November 2019
As you can see by this month's newsletter, Inclusive Communities is not slowing down as we approach the end of the year! Instead of listing all the reasons I'm thankful for our amazing staff, volunteers, participants and partners, I'll just let you read about our current activities and events - made possible by YOU!

We continue to believe and and work towards a society that is strengthened by diversity, inclusion, respect, and justice for  all  people - we truly could not do it without you! Please continue to support Inclusive Communities by participating in our programs, following our progress, and working to make Omaha a stronger community!


Maggie Wood, Executive Director
Tena Hahn Rodriguez = Senior Program Partner!
The Inclusive Communities team is proud to celebrate the promotion of Tena Hahn Rodriguez!

Tena has led the volunteer coordination and IC's IncluCity Camps, one of the most impactful social justice residential leadership programs for high school students in Nebraska, western Iowa and the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.
Since 2017, Tena has seamlessly coordinated the vast moving parts of pre-Camp as well as guided Camps through four days of leadership training. Her dream of making IncluCity “the student’s camp” came to fruition, as the student camp counselors and counselors-in-training now facilitate the majority of the leadership programming with teen delegates. Tena's success in this area means IC volunteers and the IC team is educating and empowering delegations of students to begin dialogues to confront prejudice, bigotry and discrimination.

Tena’s work ethic extends beyond IncluCity. She is an overall true team supporter who is dependable and eagerly volunteers to assist beyond the scope of her daily responsibilities. She is looked to for her leadership in many of the vast areas of IC programming. Therefore, it is befitting that she has been promoted to Senior Program Partner.

Please join us in giving Tena a big IncluCity "OOOOO!"

Lozier Omaha
Table Talk
Join the conversation at these upcoming events:

#SaveOurSisters: Protecting Trans Women
November 14, 2019 | 6:00-7:30pm | Weitz CEC

Decolonizing Thanksgiving: Racial Justice & Oppression as Tradition
November 26, 2019 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Weitz CEC
Registration is now open!

Omaha Table Talk is free and open to the public, with registration required by visiting . Registration opens one month prior to each event. American Sign Language interpreters are available at all OTT events.

Questions? Contact Katherine MacHolmes at .
Say Whaaat?!
Do you have your tickets to see Amber Ruffin at FriendsGiving?

Sunday, December 1st, 2019
The Slowdown

Join us for our annual friend-raiser featuring the hilarious Amber Ruffin, Omaha native and TV personality known for her work on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
LeadDIVERSITY Session 3

We cannot believe we are already 3 months into our inaugural year of LeadDIVERSITY! The Advocates have spent these first few months doing self-reflection and diving into deep conversations about their own biases and sharing their personal stories.

Our third session was yesterday and LeadDIVERSITY Advocate Stephen Osberg took over our Facebook page. For an inside look at the fun, learning, and collaboration that took place, go to Facebook by clicking here.
Volunteer Spotlight: Jenny Rivera
Jenny Rivera has been a counselor with IncluCity since 2017. Her first experience with Camp was during her junior year in 2014. “Somebody told me about this camp that had really good food, so I thought to myself, ‘good food and I get to leave for four days!?’” Jenny’s enthusiasm and effervescent personality shine through everything she does! At Camp Jenny has become a confidant to many and a friend to all.

Jenny comes to IncluCity because she believes in its importance, “I go to Camp because it is my whole heart and soul. Camp is such an impactful thing for so many kids! Everyone ends up having the same reaction. Even if they don’t go out into the world and fight for change right away, they’re more aware of the injustice around us. That’s my favorite part - seeing kids grow in just four days.”

While helping students grow is Jenny’s favorite part of Camp, she also enjoys the lifelong friends she has made along the way. “The reason we’re all able to be good friends is because we communicate and check in every once and a while, but then we go to Camp and it’s like a family reunion.”

Through her work with Inclusive Communities, Jenny has found her passion. She is currently in school for social work and continues to find ways that she can be actively involved in the community. We are so happy to have Jenny, and all our amazing volunteers, as part of our Inclusive Communities family! 
Humanitarian Brunch 2020: Save the Date
We are so excited about the Humanitarian Brunch right now we want to EXPLODE! There will be a BIG announcement, so stay tuned for details! But for now, save the date:
April 19, 2020!
Nebraska Counts Coalition
The 2020 Census is quickly approaching and Inclusive Communities, like many other community partners here in Nebraska, wants your voice to be heard! The Nebraska Counts Coalition is hiring paid canvassers, click here for more information regarding these exciting census opportunities. The Nebraska Counts Coalition has the resources you need to answer any questions you have surrounding the 2020 Census (click here ). Stay tuned for more exciting opportunities involving the 2020 Census!

Census Bureau Job Opportunities
The Census Bureau has also been authorized to hire enumerators (census takers) for 2020 Census data collection. These paid individuals will go door-to-door to count households that did not return their census forms by mail. Enumerators will help with overall data collection and ensure that every individual is counted. If you’re interested in a job , please visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. You’ll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions surrounding Census jobs at