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2016 Spotlight Gala: Live Auction Preview

Browse through some of our live auction packages! These and much more will be available at the Spotlight Gala next Saturday, September 24. 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 2016 Spotlight Gala awards ceremony, where…...

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78,000 Nebraska Children Living in Poverty

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2015 American Community Survey. We at Voices rely heavily on this annual data to help us track the current state of Nebraska children. One of the key data points that is part of this set is annual poverty estimates. Our…...

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Spotlight Series: The Young Nebraskans in Action Program

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 has highlighted the 2016 Spotlight Gala honorees. We conclude our Spotlight Series today with our 2016 Nonprofit…...

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TANF Asset Limits Provide a Barrier to Financial Stability

Programs such as Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) should provide support to families as they work toward financial independence. Structured properly, these programs can greatly benefit children and their families. However, programs do not always function as effectively as they could. A recent…...

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Spotlight Series: Gil Green III

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 Youth Award…...

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Back to School: Is Your School a Hunger-Free Zone?

August means that it’s back to school season in Nebraska! As students and teachers gear up for a full year of learning in the classroom, we at Voices are turning our attention to an important factor in academic success: proper nutrition. Research tells us that hunger negatively impacts academic performance,…...

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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…...

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Hello from the New LVC Policy and Research Associate

I am Caitlin Scaife and I am excited to being working with Voices for Children as the new Policy and Research Associate through Lutheran Volunteer Corps. I graduated from Grinnell College in May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. During my time at…...

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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…...

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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:…...

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