You’re Invited…Place Game – April 21 Dorothy Patach Natural Environmental Area


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Dorothy Patach Apr 21

RVSP HERE for the event 



Celebrating Domestic Violence Survivors Event, October 30



Community based domestic violence awareness advocates, fellow TOYOS, and friends, Roger Garcia & Shonna Dorsey cordially invite you to a night of celebrating victim survival and taking a stand against domestic violence in partnership with House of Loom and salsa dance instructors, Blandon and Svetlana. All event proceeds will go to Women’s Center for Advancement to support the important services provided by this organization. Additionally, House of Loom will be donating a portion of bar sales to the organization. Dance lessons and Salsa Night are included free of charge by Blandon and Svetlana to Celebrating Survivor event attendees who RSVP for the event.

Event Detailsstop-domestic-violence

  • Day: Sunday, October 30th, 2016
  • Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: House of Loom, 1012 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108


Your RSVP is required, but this event is free for registered attendees (includes: Appetizers, nonalcoholic drinks, Salsa dance lessons and Salsa Night).

We ask that you consider making a tax deductible donation which will go to support the efforts of the Women’s Center for Advancement. Click the button below to reserve your spot and make a donation to this important organization serving women and families in our community.

Schedule of Events

  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Casual reception with appetizers, beverages, & music
  • 8pm to 9pm: Salsa lessons with Blandon and Svetlana
  • 9pm to 12pm: Salsa night at House of Loom

Tax deductible event donations will managed by Eventbrite and distributed to the WCA via Omaha Community Foundation.

Eventbrite - Celebrating Survivors: Awareness, Appetizers, and Dance at House of Loom

Job Opportunity to work with Career Readiness



Metro Community College and Heartland Workforce Solutions are looking for a bilingual (English/Spanish) WorkKeys Testing Administrator for their satellite location at Latino Center of the Midlands.

Posting Details
Recruitment Number: 262016
Position Title: WorkKeys Testing Administrators-PT Temporary
Union or Non-Union:
Position Type: Part Time Temporary
Location: Fort Omaha
Job Summary/Basic Function: Coordinates, tracks, and administers Nation Career Readiness Certifications (NCRC) tests to help students achieve education and workplace success. Works with community organizations and American Jobs Center Partners to provide services to include, but not limited to, test administration, development of career plans, and implementation of KeyTrain modules, placement support, linkages with MCC and community resources, and tracking student progress and outcomes. Also works with PROTO faculty and staff to identify employment opportunities and educational pathways. All duties are performed in accordance with applicable college policies and guidelines.
Qualifications: Associate’s degree in Business Administration or related field plus two years related work experience required. Equivalent combination of education and/or work experience including part time considered. Must complete required certifications to administer all specialized assessments with 90 days from hire. Excellent organizational and communication skills and attention to detail. Hiring process includes a background check. Hours are part time temporary, 15-20 hours per week and will included some evening and/or weekend hours. For more information, call 531-622-2688.
A complete application is required. Preferred attachments: cover letter, resume, and copies of academic transcripts. Position is open until filled.
Posting Date: 06-29-2016
Closing Date:

For guaranteed consideration, please submit all application materials by review date.

Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants: Complete an application online at or completed online at the Human Resources Office at the Fort Omaha Campus located at North 30th & Fort Streets, Building #32, Omaha, Nebraska 68111. Office hours are: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Applications can also be completed online at the Fort Omaha Campus Library (402-457-2306), Elkhorn Valley Campus Library (402-289-1206), and the South Omaha Campus Career Center (402-738-4555). Please contact them to verify the hours of operation.
Pay Rate: $20.00

South 24th Street Named a “Great Place in America”


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Today, to kick off National Community Planning Month, SONA had the pleasure of participating in  the American Planning Association’s award recognition ceremony. South 24th Street was named one of 15 “Great Places in America”. This award recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United States that demonstrate exceptional character, quality, and planning.

South 24th Street was recognized for putting pedestrians first, a mosaic installation, and for its unique attributes and amenities. SONA is so pleased to be have been part of the process in creating spaces in our community that are healthy, inclusive, creative economic drivers that open doors of opportunity for all.

“Today’s award represents the vision, but also the history of this area – a history of welcomeness to newcomers, of walkable, safe, public spaces, and of using place to create and foster a sense community and well-being. Clearly, place-based approaches such as the redevelopment of South 24th Street, represent the activation of a core asset of our community, ” said Athena Ramos, President of SONA.

Thanks once again to the American Planning Association for this wonderful recognition! apa-great-places-award-10-03-16

Pictured above: Madeline Moyer, President of South Omaha Business Association; Yesenia Peck, President of the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Hon. Guadalupe Sanchez Salazar, Consul of Mexico; Mayor Jean Stothert; Carol Rhea, President of the American Planning Association; Councilman Garry Gernandt; and Athena Ramos, President of SONA

13th & Missouri Beautification Project


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Free event – open to the public.

Objective: The beautification of the 13th and Missouri Avenue intersection. This is Part 1 of an overall intersection beautification and focuses on the southwest corner: landscaping, artwork, and offering pedestrians and bicyclists a safe and shaded place to take a break. 

We are working with Big Muddy Workshop as the design team – you will know them as the landscape designers for the Spring Lake Pond Project and the park playground.  In fulfilling the 2016 Mayor’s Grant, the Spring Lake Park Team will attend and present at meetings of as many South Omaha organizations as possible to introduce the project and gather input. On Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM, we will be holding the first community brainstorming on the intersection. The meeting will be at the Spring Lake Golf Clubhouse at 4020 Hoctor Blvd. Anyone interested in the project is welcome to attend and contribute ideas. Light refreshments will be served.

Everyone is welcome to come and share their ideas again in November for the draft design plan meeting. We will be revealing the final design in January of 2017.  Fundraising will be on-going and our goal is to have the project construction started by August of 2017. As with any project, successful completion will be determined by our fundraising. To stay tuned to the project’s progress, please contact Janet Bonet, SLPT President, at or text / call 402-598-4186. In the meantime, please use the brainstorming survey to write down your ideas. We encourage you to join us in DREAMING BIG! South Omaha deserves to have 13th and Missouri Avenue be a point of pride for our historic area in particular, Omaha as a whole, even the state of Nebraska. This intersection is a high-traffic, major gateway into our state, our city and our neighborhood. We hope to eventually beautify all of the corners in way that compliments the Veterans Memorial already there.

More information and online registration: Public Brainstorming for 13th & Missouri Ave Beautification Project

Best regards,
Spring Lake Park Team

Registration Open for the “In the Neighborhood” Conference, October 1, 2016


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Hey South Omaha…the “In the Neighborhood” Conference is coming up on October 1, 2016 at Metro’s South Campus! This is your chance to gain lots of information and connections, share your vision for the future of your neighborhood, and be eligible to apply for a mini-grant to make that vision a reality. Check it out:

Registration is online:

Below is more information about what you can expect at the conference! You don’t want to miss it.