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January Connected Youth Initiative roundup

The holiday season was full of togetherness and support for the CYI team. Take a look at what they’ve been up to. Project Everlast Omaha holiday event On December 15, more than 70 young people and their loved ones gathered

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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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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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Celebrating a year of positive change

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On September 12, more than 400 people gathered together at the Changemakers luncheon to celebrate victories, reflect on the fight to protect Nebraska’s children, and renew their motivation to keep fighting for change. To say that it was inspiring would

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