The Urban League of Nebraska

For more than 90 years, the Urban League of Nebraska has been committed to improving our community’s social and economic conditions.

The Urban League offers a variety of programs and services focused on empowering Nebraska’s youth, providing career support, and creating safer communities.

The Urban League of Nebraska also invests in community leaders, connecting individuals and organizations to volunteer and leadership opportunities.

Whether you’re in need of assistance or want to make a difference in Omaha, the Urban League of Nebraska can help. Together, we can support civil rights and opportunity for all.


Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Sun
Where We’ve Been @ Urban League of Nebraska
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us at Urban League of Nebraska at our Black History Month event, Where We’ve Been-Celebrate Black Heritage. Celebrate history and foster pride in the culture and heritage of African Americans! This celebration will recognize the culture and heritage of African Americans through the sampling of traditional food, education about contributions throughout history and providing a creative outlet for community members. Celebrate history and foster pride in the culture and heritage of African Americans!
Feb
27
Thu
Black and Brown Legislative Day @ The Nebraska Club
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

In partnership with the ACLU of Nebraska, Coalition for a Strong Nebraska, Women’s Fund, Nebraska Civic Engagement Table, and the Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals invite you to Black & Brown Legislative Day! The goal of this day is to help empower communities of color to bring their concerns about legislation that affects them to Nebraska Senators.

 

The 4th annual Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals Black & Brown Legislative Day will be on Thursday, February 27, 2020 (click here to view the poster). The Leadership Training will be Thursday, February 13, 2020

Registration for the 4th annual Black and Brown Legislative Day is now CLOSED.

 

Last year, a phenomenal group of young people, allies, and advocates from Omaha came by bus to Lincoln to learn about the Unicameral, meet senators, sit in on floor debate and committee hearings. Many students attended and gained valuable insight into the legislative process. Some students were even able to have one-on-one discussions on bills that they are interested in. A group of students talked to Senator Pansing Brooks about LB120, which would require teachers and school staff to receive training on behavioral and mental health. OPS student Sanjaya was even interviewed by Channel 7 on their experience coming to Black and Brown Legislative Day!
The day was full of debates, hearings, learning more about public offices, and making a connection with our Senators. At the end of the day, one student said, “Today taught me it was easy to communicate with my Senators. Communication is key. If I want something changed, I have to communicate with my Senators.”

Feb
29
Sat
2020 African American Leadership Awards Nominations CLOSED
Feb 29 all-day

This is the final day to turn in your nominations for 2020 African American Leadership Awards!

To fill out the form, click here.

For more information about the African American Leadership Awards, click here.

Mar
2
Mon
ULN/ ULN-MCC Scholarship Application Due
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm

The Urban League of Nebraska Scholarship/ ULN-MCC Scholarships are due Monday, March 2, 2020 at 5pm. We will not consider your application if it is not turned in to Urban League of Nebraska by this time. You can send it via email to jeffrey.williams@urbanleagueneb.org, or in person at 3040 Lake Street, Omaha, NE 68111.

ACT Prep Sessions-Reading @ Urban League of Nebraska
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Seating is limited to the first 25 students. First come first serve basis. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 28, 2020. To register or for more information contact Jeffrey Williams at the Youth and Education Department at 451-1066 ext 129 or via email
Jeffrey.Williams@urbanleagueneb.org

Mar
3
Tue
ACT Prep Sessions-Math @ Urban League of Nebraska
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Seating is limited to the first 25 students. First come first serve basis. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 28, 2020. To register or for more information contact Jeffrey Williams at the Youth and Education Department at 451-1066 ext 129 or via email
Jeffrey.Williams@urbanleagueneb.org

Mar
4
Wed
ACT Prep Sessions-Science @ Urban League of Nebraska
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Seating is limited to the first 25 students. First come first serve basis. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 28, 2020. To register or for more information contact Jeffrey Williams at the Youth and Education Department at 451-1066 ext 129 or via email
Jeffrey.Williams@urbanleagueneb.org

Mar
5
Thu
ACT Prep Sessions-English @ Urban League of Nebraska
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Seating is limited to the first 25 students. First come first serve basis. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 28, 2020. To register or for more information contact Jeffrey Williams at the Youth and Education Department at 451-1066 ext 129 or via email
Jeffrey.Williams@urbanleagueneb.org

May
24
Sun
Memorial Day
May 24 all-day
May
29
Fri
31st Annual African American Leadership Awards Gala @ Hilton Omaha
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 31st Annual African American Leadership Awards Gala will be May 29, 2020. Hosted by Urban League of Nebraska and Urban League of Nebraska Guild, this awards ceremony is for the celebration of African American leaders in the Omaha Community.

 

If you would like to nominate someone for an award, click here, or go to the AALA webpage. The nominations will close February 29, 2020.

 

~STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION~