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P4K’s Globetrotting Intern

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

P4K’s Globetrotting Intern

During the summer of 2014, former Creighton Blue Jays Men’s Basketball player, Jahenns Manigat was an intern with Partnership 4 Kids.  During his short stay with P4K, he became part of the family.  Since his summer intern experience, Jahenns has been traveling the world, pursuing his dream of being a professional basketball player.  Before he left P4K, naturally we made him promise to write!  Below are a couple of entries from his exciting travels so far along with some sage advice for all the current P4K kiddos:  Entry 1:  September, 2014 What’s up P4K! Long time no talk (or...

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Warm Hands & Hearts Spreading Throughout The Community

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Warm Hands & Hearts Spreading Throughout The Community

As the temperature snaps from delightful to frightful, parents everywhere are scrambling to snatch up winter gear that will keep their kiddos safe from the cold. Sadly despite all their efforts, many of these parents are not able to afford the cost of new coats and hats for little ones who seem to grow two sizes every year. The very thought of any child having to go without proper winter wear was enough to motivate P4K Operations Manager, Jen Arnold to do something about it. “When I started with P4K in 2011, I overheard a colleague mention one of the teachers she works with was using her own...

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Welcome Bree & Debra!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Welcome Bree & Debra!

We’ve recruited two new members to the P4K team, Bree Malone and Debra Shaw. Bree Malone is the newest addition to P4K’s elementary program team and will be managing the goal setting program at Fontenelle, Saratoga, and King Elementary Schools. She is a native Texan, and a die-hard Longhorns fan. She enjoys biking and horseback riding with her husband and keeping up with their four year-old son. Debra Shaw will be serving as an administrative assistant for the P4K team, AKA the glue that holds the entire office together. Although Deb is new to the staff, she is familiar with the P4K agency...

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Boat Tours, Beanie Babies, Black Holes & Brad Kirshenbaum

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Boat Tours, Beanie Babies, Black Holes & Brad Kirshenbaum

On any ordinary scale, boat tours, beanie babies, brain freeze and black holes don’t have anything in common, much less have a reason to be mentioned in the same sentence.  Then again, P4K’s newest team member, Brad Kirshenbaum is not any ordinary guy. “I was actually published as an expert source on astronomy when I was in seventh grade,” Brad says. In all fairness the credentials he was credited with (a college-level astronomy professor) were bogus, but the information that he gave in his response to the post was completely accurate.  Brad explains that as a kid he had a huge fascination...

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P4K University, July 7th-21st

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

P4K University, July 7th-21st

P4K University is our newest and most comprehensive summer program. It allows students to select a “major,” or field of interest that they wish to explore from areas including: STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math), Law School For Teens, Medicine, Outward Bound Leadership Development, Healthy Living, The Arts and more! To see a complete workshop schedule, click...

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Partnership 4 Kids Family Festival, June 6th

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Partnership 4 Kids Family Festival, June 6th

It’s time again for the annual Partnership 4 Kids Family Festival!  This summer celebration will  kick-off the season and commemorate a year of hard-work and student achievement with a little good-old-fashioned family fun. It will take place on Friday, June 6th at Elmwood Park. Please contact your P4K program coordinator if you wish to...

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OCF Award Allows P4K To Make Strides In Efficiency

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

OCF Award Allows P4K To Make Strides In Efficiency

Collecting data and tracking the progress of 4,500 students and nearly 400 community volunteers is no simple task, but thanks to a recent grant award, provided by Omaha Community Foundation, it will soon become as easy, breezy as point and click. On April 28th, Partnership 4 Kids was awarded a $3,000 grant to assist with the agency’s implementation of new data management system, called CiviCore.  Not only will this state of the art system help streamline P4K’s tracking and data collection efforts such as student and volunteer demographics, but it will also improve agency efficiency and even...

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Please Welcome To The Stage, Tierre Maclin

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Please Welcome To The Stage, Tierre Maclin

Partnership 4 Kids is proud and excited to welcome Tierre Maclin as the newest addition to P4K’s elementary school programming team.  Tierre will be managing program operations at Fontenelle, King and Saratoga Elementary. Although he has only been on staff for less than a month, Tierre is no stranger to the ins and outs of goal setting with P4K. “I was a part of the goal program when it began at Belvedere Academy in 1996,” he says. “My favorite part of the program was exceeding my goals.  The process of goal setting and working persistently to reach them has followed me throughout my life. I...

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Say Hi To Holly!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Say Hi To Holly!

Holly Olson is the newest member of the P4K team and will be serving as the development coordinator for the agency.  Her primary responsibilities will include implementing and organizing fundraising activities including donor development, grant writing, acting as the liaison to the P4K Service League and assisting with special events logistics. With a huge passion for the art and business of strengthening communities she is excited to be embarking on this new adventure with Partnership 4 Kids. Prior to joining Team P4K, Holly managed the community arts program at the Bemis Center for...

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Roll Call! P4K Introduces 3 New Staffers

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Roll Call!  P4K Introduces 3 New Staffers

It has been a busy summer at Partnership 4 Kids!  In addition to student workshops, planning curriculum, volunteer events, fundraisers and more, the P4K team also managed to pick up a few new staff members! Meet Damien Coran, Grace Foley and Karime Rios! Damien and Karime are joining P4K’s programming staff and Grace is the newest addition to the administrative team. Damien will be working primarily with the 7th and 8th grade students at McMillan Middle School. He is seriously passionate about helping his students succeed and has more than 10 years of experience working with students and...

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Damien Coran, Program Coordinator

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Damien Coran, Program Coordinator

Damien Coran is a member of P4K’s middle school program staff.  The primary groups of students he serves are the 7th and 8th grade students at McMillan Middle School.  As a middle school coordinator, Damien plans and oversees the group mentoring meetings and also meets with each student individually on a regular basis. He says the best part of his job is getting to know his students and being taught the latest in “what’s cool.” One of Damien’s biggest passions is helping students to succeed. He has more than ten years of experience working with young people and their families and continues...

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CRAVE Cares…How About You!?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

CRAVE Cares…How About You!?

Yes, it is true-CRAVE America really does care about P4K and they are showing just how much by partnering with us all summer long! We are honored to once again be selected as the featured charity partner of CRAVE America, located in Midtown Crossing, from July- September!  As CRAVE’s non-profit partner, a percentage of all restaurant sales will be donated right back to P4K–how awesome is that!? We know what you are  asking yourself,”How can I join in on this love-fest with CRAVE and P4K?” It’s easy! Simply eat at CRAVE during the months of July, August and...

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