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Rebuilding the Village. % Unemployed. Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary. Median Household Income. Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary. % of Children Under 5 in Poverty.

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unemployed
% Unemployed

Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary

median household income
Median Household Income

Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary

of children under 5 in poverty
% of Children Under 5 in Poverty

Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary

own their home
% Own their Home

Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary

current state of african americans
Current State of African-Americans

Current AA Current Omaha

  • Poverty 40% 15%
    • % of AA Children
  • Graduation Rate 50% 95%
  • Employment 80% 95%
  • Home Ownership 38% 70%
african american empowerment network formed sept 2006
African-American Empowerment Network formed…Sept. 2006
  • Pastors
  • Business Owners and Corporate Senior Managers
  • Community Representatives
  • Neighborhood Leaders
  • Elected and Appointed Officials
  • Entrepreneurs and Investors
  • Educators
  • Other non-profit Executives in…
    • Social Services
    • Health
    • Healthy Families
    • Crime Prevention
    • Legal
    • Cultural Arts
    • Accounting and others Professionals
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The Question that we asked in 2006…How do we Accelerate the Progress of African-Americans, North Omaha and Close Current Gaps?We have made significant progress…working as individuals and unlinked organizations.What would happen if we worked together? Collectively…What could we accomplish?

what if we created a new vision of the future
What if…We Created A New Vision of the Future

AN EMPOWERED VILLAGE…

1. African-Americans, North Omaha and the Greater Omaha Areas are measurably successful and prosperous in all areas…

Spiritually, Mentally, Physically, Socially, Politically and Economically

2. North Omaha, Omaha and the State of Nebraska are recognized as models for empowering African-Americans and all citizens.

Great homes.

Great churches.

Great schools.

Great businesses.

Great organizations.

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8 Months of Listening, Planning…
  • Research, Information Gathering, Testing
    • Leaders, Community Advocates, Grassroots
    • Summits, Forums, Meetings
      • Large Summits – 120 to 300
      • Small Summits – Avg. 40 to 50
      • Targeted and One-on-One Outreach
        • Teen Summits, Neighborhood Summits, Neighborhood Leaders
        • Barber Shops, Parades, Events, etc.
    • Over 1,000 leaders and concerned citizens participated
    • Over 300 organizations
    • Over 140 pages of issues, notes, best practices from around the country, recommendations and strategies
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Empower Omaha!Rise Up & Rebuild the Village!

Do your Part...Live the Covenant!

Launched April 2007

Developed by the African-American Empowerment Network

values goal
VALUES & GOAL

Values

Faith, Unity, Love, Respect, Family, Community, EMPOWERMENT

Principles

Positive, Proactive, Partnership, Purpose, Potential & Possibilities

Goal

To transform Omaha into a Model City for all of its Citizens

empowerment covenant
Empowerment Covenant

1. Live our Faith (Put it to Work!)

2. Prepare our Children (Education and Youth Development)

3. Strengthen our Families (Healthy Families & Extended Families)

4. Embrace our Culture (Cultural Arts, History, Events & Venues)

5. Build our Wealth (Employment, Invest, Quality of Life)

6. Protect our Health (Health – Physical and Mental)

7. Raise our Vote (Voting/Political Engagement)

8. Own our Homes (Home Ownership)

9. Clean our Neighborhoods (Environment)

10. Love our Neighbor! Stop the Hate! (Crime Prevention & Neighborhoods)

11. Stand for Justice (Civil Rights & Justice)

12. Enhance our Communications (Media & Communications)

13. Cross the Divide (Digital & Technology)

objectives
Objectives

Develop and Implement

Covenant – Individual and Leadership

Strategic Plan – Short-term and Long-term

Empower

African-Americans

North Omaha

Greater Omaha Area

we have made progress
We have made progress…

Since 2006…

Stronger Collaborations…

Empowerment Network building partnerships

Pastors and Churches working together

Organizations and Agencies are working together

Business executives and educational leaders are working together

Elected Officials are working together

Major Partnerships

Sherwood Foundation

City of Omaha

Omaha Community Foundation

North Omaha Development Project

Building Bright Futures

Bright Futures Foundation

City Transformation Roundtable – Pastors & Community Leaders

african americans in nebraska omaha we have made some progress
African-Americans in Nebraska/OmahaWe have made some progress…

Since 2006…

Building a stronger foundation…

Formed stronger networks and relationships

African-American

North Omaha

Developed strategies, action plans, and budgets

Developed city-wide partnerships – Empower Omaha!

Launched new communication vehicles

Participated in collaborative strategies

Launched successful projects, events and initiatives

Created summer jobs and assisted with full-time jobs

Supported African-American businesses

Supported African-American cultural events and venues

Raised millions of dollars in commitments

the village strategy rebuilding the village block by block

The Village StrategyRebuilding the Village…Block by Block

PILOTCommunity Transformation

Targeted Approach to a Geographic Area

rebuilding the village neighborhood village strategy
Rebuilding the VillageNeighborhood Village Strategy

13 COVENANTS APPLIED to A TARGET AREA

  • Faith
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Violence Prevention
  • Health
  • Healthy Families
  • Housing
  • Neighborhoods
  • Arts and Culture
  • Justice
  • Voting
  • Media
  • Technology
target area north omaha
Target Area - North Omaha

36th Street (W) to 16th Street (E); Cuming (S) to Bedford/Maple (N)

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Rebuilding the Village – Initial Map

Kennedy School

King School

Lothrop School

Greater St. Paul

JC Wade Villa (seniors)

Mt. Moriah

Miami Heights Assoc.

Salem Village (seniors)

Love’s Jazz

OSBN

Abide

Urban League

FHAS

Walgreens

Park Apartments

Salem

Cultural & Entertainment

Jesuit Middle

Charles Drew

Hope Skate

Prospect Hill

Cemetery

STAR

OEDC

Morning Star

OHA

Conestoga School

Highlander Association

FreedomChurch

Wesley House Leadership

NCDC

New Housing

New Housing

Franklin School

CompassMinistries

Boys & Girls

Blackburn

Kellom School and Educare

Retail Dvlpmnt

Pilgrim

Empowerment Network Neighborhood Strategy“Village” 2

North Omaha Dev. ProjectArea B

Empowerment Network Neighborhood Strategy“Village” 1

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Churches/Para-Church

Salem

Freedom Assembly

Pilgrim

Mt. Moriah, Joy of Life

Abide Network and Compass Ministries

Hope Skate

Turning Point

City-wide Churches

Major Social Organizations

Charles Drew

Urban League

OHA

Family Housing Advisory Services

Center for Holistic Development

Rebuilding the Village Neighborhood Strategy: 30+ Partners2 Years of Research, Summits, Planning, Partnership Development, and Implementation

  • Housing & Development Groups
    • Omaha Economic Development Corporation
    • New Community Development Corporation
    • City Planning Department
    • North Omaha Development Project
    • Holy Name Housing
    • Omaha Housing Authority
    • Salem Housing Development Corp./Salem Community Development Corp.
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Omaha Healthy Kids
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Rebuilding the Village Neighborhood Strategy: 30+ Partners2 Years of Research, Summits, Planning, Partnership Development, and Implementation

  • Community Youth Groups
    • Wesley House Leadership Academy
    • Compass Ministries
    • Salem
    • Freedom
  • Neighborhood Associations
    • Highlander /Prospect
    • Miami Heights
    • Montclair
    • OIC
    • Conestoga
    • Long School
  • Violence Prevention
    • Impact One! Community Connection
    • Weed & Seed
    • Omaha Police Department
  • Schools and Early Childhood
    • Omaha Public Schools
    • Howard Kennedy
    • Druid Hill
    • Franklin
    • Blackburn
    • Kellom/Educare
    • Simple Simon
    • Church/Childhood Centers
  • Partners
    • Neighborhood Center
    • UNO
    • Metro Community College
  • Funding Partners
    • Sherwood Foundation
    • Foundations
    • NIFA
    • City of Omaha
    • Corporate
    • State
rebuilding the village1
Rebuilding the Village
  • Neighborhood Strategy
      • Prayer Walks in Hot Spots (Reduce Violence)
      • Block Parties/Outreach in Hot Spots and Targeted Areas
      • Neighborhood Clean-up Efforts (Network and Step Out)
      • Employment Programs
        • Summer 2008 – 150+ Youth/Young Adults
        • Summer 2009 – 700 Youth/Young Adults
      • Violence Intervention Program
        • School, Street, Emergency, Home, Hospitals
        • Employability, Job Placement, Support Services
      • Voting Initiatives
        • 12,000 New Voters in North Omaha
      • Omaha Violence and Prevention Collaboration
      • Housing and Neighborhood Development
rebuilding the village2
Rebuilding the Village
  • Neighborhood Strategy – Early Results
      • Pleasant View Housing Project has been demolished
      • Omaha Violence and Prevention Collaboration Launched
        • What was once one of the most violent areas in the city
        • No homicides, violence has dropped dramatically
      • Employment Programs
        • Hired over 100 youth/young adults during the summer
      • Voting Initiatives
        • Increase in voter registration and participation
      • Housing and Neighborhood Development
        • Preparing to rehab and build new homes
          • 25 Homes in 2010
      • New Development Partnerships formed
        • Targeted Redevelopment Efforts in Village
community year 1
Community – Year 1

ORGANIZATIONS & EFFORTS

community year 2 connecting
Community – Year 2 - Connecting

ORGANIZATIONS & EFFORTS

community year 3 alignment
Community – Year 3 - Alignment

ORGANIZATIONS & EFFORTS

Aligned and Working to Improve the Community

empower north omaha rebuilding the village block by block

Empower North Omaha!Rebuilding the Village…Block by Block

Comprehensive Neighborhood and Community Development Strategy

empower north omaha rebuilding the village strategy
Empower North OmahaRebuilding the Village Strategy
  • Comprehensive and Coordinated Plan
  • Holistic Collaboration
    • Community and Church Engagement
    • Education & Youth Development
    • Jobs, Careers, and Business Development
    • Housing & Neighborhood Development
    • Violence Intervention and Prevention
    • Health and Healthy Families
    • Arts, Culture, History, and Entertainment
empower north omaha rebuild the village block by block

Empower North Omaha Rebuild the Village…Block by Block

THE VILLAGE ZONE

Targeted Development Action Plan

Next Steps…Moving Forward

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Empower North Omaha Village Areas

The Village Zone – Village West and Village East

Empower North Omaha Village Areas

Pratt Street (NORTH)

West

East

1

2

16th Street(EAST)

36th Street(WEST)

Cuming Street (SOUTH)

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Malcolm X Park (North of Adams)

Pratt Street (NORTH)

Kennedy School

King School

Lothrop School

Miami Heights

Greater St. Paul

JC Wade Villa (seniors)

Mt. Moriah

Miami Heights

Salem Village (seniors)

Love’s Jazz

Abide

Urban League

OSBN

Cultural, Entertainment, & Business District

FHAS

Walgreens

Park Apartments

Salem

Jesuit Middle

16th Street(EAST)

36th Street(WEST)

Charles Drew

STAR

OEDC

Hope Skate

Prospect Hill

Cemetery

STAR

Morning Star

OHA Property 30th & Parker

Long School

Conestoga

Highlander Association

ConestogaPlace

Wesley House Leadership

FreedomChurch

New Housing

Initial Target Area

Franklin School

New Housing

CompassMinistries

Boys & Girls

NCDC

Empowerment Network Neighborhood Strategy“Village” WEST (1) Expanded

Blackburn

Kellom School and Educare

Retail Dvlpmnt

Pilgrim

Empowerment Network Neighborhood Strategy“Village” EAST (2) Expanded

North Omaha Dev. ProjectArea B

The Village ZoneTargeted Development Action Planan initiative of the Empowerment Networkpartnership w ABC, NIFA, City of Omaha, NODP, OHA

Cuming Street (SOUTH)

rebuilding the village green north omaha
Rebuilding the VillageGreen! North Omaha

Initial Housing & Neighborhood Strategy

Housing and Commercial Development

Help Develop a Plan for Implementation

Involve all stakeholders

Housing Collaboration

Partner with Non-profits and For-profit Companies

Non-profit Developers

For-profit Developers

City

NODP

OHA

Neighborhood Associations

Churches…

rebuilding the village green north omaha1
Rebuilding the VillageGreen! North Omaha

Initial Neighborhood and Housing Strategy

Home Ownership

Prevent Foreclosures

Homebuyer Education

Consumer Finance – EITC, IDA’s

Housing Development

Land Purchases

Purchase Foreclosures

Demolition (City)

Rehab

Energy Efficiency

New Homes

rebuilding the village north omaha targeted development action plan partners
Rebuilding the Village: North OmahaTargeted Development Action Plan - Partners
  • Alliance Building Communities (ABC)
  • Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA)
  • Empowerment Network
  • North Omaha Development Project
  • City of Omaha
  • Omaha Housing Authority
  • Village Neighborhood Associations
  • Private Foundations
  • Consultants
    • H3 Studio
    • Schemmer & Associates