INVESTMENTS

     Financial Stability

$1,200,000

Adult Employment

$427,000

Train to Gain

Collective For Youth

The goal of Train to Gain is to advance the skills and competencies of youth workers in the out of school time field and increase quality in youth programs. Through their training programs, youth workers learn listening skills, how to collaborate with others, resolve conflicts and solve problems. Staff in the youth serving fields are then able to take their new found skills and advance within their job responsibilities or organization structure. Collective for Youth also trains managers to coach their staff thus creating environments where front-line youth workers are supported and challenged to do better.

Defy Ventures Nebraska, Post-Release Program

Defy Ventures

Defy Ventures Nebraska post-release program provides adults formerly incarcerated in the greater Omaha area with case management to  gain employment or incorporate and scale a business.

Adult Basic Education

Latino Center of the Midlands

The focus of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is to help adult learners new to the workforce, seeking job opportunities or higher wage employment. Some of them are looking for higher education or secondary education opportunities to overcome educational barriers.

The ABE program provides Spanish-speaking adult learners with the following classes:

(1) Basic Literacy and numeracy, Pre GED, GED, Computer Literacy (Windows, Internet, and Microsoft Word), and English as a Second Language (ESL).

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program rest on two primary strategies:

(1) Provide accessible and relevant instruction to the adult basic education student.

(2) Work in partnership with other institutions to further the educational goals of these students.

Refugee Education and Employment Program (REEP) and Careers and Connections

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska’s Refugee Education and Employment Program (REEP) improves the employability of New Americans (refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant Visas holders whose lives are in danger due to their service to the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan, victims of international human trafficking and parolees from Cuba or Haiti) in the Omaha area and assists them in obtaining employment. Careers and Connections is a component of REEP that focuses on higher-skilled New Americans who are unemployed or underemployed, helping them gain access to higher-level jobs and career paths that match their existing skills and experience.

Employment and Career Services

Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.

The focus of the Urban League  Employment and Career Services is Economic Empowerment. Providing services to prepare youth and adult job seekers for the workforce and assisting employers to find workforce ready employees. Employment and Career Services programs have helped reduce poverty in North Omaha and Douglas County.

Domestic Abuse/Sexual Assault Self Sufficiency  Services – 18-20

Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA)

The purpose of WCA’s Self-Sufficiency Program is to move survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault from short-term safety to an economically-sustainable and independent life. The program seeks to strengthen the competency of victims in the following areas: awareness of community resources, financial literacy, and career readiness. Case-managers work directly with clients to assess strengths and barriers to self-sufficiency, support the development of individualized goals and action plans, and facilitate access to community resources. All services are offered to clients at no charge.

United Way of the Midlands   |   2201 Farnam Street   |   Omaha, NE 68102   |   402-342-8232

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