Exciting News from Woods Charitable Fund

Woods Charitable Fund’s Board of Directors has awarded its first Breakthrough Initiative Grant to Nebraskans for Civic Reform as the lead agency on a collaborative project called Collective Impact Lincoln. The initiative is intended to benefit low-income, working Lincolnites through a number of actions including neighborhood revitalization, engagement and advocacy. The initiative will solicit input […]

NCR Saves the (Election) Day

  So you mailed in your early ballot, but did you remember to sign the envelope? Last fall, it was reported that over 1,000 ballots were rejected by the Douglas County Election Commissioner’s office, a majority of those because the voter forgot to sign the envelope. An easy fix, but, swamped with the upcoming election, the […]

JOB OPENING: After School Program Manager

After School Program Manager After school programs provide extended learning opportunities that increase overall academic achievement and alternative learning environments for students outside the classroom. Our service learning and community leadership programs for youth emphasize issue identification, problem solving, civic efficacy, critical thinking, and civil discourse skills. We work to create engaged, informed, and critical […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Wagelie

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the incredible volunteers that make Nebraskans for Civic Reform possible. Read their story and learn more about how you can get involved. Sarah Wagelie is a phone banking superstar! An Omaha native, Sarah is passionate about politics because she believes that policy can be used to […]

Take Action to Expand Democracy!

LB 75 would expand democracy for people with a conviction history, removing the current two year wait and allowing individuals to register to vote once they complete their sentence. The Legislature passed the bill Monday, but this morning Governor Ricketts announced he wouldn’t sign the bill, arguing that a two-year wait is “not too much to […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Cherko

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the incredible volunteers that make Nebraskans for Civic Reform possible. Read their story and learn more about how you can get involved.  Amy Cherko is a relatively recent addition to the ranks of our Voting Rights Advocates. She hasn’t let that stop her from jumping in […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Darlene Mason

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the incredible volunteers that make Nebraskans for Civic Reform possible. Read their story and learn more about how your can get involved. Darlene Mason has inspired all of us at NCR to continue fighting to pass legislation to eliminate the two-year waiting period required for returning […]

Civic Action Program Coordinator (Part-time)

Civic Action Program Coordinator (Part-time)  Position Summary The Civic Action Program (CAP) Coordinator is responsible for creating and managing supplemental civic engagement programs for students, teachers, and community members. These programs include Capitol Experience Days, Civic Engagement Speaker’s Bureau, and the Equal Justice Corps. The CAP Coordinator also provides community engagement support for special events […]