Program Investments

The yearly funding for our programs comes from the Learning Community Elementary Levy. We appreciate taxpayer support and work to make every dollar count.

ELC Levy 1.5 cents

Program Budget $7.5M

A Year *

That’s the Learning Community average cost to taxpayers. When children succeed in school, EVERYONE WINS!

*RESOURCES: Based on Douglas and Sarpy county assessor information for a home valuation of $150,000.

Investing in Children and Families

We’re aiming for opportunities that produce powerful results. That means keeping our administrative costs low so that children and families get the maximum benefit from our programs.

Where Program Dollar Go

Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan

Community Ctr North/Early Childhood

Community Ctr South/Family Learning

District Pilot Programs

Program Administration

Targeted Funding & Partnerships

The expertise in our network of community partners makes our programs even stronger. Together we’re aiming to make programs better every day- that’s what the continuous improvement process is all about. Independent program evaluations by the University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe Meyer Institute guide our efforts and establish clear measures for success.

Learning Community Center of North Omaha
Early Childhood/Family Engagement

Partner Support
Omaha Public Schools $919,860
Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative $181,720
Lutheran Family Services $232,418


Learning Community Center of South Omaha
Family Learning

Partner Support
OneWorld Community Health Centers $1,119,074
Lutheran Family Services $173,071


Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan

Partner Support
Buffet EC Institute/School Districts $2,600,000

Pilot Program:
Jump Start to Kindergarten

Partner Support
Elkhorn Public Schools $8,694
Papillion La Vista Community Schools $83,364
Millard Public Schools $24,682


Pilot Program:
Extended Learning

Partner Support
Completely KIDS $40,800
Douglas County West Community Schools $7,834
Elkhorn Public Schools $9,315
Millard Public Schools $102,759
Springfield Platteview Community Schools $5,150


Pilot Program:
Instructional Coaching


Partner Support
Bellevue Public Schools $300,000
Omaha Public Schools $747,236
Westside Community Schools $62,246
Ralston Public Schools $58,609