Bright Lights: $2,500, operating support
Cooper has supported Bright Lights since their inception, and they have had success in summer learning programs for 35 years. In response to the pandemic, they created a new virtual camp experience that is free to all and will expand their reach to students who would otherwise not be able to attend.
Civic Nebraska: $7,500, operating support
Civic Nebraska has continued their work despite the pandemic, by advocating for vulnerable communities, providing connections to resources, promoting the 2020 Census and working on voter engagement, and creating new educational opportunities for young people.
Clyde Malone Community Center: $10,000, operating support
Malone was founded in 1955 through a reorganization of the Lincoln Urban league. Initially founded during a time when civil rights for African Americans were extremely limited, the league founders, both black and white, were determined to improve social and economic conditions and increase understanding between all races. They believed that enhanced understanding between all groups of people would create a better community. For decades, Malone has served neighboring families, youth, seniors and the Lincoln community with inclusive, social, cultural, educational, employment and welfare services.