who we are

Nebraska Appleseed fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans

Since 1996, Nebraska Appleseed has fought for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the statehouse, or in the community.

Commitment to Race Equity

Nebraska Appleseed is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity among our board, staff, interns, clerks, and volunteers. These foundational values are central to our mission to increase justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.

Our Core Values

We build trust

There’s always a better way to do it and we find it

We do what needs doing


At Appleseed, we believe that every Nebraskan deserves a shot to achieve their dreams.
Our job is to help clear the way. Collaborating with our communities to tear down obstacles – discrimination, oppression, and indifferences – and strengthen our shared values as a nation.
At Appleseed, we fight for justice and opportunity for all.
And we take that fight wherever we think we can do the most good – whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or on the streets of our communities.
We also recognize that fighting the good fight often means not fighting at all – but finding consensus and allies who support our cause. The best way to accomplish real change in Nebraska is by working together. The best way to build a stronger community is as a community.
These goals are daunting, we know. The challenges are many. And there’s nothing easy or simple about our mission. But we don’t give up. We never give up.
Because when you believe in justice – you can’t walk away from the fight.


Nebraska Appleseed is a proud member of the national Appleseed Network, a network of 18 justice centers across the United States and Mexico working together to reduce poverty, combat discrimination, and invigorate democracy.

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