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Afterschool programming a concern for federal, local budgets

Proposed 2018-19 Federal Budget eliminates funding for afterschool  President Trump recently released his first federal budget proposal, in which he proposed elimination of the only dedicated source of federal funding for afterschool and summer programs, the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program.

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Posted in Cradle to career, Early Childhood, Legislature, News and Events

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

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

Posted in Cradle to career, Legislature, News and Events, Systems

Changemakers Spotlight: Victor Rivas Rivers

We’re eagerly anticipating this year’s Changemakers luncheon, not least because this year’s keynote speaker is author, social activist, and actor Victor Rivas Rivers! Learn a little more about Victor below, then be sure to join us September 12 to hear

Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events

Governor Ricketts announces launch of System of Care

Coordinated access to mental and behavioral health services for families in need will become reality with the announcement that Nebraska will be implementing a System of Care through a new public-private partnership. At a press conference on April 5, Governor

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3rd Annual Prevention Picnic celebrates positive parenting

Details from the 3rd Annual Prevention Picnic

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COLLECTIVE IMPACT IN DAKOTA COUNTY: Everything works better when we work together

During a collaborative meeting, a  ministerial worker talked about a young man he was working with who wanted to leave gang life. From those discussions grew the creation of a three-year business plan which explores the possibility of a much

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Be a friend to the children in your community: How friends and neighbors can strengthen families

Your circle of friends and neighbors is a powerful safety net for families. It can range from the close relationships you’ve had since childhood to the casual acquaintances who are in your circle by chance. Adults look to other adults

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