What makes Small Towns Successful?

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 […]

JOB OPENING: Lewis and Clark Middle School-Part Time Instructor

Job Description Part Time After School Instructor Education: Associate Degree in Education or related field preferred Experience and Requirements: Two years successful experience providing school-based or school-related programming Successful experience working with high risk children and families Excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse individuals Prior experience in staff supervision preferred Spanish language […]

JOB OPENING: Lothrop Elementary School Part Time Instructor

Job Description Part Time After School Instructor Education: Associate Degree in Education or related field preferred Experience and Requirements: Two years successful experience providing school-based or school-related programming Successful experience working with high risk children and families Excellent communication skills and ability to work with diverse individuals Prior experience in staff supervision preferred Spanish language […]

Urban Farming Meets Civic Engagement

One of the projects that NCR is working on this summer is our Equal Justice Corp, which is a partnership between NCR and Legal Aid of Nebraska. The mission of the Equal Justice Corp is to make equal justice happen. While equal justice is unique to every individual, we aim to empower those in poverty […]

EJC: Meet the Central/Western Fellows

The Equal Justice Corps is a joint program with Legal Aid of Nebraska to reach out to communities and Nebraskans across the state. Fellows attend community events, meet with key constituencies, and share the programs available at Legal Aid and NCR. Meet our 2017 fellows… Jennifer Figueroa Jennifer Figueroa, a returning Equal Justice Corps member, […]

JOB OPENING: Site Leader-Campbell CLC

Campbell Elementary Community Learning Center Site Leader Program Description: The Campbell CLC develops partnerships that provide opportunities and support services that lead to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthy neighborhoods. The Campbell CLC programming allows students to expand their knowledge in selected areas through hands-on enrichment opportunities provided during the before and after school […]

JOB OPENING- Assistant Site Coordinator-Campbell CLC

Campbell Elementary Community Learning Center Assistant Site Coordinator  Program Description: The Campbell CLC develops partnerships that provide opportunities and support services that lead to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthy neighborhoods. The Campbell CLC programming allows students to expand their knowledge in selected areas through hands-on enrichment opportunities provided during the before and after […]