Promote cultural empowerment through collaboration

education and advocacy

© Good Neighbor Community Center | 2617 Y St. Lincoln, NE 68503 | 402.477.4173 | Designed by Tom Randa

About Cultural Centers of Lincoln

The Cultural Centers of Lincoln is not organized for profit but is organized for charitable, educational, and cultural purposes. The Cultural Centers of Lincoln serves as a model of multicultural collaboration to develop a public dialogue that will increase understanding of the value of diversity for Lincoln/Lancaster County and all Nebraska communities. While each community cultural center represents a distinct constituency, they share many characteristics, values, and goals. The Cultural Centers of Lincoln operates to support the individual centers, while building upon their strengths in a collaborative manner to produce community outcomes centered on diversity, social justice, and cultural competency. The centers began meeting on a regular basis in 1999 where Asian Community and Cultural Center, El Centro De Las Americas, Malone Community Center and Indian Center as Cultural Centers Coalition. The Good Neighbor Community Center and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska joined the Cultural Centers Coalition a little after 2010 and in 2020 the Cultural Centers Coalition became Cultural Centers of Lincoln.

Asian Community and

Cultural Center

Founded in 1992, the Asian Community & Cultural Center supports and empowers all refugees and immigrants through programs and services and advances the sharing of Asian culture and other cultural heritages of our clients with the community at large.

El Centro De Las

Americas

Originally known as the Hispanic Community Center, was founded in 1982. We have provided services in area of education, family support, youth empowerment, health, and resource navigation. Visit our site for more.

Good Neighbor

Community Center

Founded in 1973, our mission is ‘Welcoming Neighbors, Supporting Stability.’ GNCC provides basic and emergency needs to those in need in Lincoln and Lancster County. Visit our site for more.

Indian Center

Founded in 1969, our mission is to provide value in the Native American community by creating and obtaining programs that empower self-sufficiency and positive quality of life standards in individuals and families. Visit our site for more.

Malone Center

Founded in 1955, our mission is to create unity and prosperity throughout Lincoln while honoring our African American heritage. Visit our site for more.

Ponca Tribe of

Nebraska

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska operates within a designated service area covering fifteen counties in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa. With a history that goes way before 1200, Ponca tribe provides services in areas of health, social services, domestic violence, education, and many more. Visit our site fore more.

PRINCIPLES

As Lincoln is a culturally diverse city, cultural awareness, inclusivity, and celebration are key to maintaining a vibrant and healthy community. Lincoln’s cultural centers have diverse and passionate staff and effective programming. Lincoln’s cultural centers are uniquely positioned to address issues faced by culturally diverse individuals at high risk for poor outcomes, including shorter life expectancy.

VISION

Asian Community and Cultural Center - Immigrants in Lincoln and surrounding areas will have access to resources and support they need to lead better lives. Good Neighbor Community Center - Empower individuals and families with positive, life-changing skills while meeting basic, social, educational and physical needs and providing culturally sensitive services. The El Centro de las Américas will enhance its local, regional, and state reputation through planning, promoting, marketing, and conducting services and activities that will give Latinos an equal opportunity in being successful and productive individuals in this society. Malone - To create unity and prosperity throughout Lincoln, while honoring our African American Heritage. CORE VALUES Accountability Called to serve our neighbors together and have diversity in faith and nationality Collaboration Commitment to effective, efficient, and achievable outcomes Cultural sensitivity - promoting/ensuring (promote awareness, openness to cultural issues avoid cultural elitism) Diversity and inclusion Equity Excellence Inclusiveness Integrity Make sure no group is left behind - new culturally distinctive groups are emerging into our society Notion of privilege - be aware of privilege and how it impacts policies and decisions Practical versus theoretical Prioritizing product over process - focus on outcomes Quality of care Reciprocal respect for all members working with the cultural centers Responsive to emerging issues

OUR MISSION STATEMENTS

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska - in order to restore, preserve and protect all rights aboriginally held by our people and their descendants, promote peace, prosperity, happiness, and the general welfare of the members of our Tribe and our posterity, to exercise home rule, to assert our inherent sovereignty, to protect our right of self-government, to conserve custom, to improve our social order, to protect our rights as individuals, to promote our economic welfare, to promote domestic tranquility, to promote business enterprises both cooperative and individual, to promote educational opportunities for all Ponca people, to consolidate our land holdings by purchase, exchange, transfer, gift, or otherwise, do ordain and establish this Constitution in accordance with our inherent sovereignty, and all previous aboriginal rights of our members and Treaties previously entered into with the United States of America. Asian Community and Cultural Center Serving All Refugees & Immigrants, Celebrating Cultural Heritage Support and empower all refugees and immigrants through programs and services and advance sharing of the Asian Culture and other cultural heritages in our community. Good Neighbor Community Center Welcoming Neighbors, Supporting Stability The El Centro De Las América's To promote the self-sufficiency and self-determination of Latino families and community by providing bilingual, high quality social, educational, economic, public health and advocacy services. Indian Center To provide value to the Native American community by creating and obtaining programs that empower self- sufficiency and positive quality of life standards in individuals and families. Malone To eliminate multigenerational poverty in Lincoln.
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Promote cultural empowerment through collaboration

education and advocacy

© Good Neighbor Community Center | 2617 Y St. Lincoln, NE 68503 | 402.477.4173

About Cultural Centers of Lincoln

The Cultural Centers of Lincoln is not organized for profit but is organized for charitable, educational, and cultural purposes. The Cultural Centers of Lincoln serves as a model of multicultural collaboration to develop a public dialogue that will increase understanding of the value of diversity for Lincoln/Lancaster County and all Nebraska communities. While each community cultural center represents a distinct constituency, they share many characteristics, values, and goals. The Cultural Centers of Lincoln operates to support the individual centers, while building upon their strengths in a collaborative manner to produce community outcomes centered on diversity, social justice, and cultural competency. The centers began meeting on a regular basis in 1999 where Asian Community and Cultural Center, El Centro De Las Americas, Malone Community Center and Indian Center as Cultural Centers Coalition. The Good Neighbor Community Center and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska joined the Cultural Centers Coalition a little after 2010 and in 2020 the Cultural Centers Coalition became Cultural Centers of Lincoln.

Asian Community and Cultural Center

Founded in 1992, the Asian Community & Cultural Center supports and empowers all refugees and immigrants through programs and services and advances the sharing of Asian culture and other cultural heritages of our clients with the community at large.

El Centro De Las Americas

Originally known as the Hispanic Community Center, was founded in 1982. We have provided services in area of education, family support, youth empowerment, health, and resource navigation. Visit our site for more.

Good Neighbor Community Center

Founded in 1973, our mission is ‘Welcoming Neighbors, Supporting Stability.’ GNCC provides basic and emergency needs to those in need in Lincoln and Lancster County. Visit our site for more.

Indian Center

Founded in 1969, our mission is to provide value in the Native American community by creating and obtaining programs that empower self-sufficiency and positive quality of life standards in individuals and families. Visit our site for more.

Malone Center

Founded in 1955, our mission is to create unity and prosperity throughout Lincoln while honoring our African American heritage. Visit our site for more.

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska operates within a designated service area covering fifteen counties in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Iowa. With a history that goes way before 1200, Ponca tribe provides services in areas of health, social services, domestic violence, education, and many more. Visit our site fore more.

PRINCIPLES

As Lincoln is a culturally diverse city, cultural awareness, inclusivity, and celebration are key to maintaining a vibrant and healthy community. Lincoln’s cultural centers have diverse and passionate staff and effective programming. Lincoln’s cultural centers are uniquely positioned to address issues faced by culturally diverse individuals at high risk for poor outcomes, including shorter life expectancy.

VISION

Asian Community and Cultural Center - Immigrants in Lincoln and surrounding areas will have access to resources and support they need to lead better lives. Good Neighbor Community Center - Empower individuals and families with positive, life-changing skills while meeting basic, social, educational and physical needs and providing culturally sensitive services. The El Centro de las Américas will enhance its local, regional, and state reputation through planning, promoting, marketing, and conducting services and activities that will give Latinos an equal opportunity in being successful and productive individuals in this society. Malone - To create unity and prosperity throughout Lincoln, while honoring our African American Heritage. CORE VALUES Accountability Called to serve our neighbors together and have diversity in faith and nationality Collaboration Commitment to effective, efficient, and achievable outcomes Cultural sensitivity - promoting/ensuring (promote awareness, openness to cultural issues avoid cultural elitism) Diversity and inclusion Equity Excellence Inclusiveness Integrity Make sure no group is left behind - new culturally distinctive groups are emerging into our society Notion of privilege - be aware of privilege and how it impacts policies and decisions Practical versus theoretical Prioritizing product over process - focus on outcomes Quality of care Reciprocal respect for all members working with the cultural centers Responsive to emerging issues

OUR MISSION STATEMENTS

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska - in order to restore, preserve and protect all rights aboriginally held by our people and their descendants, promote peace, prosperity, happiness, and the general welfare of the members of our Tribe and our posterity, to exercise home rule, to assert our inherent sovereignty, to protect our right of self-government, to conserve custom, to improve our social order, to protect our rights as individuals, to promote our economic welfare, to promote domestic tranquility, to promote business enterprises both cooperative and individual, to promote educational opportunities for all Ponca people, to consolidate our land holdings by purchase, exchange, transfer, gift, or otherwise, do ordain and establish this Constitution in accordance with our inherent sovereignty, and all previous aboriginal rights of our members and Treaties previously entered into with the United States of America. Asian Community and Cultural Center Serving All Refugees & Immigrants, Celebrating Cultural Heritage: Support and empower all refugees and immigrants through programs and services and advance sharing of the Asian Culture and other cultural heritages in our community. Good Neighbor Community Center Welcoming Neighbors, Supporting Stability The El Centro de las América's To promote the self-sufficiency and self-determination of Latino families and community by providing bilingual, high quality social, educational, economic, public health and advocacy services. Indian Center To provide value to the Native American community by creating and obtaining programs that empower self-sufficiency and positive quality of life standards in individuals and families. Malone To eliminate multigenerational poverty in Lincoln.
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