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  • Earlier this spring, a handful of Omaha middle schoolers earned the opportunity to travel to California to attend Facebook’s Engineer for the Week Achievement Summit at the company’s headquarters. The team of three students came from the Boys & Girls

  • by Amy Mart, Implementation Consultatnt, Buffett Early Childhood Institute Written for the Preschool Development Grant eNewsletter – July 2019 The PDG Needs Assessment will provide an in-depth and comprehensive view the systems that serve Nebraska’s children birth through 5. The

  • by Marti Beard, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation written for the Preschool Development Grant eNewsletter – July 2019 ReadyRosie is an evidence-informed and research-based family engagement and early learning resource. All content is based on a foundation of research that has proven to have

  • by Shannon Cotsoradis, Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative written for the Preschool Development Grant eNewsletter – July 2019 The Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative is excited to pilot a model established by All Our Kin, a nonprofit organization based in New Haven,

  • by Lisa Knoche and Amanda Prokasky for the Preschool Development Grant eNewsletter – July 2019 What is Getting Ready? Getting Ready is an evidence-based intervention developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln aimed at enhancing the school readiness of young children

  • Spring has sprung, the school year is drawing to a close – and our local Community Giving Days are back! This year, Omaha Gives! takes place on May 22 and Give to Lincoln Day is May 30. Community giving events like these are amazing

  • Not even the cold wind or the threat of rain could keep attendees away from this year’s Perfect Pour Craft Cocktail Competition! The fourth-annual event, which took place on Saturday, March 9, invited partygoers to transport back in time to

  • For many young people, a four-year college degree is out of reach due to family obligations or financial restrictions. With that in mind, a collaborative group of service providers in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties came together to host a

  • More than 50 young people from across the state gathered for the Nebraska Children’s annual Legislative Days at Camp Carol Joy Holling in February to learn about the legislative process and voice their opinions on bills before the legislature. The

  • Article written by Lee Rettig, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Reprinted with permission. Matthew Wallen, director of DHHS’ Division of Children and Family Services, recently helped mark one year of Bring Up Nebraska, the community collaborative organization that

  • October 23 was a day of laughter, empathy, and inspiration as nearly 500 people gathered at the Embassy Suites in La Vista to reflect on the progress made in the past year for vulnerable children and families in Nebraska. The

  • This summer, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation commissioned a report on the effectiveness of Circle of Security – Parenting™ as it’s been implemented in communities across the state, and the results show that the program has been a resounding success

  • We’re looking forward to coming together on October 23 for Changemakers, our annual luncheon celebration of the hardworking people across Nebraska who are helping children bloom. And this year, we’re pleased to welcome keynote speaker Ashley Rhodes-Courter — author, speaker, and

  • Over the past few weeks, Nebraska Children has been sharing Field Journals highlighting experiences from the Conservation Management Summer Internship program. Building on the past two installments from Dakota Staggs and the boys group, we pick up with our group of youth

  • Over the next several weeks, Nebraska Children is sharing Field Journals highlighting experiences from Nebraska Children’s Conservation Management Summer Internship program. Building on last week’s blog, we pick up with Dakota Staggs and our group of youth from Native Futures as

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