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Individuals Who Form a Community – Cleveland, OH

Anxious. Different. Uncomfortable. Uncertain.   Entering into the new and unfamiliar community of Cleveland, Ohio, these words flooded my mind as we drove into the city. I was excited for the opportunities of growth that the week would offer, yet extremely nervous for the uncertainty that laid ahead of me. Our week would be filled [...]


Communication in Relationships – Axtell, NE

Axtell, a small town thirty-minutes out from Kearney, Nebraska—large, open fields—long-straight roads as far as the eyes can see. Here, irrigation systems stand tall like prominent statues of the land. With a population of fewer than 1,000 people, this place easily felt like family. The drive to MOSAIC at Bethphage Village was windy and cold, [...]









Paradigm Shift – Milwaukee, WI

I am extremely privileged in life. The opportunities that have been afforded to me since I was a kid, have given me countless ways to better myself professionally, intellectually, and physically. On the Milwaukee Service and Justice trip, I finally understood the real chasm between my privilege and other’s disadvantages. Failing schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, and [...]

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Camp Quality Heartland

Michael Young ~ michael.young@campqualityusa.org ~ 402-714-5401 PO Box 24322, Omaha, NE 68124 ~ https://www.campqualityusa.org/htl/ways-to-help/donate-time/volunteers/ The mission of Camp Quality USA is to establish and sustain nationwide community-based camping experiences and ongoing support programs for children with cancer and their families. More than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Countless numbers of families struggle with the physical, [...]


As CRS Global Campus, Creighton opening new outlets for service and justice

Thinking globally while acting locally has always been a critical component of the mission for Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. Last year, Creighton University became one of Catholic Relief Services’ 12 Global Campuses, a designation recognizing Creighton’s significant outreach and fundraising when it comes to coming alongside refugees, migrants, the poor and other [...]

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Omaha Public Schools | Migrant Education Program

Glenn Simonsen ~ Glenn.Simonsen@ops.org ~402-898-9145 3215 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131 ~ Website Link     Volunteer opportunities include teaching one on one or helping a classroom teacher at Yates Community Center, or provide semester-long in home tutoring/ homework help for children of immigrant families. Volunteers must complete an OPS volunteer application: https://omaha.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5297


Omaha Public Schools | Yates Community Center

Veronica Hill ~ Veronica.Hill@ops.org ~ (402) 898-9145 3260 Davenport Street Omaha, NE 68131 ~ Website Link     The Yates Community Center mission is to teach refugees, immigrants, and other community members skills that will help them be successful in the Omaha Community. Yates Community Centers offers: • ESL Classes: Conversational English and Citizenship Class • Sewing [...]


SAVE Program

Lyndsee Shively, Program Director ~ lyndsee@saveprogram.org ~ (402) 339-1291 3535 Harney Street Omaha, NE 68131 ~ http://saveprogram.org/programs/amp/ SAVE Program is a non-profit organization which provides on-campus tutoring and mentoring to underserved youth in the Omaha metro area.  Our Academic Mentoring Program is partnered with Creighton University’s Intercultural Center and meet on campus in the Harper Center six times/semester (12/year). [...]


Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC)

Terri Sanders  ~ TSanders@oedc.info ~ 402.346.2300 2221 North 24th Street Omaha, NE 68110 ~ http://oedc.info/   OEDC strengthens the quality of life in North Omaha and for its residents through comprehensive economic opportunities and community development. We invest in people and projects. Our goals are to: Provide a greater diversity of housing choices, including market-rate and mixed-use options for [...]


MENTOR Nebraska

Whitney Baker ~ whitney@mentornebraska.org ~ (402)-715-4164 6173 Center Street Omaha, NE 68106 ~ MENTORNebraska.org MENTOR Nebraska is an umbrella organization that can connect you to one of their many partners to find your perfect fit to mentor an Omaha youth. Member programs include 100 Black Men, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls Inc., The Hope Center for Kids [...]


Education Opportunity Center

Dasha Sudar ~ dashasudar@creighton.edu ~ 402-280-3300 814 N. 20th Street Omaha, NE 68102 ~ https://www.creighton.edu/trio/educationalopportunitycenter/ The TRiO   Educational   Opportunity Center serves low-income adults, helping them advance their education goals through GED and ESL classes, resume and financial aid assistance and much more. The EOC is looking for volunteers to help during  GED and ESL classes, Monday- Wednesday, [...]