SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS OF IMPACT HAPPEN HEREThe Bay is a home for misfits in Lincoln, Neb — a safe place to go, people who care, and something to do. Our programs aim to help young people dream bigger.
The Bay is a home for misfits in Lincoln, Neb — a safe place to go, people who care, and something to do. A 501c3 nonprofit, The Bay was founded in 2010 by Mike Smith and on Dec. 31, 2017 became a program of Rabble Mill through a merger with Hear Nebraska. Its programs aim to help young people dream bigger.
The Bay’s professional staff applies innovation and constant evolution to best practices, building authentic relationships and programs dedicated to most-effectively engaging youth — particularly those marginalized due to income or other socioeconomic factors. Open till midnight on weekends and 10 p.m weekdays, The Bay offers a safe place when young people really need it.
In a 20,000-square-foot warehouse in Lincoln, Nebraska’s Clinton Neighborhood (2005 Y St.), The Bay features:
- the state’s only public, indoor skatepark
- digital art/media lab
- all-ages performance venue
- community meeting spaces, and an emergency pantry
- Goldenrod Cafe
We provide economically and culturally disadvantaged youth with the belonging and purpose they need to grow and reinvest in their community.
Dream Differently; Celebrate Each Other; Honor Relationships; Solutions Not Problems; People Over Policy; It’s Supposed To Be Fun.
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW
The BAY distributes 149 All-Access Passes throughout the Lincoln Public Schools, through social workers and counselors. These passes allow free entry to the skatepark, concerts, digital art space, a mentor through Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a meal from the Coffee Bar every night starting in 2018.
The BAY served 254 meals to All-Access Pass scholarship recipients.
Safe Space Hours
The Bay hosted 3,120 hours of safe space to the Lincoln community throughout the year.
The Bay hosted 151 events in 2019 within one of its many spaces.
The Bay welcomed 4,854 people to events in 2019, including music performances, poetry nights, art openings, skate contests, and more.
The Bay provided 3,600 hours to volunteers and those in need of community service.
Served at Food Bank
The Bay helped to provide meals to 7,040 people by being a distribution site for the Food Bank three times each month.
Skate Instructor | The Bay
Co-Executive Director & Co-Founder | Rabble Mill
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Jordan Delmundo
Vice Chair: Jasmine Kingsley
Secretary: Christina Oldfather
Treasurer: Jess Paisley
*Board meets via phone monthly and in-person quarterly, alternating between Lincoln and Omaha locations*
*New board members are elected through a board and co-founders vote, after a thorough vetting process*
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