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



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!

ULN Summer Program Participant at March for Our Lives

One of our own from the Urban League of Nebraska Girls STEAM Academy program, Nyaruot, was selected to be a panelist at the March For Our Lives Conference ( that was held at the Hilton Hotel. We are glad to see young people like Nyaruot be very much involved in human rights and making a change in the nation.

“The Road to Change kicked off on Friday, June 15 in Chicago, where we’ll be joining the Peace March, led by students from St. Sabina Academy.  From there we are traveling from city to city, with more than 50 planned stops in over 20 states including Iowa, Texas, California, South Carolina, and Connecticut. We’ll also hold a separate Florida tour with more than 25 stops, visiting every congressional district.  We’re going to places where the NRA has bought and paid for politicians who refuse to take simple steps to save our lives — and we’ll be visiting a number of communities that have been affected by gun violence to meet fellow survivors and use our voices to amplify theirs. At each stop, we’ll register young people to vote and educate them on the reforms we need to save lives, and whether their local elected officials support these reforms or support the NRA.” 

There were two representatives from Chicago, Omaha, Parkland Florida and St. Louis on the panel.  From left to right (Chicago, Nyaruot, a freshman from Omaha North, Parkland Florida, and St. Louis).  

Everyone Prospers

United Way of The Midlands and Heartland 2050 had their Everyone Prospers event yesterday, and officially released the Equitable Growth summary that is happening in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Region. The summary lays out how Douglas County’s increase of diversity may not mean there is an equitable or diverse economy. Several leaders in Omaha, including our own CEO, Thomas J. Warren, attended the event and had productive conversations on how Omaha needs to assure an equitable economy.

2018 AALA: A Sell Out Event!

Chandra Henley Receiving the Business Award

This year’s African American Leadership Awards was a huge success!

We want to thank all of our sponsors and those who helped coordinate this event.

Please come again for 2019’s AALA on June 7th!