South Omaha takes center stage

South. When applied to Omaha, the word refers to a neighborhood and a school where cross-cultural intersections happen every day. South is also the working title and setting of a new play by Los Angeles playwright Michael John Garces. His original work is having its world...
Posted On 24 May 2017

Sowing the Seeds of Giving A New Approach to Addressing Community Needs Is Taking Root As the Public Sector Stumbles

Part 3 in a series Shaping strategic community goals in partnership with givers is part of the Chamber’s mission, said Brown. Everything the Chamber does, he said, is measured. “We incorporate most of the public and private foundations executive directors and staff...
Posted On 24 May 2017

National Emergent Academic Program for Higher Education Studies Completion

The Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) and the Secretariat of Public Education announce the release of the National Emergent Academic Program for Higher Education Studies Completion (PUENTES) program from the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions...
Posted On 24 May 2017

Cloture attempt on voter ID constitutional amendment fails

Senators from Nebraska Unicameral rejected a cloture motion May 9 during first-round debate on a measure that would ask Nebraskans to decide whether voters must show identification at the polls. LR1CA, introduced by Gretna Senator John Murante, would place a proposed...
Posted On 24 May 2017

Our Stories, Our Voices report from HWC

The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) is releasing its findings in their community assessment report about South Omaha residents’ experiences and opinions on housing and neighborhoods, education, health, public services and assistance, employment, and political participation. Some...
Posted On 24 May 2017

Sowing the Seeds of Giving A New Approach to Addressing Community Needs Is Taking Root As the Public Sector Stumbles

Originally printed in The Reader. Part 2 in a series. On a big picture scale, the Chamber engages in strategic planning. Rather than focusing almost exclusively on chasing “smokestack” industries, for the first time the Chamber has engaged a futurist and really expanded it’s...
Posted On 24 May 2017

Neighborhoods find their voice at conference

The City of Omaha hosts its first national Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) Conference May 24-27, when 800-plus neighborhood doers are expected to attend talks, workshops and tours highlighting grassroots revitalization in the places people call home. Some South Omaha doings will get...
Posted On 24 May 2017

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PREGNANT AND PARENTING STUDENTS APPROVED

The Nebraska Legislature gave final approval May 2 to a bill that requires schools to adopt a policy to accommodate pregnant and parenting students. Introduced by Sen. Tony Vargas, LB427 requires school districts to adopt a written policy providing standards and guidelines to...
Posted On 24 May 2017

AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT GOES TO THE SENATE

Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. With the 217-213 votes, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the...
Posted On 24 May 2017

NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR DACA STUDENTS

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will begin to offer a Hope for the Future Scholarship in Fall 2017, to assist students who are not eligible for financial aid, specifically students with undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival DACA statuses. DACA is a 2012 policy...
Posted On 24 May 2017
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