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Statewide Coalition of Citywide ELO Systems kicks off

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, statewide leaders and advocates for Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) met in Lincoln to kick off plans for the next year. ELOs refer to the high-quality after-school, before-school and summer learning opportunities that

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Expanded Learning Opportunities Week in Nebraska

By Jeff Cole, Beyond School Bells Network Lead At a ceremony in the Capitol last Thursday, Governor Heineman signed a proclamation  identifying the week of January 20 – 24th as Expanded Learning Opportunity Awareness week across Nebraska.  At the ceremony,

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Celebration of STEM in Nebraska

On the evening of Thursday, November 7, teachers and informal educators, child welfare workers and policy makers, philanthropists and volunteers gathered at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland. They came together to celebrate the progress made in promoting

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Recap of Lights-On Afterschool Activities across Nebraska

By Jeff Cole, Associate VP of School-Community Partnerships On October 17, schools around the country celebrated Lights On Afterschool. This annual network of events is a way to bring awareness to the expanded learning opportunities that go on afterschool. True

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Omaha’s Gwyn Williams Selected as One of Just 12 ‘Afterschool Ambassadors’ from Across Nation

Washington, DC – The Afterschool Alliance today announced that Gwynette Williams, Program Director of Collective for Youth, has been selected to serve as a 2013-2014 Afterschool Ambassador.  She is one of just 12 local leaders from across the country to

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Statewide Stakeholder Summit for Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs)

On October 15, approximately 80 state and local level officials convened for an all-day summit on the UNL campus. The group focused on exploring potential state level policy actions to support ELO (Extended Learning Opportunity) programs powered by strong school-community partnerships.

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