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Outlook Nebraska - thanks for renewing your NAM membership!

Monday, November 30, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
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Outlook Nebraska, Inc.

Established in 2000, Outlook Nebraska, Inc.’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of the blind and visually impaired.  This mission stems from our desire to overcome the challenges the blind and visually impaired experience in finding gainful employment.  We achieve this mission through many means, but our primary service is employment, which is provided to the blind and visually impaired in an Omaha-based converting operation that supplies a full line of 100 percent recycled fiber content tissue and towel products to the U.S. Government and other customers.  The largest employer of the blind and visually impaired in Nebraska and the only agency of its kind in a seven-state region, ONI offers additional services for its associates, including social activities, education, technology and adaptive aids training, and health and wellness programs.

The vision of ONI is to be the premier provider of choice for exceptional employment, training, and experiences that allow the blind and visually impaired to realize their personal and career goals.

Outlook Nebraska, Inc. is a private, nonprofit agency qualified as a 501(c)3 organization under the Internal Revenue code and registered as a charitable corporation in the State of Nebraska. The organization operates under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Act and the AbilityOne Program, which mandates the Federal government to provide preferred vendor status to agencies such as ONI who employ persons who are blind or have other significant disabilities.  As a result, in addition to empowering the blind and visually impaired to achieve independence and an increased quality of life.  ONI is an economic engine that brings valuable government business to the Omaha metro area.