Nebraska communities show how welcoming is done

Mohamed Omar, owner of an African Store in Schuyler, Neb.
Photo by Marcelo Asher Quarantotto

Many Nebraska communities are recognizing the value of welcoming new neighbors and making their communities a place where everyone feels welcome. Several Nebraska towns are now being recognized as leaders in what rural communities can do!

Welcoming America has highlighted these great efforts in “A Cornhusker Welcome” with photos and stories of Nebraska neighbors of diverse backgrounds – immigrant and long-time residents – working together to build strong communities.

Places like Crete, Schuyler, Columbus, Lincoln, South Sioux and others are bringing together leaders from schools, libraries, business, nonprofits, city governments, and faith institutions to plan for community inclusion and to find creative ways with local flair for neighbors to meet neighbors.

Partners like Center for Rural Affairs, Justice For Our Neighbors, Centro Hispano Comunitario de Nebraska, Heartland Workers Center and many more statewide and local nonprofits serve as valuable resources committed to supporting local welcoming efforts.

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