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NCR Expanding Youth Engagement and Leadership Programs to Rural Nebraska

By Kelsey Arends, Civic Health Program Manager Nebraska is home to many vibrant rural communities. Starting this academic year, Nebraskans for Civic Reform is partnering with the Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communication department at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and the Rural Futures Institute to create the Rural Civic Action Program. NCR has established […]

Job Announcement: Part-Time After School Club Instructors

After School Club Instructor – Nebraskans for Civic Reform’s Youth Leadership “Street Team” Program Description: The Nebraskans for Civic Reform after school program develops partnerships, programming, and logistics that provide opportunities and support services that lead to improved student learning and development, stronger families, and healthy neighborhoods.  The NCR Street Team program allows students to […]

Welcoming Karen Bell-Dancy and Dawes Middle School to the Team

We are excited to welcome Karen Bell-Dancy to NCR as of July 1st. Karen has managed the Dawes Middle School Community Learning Center after school program for the last two years now. As the Community Learning Center program transitions to Nebraskans for Civic Reform, we are excited that Karen has decided to stay on as […]

Welcoming Kelsey Arends to the Team

We are excited to welcome Kelsey Arends to the NCR team as our Civic Health Program Manager! Kelsey will lead and implement our new youth engagement programs into rural areas through a grant from the Rural Futures Initiative, and our partnership with the University of Nebraska’s Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications Department. In addition, Kelsey […]


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Main Line: 402.904.5191

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University of Nebraska Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
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1000 Galvin Road Belllevue, NE 68005 - Rotert Building
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After School Programs

NCR manages two after school programs in Omaha and Lincoln Public Schools.

Dawes Middle School
5130 Colfax Ave
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504
Phone: (402) 436-1211
Director: Karen Bell-Dancy

Sherman Elementary
5618 N 14th Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68110
Phone: (402) 457-6711
Director: Amanda Parker


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