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Open Coffee with Teela Mickles

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1502 South 10th Street

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Open Coffees are a gathering for Change Makers across the spectrum and serve as an opportunity to meet with some of Omaha's most impacting and influencial people. Each week we invite a special guest to share their personal story and perhaps ask them a key question that might inspire a new idea and Spring you into action!
All events are free and open to the public.


Join us Jan 30th for Open Coffee with Teela Mickles, founder and CEO of Compassion In Action (CIA) Inc., a faith based, non-profit organization that works primarily with individuals confined in the Nebraska Correctional System and families affected by incarceration. Ms Mickles has been actively involved with this population unofficially since 1984 and founded the organization in 1994.
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"Open Coffee with" agenda
8a - Open networking
8:20 - Presentation and Q&A
9:00 - Intros/Community announcements
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What is "Open Coffee"?
It's about creating juxtaposing collisions of inspiring people - a catalyst to think outside the box and expose us to new connections. Every Tuesday leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, philanthropists and anyone invested in creating a better community gather for a casual coffee together. More info at Open Coffee Omaha Fb page
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More about Teela:
CIA relocated to the property of the former Wesley House in 2013, to expand services to families in prison and include ‘prevention’ in their programing. The RAW DAWGS Youth Corps Gang Prevention Program is a military type incentive program for boys 5 to 13. It provides positive alternatives to gang membership through positive, personal validation, breaking the cycle from cradle to crime.

Ms. Mickles attended college late in life to accommodate the development of her program and holds an Associate’s Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling. She is an Ordained Minister in the National Association of Christian Ministers and has served in the community for more than 30 years with the focus on family restoration, utilizing a strong emphasis on spirituality. Ms. Mickles has been acknowledged for her services and accomplishments in the community over the years from different entities: The UNO Woman of Color Award, African American Leadership Award, Heartland Family Services’ Family Advocacy Award, City of Omaha Community of Excellence, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services’ Partnership of the Year, Outstanding Non-Profit Administrator from the Nebraska Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the University of Nebraska’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. CIA in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical College of Public Health, provided participants for their “Listen to My Story” Research Team in February, 2017.

Ms. Mickles is in the process of writing three books; one, her life story, “Because God Cares”, “The Face of An Inmate”, on the lives CIA has touched and “What If?” a child’s perspective of society from infancy. She is currently serving on the Mayor’s Citizen’s Complaint Review Board representing the Omaha Police Department’s Northeast Prescient. Ms Mickles ascribes the success and longevity of the organization to her strong faith in God and belief that every person is valuable. “Each individual has been created by design to succeed when given hope, unconditional love and opportunity.” Her voice of hope echoes throughout correctional facilities in the state. “If you’re not dead, God’s not done.”

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