The Malone Community Center was founded in 1955 with a mission is to strengthen the Lincoln community by serving as a cornerstone for educational, cultural, and advocacy programs. The Malone Center is dedicated to serving our community’s students and their families through a variety of services and outreach. Programs offerings include:
Breastfeeding Initiative - Malone Maternal Wellness Programs are dedicated to combating the inequities and disparities in Black infant and maternal health while providing safe and culturally competent care. Programs focus on decreasing Black infant and maternal mortality and morbidity rates and increasing breastfeeding rates by implementing initiatives that include education, empowerment, support, access to healthcare resources and client services during pregnancy, and a year+ after childbirth. These services are completely free to all enrollees and include:
- Birthing Classes,
- Pregnancy, Labor Doulas, and Postpartum Doulas,
- Breastfeeding Peer Counseling, and a
- Breastfeeding Support Group
Early Achievers Academy - Malone works to level the playing field by providing high-quality early education for low income families. In an effort to close the cradle to prison pipeline - Malone is committed to ensuring thier 3-5 year old students are prepared to succeed. The program is in partnership with the Ruth Staples Lab at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, who oversee and provide teachers to run the program within the Malone facility.
Out of School Program - The Out of School Program is designed as a fun, safe, and enriching environment where students can further develop academic and social skills, while still exploring their interests. Youth staff provides students with encouragement, mentorship, accountability, and opportunities for personal growth. The Out of School Program activities include: Robotics, Spanish, Reading/Writing Club, Gymnastics, Science and various Fitness Clubs. Transportation is provided to and from the Malone Center for Elliott, Clinton, Belmont, Huntington, Randolph, Hartley, McPhee, Brownell, Prescott, Lefler, Irving, and East schools, then to the students’ home to ensure each child arrives home safely.
Culler After School Program - Culler Middle School partners with the Malone Center to create our Cougar Den Community Learning Center (CLC). Cougar Den is a free and extended learning opportunity that gives students the opportunity to participate in academic, artistic, recreational, and cultural enrichment clubs. Cougar Den is available Monday-Friday 3-5:30 PM on regular school days and 1:40 4:30 PM on CLC school days. Malone's goals are to have successful students, thriving families, and a stronger neighborhood.
Teen Leadership Program - To positively inﬂuence young men and young women to be accountable for their actions, to think proactively and to cooperate with community entities and individuals. This coincides with a curriculum that is aimed at coaching youth to help them acquire new social skills, emotional regulation skills and cooperative qualities that are relative to business skill sets. These skills will prepare the young men to be servant leaders in their communities and in their future careers/businesses that they will represent.
Project Uplift Program - To create opportunities for the Malone Community Center Members and community to be able to access legal counsel free of charge. Project Uplift will supply the resource of free legal counsel for civil matters including but not limited to debt collection, eviction, divorce, s.s. settlements and payments. The Malone Center and Legal Aid of Nebraska will partner to provide a convenient location and times for community members to access free legal counsel.
Take Pause (Community and Police Engagement Project) - To create positive interactions between teens and their families in Lancaster County and the Lincoln Police Department. These interactions will work to create trust, respect and understanding between the police and community members. Teens will be the focus and activities and events will be facilitated to include their families and other community members to spend time having positive meaningful non-criminal related interactions with police.
Minority Health Initiative - At the Malone Center, the goal is to create and implement health and wellness programs for youth, families, and community members and to promote a healthy and holistic lifestyle by caring for individuals and family’s physical fitness, nutrition education, mental health, and financial wellbeing. Malone is working with experts in the community to bring a variety of programs to the Malone Center.
Malone Panther Athletics - The Malone Center Panthers (CMC Panthers) were founded in April of 2019. The Panthers were formed to give student-athletes an opportunity to compete on a high level facing the toughest teams the region has to offer. Allowing them to put to use and showcase their skills and talents. Athletics currently include, football, basketball, and track.