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  • 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

  • This summer, Beyond School Bells, a statewide partnership of Nebraska Children, worked with a coalition of partners to host its second annual summer internship program in conservation management. The program has multiple goals: to expose high school students to careers in the

  • The second annual Nebraska Young Child Institute (NYCI) conference was held June 26-27, 2018, in Kearney, Nebraska. NYCI is a state-wide conference for multidisciplinary professionals to connect on issues to improve outcomes for young children. The conference focused on addressing

  • This year, Lift Up Sarpy County led the 100-Day Challenge, an ambitious collaborative initiative designed to accelerate community- and state-level efforts to improve the financial stability for a group of families and young adults to ensure they have the best

  • In May, a small-but-mighty group of Connected Youth Initiative employees, young people, and partners traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a learning exchange with the Argentine organization Doncel. The trip was organized as part of the (Re)Connecting Youth initiative spearheaded

  • On May 16, the Lincoln Project Everlast Youth Council held a Foster Care Awareness Month event in partnership with The Hub, which provides space, support, and guidance to the youth council, and The Bay, another long-time supporter of the Project

  • 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

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