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What makes Small Towns Successful?

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A recent study by a rural sociologist at Iowa State University examined the driving forces behind small town success.  Although it may come as a surprise to some, the findings showed that high quality of life in smaller communities is most attributed to social capital and civic measures. These findings are right in line with the 2015 Nebraska […]

Juneteenth in a Floodplain

Juneteenth is a holiday on June 17th to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday celebrates the first day the abolishment of slavery was enacted in Texas, the final state to do so, in 1865. This past week, Equal Justice Corps (EJC) fellows from Lincoln joined the Clyde Malone Community Center […]

JOB OPENING: Collective Impact Lincoln Community Organizer

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the CIL Program Manager, the community organizer serves as a primary community contact for the residents of six neighborhoods identified by the Lincoln Vital Signs report. This position will require going door to door, attending community events, and building deep relationships in the neighborhoods identified by this initiative. […]

JOB OPENING: Lothrop Elementary School-Assistant Site Coordinator

Position: • Assistant Site Coordinator at Lothrop Elementary School Education: • Associate Degree in Education or related field preferred Experience and Requirements: Prior experience in staff supervision preferred Spanish language proficiency preferred Successful experience working with high risk children and families Excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse individuals Successfully pass background criminal check […]


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Dawes Middle School
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Lincoln, Nebraska 68504
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Omaha, Nebraska 68110
Phone: (402) 457-6711


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