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  • Mission
    It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

    BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission. We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouts program will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

    We are searching for board members who will help us build to represent our full service area and audience, in particular young professionals (25-40), women, and rural communities (Beatrice, Seward, Crete, Nebraska City, Fairbury, York, Ashland, Falls City).

    For More Information:
    Chris Blum
    Scout Executive and CEO
    (402) 413-9205

  • The Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission has open commissioner seats. The Commission meets once a month in Lincoln or Omaha and meetings generally last from 9am-12pm. The Commission reviews/investigates cases of alleged discrimination in employment, public accommodation, and housing in Nebraska. In addition, the Commissioners act as the governance board for this state agency (policy approvals, budget oversight, occasional staff issues, etc). In addition, the Commission duties: acts as liaison with federal government mandates, works to attempt to eliminate unfair employment, housing, and public accommodation practices, to enforce fair employment practices by requiring employers to keep records, to report to the Legislature and the Governor every other year and to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out duties. Commissioners spend a minimum of ten hours a month reviewing case investigations and attending the monthly Commission meeting.

    For more information:
    Eric Drumheller

    Appointment Applications can be submitted to the Governor’s Office online:

  • The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners and the Library Board of Trustees for the Lincoln City Libraries are seeking applicants for a County Liaison on the Library Board of Trustees. Applicants must live in the rural part of Lancaster County outside the City of Lincoln’s zoning jurisdiction, which extends three miles beyond the city limits.

    The Library Board of Trustees is a group of seven citizens to whom the administration of the public library is entrusted. The Board of Trustees of the Lincoln City Libraries is an administrative board appointed by the Lincoln City Council. It is the trustees’ obligation to work toward improvement in library services through well-trained staff and efficient use of funds; to support adequate funding for good library service; and to promote the best possible use of all library resources. The County Liaison will have all the rights and responsibilities of a board member, except the liaison will not have a vote during Library Board meetings. Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 3, 2017. The Library Board will review the applications and then forward all applications along with the Board’s recommendation to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners. The County Board will appoint the County Liaison from among the people who applied for the position. The County Liaison will serve a seven-year term.

    Established in 1859, Lancaster County is Nebraska’s second most populated county. Home to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lancaster County is a growing and dynamic community. In collaboration with the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County provides a variety of services for residents and has been nationally recognized for its cooperation and progressive attitude in service to residents.

    Those interested are asked to send a letter of interest along with a completed Board Appointment Information form to:
    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.

  • You're Invited: Dia de los Muertos Celebration
    You're Invited: Dia de los Muertos Celebration

    November 5, 2017
    Downtown Lincoln
    Free and open to the public

    Music, food, arts activities! Have some fun and participate in community activities throughout Downtown Lincoln. The fun begins at 1pm on the Northside of the State Capitol when Mayor Beutler reads a proclamation to start the events of the day. Other locations include the Lincoln Children's Museum, the UNL Student Union, Nebraska History Museum, and Bennett Martin Public Library.

  • Did you know that you alone could return over $44,000 to your community?

    That is what EACH volunteer within Community Action's Tax Preparation Program did last year. You can do the same!

    Community Action is seeking dedicated individuals to prepare and file tax returns for low- to moderate-income individuals for the 2018 tax season. No knowledge or experience? No problem! Community Action will provide comprehensive training before the start of tax season so that you are fully prepared to serve.

    For more information:
    Georgann Roth (Volunteer Resources Coordinator)
    (402) 875-9320

    Click here to Volunteer.

  • Bluestem Montessori Elementary is a new elementary school which opened August 14, 2017. We are the only Montessori elementary school in Lincoln, and the only private elementary school in Lincoln which is entirely secular.

    We are searching for board members who will help us build this exciting new elementary school for the Lincoln community. Board members must be willing to take a very active role and be passionate about this project. We are looking for experienced leaders who can use their expertise and connections in the community to help Bluestem Montessori be the best and most accessible school we can build.

    Bluestem's mission is to foster creativity, independence, and ingenuity by providing a child-centric learning environment, hands-on activities, and integration with the community.

    Board Membership

    • Board members serve for 2 year terms, and can stand for reelection after their term expires.
    • The Board of Directors will normally meet monthly for the 2017-18 academic year. Meetings are normally scheduled on the last Thursday of the month.

    Board Responsibilities
    Board members will assist the executive director in shaping almost every aspect of the school. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

    • fundraising
    • advisory duties to the Executive Director
    • service on committees
    • attendance at all board meetings
    • strategic planning for the school
    • approving the annual operational budget
    • promoting the school within the community

    For More Information:
    Laura Erickson

  • The mission of Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic; and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.

    The Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center promote and support the development, programming and operation of the Nature Center.
    In recent years, the Friends have contributed to a new 4 wheel drive vehicle for land management purposes, contributed to the purchase of a new solar light fixture for special events and the funded professional photography for use in marketing and exhibits.

    For more information:
    Andrea Faas

  • One of greatest investments Mourning Hope can make in our community and in the lives of grieving families is the recruitment, training and support of a highly committed group of volunteers.

    We need all kinds of volunteers:

    • Support Group Facilitator
    • Office Support
    • Speakers Bureau Members
    • Kitchen Volunteers
    • Sewing Assistants
    • Handy Helpers
    Click Here to learn more!

  • Mental Health First Aid
    This 8-hour training course 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. 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. You can help.

    The evidence behind MHFA demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy.

    Training Schedule for Adult Mental Health First Aid

    • December 7, 2017
    • February 20, 2018
    • April 17, 2018
    • June 19, 2018

    Training Schedule for Adult Mental Health First Aid

    • November 30, 2017
    • January 16, 2018
    • March 22, 2018
    • May 22, 2018
    Click Here 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:

    • November 10, 2017
    Click Here to register for free training!