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Our mission is empowering individuals, embracing cultures, and strengthening community. We aim to strengthen the fiber of our community through individual and relationship development, for both the newcomer and long-term Grand Islander. Learn more about our services here.

Board of Directors

J.D. Sabott | President | Shamberg, Wolf, McDermott & Depué
Mirta Delgado | Vice President| Five Points Bank
Paula Dush | Treasurer & Ethics Officer | Nebraska Truck Center
Amanda Levos | Secretary | Grand Island Public Schools
Estella Abuelsheikh | Grand Island Veterans Home
Jessica Calderon | Oro Mex
Valeria de Paula | The Language Project & All Faiths Funeral Home
Zac Griess | Bosselman Enterprises
Glen Murray | Truell, Murray and Associates
Mark Otto | Island Edge Development
Daniel Phillips | Career Pathways Institute
Seema Saxena | Midwest Psychiatry

Office

Audrey A. Lutz – Executive Director
Steve Anderson – Deputy Director
Jorge Paramo – Communications Specialist
Chang Thao – Data Analyst
Brian Whitecalf – Assessment Coordinator
Barb Sorenson – Instructor

Support

Melissa Kier – Citizenship Readiness
Danielle Helzer – Citizenship Readiness
Elder Haight – First-Stop Center
Elder Hoogendoorn – First-Stop Center
Michelle Seeba – World Neighbors

SCOOP FOR MC!

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Join our Board of Directors and scoop ice cream at the Nebraska State Fair. Every hour you are at the United Way Ice Cream Parlor, we earn more dollars to help build a stronger Multicultural Coalition and a stronger Grand Island. You get your entry paid into the Fair.

SIGN UP HERE

If you are new to the parlor, make sure you sign up for a training and note you are volunteering for Multicultural Coalition of Grand Island.

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Annual Report

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AmeriCorps VISTA

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The AmeriCorps VISTA program based out of the Multicultural Coalition is a great way to get involved in a Midwest community, create a positive impact in minority and poverty issues, build resumes and gain experience in the non-profit sector. Located in Grand Island, Nebraska, this VISTA program has several openings that assist with the poverty elimination and diversity engagement in this community.

 The term of service is forty hours per week, for one year.

How to apply: Apply on the My AmeriCorps site HERE.

Benefits:

  • Fully paid travel and training
  • Living Allowance: $472.22 every two weeks
  • Relocation Allowance: up to $1,500
  • Childcare assistance: up to $400/child/month
  • Health Coverage
  • Training
  • Choice at End of Service: Education Award: $5,815 or Cash Stipend: $1,500

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a non-profit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development and otherwise assist low-income communities.

Questions? Contact Audrey at director@mcofgi.org or (308) 385-5242.

Information & Training

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If your organization, school or advocacy group would like a train-the-trainer session for Know Your Rights, Immigration 101 or Safety Planning for Immigrants, please email us or call (308) 385-5242.

Find the Rights & Planning Guide HERE.