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Luncheon focuses on engaging and retaining Omaha’s young professionals of color

OMAHA, NE – On Friday, December 1st, Urban League of Nebraska will host their annual Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon. The luncheon will recognize three organizations that endeavor to create a more diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. This year’s Equal Opportunity Day Awards acknowledges the impact our honorees have made on the lives of youth and young professionals of color in Omaha.


The keynote speaker is Carlos J. Clanton, President of the National Urban League of Young Professionals. At just 24-years-old, Clanton became the director for the Norfolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, making him the youngest and the first African-American in to lead one of the oldest local chambers in the country. Clanton will talk about the importance of engaging and retaining young professionals of color.


Awards will be given to American National Bank, the Greater Omaha Chamber and the Empowerment Network’s STEP-UP Omaha! program. American National Bank will receive the 2017 Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Award for their long-time commitment serving communities of color and supporting efforts to ensure that the workforce of tomorrow is diverse. The Empowerment Network will receive the Community Organization Award for their STEP UP Omaha! program, which has provided thousands of youth hands-on work experience at employers across Greater Metro Omaha.


The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce will receive the Corporate Outreach Award for partnering with the Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals to conduct a survey to learn more about the disparities impacting young professionals of color. The Chamber also partnered with the Urban League of Nebraska and the United Way of the Midlands on an endeavor called Strategic4Sight, which examined Omaha’s economic future and how the community can end poverty, creating an Omaha where everyone can live, work and play.

Urban League of Nebraska board chair named senior vice president of American National Bank

Omaha, NE, (November 14, 2017) American National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason L. Hansen to Senior Vice President. The promotion reflects the significant contributions Jason has made to the growth of the bank through his strategic focus and leadership, particularly in the Corporate Banking group at American National Bank, which focuses on key commercial client relationships and fostering new business development within the middle market.

“Jason has been an integral part of our organization as well as our community for 15 years with a demonstrated history of building relationships and using his wealth of experience to help long-term clients achieve their financial goals. He is an invaluable member of our team that continues to expand services and lending expertise through talent and product development,” said Bill Klein, CEO. Click here to read the full press release.

Changing Lives One Wednesday at a Time

Here at ULN, people in the community come to us to participate in our employment programs. One service we offer is Working Wednesdays, where Working Wednesdays hiring events connect job seekers and employers.  These events feature anywhere from one to ten employers from a wide variety industries, or they may be focused on a certain industry.

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World-Herald Recognizes Striving for Success as a Victory for Young Black Men

Tuesday, September 19th, Urban League of Nebraska, The Empowerment Network, 100 Black Men of Omaha hosted Striving for Success at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Striving for Success is a day long event that inspires African-American male students entering the 9th grade to excel in their education. Read more…

Day of Caring: August 25th, 2017

OMAHA, NE – United Way of the Midlands Day of Caring was a day of appreciation and support. Day of Caring is the largest United Way volunteer even in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. Hundreds of volunteers on this day help put many non-profit organizations across the community.

The Urban League of a Nebraska was fortunate enough to have volunteers from MAPA, Safehaven, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Farmer’s National come and make our Urban League campus feel like home. From outdoor work of planting perennials to indoor work of making our event boards look brand new, we at the Urban League are very grateful for the help from these volunteers and their organizations.

If you want to know more about Day of Caring, and set you calendar for 2018’s event, click here.

If you would like to know more about the United Way of the Midlands, click here.



Annual Giving Event Inspires Job Fair

OMAHA, NE – The Urban League of a Nebraska is a proud participant in Omaha Gives!, a 24-hour period of online giving during which Omaha-area nonprofits fundraise for programs and services.  The 2017 Omaha Gives! celebration will run from midnight – midnight on Wednesday, May 24th.

To demonstrate the impact of our Career and Employment services, the Urban League of Nebraska has decided to allocate all funds received during the 2017 Omaha Gives! celebration to our Career Boot Camp.  In order to showcase the Career Boot Camp, we have planned a community job fair.

Read our press release to learn more about this event.