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Open Coffee with Kara Eastman

  • No More Empty Cups 1502 South 10th Street Omaha, NE, 68108 United States (map)

Open Coffee is an opportunity to get a meeting with our city's most impacting and influencial people. You'll hear their personal story and perhaps ask that key question that might inspire a new idea for you! All events are free and open to the public.

More about Kara:

Eastman is seasoned at taking conceptual ideas and turning them into tangible actions. She is an expert at bringing people together around a cause and building consensus. With partners like the city of Omaha, the Kresge Foundation, and Children’s Hospital, Eastman developed programs to improve local communities while also reducing government costs. She also has worked as the director of Rainbow House, a domestic violence shelter; helped start Extra Hands for ALS, a national, student-based volunteer program that provided assistance to patients with Lou Gehrig’s Disease; and was the director of Friendship Shelter, a transitional housing program for homeless adults.

In 2014, she overwhelmingly won election to the Board of Governors of Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Omaha, one of the top ten community colleges in the country, and was elected as Vice Chair of the Board. Under her leadership as Vice-Chair, she strengthened non-discrimination policies, developed contractor training programs that created jobs in the community, and she led the initiative to ban tobacco usage on all MCC campuses.  

Eastman and her husband Scott, an associate professor of history at Creighton University, live in Omaha with their daughter Sabina, a junior at Central High School. In her free time, Eastman is on the hunt to find the best chicken wings in Nebraska. 


What is "Open Coffee"?
It's about creating juxtaposing collisions of inspiring people - a catalyst to think outside the box and expose us to new connections. Every Tuesday leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, philanthropists and anyone invested in creating a better community gather for a casual coffee together. More info at Open Coffee Omaha Fb page
Who would you like to see present at "Open Coffee with"?
Send us a message & let us know!

Earlier Event: February 3
Later Event: February 16
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