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The next generation is counting on us to be prepared. Our Strategic Plan is a five-year road map to grow opportunities for children and families.

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Imani had faced the unimaginable. Homeless for the past year, she confronted not only her own challenges but also the added weight of being a pregnant mother trying to provide […]

Learning Community Coordinating Council, Vice Chair, Sharnelle Shelton. Could you share with us your background and what motivated you to become a Coordinating Council member for Achievement Subcouncil 2? As [...]

By the end of grade 3, most children in the United States should, ideally, know how to read. But this milestone does not consider language barriers, learning disabilities…the list goes […]


College Prep for Families introduces families to the higher education experience through presentations, campus tours and access to resources. A partnership among the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Service Learning […]


Parent University is proud to announce the launch of the “Mujeres y Valores” program, a new initiative designed to empower Spanish-speaking mothers to become advocates for themselves and their children. […]


The Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties has appointed Amy Scott to fill its Coordinating Council Achievement Subcouncil 4 vacancy. Scott is an active volunteer in the Millard Public […]

READ MOREParent University participant passes citizenship test

In the fall of 2022, during her monthly visit with her Educational Navigator, Jawahir expressed a goal of passing the U.S. Citizenship Test.


The Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties has appointed Sharnelle Shelton to fill its Coordinating Council Achievement Subcouncil 2 vacancy. After an application and interview process, Shelton was appointed […]

READ MORELearning Community of Douglas County
On October 20, 2022, Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties filled its Coordinating Council Achievement Subcouncil 4 vacancy, which was announced last month. After an application and interview process, [...]
READ MORENayeli Lopez

On October 17, Nayeli Lopez joined the Learning Community leadership team as Executive Director of Early Learning Centers. “We are incredibly excited to welcome Nayeli to the Learning Community leadership […]

READ MORESocial emotional learning, evaluation equity

Evaluation equity is essential for greater impact in education. That means measuring what matters most to children, parents and teachers.  That’s why the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties is part of a statewide effort for more powerful and inclusive outcomes.

READ MOREPatricia Paniagua, parent graduate and children

For Learning Community Center families in North and South Omaha, a graduation is a two-generation celebration.  While the pandemic delayed the big day, parents and children never stopped moving forward together!

READ MOREFamily supporters of Buffett Early Childhood Institute

Council approval of two nationally recognized partnerships became a forum for hours of public discussion. As always, the Learning Community welcomes community conversation.

READ MORETerrell Foster, Shauntae Starks and children

At the Learning Community Center of North Omaha, we celebrate student achievement. Here’s a story about positive outcomes from one of our original Parent University families.

READ MOREGED graduate, Edelmira and her children.

With a parent-friendly GED, more parents can move forward with their children. See why this leads to better results for the whole family.


READ MOREParent University family

The Learning Community partners with Project Harmony to expand two-generation impact.  That means more families in northeast Omaha can join Parent University with opportunities for the whole family.

READ MOREHundreds of babies and toddlers benefit from diapers and formula.

The Learning Community Foundation joins together with local donors raising $60,000 to help families.The diapers and formula will help parents and children stay safe, healthy and learning during this pandemic.

READ MORELearning Community Center of North Omaha

The Learning Community invites families from northeast Omaha neighborhoods to join Parent University. The program is known for a common-sense approach that gets results for the whole family.

When Parent University families pursue homeownership, they usually get a nice surprise. Unlike what they’ve been told,  Learning Community Center of North Omaha classes show that buying a home is […]

READ MORECampaign for Grade-Level Reading

Everyone can join the community-wide campaign to promote grade-level reading. How can you make a difference? Share these reading tips from our Omaha Public Library partner-in-residence.

READ MOREHeckman - Economics of Human Potential Logo

Better employment, better health and better skills. The first study to look at the midlife impact of quality early childhood education shows lasting value.

READ MOREAscend - The Aspen Institute Logo

The Aspen Ascend conference gives our team great ideas for two-generation success. Here in the Learning Community, we’re big believers in a 2-Gen approach. Why?  Because we see firsthand how families […]

READ MOREDuke University Logo

Does investing in early childhood education have lasting impact? North Carolina researchers set out to answer that exact question. They followed students from preschoolers all the way to middle school. […]

READ MORELearning Community Logo

The Learning Community starts the new year with new members. They are Bradley Ekwerekwu and Brian Thommes, Subcouncil 1; Mark Hoeger and Melinda Kozel, Subcouncil 3 and Anayeli Martinez-Real, Subcouncil 5. Meet the entire Coordinating Council.

READ MOREAdverse Childhood Experiences pyramid

Nebraska data is part of the latest ACES research now on our Research Foundation page. READ MORE

READ MOREAmira Daughter News Post

As the new school year gets underway, the Learning Community encourages families to take some simple steps to get involved. That’s one of the building blocks in Parent University and it works. Read about it in this Omaha World Herald story in  Momaha.

READ MOREDaddy's Home in Parent University is just for fathers.

After listening to North Omaha fathers, the Learning Community created a new Parent University course just for dads.

READ MOREMom and Daughter at Graduation

Learning Community graduation is a 2-Gen success story. You can be sure,  it’s a big day for children and families together.

READ MORETeacher and Student in Classroom

Parents see new opportunities as they graduate from the Learning Community Center of South Omaha. Recent evaluations include outcomes that show children and parents succeeding together.

READ MOREStudents With Teacher Learning Sounds

Local elementary schools are a hub for this Learning Community supported program with promising early results. MORE

READ MOREParent University Team, Families Learning Conference, 2017

Learning Community Dad shares perspective at national conference   School-family partnerships are the key focus area as the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties presents at the National Families […]

READ MORELearning Community Strategic Plan is a vision for the future in the Omaha metro region.

The first-ever Community Achievement Plan unites school, family and community around new pathways for student success.

The Learning Community is the first Nebraska organization to join the Aspen Ascend network of 2-Gen partners.

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