You’ll find the latest news about Urban League of Nebraska activities and events and the issues affecting our community.

Rebecca Valdez
Director of Development and Marketing
402-453-9730 Ext. 115


National Urban League Conference 2018

The National Urban League Conference was a HIT

Other than being awarded the medal for our perfect score, and our “I AM EMPOWERED” Award, our delegates learned more about what it is like to advocate in this age of social media, and how powerful social media advocacy is.

Here are several photos from the NUL Conference!


Whitney M Young Day

Since July 31st, 2014- we at the Urban League of Nebraska have celebrated Whitney M. Young’s birthday. Not only do we celebrate his life, but we celebrate his words, wisdom, and the legacy he left at Urban League of Nebraska.

STEP-UP at Hope Center Omaha

Several students who participate in STEP-UP Omaha! are now working at the Hope Center! The students are helping the Hope center with organizing trips, working with younger children, helping out with the lunch program, and even helping Hope Center with Administrative work! Good job all of you STEP-UP Participants!


Critical Election Dates

Here are important dates for this election year. Please redirect to Nebraska Secretary of State for further information on each date.


July 8: Voters can start to submit the Vote By Mail application indication you want a ballot mailed to you.

Oct 1: Ballots to those who requested to vote by mail start to get sent to voters.

Oct 8: You can start to vote early in-person at your County Election office. Early in-person voting ends Nov. 5.

Oct 19: Deadline to Register to Vote via email and online.

Oct 26: Deadline to Request Vote By Mail (earlier you submit this form, the better!)

Oct 26: Deadline to Register to Vote in-person, until 6:00 pm, at you County Elections office.

Nov. 6: Deadline for your Vote By Mail ballot to get to your County Election office

Nov. 6: Election Day! Polls open 8am-8pm CT


Please Visit for further info!


Happy Friday!
STEAM Academy did some awesome things this past week! They visited University of Nebraska Medical Center – UNMC to learn more about anatomy and meet super cool doctors like Dr. Custer
“Along with a demonstration of the anatomage table, the youths participated in a campus tour and other hands-on activities in the simulation center in the UNMC College of Nursing Center”
Thank you again UNMC for hosting the STEAM Academy and taking photos of these amazing kids!

2018 STEAM Academy

There is good energy and enthusiasm coming from STEAM Academy this year!

Kayla and Walter, both Weitz Fellows for Urban League of Nebraska, visited the STEAM Academy girls Tuesday to talk more about their college experience; their passion for engineering, sciences and the arts; and their experience studying abroad. STEAM participants asked many questions from “what kind of engineering are you into” to, “what is your favourite animal?”

The girls left STEAM Academy that day more confident in their interests learned more about stable bridges in engineering, and met two amazing people!