Alumni at work:Scott wanted to help families in need & led the way to establish the Emergency Food Boxes Program for LPS


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The LL Experience: Moving from Vision to Reality with Brent Toalson regarding creation of Antelope Park Playground

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The LL Experience: An inside look at the NE National Guard and a Blackhawk helicopter ride

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The LL Experience: Opening Retreat means we get real close.

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The LL Experience: Opening Retreat

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The LL Experience: Just what ARE they doing?

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The LL Experience: Opening Retreat

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The LL Experience. Fellows XXVI adopted The Hub as a service project and gathered for serveral work days at the agency

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The LL Experience: Class members sharing their stories

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The LL Experience: Conversations with City decision makers

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The LL Experience: Participating in a KC135 refueling mission with the USAF Thunderbirds

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Alumni at work: Hope has a servant leader's heart and as a Senior at LSE, she created the first ever LPS Student Serve

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The LL Experience: Youth Leadership Lincoln XVII at Camp Kitaki

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The LL Experience: Youth Leadership Lincoln XVII at Camp Kitaki

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The LL Experience: Youth Leadership Lincoln XVII Opening Retreat at Camp Kitaki

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The LL Experience: Youth Leadership Lincoln XVI at Camp Kitaki

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The LL Experience: Youth Leadership Lincoln discovering the Haymarket

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The LL Experience: Jim Hao considering issues

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Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee (2012-2013) presents: Explore Lincoln

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The LL Experience: Mayor's Youth Advisory Council hosted a public meeting to discuss the Mayor's proposed budget

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The LL Experience: Lincoln Police Department Youth Advisory Board with Public Safety Director, Tom Casady

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The LL Experience: Mayor's Youth Advisory Committee hosts a public meeting to discuss the Mayor's proposed budget

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The LL Experience: Project A.L.L. VI

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The LL Experience: Legos = teamwork!

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The LL Experience: Project A.L.L. V

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Lincoln Executive Series XXIV

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Lincoln Executive Series XXIII at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach

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The LL Experience: Executive Series participants ready to serve a meal at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach

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The LL Experience: LL annually hosts the Marshall Memorial Fellows, emerging leaders from Europe (the 2012 Fellows)

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The LL Experience: Host families for the Marshall Memorial Fellows (leaders from Europe)

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Alumni at work: April helps animals find "forever homes' through her leadership roles at the Capital Humane Society

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Alumni at work: Charlie recently chaired the annual United Way campaign and serves on the Board of Directors

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Alumni at work: Colleen lives leadership through her commitment to the Friendship Home Board of Directors

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Alumni at work: Mari assists people who are facing disasters via her work on the American Red Cross Board of Directors

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Alumni at work: Susan envisions a cure for breast cancer and walks to ensure funding for research

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Alums at work:Phil & Tammy serve those struggling with addictions through their compassionate work with Cornhusker Place

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Alumni at work: Connie's passion is serving youth, she was instrumental in forming the Lincoln Boys and Girls Club

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Alumni at work: Georgia is the Past President of Voices of Hope, working for women who are the victims of violence

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Alumni at work: Lynn developed an interest in planning issues & is serving on the Lincoln Lancaster Planning Commission

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Alumni at work:Scott wanted to help families in need & led the way to establish the Emergency Food Boxes Program for LPS

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Alumni at work: Jacob has used the skills he gained through YLL during his two tours of duty in Afghanistan

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Peter Kageyama meets with Mayor Chris Beutler and City of Lincoln staff

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Peter Kageyama meets with community leaders from Nelnet and WRK LLC

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Peter Kageyama (author of For the Love of Cities) with Pat Leach

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Peter Kageyama and the iconic Watchful Citizen

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Leadership Lincoln honors Community Leaderhsip in 2014

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Peter Kageyama visit Lincoln in 2014

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Servant Leader of the Year: Randy Hawthorne and Melvin W Jones Mentor of the Year: John Harris

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Celebrating Community Leadership: Bruce Hull, Marty Ramirez, Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne

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Celebrating a Lifetime of Community Leadership in Teammates

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Celebrating Community Leadership

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The LL Experience: Mary Bruning recognized as Distinguished Alumni

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Best Event Ever: Fellows XXVII

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Best Event Ever (2012): Alumni interacting, networking and celebrating our great community

Leadership Lincoln cultivates a diverse group of youth and adult community leaders to help strengthen the fabric of life in Lincoln!

Leadership Lincoln (LL) believes that informed, skilled and dedicated leadership is the key to the future of the Lincoln community. We believe in Engaging, Connecting and Serving the citizens of Lincoln!

  • Engage—LL engages individuals from diverse backgrounds by providing them with the knowledge, experiences, skills and leadership tools that prepare them to become effective leaders within the community.
  • Connect—LL then connects those individuals to one another, to key decision makers in our community and to agencies, organizations, governmental commissions, projects and the community at large.
  • Serve—LL also encourages and expects those individuals to take personal responsibility and actively serve the community resulting in a stronger and better Lincoln for all of us.

Everyday LL alumni play key roles, serving on boards, taking an active role in events and volunteering where needed. The community benefits from the interest and commitment of our alumni. Your contribution will help us to provide the quality programs for which we are known and help future leaders of Lincoln.

Meet a few alumni of our Programs

  1. Fellows—ensures our city has a pool of well-trained, knowledgeable individuals ready to assume leadership positions throughout the community.
    • Jennifer Koolen says that "LL encourages the participants to reflect upon their role and responsibility in serving those in need and how as a community they can improve the lives of others. Upon reflection, I realized that my career was based upon my talents and training, not based upon my passion. Today, I am happily employed by a non-profit organization that serves abused and neglected children. I am using my passion and talents to bring awareness to the Lincoln community about the problem we face and am working diligently to raise funds for the organization to operate, which in turn sustains their mission to give child victims of abuse hope and healing."
  2. Lincoln Executive Series—provides senior management a deeper understanding of critical issues facing the community.
    • Colleen Jones says that participating in Lincoln Executive Series IX "was a truly eye-opening experience. I was 6 months new to Lincoln and was having a difficult time understanding this community. It helped me to grasp the history, sort out the layers of the political landscape; begin to identify the various movers and shakers and find opportunities for my intetests and talents. It was an excellent way to comprehend those aspects of this community and to begin to navigate them in ways that would be impactful for myself as well as the issues and constituencies that I cared about."
  3. Youth Leadership Lincoln—instills a lifelong commitment to community service in youth; helping them understand youth leadership can make a difference.
    • Brendan McDaniel participated in YLL as a sophomore at Lincoln East. "Being involved with YLL allowed me to grow as a leader and a citizen of Lincoln during my high school years, and provided the tools to continue developing these skills. I’m fortunate to work alongside four Leadership Lincoln alumni today, and each of us cares deeply for this organization and what it stands for. Being a servant leader and always giving back is something that I strive to do in my career, for my family and for my community. Having the ability to volunteer with YLL alumni and knowing that we all have a common bond to help others and grow our community is a major reason I am so engaged with YLL to this day."
  4. Project A.L.L.—equips, encourages, and recruits ethnic/minority individuals or individuals who represent or are interested in advocating for under-represented voices for meaningful roles of governance and service on non-profit and governmental boards/task forces.
    • Roy Rivera says that "there are many individuals in the community that would like to contribute their time and skills by participating as a board of directors/task force volunteer; however, many of us do not know how to go about it. Project A.L.L. was the conduit that guided me on my way to being more involved in the community." Today, Roy serves on the People's Health Center Board of Directors.

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Leadership Lincoln cultivates a diverse group of youth and adult community leaders to help strengthen the fabric of life in Lincoln!

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