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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.
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.
Tax deductible event donations will managed by Eventbrite and distributed to the WCA via Omaha Community Foundation.
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.
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!
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 AVENUE SW CORNER BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Spring Lake Park Team
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: www.intheneighborhood.org
Registration is online: http://www.intheneighborhood.org/register/
Below is more information about what you can expect at the conference! You don’t want to miss it.