Investment in programs aimed to increase student attendance by addressing the root causes of their absences.
The Greater Omaha Attendance and Learning Services (GOALS) Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency operating in the Greater Omaha Metropolitan area. The GOALS Center intends to create a focus for our current Family Advocate wraparound model, working with students and families who are struggling with regular and consistent school attendance.
Communities In Schools of Mid-America at Omaha (CIS) fulfills its mission ‘to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life’ through the service delivery of an evaluated and evidence-based model of integrated student support services. CIS will implement this unique model at Omaha North High School by helping the students struggling to overcome challenges created by poverty and economic instability be successful in school and graduate with belief in themselves and hope for their futures.
Upon placement in OHB’s Residential Program, every youth’s academic ability and needs are assessed and an individualized service plan is developed. Based on the treatment plan, youth are provided with a host of supportive educational services which combine evidence-based practices of social skill development and behavioral interventions with innovative academic curriculums to achieve positive outcomes in regards to school attendance, GPA improvement, increased graduation rates, and overall academic functioning.
The Pathways to Success (P2S) program works with high school aged youth experiencing low levels of academic performance, school attendance, and engagement. There are two unique programs under the P2S umbrella: a school-based attendance program and the Joven Noble (“Noble Youth”) rites of passage leadership program.
Child Saving Institute’s School and Family Enrichment (SAFE) Program provides in-home and in-school support services to elementary school-aged children and their families. Students are identified for services by school personnel for academic, behavioral, or truancy related problems. SAFE emphasizes student academic success by providing high quality family support services at school and in the home. The focus of the SAFE Program is to improve outcomes for children who have significant barriers to academic achievement.
The Urban League of Nebraska Truancy Reduction Program reengages middle and high school students who have been identified as having chronic and/or excessive absenteeism. TRP is a court recognized diversion program aimed at offering students an opportunity to stay out of court if they stay in school.
The Urban League of Nebraska (ULN) Violence Prevention and Youthful Offender Re-entry program is recognized by Juvenile Court as a diversion program that works with youth who are or could potentially be under the supervision of the Office of Probation. The program utilizes effective intervention strategies to ensure youth (1) successfully complete the provisions and terms of their supervision, (2) do not re-offend and/or (2) become the victim of a crime.
The Salvation Army Ray and John Kroc Corps Community Center is a fresh expression of The Salvation Army's goal to serve humanity through holistic family education and opportunities that help end generational cycles of poverty. The Omaha Kroc Center is more than a fitness club; aligned with the mission of The Salvation Army, our array of programs encourage enriching, life-changing experiences for children, adults and families.