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Buffalo County, NE

Community Well-Being Data

A new interactive information tool, the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map, is now live to the public, ensuring that policymakers and other stakeholders will have centralized, easy-to-navigate access to data that’s vital to their work. Specifically, this free resource is designed to increase access to information about communities, especially data relevant to the well-being of Nebraska’s children and families. The ultimate goal is to give policymakers and other stakeholders another tool for making data-informed decisions about resource allocation, service delivery, emergency planning, city planning, and other vital functions.

Click here to view the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map.


Nebraska Children's investments in Buffalo County

Kearney Child Abuse Prevention Council serving Buffalo, Kearney and Phelps Counties

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants School-Community Partnership/University of Nebraska

Kearney Designed to improve social and emotional well-being of children and families by enhancing school and community services. Strategies were created to address young children’s mental health and behavioral health needs, parent-child relationships, and kindergarten truancies. North Platte targeted the Coordinated School Health (CSH) Initiative in order to implement trauma-informed practices.

Project Everlast Council – Kearney YRTC

Each Project Everlast Council creates opportunities for youth in care and alumni to connect with each other, share resources and provide input on program and policy issues. Kearney’s council is works in conjunction with the area Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Kearney Public Schools currently serves at-risk infants and toddlers through two center-based toddler classrooms located at the Kearney Early Childhood Center. The toddler program uses Creative Curriculum. Kearney Public Schools also has a Family Engagement grant that serves 24 children through home visiting. This program is a Save the Children Site and uses the Early Steps to School Success Curriculum.

Beyond School Bells Citywide ELO System

Nebraska Children provides grant and technical support to the Kearney Public Schools Community Learning Centers to provide high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities. The Kearney CLCs are launching Nebraska’s first mobile makerspace with funding from Nebraska Children.


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