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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 Douglas County

Omaha Child Abuse Prevention Council

Communities in Schools/Empowerment Network The Empowerment Network strengthens school-community infrastructure and coordinated services to build health development, protective mechanisms, resiliency, relational competency and protective factors in families. CIS has reviewed hotline data to understand reports being made for child abuse and neglect and have developed a protocol to provide basic needs and supports to at-risk families via the Nebraska Families Collaboration.

Beyond School Bells Citywide ELO System

Nebraska Children provides technical support to the Omaha Public Schools Community Learning Centers to provide high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities. The CLCs partner with Collective For Youth to bring in science, technology, engineering, math and arts learning opportunities in the out of school hours, as well as to provide a safe place for students to in high-risk afterschool hours.

Project Everlast Omaha

A network of support services and resource for youth aging out of foster care in the Omaha area. The program is youth-driven, and contributors from government, education, housing, transportation and healthcare commit to helping youth as they transition from foster care to adulthood.

Project Everlast Foster Youth Council 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.

Project Everlast Grants

  • Charles Drew Health Center
  • Munro-Meyer Institute (Fun on the Run Too)
  • Northstar Foundation/Outward Bound
  • Youth Emergency Services
  • Central Plains Center for Services
  • Omaha Home for Boys
  • Community Action of Nebraska
  • Heartland Family Services

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Partnership with Omaha Public Schools/Educare Teen Parent program to provide services to prenatal or parenting teens who attend high school in OPS. Health care follow-up visits are provided by an Educare Nurse and Family Enrichment Specialist and/or school nurse beginning when the pregnant teen is identified.

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants:

  • Child Saving Institute – Bridges to Success program
  • Charles Drew Health Centers – Fathers for a Lifetime Program
  • Essential Pregnancy Services – Dads Matter Program
  • South Omaha Care Council – For the Love of Family Program
  • Alegent Health – South Omaha Familia to Family Program
  • Lutheran Family Services – Project SUN
  • Fatherhood mini-grants to Eastern Nebraska Community Action Program, Bethesda Urban Community Development Corp and Urban League of Nebraska

Douglas County Stories

Akeeme's Story | Project Everlast

Afterschool Success in Omaha

Project Everlast Omaha Employment Pilot

Omaha PALS success story



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