News

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


MEDIA CONTACT:
Rebecca Valdez
Director of Development and Marketing
402-453-9730 Ext. 115
rebecca.valdez@urbanleagueneb.org


 

The Time is NOW.

Urban League of Nebraska is proud to announce Eartha Johnson will be our keynote speaker for Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon. Eartha Jean Johnson received a law degree from the University of Nebraska. After receiving her degree, she created a lead training company named LegalWatch, Inc.

Each year, Urban League recognizes corporations and organizations with the Equal Opportunity Awards for their contributions to diversity and inclusion practices in the workplace and in the community. The luncheon will be held December 7 of this year.

Friday, December 7

11:00 am- 1:00 pm

Hilton Omaha


VOTE

Like any other election season, it is imperative we all vote.

Are you registered? Have you voted?


2018 Striving for Success

“I wanna get to college so that I could be better off than my family is now” a kid responded to the question about where do they see themselves in the future.


This year, Striving for Success was about asking for help and how the present could change the future. Our keynote this year Johnny “The Jet” Rodgers talked to the kids about his past definitely changed his goals and future.
“BELIEVE IN YOURSELF…Nobody in this whole world is just like you” The Jet Explained to the group of 107 black male students. Students came from all over Omaha like Benson, Burke, Central, King Science, Omaha Street School and many more schools!

The students learned more about themselves through sessions on the topics of finances, education, and family life.

We are all excited to have next year’s Striving for Success to have the same energy as this year’s!


New Parking Lot because of BLUE

For United Way’s Day of Caring, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska  volunteered at Urban League of Nebraska. We needed our parking lot to be repainted, and BCBS Nebraska was willing to help us out!

Because of their amazing work, we saved money for future expenses for our programs.

We are forever grateful for the BCBS Nebraska volunteers that we gave them an award for being amazing volunteers!


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.