multicultural

Lutheran Family Services

Agency
Lutheran Family Services
2900 "O" St, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-435-2910
489-7792
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God´s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.
Contact
Elvis Acic
402-435-2954
Available projects
Impact a Life - Become a Refugee Volunteer - Volunteers are needed to help in the resettlement process of refugees coming to Lincoln. Refugees often come here with their belongings in a couple bags and no knowledge or resources about their new home. You are their resource! Volunteers are needed to provide a variety of services to these individuals. Volunteer responsibilities can range from setting-up their apartment before arrival, welcoming refugees as they get off the airplane and helping tutor them in the English language and basic computer skills. You can help them apply for social security cards and state IDs for employment purposes. You can help them find a job and transport them to medical appointments and interviews. You can also teach them the Lincoln bus system to help them become more independent Potential volunteers must pass a criminal background screen and DMV check. Volunteers are needed any time during business hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Mondays-Thursdays and 9:00am-3:00pm Fridays Contact person for becoming a refugee volunteer: Samantha Cabalka (402) 435-2954 scab01 [at] lfsneb.org Make a Refugee Smile - Furnish Apartment: Work together with Lutheran Family Services staff to collect household supplies. Pick up of the household supply will be provided by Lutheran Family Services (LFS) if volunteer cannot distribute the items to LFS office location or warehouse. Volunteer then will assist staff in furnishing an apartment, placing those donated items in new home. Contact person is Elvis, listed above
Confidentiality
2

The following items are used to set up a household for a refugee family’s first home in the United States.

* Required items

Kitchen Items:
Pots & Pans *
Dishes *
Glasses & Cups *
Cooking utensils *
Flatware *
Can opener *
Sharp knives
Mixing bowls *
Plastic storage *
New Trash can*
Bake ware
Cutting Board
Teapot
Rice Cooker
Dishcloths
Dish drainers
Paper towels & napkins
Plastic wrap & foil

New Cleaning Items:
New Broom & dust pan *
New Bucket & mop *
Dish washing soap *
All purpose cleaner *
Plastic trash bags *
New Sponges/cleaning rags*
Laundry detergent
Scouring pads & powder
Toilet bowl brush & cleaner

Furniture
Dining table/chairs *
New Beds (twin, full or queen)& New Bedding*
New Pillows *
Lamps *
Couch *
Dressers *
Recliners
Coffee & side tables

New to be Toiletries:
Toothpaste/Toothbrush *
Soap *
Shampoo *
Deodorant *
Brush & comb *
Feminine hygiene *
Toilet paper *
Towels & wash cloths *
Lotion
First Aid Kit
Aspirin

Only Clothing Accepted:
New: Winter coats
Gloves, Hats, & Scarf’s
New Shoes and Slippers

Miscellaneous:
Alarm clock/clock radio*
Energy Efficient Light bulbs *
T.V.
New Rugs
Electric fans
New Vacuums
Radio/Stereo
Crayons, pens, pencils
Dictionary
Bicycles
Scissors
Iron & Ironing Board
Shower Curtains & Hooks
Telephones
Answering Machines
Grocery store gift certificates

Due to staff and space limitations, we cannot accept:
Sleeper sofas & recliner sofas
Waterbeds & king size beds
Decorations/knick-knacks
Broken or Incomplete items
Other clothing items
Please call to schedule pickups for large items.

Classification
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Click, Kane
Droogsma, Rachel
Gilbreth, Joan
Skirry, Justin
Ethics
HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality
Intercultural Communication
Philosophy 102 Ethics
Social Problems
multicultural, Substance Abuse, ESL, Tutor, Refugees, Immigrants, Family

Love Your Neighbor Connection

Agency
Love Your Neighbor Connection
PO Box 67071
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-540-9800
Helping Arabic or Kurdish speaking people with employment, English, and immigration.
Contact
Steve Janovec
402-540-9800
Available projects
Can be scheduled according to client and volunteer schedules
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Classification
Fall 2008
multicultural, ESL, Refugee, english, Children, immigrant, arabic, employment

Lincoln North Star High School

Agency
Lincoln North Star High School
5801 N 33
Lincoln, NE 68521
402-436-1305
Principal Vann Price

Public high school with multicultural student body and ELL program.

Contact
402-436-1305
Available projects

Classes for English Language Learners need volunteer tutors. Students are learning English through content classes like math, etc. Tutors needed throughout the school day 7:57 AM to 3:01 PM, except noon break. M/W/Th/F class periods are 53 min . and 42 min. on Tuesday. See website for class times. Contact Mr. Fischer by email.

Semester
3 or 4
1 or more.
Best to contact Jeremy by email.
Classification
Fall 2012
multicultural, Education, ESL, Youth, ELL

MENA Hope (Middle East North Africa) Hope Project

Agency
MENA Hope (Middle East North Africa) Hope Project
Good Neighbor Community Center, 2617 "Y" St.
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-477-4173
402-477-4174

MENA helps new refugees and immigrants from the Middle East, mainly. Many Muslim clients. MENA (Middle East, North Africa) Hope is located in the Good Neighbor Community Center (GNCC). MENA Hope serves 220 families each year. The agency offers citizenship classes, ELL classes, parenting and health classes, and classes which assist newly arrived immigrants and refugees in a number of ways as they learn about Lincoln and assimilate into our culture.

Contact
Zainab Al-Baaj
402-477-4173
Available projects

ESL Classes: Work with Southeast Community College in a level 2 ESL class. Contact Lynn at Southeast Community College and ask to be placed at the Good Neighbor Community Center. GED Classes: Tuesday and Thursday evenings GED classes provided with help from Southeast Community College. If interested, contact SCC and ask to be placed in this class. Computer Classes: Introduction to computer classes and lab where clients can do job searches and work on their computer skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-12pm

Female when class is for Muslim women.
20+
Classification
Spring 2014
Bruening, Erika
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Herndon, Gerise
Shambaugh-Miller, Mike
Skirry, Justin
Wortmann, Sue
African American Literature
Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
English 001
Ethics
Intercultural Communication
Philosophy 102 Ethics
Race Relations
Social Problems
multicultural, health, Education, ESL, Refugees, Immigrants, computer

Malone Community Center

Agency
Malone Community Center
2032 U Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-474-1110
Larry Williams 402-441-6738
Improve quality of life for low-income and minority residents in Lincoln. Provide educational after school programming.
Contact
Nate Woods
402-474-1110
Available projects
** Youth program assistant for after school program for children K-5 , M-F, 3:30 -5:30 PM . **Work one on one with a student age 5-13 on homework: reading, writing, math. **Structured recreational acitivities. Option to design a Wed. activity around your interest. **All day schedule available when school is out. ** Community Learning Centers: Culler Middle School 3:30-5:30 pm - After school programs contact Troy Mack , tmack [at] lps.org, 402-892-5972. New program at CLC North Star with Susie Brown as the point of contact sbrown4 [at] lps.org; 3:30 to 5:30pm.
Min 1-2 hrs/wk
Short
Call for application
Classification
Fall 2013
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Van Hof, Jill
Perry, James
Pettit, Pat
Wortmann, Sue
African American Literature
Education 105
Education 105L
English 001
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
LAS: The Hunger Games
Race Relations
Social Problems
multicultural, Education, Youth, Tutoring, daycare

City Impact

Agency
City Impact
400 N. 27th St
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-477-8080
477-8083

Mission: Faith-based, not-for-profit organization that provides activities for families and youth in the Malone, Clinton and Hartley neighborhoods. 75-80 % of participants are African American. Leadership training for youth, Elementary age literacy tutoring and mentoring, community outreach, summer program, "Gifts of Love" Christmas store.

Contact
Rachel Hiser
402-477-8080
Available projects
Impact Reading Center Tutor Program – One-on-one reading tutor with a struggling reader at Elliott or Clinton Elementary. Training provided and begins late August. Tutor just 60 minutes one day per week, for a school semester. Morning, lunch hour, and afternoon slots available. Build a special relationship with a child you will help empower for life!
Interest in children and youth.
9 wks. (1 semester)
100+
1+ times per wk.
1 to 2 hours
Required. Go to website to fill out sign-up form and pick time slot or slots.
Classification
Fall 2013
Bulling, Ted
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Herndon, Gerise
Van Hof, Jill
Perry, James
African American Literature
Cultural Anthropology
Education 105
Education 105L
English 001
Race Relations
multicultural, Education, Youth, Tutoring, Adolescent, literacy, Christian

Southeast Community College

Agency
Southeast Community College
8800 "O" Street, J2Bb
Lincoln, NE 68520
402-437-2719
402-437-2704
Diane Vesely-Robb
Lynn Saffer
Providing opportunities for adult learners to strengthen their lives through educational experiences
Contact
Lynn Saffer
402-437-2719
Available projects
Classroom tutors for GED®, ESL, and basic education classes
Minimum 18 years old and high school diploma
Minimum of 20 hrs.
none
2 - 2
2 – 2 ½
Application process and review of class obligations
Contact Lynn Saffer to complete an application
Classification
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Bruening, Erika
Click, Kane
Droogsma, Rachel
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Kelen, Sarah
Cultural Anthropology
Intercultural Communication
LAS: Superheroes in North American Culture
Race Relations
multicultural, Education, Culture, ESL, Refugee, english, Diversity, Language, ELL

Lincoln Literacy

Agency
Lincoln Literacy
745 S 9th St
Lincoln, NE 68508-3107
402-476-7323
476-2122
Clayton Naff
The mission of Lincoln Literacy is to assist people of all cultures in our community by teaching and fostering literacy. 9 am to 1:30 pm - Monday through Thursday and "by appointment on Saturdays.
Contact
Victoria Welles
402-476-7323
Available projects
Literacy Tutor – Volunteer tutors are needed to help refugees, immigrants and native speakers acquire basic English literacy skills. Orientation and training provided. Plan now to attend our September 17 orientation. English Literacy Tutor: Become a literacy tutor. Help refugees, immigrants, or homegrown Americans improve their English language skills. Lincoln Literacy provides training, books and materials, and matches you with a student. We are in need of several people to lead conversation groups. They could do it in pairs, trade off weeks, or take it on singly, but we'd need them to commit for at least the semester. Groups meet weekly for 1.0 or 1.5 hours at a time. We offer some basic training for this, taking approx. 1.5 hours, and we have materials that can help a conversation group leader find topics and activities. Contact: Donna Stadig, Conversaton Group Coordinator, (402) 476-7323, dstadig@ [at] lincolnliteracy.org, www.lincolnliteracy.org
Desire to help others
Semester.
none
1 hr/wk
Min 1 hr
provided
Classification
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Click, Kane
Droogsma, Rachel
Gilbreth, Joan
Herndon, Gerise
Van Hof, Jill
Kelen, Sarah
African American Literature
Education 105
Education 105L
English 001
Intercultural Communication
Social Problems
multicultural, english, literacy, childcare, ESL! Refugee

Lighthouse

Agency
Lighthouse
2601 "N" Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-475-3220
402-475-3681
Bill Michener
Falah Al Hirez
To promote the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being of adolescents.To provide a safe, supervised and nurturing environment so we may help the youth with academic support and tutoring. We provide an evening meal and an afernoon snack so our youth can be productive. There are enrichment activities to provide learning experiences outside the classroom. Lighthouse provides recreational activities as a positive alternative to high risk behaviors.
Contact
Falah Al-Hirez
402-309-9679 ext. 102
Available projects
Serve as a role model to youth grade 6th-12th in a safe, drug/alcohol free environment. Encourage and support positive behaviors, attitudes and activities in kids from various cultural backgrounds. Prefer one day per week for 2 hours for at least 4 weeks. Operating hours are Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 9:00 pm. Administrative assistant - Assist with general office operations duties. Help with filing, answer the phone, direct visitors and program participants, etc. Help out an agency that helps out the kids in the community.
Able to take initiative in building relationships with youth.
2-3 hours
15-20
Monday through Friday and weekends for group projects
Wednesdays, starts at 6pm
That is through orientation when individuals come and volunteer.
Classification
Spring 2014
Gilbreth, Joan
Perry, James
Pettit, Pat
Skirry, Justin
Van Hof, Jill
Education 105
Education 105L
Ethics
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality
Philosophy 102 Ethics
Race Relations
multicultural, Education, Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Teens

Indian Center, Inc. (Lincoln Indian/Multi-Cultural Center)

Agency
Indian Center, Inc. (Lincoln Indian/Multi-Cultural Center)
1100 Military Road
Lincoln, NE 68508-1089
402-438-5231
>To develop innovative and supplemental programs to meet and enrich the special educational or culturally related academic needs for American Indian children. Housing and employment assistance, teen pregnancy prevention and legal services. USDA supplemental food program. Family Support Services, emergency food baskets, clothing assistance, youth and family services. Mentoring, tutoring.
Contact
Cal Pekas
402-438-5231
Available projects
M-F 8-5 or later for tutoring - can be as late as 8 p.m.

I would be interested in visiting further with service learning for future placements.

Classification
Spring 2013
Gilbreth, Joan
Herndon, Gerise
Van Hof, Jill
African American Literature
Education 105
Education 105L
English 001
Race Relations
Social Problems
multicultural, Native Americans, Tutoring, Indians

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