Nebraska Arts Council's Executive Director, Suzanne Wise, commended MLCDC for its programs, noting that "MLCDC does an outstanding job of providing arts activities in the greater Omaha community. It is through fine organizations like this that Nebraska's children receive better education in the arts, and the quality of life is improved for all Nebraskans"
During 2013, Omaha Heritage Festival will take place on May 18, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will begin with a parade with floats, decorated cars, bands, dancers, and military groups at 10:00 a.m. from 10th and Pacific Streets to Heartland of America Park. The festival at the Lewis and Clark Landing will begin at 12:00 p.m. The festival will offer music by Tiyumba African Drum and Dance Company from Minneapolis, Son Venezuela from Kansas city, GDPT Linh Quang Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe from Lincoln, XIOTAL, Balsa Dragon Band, Pixam Ixim Group from Guatemala, dancers and singers from the German American Society, and several ethnic bands. Omaha Heritage Festival will present a program filled with the various traditions of Omaha. The event will be free of charge for the participants. For more information please visit www.omahaheritagefestival.com.
The MLCDC web page provides data on organizations and businesses that serve the people in the greater metro area both in English and in Spanish. If your company has a bilingual staff this will be an excellent tool to promote your services in greater Omaha. MLCDC advertises the Latinodir through direct marketing, newspaper and radio.
It is with great pleasure to inform the community that the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders has approved a one-year grant of $20,000.0 under the Sam's Club funding pool to Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation (MLCDC) in support of the excellent work that MLCDC is doing with the Latino community in the Greater Omaha area.
SAM’s funding will overcome participant obstacles and fund businesses with micro loans. Employment options for the Latino community will increase with the presence of more qualified businesses, and participants will emerge from poverty through increased opportunities. Through self-employment, increased income will improve the ability of participants to care for their families and contribute to the local economy.
Futuro Latino Fund Grant Committee has awarded MLCDC a Grant in the amount of $10,000.00. The committee is also offering a challenge grant, with up to an additional $5,000.00 up on confirmation by June 30, 2013 of $5,000.00 raised from new private donors or an increase in donation from current donors. Omaha Community Foundation recognizes MLCDC commitment to our community and how MLCDC program is addressing needs within the metro Omaha area.
This grant will be invested in the micro-lending program in the following way: $5,000.00 to increase the loan fund and $5,000.00 for salaries.
The significance of Omaha Community Foundation grant goes beyond the monetary value. For us, it shows the foundation understanding and concern for the need to create economic development opportunities for all sectors of our community.
Bank of the West awarded MLCDC a $10,000.00 grant during September 2012. This grant will be invested in the operation of the MLCDC’s Micro-lending program
MLCDC has been also awarded a grant from Wells Fargo Bank in the amount of $3,500.00. This grant will be invested in the Financial Education programs of MLCDC
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University of Nebraska Omaha
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