Helping People.
Changing Lives.

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Our Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Mission

We overcome poverty by meeting basic needs, helping people to grow, and collaborating in our communities.

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Change a life.

Volunteer Opportunities

Vision

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership’s vision is that communities are safe and supportive, differences and traditions are respected, individuals and families are financially secure, and everyone has opportunities to develop their potential.

Our Values

01

We demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and personal ethics.

02

We are committed to conducting business in an accountable and responsible manner.

03

We believe all people should be treated with dignity and respect and recognize that structural race, gender, and other inequities remain barriers that must be addressed.

04

We believe that this nation has the capacity and moral obligation to ensure that no one is forced to endure the hardships of poverty.

05

We believe that with hope, adequate resources, and opportunities, everyone can reach their full potential, and we are committed to achieving that vision.

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We pledge ourselves to creating an environment that pursues innovation and excellence through multi-sector partnerships and collaboration.

Equity

Respect

Hope

Excellence

Community

Caring

Innovation

Opportunity

Integrity

Our Story

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership (BVCA) was officially incorporated on January 19, 1966 as a private, nonprofit organization. BVCA Partnership focuses on services that can help families and individuals emerge from poverty or a crisis, or prevent them from experiencing these conditions. It works to identify gaps in services needed and then creates solutions to meet those needs. It operates more than 30 programs, each interacting and complementing the others, that support the diverse communities and families throughout its service area.

Our Service Areas

Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer and York counties in Nebraska. Limited services are also provided in Adams, Cass, Clay, Douglas, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Sarpy, Saunders and Webster Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa.

Our Focus

BVCA Partnership works diligently to develop community programs and activities to eliminate the causes of poverty and improve the condition of poverty within our service area. We do this by being resourceful in utilizing core funding in new ways, as well as call upon local, state and national resources to provide programs and activities that are needed to motivate individuals and create opportunities for self-support.

While some services are consistent across agencies, we pride ourselves on being innovative.  The BVCA organization has a history of initiating creative solutions when it comes to areas of need.

Our Leadership

Shari Wurtz-Miller

CEO

Heather Lytle

Administrative Director

Roxanne Hammond

Human Resources Officer

Ryan Bailey

Family & Community Services Director

Jamie Swartz

Fiscal Director

Kim Clark

Housing Director

Tiffany Shonerd

Children Services Director

Collena Laschanzky

Juvenile Services Director

Danielle Meade

Health & Nutrition Services Director

Ben Schwartz

Grant Development and Public Relations Officer

The Community Action Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Volunteer Opportunities

Proudly Serving 9 Counties in Nebraska.

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We Also Offer Select Services in 15 Additional Counties in Nebraska and Iowa.

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