Out of an abundance of caution and care for the University of Nebraska at Omaha community, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service will transition from an in-person experience to a virtual platform. While we may not be able to come together physically, we want to encourage you to honor Dr. King’s vision as part of your daily lifestyle.
Please take a few minutes to view James Hawthrone reflections on this day.
Our challenge in honoring Dr. King’s legacy is to identify how we can serve our community at-large daily. Volunteering at or offering your support to local service organizations are just a few ways to honor that commitment.
As Mavericks, we challenge you to think about Dr. King’s work throughout the year and as part of a daily lifestyle. Please consider gathering up supplies and resources that are specifically requested and needed for the following local community services. These opportunities render significant impact within Greater Omaha Community. We also ask that you consider supporting the 100 Black Men of Omaha and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Local Community Wish Lists
Items needed but not listed are:
- Long underwear/base layer for winter
- Heavy shirts/sweaters
- Cough drops
Support Mentorships and Scholarships
UNO's Student Service, Leadership, and Innovation Collaborative (The Collaborative) and Northern Natural Gas Company invite all students and staff to join our partnership by raising funds to support the 100 Black Men of Omaha and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women as they continue their commitment to our youth in the Omaha community through mentorship and scholarship.
100 Black Men of Omaha is one of over 100 chapters nationally and internationally that make up the 100 Black Men of America, an alliance of leading African American men from a myriad of professions. The mission of the 100 Black Men of Omaha (100) is “To improve the quality of life in Omaha by helping our youth to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Lead.”.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women or NC100BW Greater Omaha Chapter advocates on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.
Northern Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s employee resource group BEAUTIE, or Black Employees and Allies United To Inspire Equity, are proud to lead the partnership with the Collaborative to recognize the life, vision, and call to action of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.