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Trip Specific Opportunities

If you are interested in opportunities around Omaha that are relevant to your trip’s justice issues, check out the suggestions below!

  • North Omaha 1/2 week immersion (African American Community; Civil Rights)
    • Visit Urban League of Nebraska
    • Attend an Omaha 360 meeting
  • Cleveland (Catholic Worker; Homelessness; Gentrification)
    • Omaha Catholic Worker House- Wednesday meal and mass
    • Siena/Francis House weekly service
    • Micah House, meet with John Witchger
  • Clinton, Arch Community (L’arche; Abelism)
    • tour ENCOR to learn of vocational opportunities in Omaha for adults with disabilities http://www.encor-dd.org/
    • Visit Munroe Meyer
    • follow with a dinner with Fr. Gillick, SJ- has worked with L’arche communities in Canada
  • El Paso, Columban Border Immersion (Immigration)
    • MUST! Go to Bellevue retreat center to meet with Columbans Fr. Chuck Lintz-chuckssc@yahoo.com (before and after)
  • Montgomery (Civil Rights; African American Community)
    • Visit the Urban League of Nebraska
    • Love’s Jazz & Arts Museum, eat at Big Mama’s Cafe
  • Morton (Civil Rights; African American Community)
    • Visit the Urban League of Nebraska
    • Love’s Jazz & Arts Museum, eat at Big Mama’s Cafe
  • New Orleans Duchesne House (Civil Rights; African American Community)
    • Visit the Urban League of Nebraska
    • Love’s Jazz & Arts Museum, eat at Big Mama’s Cafe
  • Pilsen (Latino Community; English Language Learning; Immigration)
    • Pixan Ixim adult education program (Mondays or Wednesdays 7-9 pm),
    • Latino Center of the Midlands classes
  • Stroud (Habitat for Humanity; Rural Development; Fair Housing)
    • Meet with Margaret Gilmore from Omaha Habitat- learn about family selection process, family stories
    • Family Housing Advisory Services- learn about housing discrimination in Omaha
    • Mercy Housing
    • inCOMMON Community Development
    • The Fuller Center for Housing
  • Wind River (Shoshone and Arapahoe Community)
    • Set up dinner if possible with CU student Roy Brown- cu alum from Wind River
    • Tour Ponca Health Center (different tribe, but good reference)
  • Winnebago (Omaha, Winnebago/Ho-Chunk)
    • meet with Fr. Ray Bucko, SJ
    • Tour Ponca Health Center (different tribe, but good reference)
  • New Orleans House of Charity (Civil Rights; African American Community)
    • Visit the Urban League of Nebraska
    • Love’s Jazz & Arts Museum, eat at Big Mama’s Cafe
  • Wheeling (Environmental Justice; Coal; Natural Gas; Community Organizing)
    • Meet with Dr. Richard Miller, Daniel Lawse
    • watch 6 degrees can change the world
    • Sierra Club Student Coalition (brochure in the office)
  • Su Casa (Latino Community; Immigration)
    • Omaha Catholic Worker House- Wednesday meal and mass
  • Annunciation House El Paso (Latino Community; Immigration)
    • Visit Justice for Our Neighbors, talk with Sean, Emiliano or Shane about immigration in NE
  • Sioux City Habitat (Habitat for Humanity; Rural Development; Fair Housing)
    • Meet with Margaret Gilmore from Omaha Habitat- learn about family selection process, family stories
    • Meet with Family Housing Advisory Services
    • Mercy Housing
    • inCOMMON Community Development
    • The Fuller Center for Housing
  • Omaha Latino (Latino Community; English Language Learning; Immigration; Health)
    • Visit Justice for Our Neighbors, talk with Sean, Emiliano or Shane about immigration in NE
  • Unions in Omaha
    • Maria Teresa has many ideas!
  • East St. Louis (Civil Rights; African American Community)
    • Visit the Urban League of Nebraska
    • Love’s Jazz & Arts Museum, eat at Big Mama’s Cafe
    • meet with CU alum from East St Louis (post trip) (Ken Reed-Bouley has the contact)
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