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Community Champions

Our partners play a pivotal role in driving positive change and enhancing the well-being of their communities.

While they come from all over the state and from a variety of different backgrounds, they are all tied together by their dedication, leadership and passion to inspire others to make a difference in the world around them.

Meet a few champions leaving a lasting legacy

Makayla McMorris poses for a headshot

Makayla McMorris

Discover how Makayla McMorris believes community engagement builds and sustains the well-being of our state.

Read Makayla's Story

Juan Carlos Veloso poses for a headshot

Juan Carlos Veloso

Learn what Juan Carlos Veloso believes community engagement is, particularly with Latino families in Omaha.

Read Juan Carlos's Story

Yesenia Valenzuela poses for a headshot

Yesenia Valenzuela

Read how Yesenia Valenzuela believes passion and dedication improve the lives of the most vulnerable.

Read Yesenia's Story

Schalisha Walker poses for a headshot

Schalisha Walker

Discover how "Be the change you wish to see in the world" drives Schalisha Walker's advocacy.

Read Schalisha's Story