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1 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village

2 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network % Unemployed Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary

3 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Median Household Income Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary

4 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network % of Children Under 5 in Poverty Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary

5 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network % Own their Home Source: Census and American Community Survey 2006 to 2008, 3 Year Summary

6 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Current State of African-Americans Current AA Current Omaha Poverty40%15% –% of AA Children Graduation Rate50%95% Employment80%95% Home Ownership38%70%

7 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network African-American Empowerment Network formed…Sept. 2006 Pastors Business Owners and Corporate Senior Managers Community Representatives Neighborhood Leaders Elected and Appointed Officials Entrepreneurs and Investors Educators Other non-profit Executives in… –Social Services –Health –Healthy Families –Crime Prevention –Legal –Cultural Arts –Accounting and others Professionals

8 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network The Question that we asked in 2006… How do we Accelerate the Progress of African- Americans, North Omaha and Close Current Gaps? We have made significant progress… working as individuals and unlinked organizations. What would happen if we worked together? Collectively…What could we accomplish?

9 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network What if… We Created A New Vision of the Future AN EMPOWERED VILLAGE… 1. African-Americans, North Omaha and the Greater Omaha Areas are measurably successful and prosperous in all areas… Spiritually, Mentally, Physically, Socially, Politically and Economically 2. North Omaha, Omaha and the State of Nebraska are recognized as models for empowering African-Americans and all citizens. Great homes. Great churches. Great schools. Great businesses. Great organizations.

10 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network 8 Months of Listening, Planning… Research, Information Gathering, Testing –Leaders, Community Advocates, Grassroots –Summits, Forums, Meetings Large Summits – 120 to 300 Small Summits – Avg. 40 to 50 Targeted and One-on-One Outreach –Teen Summits, Neighborhood Summits, Neighborhood Leaders –Barber Shops, Parades, Events, etc. –Over 1,000 leaders and concerned citizens participated –Over 300 organizations –Over 140 pages of issues, notes, best practices from around the country, recommendations and strategies

11 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Empower Omaha! Rise Up & Rebuild the Village! Do your Part...Live the Covenant! Launched April 2007 Developed by the African-American Empowerment Network

12 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network VALUES & GOAL Values –Faith, Unity, Love, Respect, Family, Community, EMPOWERMENT Principles –Positive, Proactive, Partnership, Purpose, Potential & Possibilities Goal –To transform Omaha into a Model City for all of its Citizens

13 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Empowerment Covenant 1. Live our Faith (Put it to Work!) 2. Prepare our Children (Education and Youth Development) 3. Strengthen our Families (Healthy Families & Extended Families) 4. Embrace our Culture (Cultural Arts, History, Events & Venues) 5. Build our Wealth (Employment, Invest, Quality of Life) 6. Protect our Health (Health – Physical and Mental) 7. Raise our Vote (Voting/Political Engagement) 8. Own our Homes (Home Ownership) 9. Clean our Neighborhoods (Environment) 10. Love our Neighbor! Stop the Hate! (Crime Prevention & Neighborhoods) 11. Stand for Justice (Civil Rights & Justice) 12. Enhance our Communications (Media & Communications) 13. Cross the Divide (Digital & Technology)

14 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Objectives Develop and Implement –Covenant – Individual and Leadership –Strategic Plan – Short-term and Long-term Empower –African-Americans –North Omaha –Greater Omaha Area

15 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network We have made progress… Since 2006… Stronger Collaborations… Empowerment Network building partnerships Pastors and Churches working together Organizations and Agencies are working together Business executives and educational leaders are working together Elected Officials are working together Major Partnerships Sherwood Foundation City of Omaha Omaha Community Foundation North Omaha Development Project Building Bright Futures Bright Futures Foundation City Transformation Roundtable – Pastors & Community Leaders

16 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network African-Americans in Nebraska/Omaha We have made some progress… Since 2006… Building a stronger foundation… Formed stronger networks and relationships –African-American –North Omaha Developed strategies, action plans, and budgets Developed city-wide partnerships – Empower Omaha! Launched new communication vehicles Participated in collaborative strategies Launched successful projects, events and initiatives Created summer jobs and assisted with full-time jobs Supported African-American businesses Supported African-American cultural events and venues Raised millions of dollars in commitments

17 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network The Village Strategy Rebuilding the Village…Block by Block PILOT Community Transformation Targeted Approach to a Geographic Area

18 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village Neighborhood Village Strategy 13 COVENANTS APPLIED to A TARGET AREA »Faith »Education »Economics »Violence Prevention »Health »Healthy Families »Housing »Neighborhoods »Arts and Culture »Justice »Voting »Media »Technology

19 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Target Area - North Omaha 36 th Street (W) to 16 th Street (E); Cuming (S) to Bedford/Maple (N)

20 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Salem Walgreens Charles Drew OHA Freedom Church Miami Heights Assoc. Franklin School Compass Ministries Wesley House Leadership Urban LeagueAbide Kennedy School Empowerment Network Neighborhood Strategy “Village” 2 North Omaha Dev. Project Area B Empowerment Network Neighborhood Strategy “Village” 1 JC Wade Villa (seniors) Salem Village (seniors) Park Apartments OEDC STAR FHAS NCDC New Housing Love’s Jazz Highlander Association Retail Dvlpmnt Cultural & Entertainment Boys & Girls Blackburn Morning Star Hope Skate Pilgrim Mt. Moriah OSBN Greater St. Paul Kellom School and Educare Conestoga School Lothrop School Jesuit Middle King School Rebuilding the Village – Initial Map Prospect Hill Cemetery

21 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Village 1 – Initial Area of Focus

22 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village Neighborhood Strategy: 30+ Partners 2 Years of Research, Summits, Planning, Partnership Development, and Implementation Churches/Para-Church –Salem –Freedom Assembly –Pilgrim –Mt. Moriah, Joy of Life –Abide Network and Compass Ministries –Hope Skate –Turning Point –City-wide Churches Major Social Organizations –Charles Drew –Urban League –OHA –Family Housing Advisory Services –Center for Holistic Development Housing & Development Groups –Omaha Economic Development Corporation –New Community Development Corporation –City Planning Department –North Omaha Development Project –Holy Name Housing –Omaha Housing Authority –Salem Housing Development Corp./Salem Community Development Corp. –Habitat for Humanity –Omaha Healthy Kids

23 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village Neighborhood Strategy: 30+ Partners 2 Years of Research, Summits, Planning, Partnership Development, and Implementation Schools and Early Childhood –Omaha Public Schools –Howard Kennedy –Druid Hill –Franklin –Blackburn –Kellom/Educare –Simple Simon –Church/Childhood Centers Partners –Neighborhood Center –UNO –Metro Community College Funding Partners –Sherwood Foundation –Foundations –NIFA –City of Omaha –Corporate –State Community Youth Groups –Wesley House Leadership Academy –Compass Ministries –Salem –Freedom Neighborhood Associations –Highlander /Prospect –Miami Heights –Montclair –OIC –Conestoga –Long School Violence Prevention –Impact One! Community Connection –Weed & Seed –Omaha Police Department

24 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village Neighborhood Strategy Prayer Walks in Hot Spots (Reduce Violence) Block Parties/Outreach in Hot Spots and Targeted Areas Neighborhood Clean-up Efforts (Network and Step Out) Employment Programs –Summer 2008 – 150+ Youth/Young Adults –Summer 2009 – 700 Youth/Young Adults Violence Intervention Program –School, Street, Emergency, Home, Hospitals –Employability, Job Placement, Support Services Voting Initiatives –12,000 New Voters in North Omaha Omaha Violence and Prevention Collaboration Housing and Neighborhood Development

25 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village Neighborhood Strategy – Early Results Pleasant View Housing Project has been demolished Omaha Violence and Prevention Collaboration Launched –What was once one of the most violent areas in the city –No homicides, violence has dropped dramatically Employment Programs –Hired over 100 youth/young adults during the summer Voting Initiatives –Increase in voter registration and participation Housing and Neighborhood Development –Preparing to rehab and build new homes »25 Homes in 2010 New Development Partnerships formed –Targeted Redevelopment Efforts in Village

26 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Community – Year 1 ORGANIZATIONS & EFFORTS

27 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Community – Year 2 - Connecting ORGANIZATIONS & EFFORTS

28 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Community – Year 3 - Alignment ORGANIZATIONS & EFFORTS Aligned and Working to Improve the Community

29 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Empower North Omaha! Rebuilding the Village…Block by Block Comprehensive Neighborhood and Community Development Strategy

30 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Empower North Omaha Rebuilding the Village Strategy Comprehensive and Coordinated Plan Holistic Collaboration –Community and Church Engagement –Education & Youth Development –Jobs, Careers, and Business Development –Housing & Neighborhood Development –Violence Intervention and Prevention –Health and Healthy Families –Arts, Culture, History, and Entertainment

31 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Empower North Omaha Rebuild the Village…Block by Block THE VILLAGE ZONE Targeted Development Action Plan Next Steps…Moving Forward

32 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Empower North Omaha Village Areas WestEast Empower North Omaha Village Areas The Village Zone – Village West and Village East 36 th Street (WEST) Pratt Street (NORTH) 16 th Street (EAST) Cuming Street (SOUTH) 12

33 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Salem Walgreens Charles Drew Freedom Church Franklin School Compass Ministries Wesley House Leadership Urban League Abide Kennedy School Empowerment Network Neighborhood Strategy “Village” WEST (1) Expanded JC Wade Villa (seniors) Salem Village (seniors) Park Apartments OEDC STAR FHAS NCDC New Housing Love’s Jazz Highlander Association Retail Dvlpmnt Boys & Girls Blackburn Morning Star Hope Skate Pilgrim Mt. Moriah OSBN Greater St. Paul Kellom School and Educare Conestoga Lothrop School Jesuit Middle King School OHA Property 30 th & Parker Initial Target Area Malcolm X Park (North of Adams) Cultural, Entertainment, & Business District Miami Heights 36 th Street (WEST) Pratt Street (NORTH) The Village Zone Targeted Development Action Plan an initiative of the Empowerment Network partnership w ABC, NIFA, City of Omaha, NODP, OHA Long School New Housing Conestoga Place STAR 16 th Street (EAST) Prospect Hill Cemetery Cuming Street (SOUTH) Empowerment Network Neighborhood Strategy “Village” EAST (2) Expanded North Omaha Dev. Project Area B

34 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village Green! North Omaha Initial Housing & Neighborhood Strategy –Housing and Commercial Development Help Develop a Plan for Implementation Involve all stakeholders Housing Collaboration –Partner with Non-profits and For-profit Companies »Non-profit Developers »For-profit Developers »City »NODP »OHA »Neighborhood Associations »Churches…

35 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village Green! North Omaha Initial Neighborhood and Housing Strategy –Home Ownership Prevent Foreclosures Homebuyer Education Consumer Finance – EITC, IDA’s –Housing Development Land Purchases Purchase Foreclosures Demolition (City) Rehab Energy Efficiency New Homes

36 © WDB Resultants, LLCEmpowerment Network Rebuilding the Village: North Omaha Targeted Development Action Plan - Partners Alliance Building Communities (ABC) Nebraska Investment Finance Authority (NIFA) Empowerment Network North Omaha Development Project City of Omaha Omaha Housing Authority Village Neighborhood Associations Private Foundations Consultants –H3 Studio –Schemmer & Associates


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