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City Impact

Mentor. Teach. Empower. Transform.

City Impact in Lincoln, Nebraska empowers under-resourced communities through holistic youth, family, and neighborhood development. We aspire to be the best in the world at seeing, investing in, and encouraging the unique strengths of under-resourced youth and families so that their leadership makes a lasting positive impact within in our Lincoln community.

Through core values of growth mindset, community, and excellence, City Impact encourages holistic transformation.

Readers Empowered

Thanks to 300+ volunteers who loved on and empowered struggling readers at Clinton, Elliot, Hartley and McPhee Elementary Schools.

Christmas Gifts

Gifts of Love donations provided Christmas with dignity for 3000+ under-resourced children and their parents.

Mentoring Hours

42 mentoring pairs provide students with motivation and preparation to for post high school education and success.

Our Approach

Programs To Help Youth & Families Thrive

Reading

The City Impact Reading Center helps vulnerable K-5 children experience literacy in a new way.

Program resumes Tuesday, January 24, 2023 @ 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Success Mentoring

This year City Impact Mentoring had 42 Mentoring pairs with  2,627 hours spent together.

Knowing god

City Impact Faith Academy programs merge Bible study & relational discipleship to empower youth.

Our Stories

Making An Impact One Story At A Time

Community Realized Through Art

Community Realized Through Art

Community Realized Through Art In celebration of City Impact's 25th year, we partnered with The PALETTE Project to create a collaborative mural for our space. It's important that our youth and families feel welcome when they come to City Impact. We wanted to create a...

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Youth Voice Amplified

Youth Voice Amplified

Youth Voice Amplified A few nights ago, City Impact held our second Community Conversation evening of the summer. This one focused on hearing the voices of our students. Dozens of youth and staff gathered, enjoyed a meal, and engaged in meaningful conversation. “The...

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Growing the Ripple of Empowerment

Growing the Ripple of Empowerment

Growing the Ripple of Empowerment This week, we celebrated our graduating 5th graders at CI Kids. Students K – 4th grade, youth leaders, teachers, volunteers, and parents gathered to cheer on the grads as they crossed the stage one by one. The graduates walked through...

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Rising Reading Star: Emiliano’s Story

Rising Reading Star: Emiliano’s Story

Rising Reading Star: Emiliano's Story When Emiliano started coming to CI Reading in fall of 2021, he was completely closed off. He found reading frustrating and hard, and he was distrustful of the adults who tried to help. At CI Reading, we love skeptical students!...

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Zahria

Zahria

Zahria has grown up at City Impact, coming to CI Kids every Tuesday then becoming a youth leader. Now, she’s on staff at City Impact teaching a classroom of 2nd graders every week. But life hasn’t always been easy for Zahria. Check out Zahria’s story in her own words....

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Celebrating Budding Leaders

Celebrating Budding Leaders

Last Tuesday was a special night at CI Kids, observing a rite of passage for our 5th-grade class. 5th-grade graduation is a milestone for CI kids and a chance for us to celebrate as a community. Youth leaders serve in every CI Kids classroom helping teachers, leading...

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