Black Votes Matter Institute of Community Engagement
Thanks to you, our donors and partners, the 2nd annual 2019 Black Votes Matter Tour exceeded all expectations!
We inspired youth and adults to Learn, Respect, and then Go Make History. We are extremely grateful for all of our donors and ask for your support as we continue to invest in the next generation of youth leadership development.
We are also educating Greater Omaha to greater empathy and understanding of Black History and where our youth fit in the picture.
Will you join us?
The seed for the Black Votes Matter Youth initiative is as a response to the lack of knowledge of the black history and the civil rights movement. In order for our youth to become effective leaders, they must learn and have respect for their own history. The Black Votes Matter Tour was designed to address this void.
Students are chosen from nominations made by various grassroots organizations serving youth, such as the HOPE Center, Avenue Scholars, 100 Black Men, Urban League, Big Brothers Big Sisters and more. In addition to individual donations, we received significant grants from The Sherwood Foundation, The Weitz Family Foundation, Omaha Community Foundation African American Unity Fund, and Barbara Weitz.
Our proceeds employ North Omaha vendors and service providers. Since its original design, the Tour has been continually enhanced including the pre and post tour experiences, the addition of tour content, the tracking of outcomes and enhancements and maximizing potential student outcomes. This comprehensive report will address the efficacy of the Black Votes Matter Tour and ask for your continued support.
Love, Preston Jr., "Face to Face with Black History Tour: A Complete and Comprehensive Trip Report" (2019). Black Studies Faculty Publications. 14.