The Role of a College in a University-Wide Approach to Community Partnerships: University of Nebraska at Omaha Experience


  • Alice Schumaker University of Nebraska at Omaha


Higher Education, Community Outreach, Community Partnerships


The University of Nebraska at Omaha places community outreach at the forefront in its new strategic plan. Accomplishing this goal will be aided by efforts already in place through its College of Public Affairs and Community Service. With a strong dedication to community, current college initiatives include strong involvement with juvenile justice issues, neighborhood strengthening, service learning for students in the community, and mentoring programs for Latino children and families. This leadership within the University will move its outreach agenda forward, due to existing community networks and trust, expertise in outreach techniques, willingness to help others learn, and established funding avenues.