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Your Neighborhood & Community - Neighbors Working Together (NWT)

Neighbors Working Together

NEIGHBORS WORKING TOGETHER (NWT) is a Community Neighborhoods Project in Lincoln, Nebraska

Neighbors Working Together (NWT) is about neighborhood leadership. Strong neighborhoods nuture families and ultimately strengthen the larger community.

Neighbors Working Together creates a supportive network facilitating leadership and collaboration across Lincoln, Nebraska neighborhoods adjacent to the University of Nebraska (Map of the Area). The project works to strengthen relationships between the university and those neighborhoods through improved communications and cooperation.

Program Objectives

Through monthly meetings, neighborhood workshops, leadership training, needs assessments and collaboration with other groups, Neighbors Working Together:

  • Offers university technical assistance and leadership training based on needs identified by the neighborhoods.

  • Facilitates ways for neighborhoods to collaborate and share concerns, resources, and ideas.

  • Helps neighborhoods identify emergent leaders and develop a dynamic capacity to lead effectively.

  • Encourages neighborhood and university commitment to community-based action.

  • Improves relationships between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and adjacent neighborhoods.

Neighbors Working Together (NWT) is one of four projects in the Community Outreach Partnership Center's (COPC) program, a federally funded grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information, contact:

Yelena Mitrofanova, Extension Educator
e-mail: ymitrofanova2@unl.edu
University of Nebraska-LIncoln Extension in Lancaster County
444 Cherrycreek Road, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68528
Phone: 402-441-7180

Dan Wheeler, PhD, Extension Specialist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
e-mail: dwheeler1@unl.edu

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