STEP-UP OMAHA 2013!
The Empowerment Network and City of Omaha in collaboration with community partners are working to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to gain valuable job training and work experience during the summer. We’re working to provide jobs, internships, work experience, vocational training, academic recovery and remediation, life skills training, and community service opportunities.
Please support Step-Up Omaha 2013!
Here are the four ways that you can invest in this vitally important initiative:
1. Hire participants from the initiative and provide a high quality work experience
2. Provide work experience opportunities that are subsidized or partially subsidized
3. Sponsor participants financially. Participants will be placed on a separate work site
4. Make a financial contribution to support the initiative
Employ workers. Become a work site. Sponsor a youth worker. Make a financial investment.
Omaha World-Herald recognizes the impact of Step-Up Omaha! and the importance of providing youth employment opportunities.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT JOB CAN MAKE - OWH Editorial
Complete the Step-Up Omaha Pledge.
For more information, please go to www.stepupomaha.com
Job Program Gives Teens Skills for Success
Measurable Impact of Step-Up Omaha!
As Jobs Increase during the summer...
City Experiences the lowest level of gun assaults in seven years
Mayor Suttle and Empowerment Network Challenge Businesses to Step-Up for Youth!
STEP-UP OMAHA! a community-based initiative of the Empowerment Network and City of Omaha in collaboration with community partners: Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands, ENCAP, Heartland Workforce Solutions, Hope Center for Kids, Impact One Community Connection, Latino Center of the Midlands, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha Economic Development Corporation, Omaha Public Schools and Urban League of Nebraska.
The Empowerment Network has filed a 990 with the IRS every year since officially receiving its 501 c 3 in June of 2010.
Copies of the Empowerment Network’s 990’s are available here for public review.
RAISE THE VOTE! North Omaha Mayoral Summit!
Thank you to the residents, candidates, partners, volunteers and media that attended the RAISE THE VOTE! North Omaha Mayoral Forum on Monday, March 18, 2013. Strong, positive turnout and productive, information-packed session. Your vote is your voice!
This is by far the most comprehensive review of the North Omaha Mayoral Forum.
Thank you KMTV Ch. 3 for providing such detailed coverage of the responses.
Video is also available on their web-site. http://www.kmtv.com/news/local/198898021.html
KETV Coverage of the Forum.
The most comprehensive video segment from the Forum.
Thank you KETV for covering the event.
World-Herald Coverage of the Forum.
Thank you OWH for covering the event.
WOWT Coverage of the Forum
Thank you Channel 6 for attending and covering the Forum.
Empowerment Network and Midlands Mentoring featured on KETV's Chronicle
FOCUS ON MENTORING, COLLABORATION AND IMPACTING COMMUNITIES
TAKE THE EMPOWERMENT CHALLENGE!
Thank you to the hundreds of participants that engaged in the January and February 2013 Empowerment Challenge!
We are continuing with the March 2013 Challenge keeping some of the same areas:
Subscribe to the Omaha Star. Join the NAACP and Urban League.
Support these North Omaha Businesses: Big Mama's Kitchen, Styles of Evolution - N. 24th and Ohio, Chef Mike's Cafe and other businesses at 24th and Lake.
Sign the Pledge for Peace. Become a Mentor. Join your Neighborhood Association.
Support your church. Participate in Black History Month Events.
Empowerment Network on Heartland Focus with Tim Clark.
Thank you Tim for hosting us. Thank you community and partners for your support.
Let's keep it moving forward! Don't Just Talk About It, Be About It!
Link to WOWT Ch. 6 - Heartland Focus TV Show with Tim Clark and Empowerment Network
Thank you KETV Ch. 7 and Jeremy Maskel for covering our first community meeting of the year.
Priorities include Neighborhood Revitalization, Employment, Education, and Building Strong and Healthy Families! http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/Empowerment-Network-builds-community...
Omaha 360 Challenge and Pledge for Peace
Omaha 360 launches Community Challenge to help reduce gun violence and bring peace to the streets.
DO YOUR PART!
Take the Omaha 360 Community Challenge:
Sign the Pledge for Peace and Get Involved!
PLEDGE FOR PEACE: http://empoweromaha.com/2010/OMAHA360_TAKE-ACTION.pdf
BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION
Join the Omaha 360 Challenge: Pledge for Peace on Facebook:
Learn More About Omaha 360: http://empoweromaha.com/2010/node/14
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE AT 24th and LAKE - Saturday, December 1, 2012
Christmas in the Village 2012 - Please watch this video recap - Over 2,000 attended!
Christmas in the Village at 24th and Lake is a community holiday celebration presented by the Empowerment Network, Omaha Economic Development Corporation, North Omaha Arts Alliance, Love's Jazz and Arts Center, and City of Omaha in partnership with over 50 organizations, businesses, ministries and groups. In 2011, over 1,000 attended the first Christmas in the Village at 24th and Lake. The event is a part of the on-going North Omaha Village Zone Revitalization and the rebirth of arts, culture, and entertainment district at 24th and Lake. The North Omaha Village Zone Revitalization's goal is connecting a rich history with a thriving and sustainable future.
Take the Empowerment Challenge and DO YOUR PART! This video highlights just a few examples of what can be accomplished when people and groups work together in a collaborative way. Imagine the possibilities when even more join in. BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION.
The Empowerment Network of Omaha, founded in 2006, is being recognized as a model for community networking, collaboration, and creating positive, measurable change. Regional and national leaders are visiting Omaha to learn, share and work towards a vision of a new and revitalized urban community. We have a long way to go to achieve our vision and reach our long-term goals, but "It is Possible!" It's time to multiply and mobilize even more individuals and groups. What if 2,000, 5,000, or 10,000 made a commitment to take action?
DO YOUR PART!