Community organizations can now apply for space | Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center


NEW DEADLINE: November 16, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Request collaborative office spaces

Community nonprofit, educational, and government organizations can re-apply for office space at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) on the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) campus.

CEC aims to share its spaces with dynamic organizations with missions, programs, and people who align with and support our values ​​and vision, including those that reflect and serve our diverse community.

Spaces in Partnership Suites are available to community organizations that meet the eligibility criteria and submit a successful proposal through the application process.

Learn more about rates and amenities.

CEC workspaces are ideal for small organizations, or community-driven programs of large organizations, who seek office spaces with a collaborative, dynamic and professional atmosphere. Community organizations housed in CEC can increase their organizational capacity by partnering with UN organizations as well as other CEC building partners.

Being and working at CEC gives Coalition Rx a sense of credibility. We have access to UNO students as future employees, campus offices and meeting spaces that allow us to connect to campus resources, work on our growth and strategic planning, meet supporters and other community groups we partner with, and a place the community can attend our events and more for free. Since we have offices at CEC, we have gone from an employee consisting of me to 9 employees in total, 2 of which are full-time. Being here allowed us to get 6 UN student interns. Students have helped our organization to grow. We can also connect with faculty experts, like Dr Tara Bryan. She was helpful beyond words. Tara’s expertise has guided Coalition Rx with sustainability and long-term operations for the past three years.

– Carey Pomykata, Executive Director, Coalition Rx

Capacity building opportunities include:

Organizations that have offices in the building also benefit from special access to the 20 free meeting spaces of the CEC. These benefit building partners when booking spaces for events such as nonprofit board meetings, volunteer training, community dialogues, and staff retreats.

Application process

Space requests must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2021.

  • Step 1: Interested organizations should first contact Heike Langdon, CEC Opportunities Manager, at [email protected] to schedule an initial consultation. This initial consultation with Heike provides interested applicants with information on the application process and requirements, the expectations of community development partners and the values ​​of CEC.
  • 2nd step: Heike provides you with information on how to apply, including a PDF form to fill out. Please note the required organizational documents that you must attach by email to your official application.
  • Step 3: All applications are first reviewed by a campus / community committee.
  • Step 4: The finalists will be contacted for an interview with the committee. TThe committee will make recommendations to the UN First Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
  • Step 5: Approved applicants will be required to provide additional documentation including a signed rental agreement, certificate of insurance with limits of $ 1,000,000 per event and $ 3,000,000 in total designating the University of Nebraska Board of Regents as additional insured and go through the referral process.

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COVID directives

The UN and CEC follow a series of safety and social distancing guidelines to ensure the health of everyone on campus. These guidelines may change as conditions change. All community organizations accepted through the application process will be required to follow campus guidelines related to the pandemic.

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