Nebraska Children and Families Foundation ensures our state's most vulnerable kids reach their full potential through community engagement.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $50 helps a local early childhood center learn how to apply the latest research on brain development of young children in their classrooms.
- $100 can help a parent access training and education that creates a stronger, thriving home environment for their children.
- $250 can bring hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning to afterschool programs.
- $500 brings young people aging out of foster care together for career-readiness classes.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Each community we invest in undergoes a rigorous planning process before implementing a coordinated, focused effort on improving child welfare. The outcomes of this process create amazing results. A few recent examples include:
A family who has been evicted due to a recent job loss received emergency housing, career training, and financial literacy assistance. This allowed the family to stay together, avoid the welfare system, and get back on their feet.
A new father who was a victim of physical abuse as a child learned how to guide, correct and interact with his own son in a way that promotes healthy development—and the cycle of abuse is broken.
A young mother with limited supports from caring peers or family accessed free parent education training and home visits to ensure positive interactions that stimulate healthy development in her newborn.
A teenager who is aging out of foster care accessed housing, health care, and caring adults to guide him while he finished high school and got established in college or a trade.
A fifth grader attends the local afterschool program, where he gets the tutoring he needs to bring his grades up, and extra science activities that pique his interest in technology jobs. While he’s there, his mother is able to continue earning an income to support this family.
A community looks at its numbers to discover that their local prevention efforts directed families to local services before a crisis happens, and fewer children were removed from their homes this year.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6320
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708AQ
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 200
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508