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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

As we all cope with the impacts of COVID-19, everyone will respond differently and some will face new anxieties, fears and mental health impacts. Now more than ever before, it is important to come together and show that we are here for each other.   Each...

What’s Raise Me to Read?

A Q&A with Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Experts In 2019, the Omaha metro became the first community in Nebraska to join the nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Known locally as Raise Me to Read, the campaign is a collaborative effort by...

A Look Inside: Working Families

Learnings From Our Most Recent Community Assessment Yoselin watched her father get shot when she was just two years old. Her mother worked hard to support their family, but things weren’t always easy, especially for Yoselin. For some time, she struggled in school and...

Blue Collar Boxing

An Idea Was Born   When Mike McDonnell, President of the Omaha Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, first came to our CEO and President, Shawna Forsberg, with the idea for Blue Collar Boxing, she didn’t know quite what to think. Boxing? That was a little bit out of the...

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