Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.
Thank you for your continued support.
For over 90 years, we’ve been a staple in the Omaha community and that was no different in 2019. We haven’t wavered in our push for education equality, shaping a diverse workforce and providing family support services.
In 2019, we directly served 1,453 students through our educational programs and efforts. Students prepared for college, overcame absenteeism and worked to improve their community through the Whitney M. Young Academy, Youth Attendance Navigators and Community Coaches programs. Students participated in our summer programs, won various scholarships provided by us and even spoke to their successes at the “I AM” Conference and Striving for Success Summit.
Prominent employment is an indicator for success in life and that’s why we provided career services to 4,072 people. Young adults received case management, work skills and employment opportunities through our Step Up! Omaha program. Individuals attended workshops during our Career Boot Camp and attended our numerous job fairs – including the Celebrate Diversity Job Fair where employers hired on the spot.
Our reach also extended to provide family support services to 3,079 people. From food security pantry service referrals to housing services – we’re relentless in making a positive impact in our communities.
We will continue to lead Nebraska in closing the socio-economic gap in the African American community, other ethnic communities and for disadvantaged families. We believe social equality and economic independence is vital and we won’t stop until those values are achieved.
In uncertain times, now, more than ever, we are in need of your support. Please donate your time as a volunteer and your money to support all of our services and efforts.
Your continued support for the Urban League of Nebraska makes our work possible. Thank you for being advocates for those in the Omaha community. Your support empowers communities and changes lives everyday.
Thomas H. Warren, Sr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Nebraska, a role he assumed in January 2018. Warren graduated from Morningside College in 1983 and shortly after graduation, joined the Omaha Police Department during the same year. He earned a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice, with a second major in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. He went on to earn his M.S. degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 1989 with a major in Criminal Justice and an option in Public Administration.