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Alum Moore Scheduled for Creative Mornings Talk

Antonio_Headshot_resized16182-150x150_1_Antonio Moore, 2008 graduate of the University’s Master of Public Administration program, will be the featured speaker at the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Creative Mornings series event Friday, Nov. 10 at the Omaha Design Center. The event runs from 8-9:30 a.m. The event is free, but registration is required.

Each month, Creative Mornings hosts an event built around a theme. This month’s theme is death. Moore will share how sometimes death gives birth to wonderful new things.

Following a near fatal motor vehicle accident, Moore has championed youth services and community healthcare. With a deep desire to help area youth reach their full potential while helping local communities “heal,” he embarked on creating an environment in which youth would become an integral part of creating sustainable community change by the application of education through service learning. (very cool! – do we have any quotes from him?)

Moore is the CEO and founder of More Than Just A Village Academy , a non-profit organization that aims to be the most effective provider of quality on-site, after-school youth leadership development programs in Douglas County.

“I wanted to make a lasting impact on the community that I live in,” Moore said in a video interview with Bellevue University. “(At Mt. Java), we focus on civic responsibility, academic achievement, and personal accountability. Our students are getting that they have the power to change their communities, their outcomes and the lives of their neighbors and their families.”

Creative Mornings is a concept that began in 2008 with New York designer Tina Roth Eisenberg’s desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The idea has since spread with Creative Mornings events held monthly in 179 cities across the world.

Kim Sellmeyer, the Creative Director for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and a Bellevue University alum, brought the event to Omaha last year and serves as the host of the free series which draws a diverse crowd of area business and creative professionals.