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Justice for Kids Initiative
Efforts to keep families informed and prepared for working with their students/children at home during the pandemic have proven to be useful. Over the summer, we hosted a virtual town hall to provide resources for parents/educators and discussed other important obstacles. Watch the full video of the town hall here or click the photo thumbnail below. Learn even more about this effort and join the conversation via the Facebook Group.
Awards & Gratitude
During this pandemic we have been grateful for the community support both local and afar. Recently, MXMF received a federal grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services which will help us build and facilitate a curriculum for educators to teach about Omaha's connection to Malcolm X, along with the historical work that led to the creation and sustainability of MXMF through our founder Rowena Moore. As the curriculum materializes, we will be eager to share it with education networks across the country and further empower educators to teach more about the legacy of Malcolm X. Learn more about this grant here.
We're seeking new board members!
This year we realized that the work that needs to be done outweighs the capacity that we currently hold. So we are seeking new board members to help leverage new opportunities in development. Do you know anyone who has any of the following experiences or skills? Applicants do not need to be in Nebraska. If interested, please read the desired skillset below and submit your letter of inquiry with proof of experience or references (3 max) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline is December 31, 2020.
Seeking Board Members with the following experiences/skill sets:
Ability to connect, leverage and follow-thru with long-term commitments from stakeholders and funders.
Background either working in or leading a similar non-profit/cultural organization.
Experience with executing programs/reporting in the following areas: Community Gardening/Greenhouse Management, Entrepreneurship, Grant writing/Fundraising, International Business Relations, Museum/Cultural Arts Programming, Non-Profit Accounting, Organizational Development, Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Youth Engagement.
Legislative influence and familiarity with lobbying or community education around legislative issues.
Strong desire to empower the collective Black community through education, economics and human wellbeing.