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CHIP Helps Reduce Disparities in Access to Health Care

Access to quality affordable health care helps children prepare to be healthy and successful adults.  As a consequence of economic instability, children of color are less likely to have the health insurance coverage that they need.  New data released for 2013  showed that 7.6% of kids nationwide do not have health insurance.…...

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2014 Spotlight Gala Award Videos

The 2014 Spotlight Gala featured amazing videos of each of our award recipients. They were expertly produced by our friends at Rebel Interactive. Thanks again to Rebel Interactive for their high-quality work, and for being a Diamond Sponsor for the Spotlight Gala. If you couldn’t make it to the event or…...

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Children’s Health Insurance Program Critical for Rural Kids

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was created in 1997 to provide health insurance coverage to U.S. children in families with an income too high to be eligible for Medicaid and inadequate to afford private health insurance. In Nebraska, children in families with incomes of up to 200% of the…...

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2014 Spotlight Gala – Live Auction Sneak Peak

Take Me Out to the Ballgame This amazing package is great for your little slugger or a boys get-away weekend.  Package includes four club box tickets for a 2015 Chicago Cubs game and $400 cash. You pick the game (restrictions apply)! Donated by: Pete Ricketts and Susanne Shore, ACCESSbank        …...

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September is Attendance Awareness Month

It’s already September! Across the country, communities, school districts, and nonprofits are marking Attendance Awareness Month. The research is pretty clear: missing lots of school, for any reason, can cause children to fall behind academically and put them at increased risk of dropping out or delaying graduation. In January of…...

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New Policy Research Associate Joins Voices for Children

My name is Jenna Sutton, and I just became the new Policy and Research Associate at Voices for Children in Nebraska through Lutheran Volunteer Corps. This past May, I graduated from a liberal arts college in Michigan called Hope College with a Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Chemistry. I…...

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VoteKids

Voices for Children in Nebraska has launched a new interactive website to help citizens become engaged in children’s issues, find out what’s important to state candidates and learn how to get registered to vote. Check out VoteKidsNebraska.com today and be a voice for children at the ballot box!    ...

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Events in Ferguson Raise Debate on Justice System

For nearly two weeks, the country has had their eyes fixed on Ferguson, Missouri. The tragic killing of teen-aged Michael Brown by police and the protests that have followed have rightly raised debate about the state of our system of justice in the United States. The hardest thing to swallow…...

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2014 Spotlight Gala Awards – Lifetime Achievement

  Some people are just born with an advocate’s spirit. Such is the case with Dr. Donna Polk, the recipient of the 2014 Spotlight Gala Award for Lifetime Achievement. When she was bullied as a kindergartner, Donna remembers wailing a stick in self-defense  and then becoming friends with the girl…...

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2014 Spotlight Gala – Honorary Family

For the past 9 years, Voices for Children in Nebraska has been fortunate to connect with amazing families serving in the role of  Spotlight Gala – Honorary Family. We choose these families based on their dedication to improving the lives of children and their commitment to the power of community…...

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