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  • Citizens For Improved Transit seeks Volunteers

    Established in August 2015, Citizens for Improved Transit is a community action group whose mission is "to enhance the quality of all forms of public transportation and make it more responsive to the needs of the citizens of Nebraska through education, training, and advocacy." Its members include regular StarTran passengers, StarTran drivers and staff, and concerned citizens. CFIT meets the third Saturday of each month at 2pm at Bennett Martin Library (4th floor conference room).

    CFIT is seeking a Secretary to support the organization as it continues to make positive changes to Lincoln's transportation.

    For more information
    Richard Schmeling
    President
    (402) 853-9537
    www.cfitlincoln.com

  • VolunteerLinc is Lincoln/Lancaster County’s network for local service. We connect the people, businesses and nonprofit organizations of the community with the correct service opportunities by learning their passions and skill sets. By connecting willing volunteers with activities and programs, VolunteerLinc seeks to maximize the positive impact of local volunteerism.

    For More Information:
    Randy Hawthorne
    Executive Director
    randy@volunteerlinc.org

  • Wellbeing Initiative, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering individuals with mental health challenges to reach their fullest potential. Our organization is unique in that it is entirely peer-run. This means that those employed by Wellbeing Initiative self identify as having faced mental health barriers and have the skills and experience to walk with others in fighting stigma, practicing self-advocacy, accessing resources, and belonging to a larger community to improve overall quality of life and personal goals.

    We are looking for a few talented and passionate volunteer board members to ensure we have the capacity and skill to oversee our next phase of work. Wellbeing Initiative Board members are individuals who are committed to positively impacting the lives of those living with mental health struggles in the Lincoln area and across the state.

    For More Information:
    Skylar Linn
    Executive Director
    slinn@winitiative.org
    (402) 499-1322

  • Lincoln Public Schools is inviting Lincoln citizens to apply to participate in the third year of an initiative called the LPS Citizens Education Academy: a series of monthly classes that include hands-on interactive experiences depicting a true, behind-the-scenes sense of public schools in Lincoln. Participants are asked to attend monthly meetings – generally the second Monday evening of each month, but also several day meetings – hosted at schools across the school district, featuring a wide variety of information and activities. Participants will have conversations with high school seniors, visit a Family Literacy class, sample an ACT test, spend time in LPS classrooms, tour the Career Academy, see the new Moore Middle School, and much more.

    LPS is now accepting applicants for this no-charge public outreach program on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to participate, please register by August 18 and send the following information to Julie Dansky, jdansky@lps.org
    Your name, street address, email address and phone number.
    Tell us a little about who you are – and why you are interested in the Academy (couple sentences).

    Academy Schedule:

    • Sept. 11, 5-7:30 p.m. Huntington Elementary School, 2900 N. 46th St.
      FOCUS: Hopes and dreams, start of school, overview, introductions, conversations
    • Oct. 9, 5-7:30 p.m. Lincoln Southeast High School, 2930 S. 37th St.
      FOCUS: Focus on graduation rate, instruction and curriculum
    • Nov. 13, Choose two morning hours at an elementary, middle or high school: McPhee Elementary School, Lefler Middle School or Lincoln High School.
    • Dec. 11, 5-7:30 p.m. Schoo Middle School, 700 Penrose Dr.
      FOCUS: Educating all our children/special issues and challenges
    • Jan. 8, 9-11 a.m. West Lincoln Elementary School, 630 W. Dawes Ave.
      FOCUS: Growing, global changing scope of LPS
    • Feb. 12, 5-7:30 p.m. Moore Middle School, 8700 Yankee Woods Drive
      FOCUS: Creating foundation of student success with budgets, facilities, security
    • March 12, 5-7:30 p.m. The Career Academy, 8800 O St.
      FOCUS: Classrooms of the 21st century
    • April 9, 5-7:30 p.m. Lincoln North Star High School, 5801 N. 33rd St.
      FOCUS: Mandates and accountability
    • May 7, 5-7:30 p.m. Lincoln Public Schools District Office, 5905 O St.
      FOCUS: Citizen Academy Graduation and beyond

    For more information
    Mary Kay Roth
    mkroth@lps.org
    402-436-1609

  • Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, July 12, 2017 for a vacancy on the Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees.

    The Library Board is a seven-member administrative board appointed by the Lincoln City Council. Each trustee is obligated to work toward improvement in library services through well-trained staff and efficient use of funds, to support adequate funding for library services and to promote the best possible use of all library resources. The mission of Lincoln City Libraries is to foster the power of reading and provide open access to all forms of information to enrich people’s lives every day. New members will serve a seven-year term (from September 1, 2017-August 31, 2024).

    Applicants must be Lincoln residents and must attend monthly board meetings and committee meetings as scheduled.

    Those interested are asked to send a letter along with a completed Board Appointment Information form to:
    library@lincolnlibraries.org
    or
    Candidate Search, Lincoln City Libraries
    136 S. 14th St.
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    The Board Appointment Information form can be obtained by calling the Library Director’s office at 402-441-8512 or by printing a copy from the website.

  • If you are passionate about the work that Community Crops does and would like to get more involved, please consider joining our board of directors. As a non-profit, our board is responsible for setting the vision and goals of the organization, providing fiscal oversight and helping connect Crops to resources in the community.

    For More Information:
    Ben McShane-Jewell
    Executive Director
    ben@communitycrops.org

  • We are a place "Where neighbors become friends, children achieve success, and our community is strengthened."

    The Willard Community Center is a not-for-profit agency located in the West "A" Neighborhood of Lincoln, Nebraska. Originally created to provide a safe space for neighborhood youth, the Center has evolved into so much more, as it provides neighborhood-based services for all individuals of our diverse community.

    Willard Community Center offers a year-round licensed preschool, as well as before and after school programs for elementary school children at Roper and Lakeview Elementary Schools. An all-day summer program is available at Willard for preschool through 8th grade. For middle school students Willard provides a Before and After school program for Park Middle School Students and evening activities. High school students can participate in the After School Program and receive homework help or they can volunteer for class credit. Adults are able participate in a variety of self-help or hobby groups, aerobics, and licensed Bingo.

    For More Information:
    Janelle Soderling
    Chief Executive Officer
    402-475-0805
    janelles@willardcommunitycenter.org

  • Bridges to Hope is a service to men and women soon to be or recently released from incarceration and are making the transition to a productive life outside of the cell. A first step back into the community requires a place to live and items to set up a home. Bridges to Hope provides basic household furnishings at no cost to the men and women we serve.

    For more information:
    Rhonda Mattingly, Executive Director
    mattinglyr1@windstream.net

  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Training-English and Spanish

    This 8-hour training course will be presented in Spanish and is designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health illnesses and addictions.

    4 Reasons to become a Mental Health First Aider

    • To be prepared: just as you learn CPR, learn how to help in a mental health crisis.
    • Mental illnesses are common: 1 in 5 adults in any given year.
    • You care: be there for a friend, family member, or colleague.
    • You can help: people with mental illnesses often suffer alone.

    Who Should Attend

    • Behavioral healthcare providers
    • Therapists
    • Social workers
    • Substance abuse professionals
    • School personnel
    • College/university personnel
    • Law enforcement
    • Community members
    • Human resources professionals
    • Nurses/physician assistants/primary care workers
    • Policy makers
    • Public safety personnel
    • Members of faith communities
    • Social services staff and volunteers
    • August 3, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • August 31, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm (Spanish)
    • October 12, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • December 7, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • February 20, 2018 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • April 17, 2018 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • June 19, 2018 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    Click Here to to register for free training!

    Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to encounter someone - friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community - in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

    Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 - teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.

    • July 25, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • September 21, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • November 30, 2017 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • January 16, 2018 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    • March 22, 2018 from 8:00am-5:00pm
    Click Here to to register for free training!

    QPR Training

    QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
    The mission of QPR is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. QPR will train people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

    This training is a 1 ½ hour QPR Gatekeeper Training.

    As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

    • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
    • Know how to offer hope
    • Know how to get help and save a life

    Trainings will be held on the following dates:

    • July 14, 2017
    • September 8, 2017
    • November 10, 2017
    Click Here to to register for free training!