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Newly Released Interactive Map Puts Vital Community Data at Users’ Fingertips

ree, interactive tool, the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map, is now live, ensuring that policymakers and other stakeholders will have centralized, easy-to-navigate access to data that’s vital to making decisions about resource allocation, service delivery, emergency planning, city planning, and other critical functions.

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Posted in Early Childhood, News and Events, Systems, Teen/Early Adulthood

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

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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Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events, Systems, Teen/Early Adulthood

100-Day Challenge: The results are in

This year, Lift Up Sarpy County led the 100-Day Challenge, an ambitious collaborative initiative designed to accelerate community- and state-level efforts to improve the financial stability for a group of families and young adults to ensure they have the best

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Posted in News and Events, Systems

Team returns from Argentina full of inspiration

In May, a small-but-mighty group of Connected Youth Initiative employees, young people, and partners traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a learning exchange with the Argentine organization Doncel. The trip was organized as part of the (Re)Connecting Youth initiative spearheaded

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

Lincoln Project Everlast hosts event for Foster Care Awareness Month

On May 16, the Lincoln Project Everlast Youth Council held a Foster Care Awareness Month event in partnership with The Hub, which provides space, support, and guidance to the youth council, and The Bay, another long-time supporter of the Project

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Posted in News and Events, Systems, 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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