December Connected Youth Initiative roundup

Things are busy as ever for the Connected Youth Initiative team. Take a look at what they’ve been up to this month. CYI youth raise their voices at Leaders for Change In late October, nearly 100 current and former foster

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Get to know Prosper Lincoln

Nebraska Children is happy to have welcomed Michelle Suarez to the team to help our organization coordinate with Prosper Lincoln’s efforts in the community. We talked to Michelle to learn more about her, the initiative, and what she hopes Prosper

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Spotlight on Beyond School Bells’ 4th annual ELO Policy Summit

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Budget appropriations, efficiencies, returns on investments, and the role of Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) in larger education reform efforts were just some of the topics discussed at this year’s ELO Policy Summit, which took place late last month. Organized by

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November Connected Youth Initiative roundup

There’s always something interesting happening with our Connected Youth Initiative programs. Here’s what they’ve been up to in the past month. Project Everlast youth recognized at Voice for Children Spotlight Gala Gil Green III, an 18-year-old currently living in North

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New team member, new initiative: Nathan Busch and the System of Care

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Earlier this year, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation welcomed Nathan Busch to the team to serve as point person for implementing the state’s newly created System of Care. We recently had a conversation with Nathan to learn a little more

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October Connected Youth Initiative roundup

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Here’s a look at what our Connected Youth Initiative programs have been up to in the past month. Victor Rivas Rivers shares his story with Project Everlast Omaha From a gang member sophomore year to class president senior year, Victor Rivas Rivers

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Time for Congress to put families first

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On any given day, there are approximately 3,300 children and youth in out-of-home placement due to foster care in Nebraska.1 Nearly 100 days ago, H.R. 5456, the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016, received bipartisan support from the U.S.

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