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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

March Connected Youth Initiative roundup

This month’s CYI roundup brings lots of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) activity, site visits, and a renewed youth interest in legislation. Read on to see what we’ve been up to over the past month. National LEAP partners

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Posted in Legislature, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Legislative Day encourages civic engagement in youth

Nebraska’s highly accessible legislative process uniquely primes Nebraska to empower young adults as civically engaged citizens. On February 11-13, 19 youth from the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) and the Connected Youth Initiative (CYI) gathered to learn about and engage

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Posted in Legislature, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

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

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