Posts by Lori

I Am A Success: Mar Sha Paw

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

I Am A Success: Mar Sha Paw

Mar Sha Paw moved to the U.S. in 2008 from a refugee camp in Thailand. She struggled to adjust to her new surroundings, learning a new language, and a new way of life.  Mar Paw was shy and felt self-conscious about how her English pronunciation sounded out-loud, so making friends and participating in school was difficult at first. She joined P4K as an eighth grader, which helped her to connect with new friends and practice her English.  Mar Paw found so much value and support as a participant in the P4K program that she continued her participation through high school and is now...

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I Am A Success: Hollyn Mosely

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in blog, success story | 0 comments

I Am A Success: Hollyn Mosely

Current P4K scholarship recipient, Hollyn Mosely has not taken the traditional route to find post-secondary success, but she is driven to reach her professional aspirations and with a little help from P4K, she is well on her way. Hollyn started her journey with P4K as a middle school student nearly two decades ago. She graduated from high school in 2008 and enrolled in college right away, but due to an unforeseen family tragedy, her studies suffered and soon after she withdrew from all of her classes and left school. Flash forward to the summer of 2018, Hollyn, now a single parent of three...

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2019 P4K Special Events

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in events | 0 comments

Omaha Gives! Online Fundraiser Omaha’s own 24-hour day of online giving. May 22 | 12 a.m. -11:59 p.m. Swing 4 Kids Golf Benefit A scramble-style tournament with prizes galore! July 29 | 12 p.m – 5 p.m. Tiburon Golf Club, 10302 S. 168th St. Omaha Marathon & P4K 5K Produced by Hits Endurance, this race includes distance for everyone and benefits P4K. Sept. 15 | 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St. P4K 30 Year Anniversary Gala Celebrating 30 years of mentoring Omaha’s youth Date: TBD Location: TBD Hops & Grapes Fall Festival A casual event full of local...

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P4K Employee Spotlight: Porschea McAllister

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in blog | 0 comments

P4K Employee Spotlight: Porschea McAllister

Congratulations to P4K Program Coordinator, Porschea McAllister who is our featured employee spotlight this week! Porschea McAllister said the love and compassion P4K shows its students is the same qualities that P4K shows its employees. “Desmond Tutu said ‘We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.’ I believe that this quote summarizes what P4K not only strives to do, but does within its family. P4K is a family. Not just a family of coworkers, but of mentors and students and...

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The Road to Success-Timberly Walker’s Story

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in blog, success story | 0 comments

The Road to Success-Timberly Walker’s Story

Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) student, Timberly Walker plans to attend University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) to study social work this fall. She is eager to dive into her classes and her new “college life”.  But college wasn’t always part of Walker’s life plan, in fact, when she was in middle school she had already written college off as a pathway that wasn’t for her.   After transitioning from elementary school to middle school, Walker struggled to make friends and to keep her grades up. Luckily, support from P4K staff, mentors and her fellow P4K classmates during her middle and high school...

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