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  • Things are busy as ever for the Connected Youth Initiative team. Take a look at what they’ve been up to this month. CYI youth raise their voices at Leaders for Change In late October, nearly 100 current and former foster

  • Nebraska Children is happy to have welcomed Michelle Suarez to the team to help our organization coordinate with Prosper Lincoln’s efforts in the community. We talked to Michelle to learn more about her, the initiative, and what she hopes Prosper

  • Budget appropriations, efficiencies, returns on investments, and the role of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) in larger education reform efforts were just some of the topics discussed at this year’s ELO Policy Summit, which took place late last month. Organized by

  • There’s always something interesting happening with our Connected Youth Initiative programs. Here’s what they’ve been up to in the past month. Project Everlast youth recognized at Voice for Children Spotlight Gala Gil Green III, an 18-year-old currently living in North

  • There’s always something interesting happening with our Connected Youth Initiative programs. Here’s what they’ve been up to in the past month. Project Everlast youth recognized at Voice for Children Spotlight Gala Gil Green III, an 18-year-old currently living in North

  • Earlier this year, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation welcomed Nathan Busch to the team to serve as point person for implementing the state’s newly created System of Care. We recently had a conversation with Nathan to learn a little more

  • Here’s a look at what our Connected Youth Initiative programs have been up to in the past month. Victor Rivas Rivers shares his story with Project Everlast Omaha From a gang member sophomore year to class president senior year, Victor Rivas Rivers shared his journey to success and his gratitude for the village that helped raise him at Omaha’s … Continue reading October Connected Youth Initiative roundup

  • On any given day, there are approximately 3,300 children and youth in out-of-home placement due to foster care in Nebraska.1 Nearly 100 days ago, H.R. 5456, the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016, received bipartisan support from the U.S. House of Representatives and landed on the Senate floor. Since then, more than 20 U.S. … Continue reading Time for Congress to put families first

  • A major focus of the Rooted in Relationships initiative is supporting childcare programs as they implement the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices that promote the social, emotional, and behavioral competence of young children. That’s enough jargon to make your head spin! But what does … Continue reading Pyramid Model tips for parents

  • On September 12, more than 400 people gathered together at the Changemakers luncheon to celebrate victories, reflect on the fight to protect Nebraska’s children, and renew their motivation to keep fighting for change. To say that it was inspiring would be an understatement! The event began with a special gathering Sunday evening at Omaha’s Bike … Continue reading Celebrating a year of positive change

  • Here’s a look at what our Connected Youth Initiative programs have been up to in the past month. Poetry Project kicks off this month Project Everlast Omaha is doing something special with its young people this fall: the Poetry Project... Continue Reading →

  • For many of us, memories of our childhood birthdays include parties, gifts, and making a wish as we blew out the candles on a special cake, surrounded by our loved ones. Seems like a pretty typical birthday for a kid,... Continue Reading →

  • This summer, Nebraska Children’s Associate Vice President of Early Childhood Programs Amy Bornemeier had the opportunity to speak to the Intergenerational Poverty Task Force about early childhood programs like Sixpence and their role in the task force’s goal of breaking... Continue Reading →

  • In Nebraska, we are blessed with one of the nation’s best public school systems, thanks to long-term investments by generations of Nebraskans in the future of our state and our most precious resource: our youth. While we at Nebraska Children... Continue Reading →

  • The first-ever Nebraska Young Child Institute (NYCI) conference is in the books, and we couldn’t be happier with how the event unfolded. More than 500 people gathered in Kearney on June 27-28 to highlight the existing early childhood efforts underway... Continue Reading →

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