Posts made in November, 2010

Partnership Volunteer In The News

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Partnership Volunteer In The News

It is no secret that The Partnership For Our Kids has the best volunteers in Omaha, but it is always exciting to see when these amazing individuals are recognized for their many wonderful contributions to the community. Last week, Bob Herrera, Winners Circle captain for Jackson Elementary, was honored as “Latino Partner of the Year” by the Heartland Latino Leadership Conference. Herrera has been assisting with organizing the conference since 2000. As an information services manager for Mutual of Omaha, his participation with the event has helped to track its evolution. Today the conference...

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A Note of Thanks

Posted by on Nov 10, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

A Note of Thanks

The Partnership For Our Kids is extremely thankful for our volunteers. Their commitment to the students enrolled in our programs is simply amazing. What is perhaps even more astounding is that these devoted volunteers take the time to express how much they love doing what they do. Below is one of the many notes of appreciation submitted by our volunteers: I want to thank you for the opportunity of being a “Goal Buddy” at Belvedere! This is such a tremendous program and a priceless opportunity to be involved in the lives of the youth of Omaha. When I left Belvedere yesterday, I...

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Being A Bookworm Pays Off!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Being A Bookworm Pays Off!

Thanks to the Omaha Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, 337 Winners Circle students spent their summers getting lost in exciting adventures, solving mysteries and flying away to fantasy-lands; all without even leaving the city. In addition to providing students with a great way to stay entertained, reading programs like the one sponsored by the Omaha Public Library are also helping to battle summer learning-loss, often referred to as the “summer slide.” It is estimated that school summer breaks will cause the average student to lose up to one month of instruction, with disadvantaged...

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