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Spotlight Series: The Honorable Douglas F. Johnson






On September 24, Voices for Children in Nebraska will honor those who have made an exceptional impact in ensuring Nebraska is the best place to be a kid. Over the next several weeks, Voices will highlight the 2016 Spotlight Gala honorees. We continue our Spotlight Series today with our 2016 Individual Award winner, Judge Douglas F. Johnson. […]

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Spotlight Series: Ann Coyne, Ph.D.






On September 24, Voices for Children in Nebraska will honor those who have made an exceptional impact in ensuring Nebraska is the best place to be a kid. Over the next several weeks, Voices will highlight the 2016 Spotlight Gala honorees. We continue our Spotlight Series today with our 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dr. Ann […]

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Spotlight Series: Senator Ben and Diane Nelson






On September 24, Voices for Children in Nebraska will honor those who have made an exceptional impact in ensuring Nebraska is the best place to be a kid. Over the next several weeks, Voices will highlight the 2016 Spotlight Gala honorees. We begin our special Spotlight Series today with our 2016 Honorary Family: Senator Ben and Diane Nelson. […]

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Voices for Children Testimony on LR 181






  Earlier today, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified on LR 181, an interim study to examine Nebraska’s workforce, especially in high need areas, and support personal responsibility and professional growth for all Nebraskans.  Voices for Children testified on the need to ensure that public programs are structured in […]

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Thank You Carolyn!






  Today marks Carolyn Rooker’s final day as executive director at Voices for Children in Nebraska.  Over the past five years, Carolyn has been the driving force behind the growth of Voices for Children and has laid a strong foundation for policy change that will reshape the lives of children across Nebraska.  While all of us […]

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Honoring Dr. Tom






Yesterday we were saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Tom Tonniges, a supporter, board member and friend to all of us at Voices for Children.  Few people have contributed more to the health and well-being of Nebraska’s children than Dr. Tom. In 2013, we presented Dr. Tom with our Lifetime Achievement Award, if […]

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We’re Hiring: Executive Director






  Job Summary: The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of Voices for Children in Nebraska.  The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission to be the independent voice building pathways to opportunity for all children and families through research, policy and community engagement. Organization Overview: Voices for Children […]

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Statewide Family Leave Would Strengthen Nebraska’s Families, Kids and Businesses






  We all benefit when our state’s families are strong, and our children receive the care they need after birth. To do this, parents need time to bond with their children and adjust to the associated life changes that come with a new child, free from the financial stress of missed work hours. Unfortunately, few […]

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It’s Why It Matters






For over 28 years, Voices for Children in Nebraska has been the outspoken, independent voice for Nebraska’s kids.  As we move closer to our annual Spotlight Gala on September 19, we’re taking a look inside our organization to show you how we create opportunities for children to reach their full potential.  In the final part of our […]

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2015 Spotlight Gala — Live Auction Preview






With our Spotlight Gala coming up on Saturday, take a look at some of the updated packages we will be auctioning off! The live auction is just part of the fun of the evening!  There will also be a hosted cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, and the 2015 Spotlight Gala awards ceremony, where we shine a light […]

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