GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Civic Nebraska hosted a grand opening Friday afternoon for their new Grand Island location. Their goal is to get people more involved and in civil roles in their communities in GI and across the state.
Civic Nebraska's new location is off North Locust Street. (Credit: Alicia Naspretto, KSNB)
"Rules are always made at the civic level of government," Civic Nebraska volunteer Robin Vovehnal told Local4 News. "People's involvement is so important because they do reside laws and make changes to things based on participation and people getting involved."
The group works with people of all ages, but primarily try to focus on school aged children. They say introducing them to civics and democracy at a young age sets them up to be lifelong civic leaders.
"We work with really students that are K through 5 and saying what do you love about your community and what're somethings you want to change," Executive Director Adam Morfeld said. "Then building those critical thinking and civic discourse skills."
Civic Nebraska is a non partisan group and want people, families and children of all backgrounds to feel comfortable working with them.
"We're 100% non partisan," Morfeld said "We have people in leadership and on our board and executives that are both republicans and democrats."
The group works with people across the state and are hoping to continue to expand by opening more offices. As of right now, they only have three in Lincoln, Omaha and now Grand Island.