The New American Bike Project exists to raise the New American voice on transportation issues and advocacy for transportation alternatives in Omaha. We begin by placing affordable and efficient modes of transportation into the hands of refugee and immigrant communities.

The New American Bike Project is a partnership with The Community Bike Project in Gifford Park and Live Well Omaha.

Together, we supply refurbished bikes to participants upon completing a 3-class training session on bike maintenance, safety, and rules of the road. Participants are also given bike locks, lights, and helmets.

Summer 2017 to be announced soon.


Food Inspired by Omaha’s Newest Neighbors from Across the Globe.

New American Dish is an exciting exchange of food and culture. The week leading up to World Refugee Day on June 24th at the Joslyn Art Museum, their cafe will feature signature dishes created in collaboration with a New American woman that highlights the restaurant’s unique concept and the flavors of the woman’s home country. Five percent of all the week’s profits benefit the New American Women’s Alliance.


REC is seeking those who would like to host or to attend a New American Home Dish event. REC coordinates these awareness events as a fundraiser for the refugee cooks who participate. Contact Pamela Font-Gable to attend or host.

Omaha is home to a vibrant restaurant scene with many popular establishments serving “New American” cuisine. Meanwhile, Nebraska has welcomed approximately 35,000 refugees or New Americans as residents to date. We see a wonderful opportunity to broaden our idea of “American” cuisine into a more inclusive and accurate representation of all who call the United States home.