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Guest Voice: My Internship Experience

In today’s blog post, Victoria recounts her experiences as a summer intern with Voices for Children.  My name is Victoria Beaugard. I am a junior at Roncalli Catholic High School, and this July I interned at Voices for Children in Nebraska. I was lucky enough to participate in this internship…...

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2015 Spotlight Gala Champion for Children — Senator Jeremy Nordquist

  Each year at our Spotlight Gala, Voices for Children highlights individuals and organizations who find unique ways to reach out, serve and advocate for the best interests of children.  We are proud to honor Former State Senator Jeremy Nordquist as the 2015 Champion for Children award recipient. Elected to…...

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A Fond Farewell From the 2014-15 LVC Volunteer

  If I would have harbored any expectations about volunteering with Voices for Children this year, they would have been completely blown out of the water. I never could have guessed the amount of information I would learn in such a short time, the level of dedication of the Voices…...

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2015 Spotlight Gala Youth Award — Circle C Market

Everyday there are individuals and organizations who find unique ways to reach out, serve and advocate for the best interests of children. Each year, Voices for Children chooses to highlight four such individuals and organizations at our annual Spotlight Gala. We are proud to announce the Circle C Market as our…...

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2015 Spotlight Gala Individual Award – Liz Hruska

  Everyday there are individuals and organizations who find unique ways to reach out, serve and advocate for the best interests of children. Each year, Voices for Children chooses to highlight four such individuals and organizations at our annual Spotlight Gala. We are proud to announce Elizabeth “Liz” Hruska our…...

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TANF Participation Declining Despite Rising Poverty Levels

  Enacted as part of the 1996 “welfare reform”, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF), is one of various public assistance programs designed to assist low-income families in meeting their basic needs.  It is also an important tool for keeping families together and keeping kids out of the…...

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2015 Spotlight Gala — Nonprofit Award

  Everyday there are individuals and organizations who find unique ways to reach out, serve and advocate for the best interests of children. Each year, Voices for Children chooses to highlight four such individuals and organizations at our annual Spotlight Gala. We are proud to announce Project Harmony as Voices…...

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Legislative Resolutions 2015

  While most of our work during the legislative session focuses on legislative bills, we also keep an eye on legislative resolutions with the potential to impact the lives of Nebraska children. Legislative resolutions are formal, written motions that can be adopted by the Legislature. Resolutions can create committees and…...

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Increasing Health Care Coverage for Nebraska Children

Health insurance coverage is particularly important for children and can ensure that they receive routine check-ups as well as preventive care and treatment. Nationally, 88.3% of children and youth who are eligible to receive coverage from CHIP or Medicaid are actually enrolled. Nebraska falls just under this average at 88.1%…...

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2015 Spotlight Gala – Honorary Family

  For the past 10 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…...

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