Graduates Show Why 2-Gen Learning Works
Graduations Celebrate a Two-Generation Success Story
In North and South Omaha, families in both Learning Community Centers finally had the chance to celebrate graduation, each in their own two-generation style. What do these graduates share? Even though learning looked different over the last 18 months, parents and children followed their dreams. By phone, via zoom, or in outdoor classrooms wherever it worked, Learning Community teams and families stayed connected.
2-GEN LEARNING TOGETHER IN PARENT UNIVERSITY
For Parent University graduates, 2-Gen learning fit in with real life. Over two to three years, parents set goals for their families to get ahead, building on their own strengths. The best part? Being part of a community of families, all working to achieve their dreams with personal support from the Parent University team. The result: life-changing skills and abilities for, you guessed it, two generations.
SKILLS FOR LEARNING & LIFE
Learning English (ESL)
Earning a GED
Connected to community resources
Engaged with local schools
Healthy & supported students
Family enjoys learning
A GROWING 2-GEN COMMUNITY
In partnership with Project Harmony, Parent University at the Learning Community Center of North Omaha now welcomes families from most neighborhoods in northeast Omaha. Parents choose from free classes and support services. In addition to computers and printers, parents have access to a family resource center with lots of take-home tools to make learning fun.
LEADING THE 2-GEN WAY
The Learning Community Center of South Omaha is where two-generation learning proved its way forward. In partnership with OneWorld Community Health Centers, the Learning Community 2-Gen model is tailored for parents and children in the local community. Families are thriving as we continue to make our 2-Gen programs even better. Most recently, workforce training classes show great promise in helping families achieve their goals for better jobs and financial security. As members of the Aspen Insitute Ascend Network, the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties takes every opportunity to promote two-generation learning. It’s efficient, effective and empowering.
2-GEN OUTCOMES LEAD TO OPPORTUNITY
Higher student attendance
Higher student proficiency
School & Workforce Readiness
Qualified for college/career training
About the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties
The Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties is an educational subdivision focused on outcomes and opportunities for children and families. It achieves impact through a collaborative network of metropolitan area school districts and community organizations. Independent evaluations demonstrate consistently strong results in early childhood education and family engagement. Recognized nationally for advancing a two-generation approach, the Learning Community creates opportunities to address the needs of children and families together. A 12-member Coordinating Council, elected by the public, guides policies to challenge the opportunity gap and strengthen our communities. Visit: LearningCommunityDS.org