Community Engagement & Educational Outreach

Community Engagement and Educational Outreach is a key component that sets NET apart from its commercial television and radio counterparts. Community Engagement and Educational Outreach extends the impact of NET’s television and radio broadcasts by providing access to educational materials and collaborative activities. Efforts are always in partnership with other community organizations and are designed to connect viewers and listeners to statewide service resources, foster community participation, and raise awareness about issues affecting Nebraskans.

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A big thanks to all who participated in our 2013/2014 Coffee & Conversation season!


Join us this fall for another exciting season, filled with thought-provoking documentaries. Sundays at 1PM.

Each film screening at Lincoln's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center (13th & Q) is followed by a community discussion and snacks in UNL’s Van Brunt Visitors Center.

Partners: The Ross, Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI), KZUM, the Malone Center, and El Centro de las Americas.

"I invited my students from 4 different classes to attend the final film. Of those that attended, they enjoyed not only the film, but the 'democracy' and 'community activism' expressed in the film. . . .  This event certainly has influenced my students and given them new ways to engage in their community through conversation and action."
      — Carolyn M. Nolte, UNL English Dept. Post-Baccalaureate Student



As a special community outreach effort, the partners hosted an American Promise Tour with Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, parents of one of the young men in the film as well as creators of the documentary. The filmmakers... more››
The State of Education in Nebraska: It Takes a Community
It Takes a Community
See how community partnerships provide students with greater access to opportunities and how engagement with our public schools helps ensure the vitality of our state.
The State of Education in Nebraska: The Need to Succeed: Closing Omaha's Black Male Achievement Gap
The State of Education in Nebraska
A town hall dialogue about issues surrounding African-American male achievement in Omaha. Inspired by the screening of POV's documentary, American Promise.
In April of 2014, NET Learning Services, in partnership with a coalition of community partners in Omaha, hosted a Town Hall event centering on a broadcast of American Promise, which tells the story of two middle-class African-... more››
The second to last event of the season was a hit. The film "Medora" generated an important discussion about the plight of America's small towns.