The Office of Community Engagement currently handles the administration of five Legacy Projects. These projects provide unique interdisciplinary and interprofessional service-learning and community engagement opportunities for UNMC students. All of our projects are student led and include:
Bridge to Care — works with resettled refugees in Douglas County/Omaha metro area to link them with health care providers, health educational materials, and preventive health services.
Decreasing the Donor Deficit — raises awareness of cancer treatment by bone marrow transplantation and organizes recruitment opportunities for new donors.
Do juSTIce — allows students to interact with inmates to deliver STD education, testing, and treatment, as well as allows them to develop strategies for intervention.
EMPOWER — focuses on minimizing domestic and sexual violence in our community and beyond by increasing awareness and providing opportunities for future healthcare professionals to become involved in supporting survivors through health education and service.
Fostering the Future — focuses on empowering children, adolescents, and young adults in the foster care system to be advocates for their own health care, and to connect them with health resources.
Requirements for service learning varies by college. Not sure what your program requires? Learn about each individual college's requirements for service learning.