Welcome to the Learning Community. By sharing best practices and proven programs to challenge poverty, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of children.

Making a difference

Preparing future teachers for North Omaha schools

Sandra Ramirez, Norma Esparza, Griselda Rosas, Irma Olivas, and Himelda Montes

The Early Childhood Partnership in North Omaha is challenging the achievement gap. Future teachers, like North High graduate Loyita Lessley, are a big part of that. During her practicum, she excelled in the partnership’s 3- and 4-year-old classrooms at Kellom Elementary. Loyita is just one of our first-year success stories as she helps kids and families succeed. In fact, the Metropolitan Community College clinical education sites at Kellom and Conestoga schools are the first of their kind. READ

Early childhood leadership

When they need guidance on early childhood education, Learning Community superintendents turn to Dr. Samuel J. Meisels of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. READ

South Omaha families win

Hear how Family Literacy classes are helping parents help their children succeed in school at the Learning Community Center of South Omaha. READ

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Early Childhood Research

Browse through helpful early childhood research for a better understanding of why it matter so much for children in poverty. MORE

Getting Results

Our latest program evaluations show that taxpayers are getting a strong return on their investment.