Tag: Organizing

Midwest Academy Training unites advocates from across Nebraska

Last weekend, Nebraska Appleseed brought together Nebraskans from across the state for a Midwest Academy training focused on how to effectively organize to create positive change. Participants connected with various local leaders and organizations from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. At the end of the training, participants put their acting hats on and put their new skills to the test… Read more →

Appleseed welcomes new organizer Felipe Blanco

In July, Appleseed was pleased to welcome our newest field organizer, Felipe Blanco. Felipe comes to Appleseed with a wealth of experience in public policy and will work in our Health Care and Economic Justice programs, connecting with people in communities all across the state on ways they can create positive change for themselves and their neighbors. “I am excited… Read more →

Meet Kait Madsen – Appleseed’s new Field Organizer

When Kait Madsen was looking for ways to get involved on her college campus during her first year at Loyola University in Chicago, she knew she wanted to help others find solutions to problems in their communities. “I’ve always been interested in human rights and making a difference,” she said. That interest sparked a passion for organizing, and led Kait… Read more →

Student Organizing Conference to train young advocates

Nebraska Appleseed is excited to have the chance to work with the next generation of young advocates and leaders this weekend at the Nebraska Student Organizing Conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. The Nebraska Student Organizing Conference is an interactive leadership workshop where students will learn to develop and initiate progressive activist causes. Karen Lopez, Jamarr… Read more →

Appleseed Intern Reflects on Organizing Training

Last month, Nebraska Appleseed sent Rachel Gehringer-Wiar, Appleseed’s organizing intern, to Chicago during spring break to attend the Midwest Academy’s Organizing for Social Change training.  The Academy provides training and consulting to equip organizers, community leaders, and organizations to think and to act strategically and to win justice for all.  Rachel shared with us her experience at the training. At… Read more →