Make a gift to Voices for Children (or one of the other 300 participating nonprofits) and show off Omaha’s spirit of giving. Then, join us for a Thank You reception at the Hot Shops.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” We all know that preventing something bad from happening is better than fixing a problem after it starts. Time and time again, best practices and research show that intervening early in the lives of vulnerable children can prevent problems from getting bigger and costing more [...]
Join juvenile justice system stakeholders for a one-day summit to learn from national experts in juvenile justice systems and help lay the groundwork for future investments and reform in the systems that serve our vulnerable youth. Thursday, December 6, 2012 8:00 am-4:00 pm Holiday Inn – Downtown Lincoln Registration is now closed for the event. [...]
Kids can do a lot of things – play, swing, run, dance, laugh, dream – but they can’t speak with elected officials, research and analyze data or tell their whole story to the media. So we do it for them.
All students should have the opportunity for academic success, but long-standing inequities in the educational system—like racial segregation and unequal school resources and academic opportunities—lead to greater challenges for students of color. Our latest infographic takes a look at where those gaps in academic achievement: In order to “close the gap and get the cap,” we have to start investing in [...]
This week, we’re highlighting juvenile detention from a facility administrator’s point of view. These individuals are intimately involved in the day in and day out experiences of youth in detention. They see detention’s impact on youth first hand. Ron Johns, administrator of Scotts Bluff Juvenile Detention Center, explains a little bit about the ideal use [...]