UNO Day of Service Volunteers Give Back to OPL

No classes were held at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Metropolitan Community College or Omaha Public Schools on January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Yet, students from all three schools came together at UNO’s Community Engagement Center to work on a service project for OPL as part of UNO’s annual MLK Day of Service, which is organized…
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Partner Spotlight: Dr. Mitzi Ritzman

A true community partnership with reciprocal benefits to the participating organizations and the individuals and families receiving its services is often sought, but seldom achieved. Ten years ago, when former Charles B. Washington Branch Manager John Bernardi identified Humanities Nebraska’s PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME® as a potential solution to addressing North Omaha’s literacy development…
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Community Engagement Center: Creating Partnerships to Inspire Positive Change

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) opened the doors to the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) in April 2014. OPL was thrilled to be counted among the many community groups sharing the unique space. CEC partners have various missions, but are connected through a common goal of making positive contributions to Omaha’s communities. OPL’s mission is closely aligned…
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OPL at UNO’s CEC

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) celebrated the grand opening of its new Community Engagement Center (CEC) on April 17, 2014. OPL is among more than 20 community groups which will share space and work toward the mission of contributing positively and measurably to the Omaha community’s quality of life by creating, supporting and expanding mutually beneficial partnerships, engaged scholarship, and academic…
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Cassandra Clare Visits Omaha

2016 is the year of bestselling author visits for Omaha, Nebraska. John Grisham will visit on April 21 as the first speaker in the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Marion Marsh Brown Lecture Series. Stephen King  will follow with a visit to Omaha in June. These world-renowned author visits kicked off in March, however, with the arrival of Cassandra Clare…
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