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Voices for Children Releases Pro-Kid Policy Plan for Nebraska

As the independent voice for kids, Voices for Children in Nebraska is committed to building pathways to opportunity for all children and families through research, policy and community engagement. As part of this commitment, we are releasing the first of its kind “Pro-Kid Policy Plan for Nebraska.” Guided by research,  data and proven best practices [...]

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Race Matters Conference: Putting Race on the Table

  Registration is now full for the Race Matters Conference December 3-4 at the UNO Alumni Center! The conference agenda is attached here. Click here to learn about our keynote speakers. Objective of the Race Matters Conference: For more than 28 years, Voices for Children in Nebraska has been working on issues facing children in the areas [...]

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The Family Bottom Line

The Family Bottom Line

    Nebraska families are working—and working hard—but is hard work always enough to make ends meet? How much do Nebraska families need to earn to meet basic needs without assistance? The Family Bottom Line is a follow up to an original Family Bottom Line report published in 2009. The new report highlights changing demographics and [...]

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A closer look at chronic absenteeism and truancy

A closer look at chronic absenteeism and truancy

We all want children to have access to opportunities to succeed through a quality education. Let’s be honest – an important component of a student’s ability to succeed in school is their attendance. In recent years, Nebraska legislators have enacted a number of bills aimed at increasing school attendance, reducing the number of students who are chronically [...]

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Kids Count in Nebraska Report 2013

Kids Count in Nebraska Report 2013

  The 21st annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to highlight data in each of Voices for Children’s four issues areas – Health, Education, Safety, and Economic Stability – with over 200 indicators of how children in our state are doing and 30 county-level indicators. We have continued with a very visually-oriented report with [...]

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College Savings Issue Brief

College Savings Issue Brief

  Postsecondary education and training is now more important than ever for individual success and societal progress. Investments in higher education provide significant returns in employment levels, financial earnings, tax revenues, health, upward mobility, and overall well-being. Current projections indicate that demand for educated workers in Nebraska is projected to outpace current rates of educational [...]

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Voices for Children: The Lifelong Impact of Poverty

Voices for Children: The Lifelong Impact of Poverty

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Individual Development Accounts

All Nebraska families deserve the opportunity to live “the good life,” but for many years, policies that encourage families to build & sustain assets as a means of financial security have left lower income families out.  New ways to help families build assets have demonstrated success and are a potential tool in helping more families [...]

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Time for a change: Locking youth up in Nebraska

In Nebraska we pride ourselves on having built the good life for our kids and families. Nebraskans can be proud of having made wise investments that have helped our state, children, and families weather recent tough times better than most. Unfortunately, when it comes to juvenile justice, we have a lot more work to do [...]

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Kids Count in Nebraska 2012 Report

The 20th annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to provide pertinent information on the well-being of all children in areas of health, education, safety and economic stability and features a commentary on the Nebraska child welfare system. The report has a new look and a new focus on visual representation of the data — think graphs, [...]

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