Lincoln offers many opportunities for those who desire to become engaged in local activism.
- The Lincoln Literacy Council offers the chance to work as a tutor to students wishing to learn and improve their spoken and written English.
- The Clyde Malone Center seeks to enrich Lincoln’s African-American community, offering opportunities to mentor and teach after-school programs to youth.
- El Centro De Las Américas is a community resource for the Latino community of Lincoln, offering assistance with job applications, employment, and other various forms of culturally sensitive support.
- The Good Neighbor Community Center is volunteer-run resource providing low-income families with food, clothing, and household items.
- Several of our faculty and graduate students are involved with ongoing writing projects in local prisons.
For those interested in rural engagement and activism, Nebraska is home to various renowned organizations.
- The Center for Rural Affairs seeks to establish strong rural communities based in principles of environmental, social, and economic justice.
- The Sherwood Foundation promotes initiatives for social justice in rural Nebraska.
- Nebraska Rural Living, acts as an online forum and news resource for rural issues.
The university offers a variety of opportunities for Place Studies students to participate in campus-based organizations.