Civic Nebraska works to create a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans. We achieve this through youth civic leadership programs in K-12 schools, civic health initiatives in communities across the state, and ensuring our elections are modern and accessible to all Nebraskans.
Civic Nebraska was founded by our executive director when he was 22 along with a group of politically diverse undergraduates at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. Since then we have moved out of Adam's dorm room and have offices in Lincoln and Omaha with over 70 full and part time staff working hard every day to make our mission a reality.
We accomplish this through youth civic leadership programs in K-12 classrooms, after school clubs, and running entire five entire after school programs that embed service learning in all aspects of curriculum.
Civic Nebraska works with adults, youth, organizations, and whole communities to build the civic infrastructure of the state. We run civic health and neighborhood-based leadership and engagement programs in communities across the state.
Once Nebraskans are engaged in their democracy, we ensure that our elections are accessible, non-partisan and modern through non-partisan election observation, research, advocacy, and litigation.
A modern and robust democracy does not build itself. It takes hard work and dedicated community leaders. It starts on our streets, in our schools, and neighborhoods, and that is where you will find Civic Nebraska.