On Saturday, October 20th we hosted the North Omaha Neighborhood Leadership Academy at the North Omaha Girls Inc. Campus. This one day series of workshops was attended by neighborhood leaders and advocates from a variety of neighborhood associations, non-profits, and other community based organizations. Workshops were presented by Mike McGuire and Julie Smith from One Omaha, former One Omaha advisory board chair Oscar Duran, and Big Muddy Urban Farm Executive Directory Brent Lubbert. The topics presented were Grant Writing, Fundraising, Volunteer Recruitment and Management, Neighborhood Newsletters, Formalization, Meeting Facilitation, and Neighborhood Revitalization. We also had a guest presentation on voter turnout by the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The goal of the Neighborhood Leadership Academy is to provide an opportunity for skill and capacity building for community leaders and organizations. The next NLA session will be held in West Omaha in March 2019. You can take a quick survey to help determine which workshops will be presented on at oneomaha.org.
One Omaha is excited to again be partnering with the Omaha Community Foundation and the Peter Kiewit Foundation on the upcoming Omaha Neighborhoods Grants Program. The mission of this grant program is to support and engage residents throughout Omaha on collaborative, neighbor-led projects that benefit and strengthen the neighborhood and broader community. We are now… continue reading
Our next Neighborhood Meet Up will be Friday, November 9th from 6pm to 8pm at Jesse’s Place at 2311 North 24th Street. This is just a casual gathering and an opportunity for community leaders to get together, talk about what they are working on, and share ideas and advice. We’d love for you to join… continue reading