Before We Leave 2022...
Updated: Feb 1
As we near the end of the year, we can’t close without hosting one more event as custom for the celebration of Black heritage thru Kwanzaa. We have a great week of family-friendly events planned and the majority of them are free to attend. Please be sure to register still so we can have a decent headcount for food. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Kwanzaa Week in North Omaha
GRANTS & OPPORTUNITIES
We’ve got good news! MXMF is a recipient of a few awards this year! Here’s a snapshot below and the impact it will have on our organization:
Nebraska Civic Engagement Table - Lobby school: This program is a year-long immersive experience of learning and getting involved in the Nebraska Unicameral! As we move forward, it’s important for us to be intentional about our legislative agenda and work strategically with other organizations to move important policies forward. The school is hosted once a month by local civic engagement professionals with a mentorship component. It is a 2-year program with a potential of bringing on a policy fellowship in year two. We’ll update more after January 4th with photos from the first day of the Legislative Session!
Americorps, Serve Nebraska - Planning Grant: MXMF is grateful to be a recipient of the planning grant award which will help us plan for a strong future with extra help through the Americorps volunteers and programming support. This will also allow us to prepare internally for bringing on more staff along with research outside of Omaha on how to implement programs that are already successful. You’ll hear more about this next year!
Omaha Community Foundation - Capacity Building Program: This opportunity allows the Executive Director to engage in another year-long process of professional development and capacity building with a cohort of other community leaders. You can learn more about this program here.
Whether it's moving tables & chairs for an event, watering the garden beds, welcoming guests or decluttering closets - We just want to say THANK YOU!
In Case You Missed It....
Hall of Fame Celebration
On November 19th, we invited the community to celebrate the induction of our Native Son into the Nebraska Hall of Fame. We couldn't be more grateful for the support and growing family as a result of this effort. We want to thank the following sponsors for helping us make it happen:
Nebraskans for Peace, Intertribal Spiritual Lodges, Stand In For Nebraska, Ellen and Jeff Platt, and Marilyn Hoegemyer!
OPERA OMAHA RECAP
The collaboration with Oprah Omaha was more than rewarding for MXMF. We hosted two lectures with Geoff Pope, plus a history panel. While we can't share the official opera virtually we can at least show you the short video of the curtain speech & the preview video with the board president and executive director on opening night: Watch both below:
See both recordings with our guest lecturer Geoff Pope via this link: https://www.malcolmxfoundation.org/lectures
AND view the panel with local historians held at Benson Theater. Watch below:
As We Grow...
If you want to help support us in 2023 and beyond, reach out to us! Great things are on the horizon for MXMF and the impact we will have in North Omaha especially. Be sure to visit our website to donate - just hit the big yellow button!
Outside of holiday closures, you can still schedule your group visit to the Birthsite and get a history tour. Bring the whole family! SCHEDULE A TOUR