At Voices for Children, our work focuses on bigger picture policy change for kids, but we know there are people on the ground doing amazing things for kids in our communities every day. Their stories are the pieces that make up the whole story of children and youth. The “Shout out” series highlights the [...]
At Voices for Children, our work focuses on bigger picture policy change for kids, but we know there are people on the ground doing amazing things for kids in our communities every day. Their stories are the pieces that make up the whole story of children and youth. The “Shout out” series highlights the groups [...]
Earlier this week, our Executive Director announced Voices for Children’s plans to intentionally tell the story of racial disparities for children of color in Nebraska. Last week, we loaded up the cars and ventured to Mahoney State Park to start that journey, retreat-style. Retreat – Day 1 Voices for Children staff and board members gathered [...]
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Nebraska’s future depends on the success of the coming generations in all communities. And it depends on a state where your location doesn’t limit your potential. Without strong institutions and strong communities, Nebraska will not be the state we all want and need it to be. We have not sufficiently tapped the potential of too [...]
Our 2012 Year-in-Review is now online. Read it below or download the PDF.
At Voices for Children, we are passionate about fairness for all Nebraska kids. We have been and always will be the outspoken, independent voices for children and are committed to “telling the whole story” of Nebraska’s kids. Our work doesn’t happen one child at a time, but rather through policy changes that impact hundreds and [...]
This is the fourth post in the federal sequester’s impact on Nebraska’s kids. See the first three posts here: Sequester Overview, Head Start, and Education. In addition to cuts to children’s education, sequestration will impact Nebraska’s children in many other ways, one of which is public health. The White House estimates Nebraska will lose $615,000 in funds [...]
The March 1st deadline for Congress to act to prevent the sequester has come and gone. Over the coming weeks Voices for Children will highlight some of the sequester’s impact on kids in Nebraska. We will begin with a brief overview of what the sequester is and how it is expected to affect Nebraska children. [...]
In 2008, The United Nations designated April 2, as World Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness about the need to support those dealing with autism. Flash forward to today, April 2, 2013, and you will see people across the globe “light it up blue” to raise awareness on how many individuals and families are affected [...]