute Golf Classic - The Jet Linx Aviation Institute Golf Classic is the largest annual fundraising program of the Aviation Institute. Each year the Institute raises money to support and expand its scholarship program. Since 2013 the Institute has teamed up with Jet Linx Aviation and since 1996 raised over $100,000.
UNO Athletes and Elders: A Community of Interest - A community engagement program which connects UNO athletic team members with elders living in residential facilities.
Rural Initiatives - Service-learning excursions that enlarge Goodrich scholars' sense of place through first-hand experiences with the culturally vibrant, rural regions of their home state.
Secret Santa for the Elderly - Annually the Department of Gerontology features a holiday tree from which faculty, staff, and students are welcome to select an ornament and provide a gift for a senior citizen in need.
Center for Public Affairs Research - A research and community outreach unit of CPACS.
Consortium for Organizational Research and Evaluation - Links faculty consultants from CPACS with governmental and nonprofit organizations.
Juvenile Justice Institute - Works collaboratively with numerous city and county government agencies across the state to address issues surrounding juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice in Nebraska using best practices.
Nebraska Center for Justice Research - Created to develop and sustain research capacity internal to the State of Nebraska to assist the Legislature in research, evaluation and policymaking to reduce recidivism, promote the use of evidence-based practices in corrections and improve public safety.
NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR - Promotes aerospace-related research, education and public service programs across Nebraska.
Support and Training for the Evaluation of Programs - STEPs' mission is to provide participatory, utilization focused evaluation for organizations serving children, youth and families in poverty.
Training and Certificate Programs
Airline Pathway Programs - The Aviation Institute has established pathway programs with two regional air carriers, ExpressJet and Envoy Air. Students from the program can begin to apply for and interview for pilot positions within the airlines during their sophomore year. If they successfully complete the interview and meet the program criteria they are given conditional job offers.
Certificate in Fundraising Management - A non-credit certificate program that provides in-depth training in vital areas of fundraising.
Church Administration Institute - A six-week online series of courses designed to equip participants with an understanding of organizational concepts and practical techniques for managing effectively in the challenging church environment.
Midlands Superintendents Academy - A training program that provides current and aspiring school superintendents with the skills and knowledge that will help them successfully lead and manage school districts.
Nebraska Certified Public Manager Program - A comprehensive management development program specifically for managers in federal, state and local government and in non-profit organizations, accredited by the National CPM Consortium.
Nebraska Municipal Clerk Institute and Academy - An annual continuing education program provided for Nebraska municipal clerks, operated by the School of Public Administration, accredited by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
State and National Support Resources
Nebraska State Data Center - U.S. Census Bureau's initiative providing easy and efficient access to data and information, offers the Annual Data Users Conference, quarterly trainings and expert assistance with data retrieval and analysis.
State Public Policy Initiative - Includes reports completed for the Nebraska Legislative Planning Committee and other policy documents.
William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies - An outreach unit of CPACS with a statewide mission to foster 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.
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