Posts made in March, 2011

A Volunteer Workforce Equals A Wealth of Value

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

A Volunteer Workforce Equals A Wealth of Value

It has been said that money makes the world go round, but believe it or not, according to a study done by Johns Hopkins, volunteers actually make up a far more significant share of the workforce of nations than has been commonly acknowledged. Data generated by the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project in 37 countries (Salamon et al, 2004) revealed that approximately 140 million people in these 37 countries engage in some volunteer activity in a typical year. To put this into perspective, if all of these volunteers represented the population of a country it would be the 8th...

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Welcome New Partnership Team Members!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

Please welcome Anastazia Bauer and Lacey Williams as the newest members of the Partnership staff! Both Anastazia and Lacey will be working as program specialists for the Partnership’s group mentoring program. The ladies are excited to be joining the team and are eager to jump in. “I look forward to getting to know the students, their interests, hobbies and goals,” says Lacey. Anastazia agrees, and is especially thrilled to positively impact her students’ lives. “I have an ability to help them learn life skills and teach them what is beyond the classroom,” she says. “I want to let them know...

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Homework Help, It’s As Easy As A-B-C!

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

Homework Help, It’s As Easy As A-B-C!

It is 10p.m. and that Geometry homework is not going so well. What if solving those problems was as simple as having a library card and internet access? Although it may sound too good to be true, a free online service being offered through the Omaha Public Library and Tutor.com is making homework help as easy as A-B-C. A. Obtain a library card. A student must be 14 or older to apply for a library card without a parent’s consent, so students in grade 8 or below will need a parent signature on the application. B. Log on to Tutor.com.Students can connect to Tutor.com through the Omaha library...

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Thank You Gregg Young Chevrolet!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

Thank You Gregg Young Chevrolet!

Thank you Gregg Young Chevrolet for making The Partnership For Our Kids this week’s “Go The Extra Mile” award recipient! The Partnership was selected to receive this honor in recognition of the exemplary service the agency provides to Omaha’s disadvantaged youth. Partnership staff and students were presented with the award during a ceremony, Wednesday afternoon, at Lewis and Clark Middle School. “Going The Extra Mile is a unique opportunity to showcase great organizations, like The Partnership For Our Kids, that might not otherwise receive recognition for the extraordinary work they are...

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Competing For The Partnership!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in blog | 0 comments

Competing For The Partnership!

The spirit of competition can drive people to accomplish some amazing feats and that spirit was alive and well during The Partnership For Our Kids first annual fund drive. Partnership staff made the task of raising annual funds a little more interesting with a team competition. Each team developed their own community fundraisers and spread the word to family and friends. “I think this fund drive only scratched the surface of the creativity, ingenuity and persistence our staff has to offer as fundraisers,” said team leader, Nick Sasada. Collectively, the team competition raised nearly $6,000...

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