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Child Welfare Financing in Nebraska

Last week, the Nebraska Children’s Commission released a back-to-basics primer that lays out in detail the full picture of how child welfare is financed in Nebraska. Authored by the national nonprofit ChildFocus, the document is the result of meticulous investigation. The authors completed a comprehensive review of state and federal…...

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Schedule A Donation for Omaha Gives!

On Thursday, May 20 the Omaha Community Foundation will be having its annual 24 hour charitable challenge to benefit non-profits, Omaha Gives! Throughout the day, Omaha area non-profits will be competing for donations. Last year, more than 18,000 people raised $6.3 million for nearly 600 organizations. You can either schedule…...

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Voices for Children’s Statement on Gubernatorial Veto of LB 89

  Omaha – Following Governor Pete Ricketts’ veto of LB 89, Voices for Children’s Executive Director Carolyn Rooker released the following statement....

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Voices for Children Statement on LB 482 Passage

  Omaha – Following the passage on final reading of LB 482, Voices for Children Executive Director Carolyn Rooker released the following statement: “We want to thank the legislature for taking a major step towards juvenile justice reform in the passing of LB 482. By ending the indiscriminate shackling of…...

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Is Your Senator Listening to the Voters on Minimum Wage?

Click here to contact your senator and ask him or her to oppose LB 599. Last week, the legislature advanced LB 599, which reduces the minimum wage for high school students in Nebraska. There are many policy reasons why this is a bad idea; it hurts working families, it makes…...

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Ask Your State Senator to Oppose LB 599

  Let your state senator know that you oppose lowering the minimum wage for Nebraska youth.  This bill would partially undermine the wishes of Nebraska voters by allowing employers to pay a lower minimum wage to high school students.  We are opposed to LB 599 because many young people are…...

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Do Not Cut Minimum Wage for Young Nebraskans

Click here to contact your state senator about the youth minimum wage. We believe that in Nebraska, hard work should pay.  Our state was fortunate to survive the most recent recession better than many other states across the country. Our unemployment level in 2014 was the lowest it has been…...

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We’re Looking for a Finance Manager!

Voices for Children in Nebraska Job Description   Title:  Finance Manager...

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We’re Looking for a Special Projects Summer Intern!

Special Projects Intern Summary: Support the Executive Director in efforts surrounding the annual fundraising event.  Provide general office support for staff.  Intern is to fill a position while staff member is on maternity leave. (overlap for training will be provided)...

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Reauthorizing CHIP is Vitally Important for Children’s Futures

  Since its inception in 1997 and reform in 2009, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has made monumental gains in reaching children living in poverty across the nation and ensuring that they grow up to be healthy and successful adults. According to our Family Bottom Line Report, eligibility levels…...

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