Together we can identify the obstacles to success that children and families face every day. We see a growing community of advocates willing to take a more proactive approach to benefit everyone. Our work starts with understanding the challenges within our systems of education, healthcare and social services.


The ACE Study is the most comprehensive research ever done on adverse childhood experiences. Nebraska teachers see the impact on learning in urban, suburban and rural schools and in districts of all sizes.

Jamalia Parker, NASB Conference, 2018
Nebraska educators hear Jamalia Parker, Learning Community family engagement director describe the child and family experiences that interfere with learning.
2018 NASB team

David Patton, CEO and the Learning Community team present common sense strategies to help children and families overcome obstacles to learning. Left to right: David Patton, Barb Jackson, Jamalia Parker, Anne O’Hara and Renee Franklin.