Collaborative Initiatives

Community partnerships allow United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County to improve lives and community conditions.

2-1-1 Call Center

This nationwide initiative provides information and referrals for human services around the clock. During 2017, trained staff helped 4,587 callers from Lincoln/Lancaster County ($40,000 allocation).

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Community Learning Centers (CLC)

United Way funds the Malone Community Learning Center site supervisor position at Culler Middle School. The CLC initiative is focused on achieving three major outcomes: improved student learning and development, strong and supportive families and engaged neighborhoods ($38,000 allocation).

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Data-Tracking Project

This jointly funded project of United Way and the Joint Budget Committee of the City and County helps track food pantry and food distribution efforts in the community ($7,780 allocation).

Lincoln Vital Signs

Analyzing Lincoln’s successes and challenges, the goal of the report is to be a catalyst for impact and action throughout our community to develop a vision for the future ($5,000 allocation).

Summer Food Program

During the summer of 2017, the Summer Food Program provided 107,108 nutritious meals to 4,000 children at 45 sites in the lowest-income, highest-need areas of Lincoln ($10,000 allocation).

Career Academy

This program augments student experiences and scholarship funds where employment need is high. These fields are in high demand in our community, but most of the entities making these hires are either smaller companies or public employers with little resources to devote to philanthropy ($10,000).