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Nebraska Children’s Connected Youth Initiative hosts Hackathon event to #HackFosterCare

On the morning of October 30, more than 100 people gathered together to launch something truly special: a 24-hour Hackathon. So what the heck is a Hackathon? A Hackathon is an event in which coders, hackers, and developers meet to engage in collaborative

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Helping at-risk youth in North Platte

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation is awarding $200,000 over two years to the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation on behalf of North Platte’s Families First Partnership (formerly known as the West Central Partnership-Children and Families Alliance). The funding will be used to

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Posted in Teen/Early Adulthood

Connected Youth Initiative in Grand Island/Kearney/Hastings

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation is awarding $300,000 over two years to the Hall County Community Collaborative (H3C). The funding will be used to build a Connected Youth Initiative (CYI) system to serve young people in need across Hall, Adams,

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North Central Nebraska’s new Connected Youth Initiative

(Lincoln, Nebraska) – Nebraska Children and Families Foundation is awarding $200,000 over two years to the Central Plains Center for Services on behalf of the Through the Eyes of the Child collaborative. The funding will be used to build a

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Inside Fremont’s Connected Youth Initiative

Recently, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation announced a $300,000 award over two years to the Fremont Area United Way on behalf of the Fremont Family Coalition. The funding will be used to build a Connected Youth Initiative (CYI) system to

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Posted in Teen/Early Adulthood

Care packages for Nebraska foster youth

For the fourth year, Project Everlast youth councils will be collecting items and donations for care packages. The councils will assemble, wrap and distribute packages to young people in foster care, or who have just aged out, who don’t have family

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Kids need to be kids . . . especially when they’re in foster care

Nebraska policymakers are currently discussing how to implement the Strengthening Families Act (SFA) in our state. While there are many parts to this important legislation, what we believe will be most critical to system-served youth are the components that relate

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Posted in Middle Childhood, Teen/Early Adulthood
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