UNO and Community Building Partners
Black Police Officers Association of Omaha
Black Police Officers Association of Omaha (BPOA) focuses on creating a stronger and more positive relationship between the police department and the north Omaha community through education and outreach.
Civic Nebraska works to create a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans. We achieve this through youth civic leadership programs in K-12 schools, civic health initiatives in communities across the state, and ensuring our elections are modern and accessible to all Nebraskans. A modern and robust democracy does not build itself. It takes hard work and dedicated community leaders. It starts on our streets, in our schools, and neighborhoods, and that is where you will find Civic Nebraska.
Coalition Rx aims to reduce the misuse of prescription and non-prescription medicines by partnering with communities to raise awareness, provide community and professional education, prevention and treatment resources and public policy advocacy.
Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands
Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands (DSA) is committed to connecting those touched by Down syndrome through education, advocacy, and support.
Education Rights CounselThrough advocacy, representation and community collaboration, Education Rights Counsel (ERC) closes the access-to-justice gap and decreases the school-to-prison pipeline for Nebraska’s under-resourced PK-12 public school children and families.
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
The largest girl-serving organization in the state and for over one hundred years has provided leadership experiences for girls through volunteer-led programs.
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.
Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless
Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH) is the backbone organization of a Collective Impact effort to prevent and end homelessness within the tri-county region of Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. Composed of nearly 20 member agencies and multiple individual members, MACCH leads our community in the implementation of its “10 Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.”
Metro Omaha Educational Consortium
The Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium (MOEC) is a collaborative organization dedicated to public education and bringing metropolitan area educators together.
Mode Shift Omaha
Mode Shift Omaha advocates for transportation options that enhance the quality of life and opportunities for everyone to live, work, and play.
A nonprofit organization utilizing Shakespeare’s life-affirming works to broaden the cultural and educational environments of the community.
Nebraska Writers Collective
Promotes creative writing and performance poetry throughout the Midwest through a variety of literary outreach programs, but primarily through hands-on, interactive workshops focused on the creation and performance of original writing.
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) is the only membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in the Midlands. By connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy, and collaboration, we help members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve.
Prairie STEM’s model combines the rigor and innovation of instructional leadership programs with authentic community partnerships and family engagement to transform regional economies through the talent development of all urban and rural students. This effort will cause for old paradigms to die. Transformational system-wide reforms will be needed which are driven by the needs of the future economy.
UNO Office of Civic and Social Responsibility
UNO Office of Civic and Social Responsibility (CSR) fosters a lifelong commitment to active community engagement by providing a framework to empower members of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Community to identify and address the most pressing challenges and needs both locally and globally.
Omaha Girls Rock
Through the powerful tool of musical experience and collaboration, Omaha Girls Rock cultivates strong values in female-identifying youth, developing confidence, self-reliance, and original thinking. By encouraging our female-identifying mentees to apply these principles in all aspects of their lives, we hope to help them grow into stronger and more valuable members of their community.
Omaha Public Library
The Omaha Public Library (OPL) strengthens our communities by connecting people with ideas, information, and innovative services, a mission best achieved by working collaboratively with other organizations.
ONE Omaha, founded in 2015, is a public-private initiative dedicated to actively facilitating the development of neighborhoods in the City of Omaha through communication, education, and advocacy.
Operation Youth Success
A comprehensive, coordinated, and community-wide approach to juvenile services that eliminates the need for youth involvement with our justice system while maintaining public safety.
Partnership 4 Kids
Provides students the continual support needed to achieve success from kindergarten to careers. Using a foundation in goal-setting proficiency, strengths-based leadership curriculum, and the consistent support of adult role models, Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) focuses on four core areas to prepare students for academic success and the 21st-century workforce.
UNO Service Learning Academy
The UNO Service Learning Academy (SLA) creates university-community partnerships by integrating academic scholarship and civic engagement. These partnerships enhance student learning, advance community development, and foster engaged citizenship.
Spirituality, Public Health, Religious Studies
Spirituality, Public Health, Religious Studies (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
Support and Training for the Evaluation of Programs (STEPs) is a UNO organization who promotes evidence-informed decision making through research and evaluation. We use a collaborative, utilization-focused approach to support social service programs and policies that transform and improve lives.
The Wellbeing Partners
Relying on expertise in worksite wellness and community health, The Wellbeing Partners bridge the good work between worksite wellness initiatives and community health collaboration for the greatest impact in our community. Based on public health and workplace wellness evidence, applied community practice, and partner and resident feedback, The Wellbeing Partners combines the eight dimensions of wellness with the social determinants of health to shape our work.
In January of 2020, WELLCOM and Live Well Omaha merged to become The Wellbeing Partners with a goal to build wellbeing into the way communities grow and do business.
In working together, the Tri-Faith Initiative vision is to build bridges of respect, trust, and acceptance, to challenge stereotypes of each other, to learn from one another, and to counter the influence of extremists and agents of hate.
Tribal Management and Emergency Services (TMES)
A collaborative and innovative organization consisting of UNO’s Emergency Management Services (EMS) and Native American Studies (NAS) programs, Nebraska Tribal Community Colleges (Little Priest Community College and Nebraska Indian Community College); Nebraska Tribal Governments and the Tribal Emergency Management Association (
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI)
The UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute’s (MMI) mission is to lead the world in transforming the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and communities through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.
Urban League of Nebraska
The Urban League of Nebraska has been serving the Omaha community since 1927 and is one of 15 out of 98 affiliates to receive a perfect assessment score. A signature program of the National Urban League, Project Ready is a set of evidence-based standards plus practical tools specifically designed for and unique to the Urban League movement, for the purpose of getting African American and other urban youth ready for college, work, and life.
Urban Bird and Nature Alliance
The Urban Bird and Nature Alliance is established to appreciate, respect and value, protect, educate and support the preservation and conservation of nature in urban environments pertaining to urban forestry, sustainable landscapes, birdlife, wildlife, and natural resources. We work to preserve and restore nature for the public gain in Omaha and throughout the state of Nebraska.
UNO 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.