A personal message from the heart by Esther Mejia Trigger Warning: Suicide If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, people are here to help. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Last year, we were all navigating through a pandemic, through social unrest, through uncertainty, through separation from those … Continue reading "In Honor of Jon-Jon Sherman – On Your 21st Birthday"FULL STORY>
Esther Mejia, E Creative’s President & CCO, is honored to serve on SHARE Omaha‘s Board of Directors because of the reach they have with local nonprofits and because of how their work can impact our city’s philanthropic future. Read SHARE Omaha’s press release about new board members in the Omaha World-Herald here.FULL STORY>
Over the last several weeks, E Creative has been honored to partner with Vic Gutman & Associates (VGA) to create the Do Right, Right Now COVID-19 prevention and awareness campaign. We’re proud to be part of this collaborative effort to develop a bilingual campaign to reach people in Douglas County and greater Nebraska. Do Right, Right Now is a … Continue reading "Do Right, Right Now"FULL STORY>
E Creative is excited to welcome Karin Siefkes, our new Creative Director, to the team! With nearly 30 years of experience in brand strategy, design and omnichannel marketing, Karin is the creative force behind our projects for clients. “I find inspiration in collaborating with our clients to bring their vision to life,” Siefkes said. “It’s … Continue reading "E Creative welcomes Karin Siefkes as Creative Director"FULL STORY>
Thank you to the Midlands Business Journal for talking with Esther Mejia, our founder and Creative Director, and highlighting our focus on community and inclusivity! In the article, Mejia discusses the importance of creating marketing communications that are inclusive and that help people connect with needed services and resources. “We’ve been recommending a blend of … Continue reading "E Creative featured in Midlands Business Journal"FULL STORY>
We enjoy when visual elements of a piece of artwork are thoughtful and unique, or even surprising at times. Alma Lopez is an artist who has been creating thought-provoking work for more than 30 years. By drawing from her heritage, she creates unique pieces that make people talk and remember them. We love that Lopez’s pieces are … Continue reading "Highlighting LGBTQIA+ Design Influencers: Alma Lopez"FULL STORY>
We’re happy to see young artists, like Austin creative Jae Lin, influencing design to openly include the LGBTQIA+ perspective. We admire how their work amplifies trans and queer voices through eye-catching designs focusing on, as Lin describes on their website, “trans liberation, loving affirmation, and cute bunnies.” We are particularly intrigued by Lin’s work with hand lettering, because that … Continue reading "Highlighting LGBTQIA+ Design Influencers: Jae Lin"FULL STORY>
Design that creates a connection with the viewer is inspiring to us, because we are all about building relationships through our work. Keith Haring was a New York-based LGBTQIA+ artist whose use of rhythmic lines and patterns intrigued viewers. By seeing Haring’s work in public spaces, residents of New York and visitors to the city could … Continue reading "Highlighting LGBTQIA+ Design Influencers: Keith Haring"FULL STORY>
Image courtesy of Guggenheim.org We are inspired by female LGBTQIA+ artists like Hilma af Klint, whose use of elements like geometric shapes, symbols and symmetrical dualities, along with her intentional use of color, intrigues us. Af Klint was a woman before her time and kept her artwork mostly private – requesting that it not be … Continue reading "Highlighting LGBTQIA+ Design Influencers: Hilma af Klint"FULL STORY>
Profound influencers, like Alan Bell, make an impact in our design world by identifying needs and gaps within the community. Thus, BLK was born. It brought an importance of voice to the print world and communicated through its sobering visual design. BLK served a purpose, as all design should – it connected an overlooked community of color and … Continue reading "Highlighting LGBTQIA+ Design Influencers: Alan Bell"FULL STORY>
During Pride Month, we honor the LGBTQIA+ figures who have influenced the design industry as well as our E Creative team. Without these artists, our design world would be dull. We look back at some of the many talented artists, designers and creatives who have daringly pushed boundaries in our society and industry while representing … Continue reading "Pride Month 2020: Highlighting LGBTQIA+ Design Influencers"FULL STORY>
Though Latino Center of the Midlands is currently working virtually, their team is busy providing comprehensive, bilingual COVID-19 information and resources for our community. Their COVID-19 web pages in both English and Spanish offer up-to-date, accessible information about everything from social distancing to unemployment. Anyone who needs virtual assistance is encouraged to call call (402) … Continue reading "Latino Center of the Midlands offers virtual resources, community support"FULL STORY>
Today, we’re excited to celebrate Kate’s 4-year anniversary at E Creative! Kate is our Marketing Coordinator and Copywriter, and she is a fundamental part of our team. Kate is passionate about strategizing with clients to help them communicate what they do in authentic and compelling ways. With more than 20 years of experience in developing creative content and messaging, … Continue reading "Cheers to 4 years!"FULL STORY>
The Women’s Center for Advancement is shifting how they reach anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking during this period of social distancing. Isolation and its resulting stressors take a toll on victims, but the good news is that the WCA is prepared to help by expanding their virtual services to meet … Continue reading "WCA expands virtual services to meet community needs"FULL STORY>
Thank you to The Simple Foundation for their continued dedication and community service! Over the past few weeks, their staff has been working to ensure that families in our community are still able to access food and household items during these uncertain times. To support The Simple Foundation by donating food or household items, please call … Continue reading "The Simple Foundation helps community access food, household items"FULL STORY>
As we’re social distancing, we’re missing the friends we usually get to see when we’re in our office. To get us through this time apart, we’ll be sharing photos of some of the amazing changemakers who visited us earlier this year on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn). We especially want to … Continue reading "Introducing E Creative’s #BlueCouchSeries"FULL STORY>
As we navigate through recent shifts in our daily lives, know that we’re on this journey with you. Our connections are open, and we’re here for you until we can meet in person again. Our team began social distancing and working remotely on March 13, but our ability to serve our clients has not been affected. We’ve … Continue reading "Working remotely, staying connected"FULL STORY>
Congratulations to our friends at the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), MENTOR Nebraska, the Omaha Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) and Girls Inc. of Omaha for their award-winning campaigns last year. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with you! We were honored to receive awards in the following categories at the PRSA Nebraska 2020 Paper Anvil Awards Gala: Professional Awards – Annual … Continue reading "E Creative campaigns recognized at PRSA Nebraska 2020 Paper Anvil Awards Gala"FULL STORY>
In the past, Esther Mejia, E Creative’s Founder & Creative Director, has been involved in Greater Omaha Chamber initiatives like Blueprint Nebraska and the creative task force behind the “We Don’t Coast” campaign. Now, she will be deepening her involvement by serving on the 2020 Greater Omaha Chamber Board alongside some of Omaha’s most inspiring changemakers.FULL STORY>
E Creative is proud to announce two changes on our team. Kate Revollo received a promotion to Marketing Coordinator & Copywriter, and September Symens-Lacroix joined our team as Marketing Coordinator & PR Specialist. Kate has been with E Creative for more than three years and manages copywriting, translating and client communications. September will manage public relations efforts that help … Continue reading "E Creative promotes employee, welcomes new hire"FULL STORY>
Roberta Wilhelm, executive director of Girls Inc. of Omaha, was named to the Court of Honor at the Aksarben Foundation’s 2019 Aksarben Ball. Congratulations, Roberta! It’s always a pleasure to work with the Girls Inc. of Omaha team as they continue their work to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.FULL STORY>
We are so grateful to the Greater Omaha Chamber for selecting E Creative as the first small business of the month for January 2019. E Creative was nominated by Kim Sellmeyer. On January 18th, we were invited to receive the award and speak to the Chamber board of directors. Special thanks to the small business of the month … Continue reading "E Creative Selected As January Small Business of the Month"FULL STORY>
Partners for Livable Communities honors the leaders and communities that shape a livable, sustainable and equitable America.Omaha Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) will be recognized on Nov. 12, 2018, with the Investor in America Award, presented by Partners for Livable Communities (Partners), a Washington-based nonprofit.FULL STORY>
The Women’s Center for Advancement Partner’s Guild would like to invite you to our 9th annual TGIF! This year’s event will be held on Friday, October 19th at A View on State. TGIF! features a cocktail hour with lasso games, silent auction, and a whiskey tasting, followed by dinner and remarks from our WCA staff and speaker Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel, a live auction, and a concert from country duo The Belles! All proceeds raised go to support the programs and operations of the WCA.FULL STORY>
4th Annual Food Truck World Tour
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Community College
We are excited to be a sponsor and support the fourth annual Food Truck World Tour! This casual fundraiser benefits our clients at Immigrant Legal Center, by providing high-quality legal services, education, and advocacy. We offer our services to low-income immigrants who have absolutely no other option for their immigration legal cases. In 2017, ILC worked on more than 3,400 cases, an increase from over 2,700 cases in 2016.
Join the Intercultural Senior Center on Thursday, August 23, 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Mainelli Center at Saint Robert’s located at 118th & Pacific.
This year’s Bash will offer a tailgate party theme and, as usual, this must-attend event will feature delicious international food, great drinks, and lots of fun, festive entertainment.
Funds raised at this event support ISC’s vital services for seniors from around the world. These include door-to-door transportation, health and wellness programs, nutritious lunches, English and citizenship classes, daily exercise, a food pantry, and cultural arts and music. Most importantly, seniors reduce their isolation and feel part of a community that learns, laughs, and grows together. Read the full story about ISC's event!
Today is the day!
The annual Omaha Community Foundation #OmahaGives is here! Support all your favorite nonprofits! What a great way to support each other and create change in our community!
There are so many amazing nonprofits doing incredible meaningful work in our community. The giving goes from midnight to midnight, with a minimum $10 donation and hourly drawings and prizes to make your donations go further.
The Omaha Summer Arts Festival (OSAF) celebrates its 44th year June 8-10 in Downtown Omaha. Voted Omaha’s Choice and Best of Omaha for best festival, OSAF is Omaha's premier destination for arts and features a variety of entertainment. The Festival showcases 135 of the nation's finest visual artists, a stage full of rich multicultural musical performances, DIY station for adults to create and take home their own works of art, and a hands-on Children's Fair with an exclusive kids-only art-buying experience. Enjoy an ice-cold beverage in the World Music Pavilion while listening to a line-up of national, regional and local performers. In addition, TasteFest offers a variety of food vendors including Mexican, barbeque, Greek and traditional festival fare.FULL STORY>
Attend the 18th annual Omaha Police Foundation Officer of the Year Awards Luncheon, chaired by the Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Steve Martin. Twenty-five Omaha Police Department officers, two non-sworn personnel and the Forensics Unit will be recognized for their outstanding work in the prior year. The 2017 Officer of the Year will be chosen from among the honorees. The Forensics Unit will receive the Foundation’s Community Impact Award.FULL STORY>
The Women's Center for Advancement welcomes the community to their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 14th, from 1 - 3! Come tour the new facility that was renovated and completely tailored to fit the needs of their clients.
The WCA is a nonprofit that helps those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking. Their work is critical in our community. Helping women and their children to stay safe and grow strong.FULL STORY>
Inclusive Communities Annual Humanitarian Brunch will honor great leaders who are confronting bigotry and creating in our community on April 15th.
For 80 years, Inclusive Communities has been committed to creating change on every level - from our educational programming and IncluCity camps, to our robust series of Lozier Omaha Table Talks, we tackle tough issues that build bridges of understanding and bring our community closer together.FULL STORY>
The Omaha Public Schools Foundation has been recognized by the National Schools Foundation Association SWAG awards for Branding. One for best Website and the other for Best Brochure!
Congratulations to Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director, Steve Kinkead, Board Chair and Omaha Public Schools Foundation!FULL STORY>
For its “Dinner in Abraham’s Tent” gathering next month, the Tri-Faith Initiative is promoting what’s sometimes missing — humor.
The April 22 event at the CenturyLink Center will feature an internationally known comedy duo that “uses laughter to promote acceptance and encourage understanding between people of all faiths and backgrounds.” Read the full article here.FULL STORY>
The WCA is moving into 3801 Harney Street in the Blackstone District and Stirnella to welcome them to the neighborhood! Thursday, April 19th, 50% of FOOD sales will be donated back to the WCA to support our mission.FULL STORY>
Women took to the streets around the world on Thursday, International Women’s Day, to rally for gender equality.
From Germany and Argentina to South Korea and Russia, women demonstrated, chanted and rallied in support of feminist issues including pay equality and anti-sexual violence initiatives.FULL STORY>
One way or the other, children were going to benefit from Warren Buffett’s charitable investing bet.
If Jeffrey Tarrant and Ted Seides of the New York investment company Protégé Partners had won, $2.2 million would have gone to a British nonprofit called Absolute Returns for Kids, which helps students in underperforming schools.FULL STORY>
On the first Valentine’s Day in the era of #MeToo, an Omaha nonprofit is offering survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence an upbeat message of love — and hope.
“Hope, hope, hope,” said Amy Richardson, executive director of the Women’s Center for Advancement. “We want to infuse hope so there’s no doubt that no matter how dire a situation may seem at the moment, here is hope and a community that cares.”FULL STORY>
By Chinh Doan
OMAHA, Neb. — Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska has moved from South Omaha to its new headquarters at 42nd and Center Streets.
The Immigration Center is also the non-profit's new name to make it easier to find help.FULL STORY>
A coalition of 11 agencies aimed at mentoring at-risk youths announced its fifth citywide recruitment campaign Thursday.
Mayor Jean Stothert joined the Midlands Mentoring Partnership for its announcement that coincides with National Mentoring Month in January.FULL STORY>