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December 2015

Urban League of Nebraska Scholarship

December 1, 2015 - March 1, 2016

Urban League of Nebraska Scholarships are awarded to assist graduating high school seniors in pursuit of post-secondary education. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. March 1, 2016. Click here for a list of criteria and to download an application.

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February 2016

2016 AALA Nominations Open

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 29 @ 5:00 pm
Urban League of Nebraska,
3040 Lake Street
Omaha, NE 68111 United States
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Nominations are now open for the 2016 African-American Leadership Awards.  Click here for more information about the awards.  Nominations may be made here and close at 5pm on Friday, February 29.  The ceremony will be held on Friday, June 3.

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Applications open for Step-Up Omaha!

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 29 @ 11:55 pm

Step-Up Omaha! is a job experience program that allows participants to earn money while gaining valuable experience and skills and exploring career opportunities. Applications for the summer 2016 session of Step-Up Omaha! will be open until midnight on February 29, 2016.  Youth and young adults between the ages of 14-21 living in the city of Omaha are eligible to apply for this program, which will run from June 6 - August 12, 2016.   Click here for more information on the program or to apply.  

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“I Am” Young Women’s Conference

February 12 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center,
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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Inspire young ladies to greatness. The conference is FREE for ages 12 to 18 and includes meals and transportation.  Click here for more information.

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Project Ready Saturday Session

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Once per month, Project Ready participants gather at the Urban League of Nebraska on a Saturday to discuss any needs and/or barriers they have been facing, work on college preparatory materials and academic assignments, and improve social development and cultural awareness skills.  Saturday Sessions provide our Project Ready participants with a comfortable environment outside of typical program hours where they can support each other and work toward their goals.

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CLOSED: Presidents Day

February 15

In recognition of Presidents Day, the Urban League of Nebraska will be closed. We wish a happy Presidents Day to you and yours.

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Politics in the Black Community

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center,
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182 United States
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2016 Black History Month as Logo

The Urban League of Nebraska has partnered with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Black Studies Department at the University of Nebraska Omaha to sponsor a series of Black History Month events during February. This event is the third in the series.  

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Service Academy Day and Higher Education Forum

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Westside Community Conference Center,
3534 S. 108th St.
Omaha, NE 68144 United States
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United States Congressman Brad Ashford believes that expanding access to affordable post-secondary education is necessary to growing the economy.  He is hosting a Higher Education Forum to assist individuals who would like to increase their opportunities for higher education.   The forum will feature three events: 9-10am: Service Academy Workshop 10-11am: Student Aid Seminar 11am-12pm: College Readiness Fair

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African American History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Do Space,
7205 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114 United States
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The Do Space Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will work to build and expand African American history entries of local and national importance.  All ages are welcome!  Anyone interested in community and history is encouraged to participate.

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Black History Month Essay Contest Deadline

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Charles B. Washington Branch Library,
2868 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE 68111 United States
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Youth ages 13-18 years old are encouraged to participate in this essay contest in which they are asked to write about a local African American leader in the community who inspires them.  This contest is presented by the Charles B. Washington Branch of the Omaha Public Library.  The winner will receive $50.

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