Learning Community and Project Harmony partner to expand two-generation impact
The Learning Community partnership with Project Harmony builds on the success of a two-generation approach. With Project Harmony on board, Parent University in the Learning Community Center of North Omaha is now open to more families in northeast Omaha. Project Harmony is a nonprofit organization, well known for its work to build upon family strengths. Dr. Bradley Ekwerekwu, Learning Community chief executive officer, says the partnership is a great fit.
“Our organizations share a commitment to all children and families of the Omaha area. Working together, we’ll present more opportunities for learning, health, wellness and sustained success.”
Dr. Bradley Ekwerekwu, Learning Community CEO
Parent University offers free one-on-one services, family coaching and parent education classes. Over the last five years, Parent University two-generation (2-Gen) outcomes show children better prepared for school and families with greater opportunities for a liveable wage, secure housing and higher education.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Project Harmony as it allows for us to broaden our efforts to serve children and families. ”
Gene Klein, Project Harmony, Executive Director
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Families with a child six years old or under
- Must live in northeast Omaha. Check the map to see if your neighborhood is included.
Questions? We’re happy to help. Call Parent University (402) 505-4301.
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