The Intercultural Senior Center is GROWING! In fact, we’ve grown so much we recently broke ground on a new, permanent home at 5545 Center Street. Construction is now underway, and we hope to move in sometime after the first of the year.

“We’re so excited to prepare this beautiful, new space for our diverse seniors to take classes, dance, make friends, make art, and flourish,” said ISC Executive Director Carolina Padilla. She noted that ISC has outgrown its current rented site in South Omaha, but thanks to a $6.2 million Capital Campaign, the new facility will offer the perfect home for ISC’s many programs. The building is 2,000 square feet, all on one level, with space for drive-in access for senior boarding/deboarding, adequate parking, and green areas on the property.

Support for the Capital Campaign included major gifts from the Weitz Family Foundation, the Sherwood Foundation, the Lozier Foundation, the William and Ruth Scott Foundation, Kay and Jim Horwath, and other anonymous donors.

ISC has engaged Project Control as the project manager, DLR Group as the architects, and Roloff Building Group as the general contractor. Financing for the project is provided by Security National Bank.

Why Now?

After careful analysis from the ISC Board of Directors, it was determined at the beginning of this undertaking that the costs of not pursuing a capital campaign to purchase and renovate a new location would stunt ISC’s potential as a leader in providing services to diverse elders in our community. The Board anticipated that in two years our client base would reach the limits of our current space. Their projections have come to pass, and even now the classrooms are crowded and loud, affecting both ease of learning for our seniors as well as teaching for our volunteer instructors.

With the baby boom generation aging into ISC’s target age range, as well as a growing diverse population in our community, we anticipate that our client base will continue to grow over the coming years. Now is the time to lead our community in providing a welcoming, supportive place where seniors can make friends, take classes, and rediscover vibrant lives filled with dignity and purpose.

You Can Help

Most of the Capital funding has been raised, but we still have $1 million to go. Your financial gift to this capital campaign will provide a place of belonging and support for all seniors in our community, now and into the future. If you would like to participate with a gift, please direct your inquiry to ISC Development Specialist Sarah Gilbert at sgilbert@interculturalseniorcenter.org.

Thank you for joining on this exciting journey, and THANK YOU for caring about seniors!