Cinco de Mayo Omaha (CDMO) is a community-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to present a culturally and historically significant celebration of ethnic diversity. Its format and structure has grown into one of the country’s major festivals offering music, performing arts, family attractions and culinary choices. While CDMO’s fundamental basis is rooted in Mexican expression, it's re-imagining itself into academic and personal growth training experiences for young people. The event has given over $250,000 in scholarships and internships.
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Partners & Past Supporters
Board of Directors
Anna Hernandez, President (Gworks)
Alejandra Jimeniz, Vice President (Omaha Chamber of Commerce)
Adriana Rodriguez, Treasurer (Lanoha Nursery)
Jose Ramon, Secretary (Radio Lobo)
Gary Kastrick, Director (South Omaha Historian)
Armando Salgado, Director (LingoDocs Marketing)
Abril Garcia, Director (Mundo Latino Newspaper)
Yesenia Valenzuela, Director (City of Omaha)
Servando Perales, Victory Boxing
Itzel Lopez, Maria Bonita
Cinco de Mayo Omaha does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Cinco de Mayo Omaha is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Barrientos Scholarship Foundation
Danza Raíces de Mexico
Metropolitan Community College
Mundo Latino Newspaper
Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!
CELEBRATING OVER 100 YEARS
In honor of its rich Mexican heritage, Nebraska's South Omaha Latino community has been hosting Mexican festivals in Omaha for decades, dating back to 1920. Throughout history the festivities have included live music, food, dancers and parade— a tradition of cultural pride.