Posts made in March, 2013

Donor Corner, Featuring: Henry Davis

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Donor Corner, Featuring: Henry Davis

As the owner and driving force behind a billion-dollar company, Henry Davis knows a little something about fiscal responsibility. Greater Omaha Packing has grown exponentially since its establishment in 1920.  Under the direction of Davis and his father, what began as a small post- war business in the heart of Omaha’s stockyards is now known as the single source supplier of the highest quality beef in the world, employing more than 900 people and operating one of the most sophisticated beef processing facilities in the country. The reason for his success is no secret. Davis holds himself to...

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P4K’s “The Apprentice”

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P4K’s “The Apprentice”

Local Professionals Prepare Future Workforce The real world. It can be intimidating at any age, especially if you don’t have all the necessary experience, knowledge and let’s face it-the connections needed to succeed.   Luckily, with the help of some of Omaha’s experienced professionals and business owners, P4K students are getting some early lessons in what it takes to outshine their competition and attain the job of their dreams . Earlier this year, more than 30 local business representatives met with P4K middle school students during the annual P4K Student Career Fair and discussed the...

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Mentor Spotlight: Terri Dishong

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Mentor Spotlight: Terri Dishong

As Terri Dishong opens the door to a classroom at McMillan Middle School, she receives a warm and excited greeting from the smiling faces of  four students-Daniel, Francisco, Adriana and Aarionna,  her group of mentees. As she sits down, the four eagerly fill Dishong in on what she has missed since the last time the group was together.  The five chat with the effortless flow of old friends. So it’s a little surprising to learn that they met only a little over a year and a half ago. Dishong says the answer is not nearly as mystical as some of us might assume.  “I just try to be at ease with...

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Student Scores On The Rise

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Student Scores On The Rise

Program Evaluation Shows Mentoring Is Making A Difference! The numbers from the Partnership 4 Kids 2011-2012 program evaluation are in and the results are favorable! P4K Training and Assessment Coordinator, Jessica Warren explains the current evaluation outcomes show significantly higher skills test scores of  P4K student participants in comparison to their fellow peers who are not involved in the program. Results also demonstrate a possible connection between mentoring and increased student success.   Evaluation findings show substantially higher grade point averages of students...

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What’s In A Name? Partnership 4 Kids, A Full Circle Agency

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What’s In A Name? Partnership 4 Kids, A Full Circle Agency

“What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name might smell as sweet.”         -William Shakespeare While Juliet may have had a valid point in Shakespeare’s day, in today’s age of in-your-face advertising, with a barrage of brands to numerous too count, a name is so much more than just a name-it is survival of the fittest. As a result, when Partnership board of directors and executive staff determined that it was time for the agency to undergo a brand make-over, it was not a resolution that was made on impulse. “It’s actually something our directors have been discussing for...

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