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  • After a longer-than-necessary winter, May is finally here – and so are the annual local community giving days: Omaha Gives! on May 23 and Give to Lincoln Day on May 31. Community giving events like these are amazing opportunities for both nonprofits and

  • Trying to track down Jeff Cole, Network Lead for Beyond School Bells, is not an easy task at the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation office in Lincoln. But when you look at everything the Beyond School Bells initiative has been

  • On March 27, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation hosted partners from across the state at the Nonprofit Hub in Lincoln for a training from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the Your Money, Your Goals™ financial empowerment toolkit. The Your

  • 144,000 minutes, 2,400 hours, 100 days: that’s the amount of time that it can take to drastically transform the lives of vulnerable young people or families. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is committed to providing

  • On a cold, blustery Saturday in February, more than 300 guests were transported to 1960s London for the third annual Perfect Pour Craft Cocktail Competition benefiting Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. This year’s event transformed the Slowdown in Omaha into

  • Written by GYAC members Ina Bhoopalam and Jennifer Wang On Friday, February 3, members of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) arrived in Ashland, Nebraska, to participate in an immersive experience about government and leadership. What is Legislative Day? Legislative

  • Written with GYAC members Tanya Wasson and Ina Bhoopalam Each year, members of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council, or GYAC, come together for Legislative Days – a collaborative weekend gathering for GYAC and Connected Youth Initiative members to come together

  • Last week, the Omaha group Friends of Nebraska Children came together to celebrate another year of supporting and championing Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. The group works hard throughout the year to organize service opportunities, host events, and pitch in

  • On the morning of October 30, more than 100 people gathered together to launch something truly special: a 24-hour Hackathon. So what the heck is a Hackathon? A Hackathon is an event in which coders, hackers, and developers meet to engage in collaborative

  • On October 26, Beyond School Bells hosted its fifth annual Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Stakeholder’s Summit. Approximately 60 stakeholders representing various interests and perspectives attended this half-day event, which was held in Nebraska Children’s Lincoln offices. The summit opened with

  • On October 10, nearly 500 people came together at the Embassy Suites in La Vista to celebrate another year of positive change for children – and Nebraska Children and Families Foundation’s 20th anniversary! It was an honor to commemorate such

  • Nebraska Children and Families Foundation’s annual Changemakers luncheon event is a wonderful opportunity to gather together each year and celebrate the good that’s been done in the past 12 months. This year’s event is especially significant because we’ll be celebrating

  • Over the past few weeks, Nebraska Children has been sharing Anna Wishart’s Field Journal highlighting the experiences she oversaw as a one of two mentors participating in Nebraska Children’s Conservation Management Summer Internship program. Building on the past two installments,

  • Over the next several weeks, Nebraska Children is sharing Anna Wishart’s Field Journal highlighting the experiences she oversaw as a one of two mentors participating in Nebraska Children’s Conservation Management Summer Internship program.  Building on last week’s blog, we pick

  • This summer, Beyond School Bells, a statewide partnership of Nebraska Children, worked with a coalition of partners to design and implement a summer internship program in conservation management. The program had multiple goals: to expose high school students to careers in

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