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OCF Award Allows P4K To Make Strides In Efficiency

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

OCF Award Allows P4K To Make Strides In Efficiency

Collecting data and tracking the progress of 4,500 students and nearly 400 community volunteers is no simple task, but thanks to a recent grant award, provided by Omaha Community Foundation, it will soon become as easy, breezy as point and click. On April 28th, Partnership 4 Kids was awarded a $3,000 grant to assist with the agency’s implementation of new data management system, called CiviCore.  Not only will this state of the art system help streamline P4K’s tracking and data collection efforts such as student and volunteer demographics, but it will also improve agency efficiency and even...

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Please Welcome To The Stage, Tierre Maclin

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Please Welcome To The Stage, Tierre Maclin

Partnership 4 Kids is proud and excited to welcome Tierre Maclin as the newest addition to P4K’s elementary school programming team.  Tierre will be managing program operations at Fontenelle, King and Saratoga Elementary. Although he has only been on staff for less than a month, Tierre is no stranger to the ins and outs of goal setting with P4K. “I was a part of the goal program when it began at Belvedere Academy in 1996,” he says. “My favorite part of the program was exceeding my goals.  The process of goal setting and working persistently to reach them has followed me throughout my life. I...

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Say Hi To Holly!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in blog | 0 comments

Say Hi To Holly!

Holly Olson is the newest member of the P4K team and will be serving as the development coordinator for the agency.  Her primary responsibilities will include implementing and organizing fundraising activities including donor development, grant writing, acting as the liaison to the P4K Service League and assisting with special events logistics. With a huge passion for the art and business of strengthening communities she is excited to be embarking on this new adventure with Partnership 4 Kids. Prior to joining Team P4K, Holly managed the community arts program at the Bemis Center for...

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Roll Call! P4K Introduces 3 New Staffers

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Roll Call!  P4K Introduces 3 New Staffers

It has been a busy summer at Partnership 4 Kids!  In addition to student workshops, planning curriculum, volunteer events, fundraisers and more, the P4K team also managed to pick up a few new staff members! Meet Damien Coran, Grace Foley and Karime Rios! Damien and Karime are joining P4K’s programming staff and Grace is the newest addition to the administrative team. Damien will be working primarily with the 7th and 8th grade students at McMillan Middle School. He is seriously passionate about helping his students succeed and has more than 10 years of experience working with students and...

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Damien Coran, Program Coordinator

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Damien Coran, Program Coordinator

Damien Coran is a member of P4K’s middle school program staff.  The primary groups of students he serves are the 7th and 8th grade students at McMillan Middle School.  As a middle school coordinator, Damien plans and oversees the group mentoring meetings and also meets with each student individually on a regular basis. He says the best part of his job is getting to know his students and being taught the latest in “what’s cool.” One of Damien’s biggest passions is helping students to succeed. He has more than ten years of experience working with young people and their families and continues...

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CRAVE Cares…How About You!?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

CRAVE Cares…How About You!?

Yes, it is true-CRAVE America really does care about P4K and they are showing just how much by partnering with us all summer long! We are honored to once again be selected as the featured charity partner of CRAVE America, located in Midtown Crossing, from July- September!  As CRAVE’s non-profit partner, a percentage of all restaurant sales will be donated right back to P4K–how awesome is that!? We know what you are  asking yourself,”How can I join in on this love-fest with CRAVE and P4K?” It’s easy! Simply eat at CRAVE during the months of July, August and...

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Goal Buddy Jeff

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Goal Buddy Jeff

“Goal Buddy Jeff is nice and very funny,” says one Miller Park third-grader about her experience with Lozier employee and Partnership 4 Kids Goal Buddy, Jeff McEldery. “He says fourth quarter goals are like running a race around a track.  We are going to finish strong!” McEldery has been volunteering as a Miller Park Elementary goal buddy for six years. He continues to do it because he loves knowing he can positively impact students at such a young age. His favorite part of volunteering as a goal buddy are all the smiles that light up  a classroom of faces when his students see him walk in...

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The Unexpected Lessons of Volunteering

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

The Unexpected Lessons of Volunteering

“Am I making a difference?” It is a common question that crosses all of our minds at some point. In most circumstances we get the answer we are searching for whether it comes in the form of a promotion at work, a hug from our kids at home or a good grade on a big test at school. However not every situation lends itself to the obvious confirmation we look for.   Volunteering with young people is one example in which the answer can be obscured by walls of what some might mistake as apathy and even dislike.   Although these walls may appear off-putting; the reality is that if we are brave...

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A Value Beyond $$$

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

A Value Beyond $$$

How many jobs have you worked at where you were paid in smiles and “thank-yous”? Any business owner would tell you their company would fold faster than a cheap suit if the only form of payment they offered their employees was a pat on the back and a look of appreciation. Despite this truth, in the U.S. roughly 8 billion hours worked last year alone were not compensated monetarily.   So who are these selfless Americans and why in the world would they ever agree to such outrageous terms? You may have already guessed the “who” refers to volunteers, but “why” of the question cannot be so...

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Donor Corner, Featuring: Henry Davis

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Donor Corner, Featuring: Henry Davis

As the owner and driving force behind a billion-dollar company, Henry Davis knows a little something about fiscal responsibility. Greater Omaha Packing has grown exponentially since its establishment in 1920.  Under the direction of Davis and his father, what began as a small post- war business in the heart of Omaha’s stockyards is now known as the single source supplier of the highest quality beef in the world, employing more than 900 people and operating one of the most sophisticated beef processing facilities in the country. The reason for his success is no secret. Davis holds himself to...

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P4K’s “The Apprentice”

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

P4K’s “The Apprentice”

Local Professionals Prepare Future Workforce The real world. It can be intimidating at any age, especially if you don’t have all the necessary experience, knowledge and let’s face it-the connections needed to succeed.   Luckily, with the help of some of Omaha’s experienced professionals and business owners, P4K students are getting some early lessons in what it takes to outshine their competition and attain the job of their dreams . Earlier this year, more than 30 local business representatives met with P4K middle school students during the annual P4K Student Career Fair and discussed the...

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Mentor Spotlight: Terri Dishong

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in blog | 0 comments

Mentor Spotlight: Terri Dishong

As Terri Dishong opens the door to a classroom at McMillan Middle School, she receives a warm and excited greeting from the smiling faces of  four students-Daniel, Francisco, Adriana and Aarionna,  her group of mentees. As she sits down, the four eagerly fill Dishong in on what she has missed since the last time the group was together.  The five chat with the effortless flow of old friends. So it’s a little surprising to learn that they met only a little over a year and a half ago. Dishong says the answer is not nearly as mystical as some of us might assume.  “I just try to be at ease with...

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