Perfect Pour 2019: A toast to the 1940s

Not even the cold wind or the threat of rain could keep attendees away from this year’s Perfect Pour Craft Cocktail Competition! The fourth-annual event, which took place on Saturday, March 9, invited partygoers to transport back in time to

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Metro youth explore alternative career paths at Non-Traditional Career Fair

For many young people, a four-year college degree is out of reach due to family obligations or financial restrictions. With that in mind, a collaborative group of service providers in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties came together to host a

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Legislative Days 2019 encourages civic engagement in young people

More than 50 young people from across the state gathered for the Nebraska Children’s annual Legislative Days at Camp Carol Joy Holling in February to learn about the legislative process and voice their opinions on bills before the legislature. The

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Breaking the cycle through Bring Up Nebraska

Article written by Lee Rettig, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Reprinted with permission. Matthew Wallen, director of DHHS’ Division of Children and Family Services, recently helped mark one year of Bring Up Nebraska, the community collaborative organization that

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Changemakers 2018 celebrates the power of prevention

October 23 was a day of laughter, empathy, and inspiration as nearly 500 people gathered at the Embassy Suites in La Vista to reflect on the progress made in the past year for vulnerable children and families in Nebraska. The

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New report details Circle of Security™ – Parenting successes

This summer, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation commissioned a report on the effectiveness of Circle of Security – Parenting™ as it’s been implemented in communities across the state, and the results show that the program has been a resounding success

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Changemakers Spotlight: Get to know Ashley Rhodes-Courter

We’re looking forward to coming together on October 23 for Changemakers, our annual luncheon celebration of the hardworking people across Nebraska who are helping children bloom. And this year, we’re pleased to welcome keynote speaker Ashley Rhodes-Courter — author, speaker, and

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