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Growing A Better Tomorrow

These kids don’t need to go to the grocery store to get fresh produce; they can get it from their school garden! As part of our youth service learning program, we have partnered with Sherman elementary to add to their Health and Wellness program, as well as Life Science program. The goal is to provide […]

Student Voice: Civic Health in Practice

This past spring, Elizabeth Gao participated in a civic health community conversation hosted by NCR and focused on the findings of the 2015 Nebraska Civic Health Index. Since then, Elizabeth has become an NCR intern, and this summer will be posting her perspective on youth and civic engagement. By Elizabeth Gao Today’s media attention often […]

2015 Legislative Session Recap: Victory and Disappointments

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Director of Voting Rights, Bri McLarty, discusses this past legislative session and legislative proposals brought forth by Nebraskans for Civic Reform.  This legislative session saw an early victory with the defeat of LB 111, the voter ID bill, in late February. On General File, 25 senators voted to bracket LB 111, effectively killing the bill […]

Guest Blog: Why I Give to NCR

By TJ McDowell, NCR Board Member and Lincoln resident I give because I love Lincoln and want to make it better! I am a lifelong Lincoln resident. I am proud product of Lincoln Public Schools (Lincoln High Class of 1990). I spent the first 20 years of my career as a local nonprofit administrator. In […]


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After School Programs

NCR manages two after school programs in Omaha and Lincoln Public Schools.

Dawes Middle School
5130 Colfax Ave
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504
Phone: (402) 436-1211
Director: Karen Bell-Dancy

Sherman Elementary
5618 N 14th Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68110
Phone: (402) 457-6711
Director: Amanda Parker


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