Changing the Odds

Back to School, Back to WorkLast week, we launched our Economic Opportunity Campaign, which is a values based policy agenda to build opportunity in the state.   The Campaign puts forth a vision where programs and policies change the odds for working Nebraskans. The vision includes job training, adult education, child care assistance, and access to health care.

In that spirit, we are celebrating five fantastic people, who, in spite of a tough economy, are beating the odds with the help of critical programs to build a better life.

These are folks who have taken advantage of opportunities to gain education, care for their families, and achieve new career goals.  Inspired by them, we ask you to review our Economic Opportunity Campaign report “Back to School, Back to Work” and sign on in support of our effort.

The winners have participated in a variety of state education and training programs, such as the Omaha Area Health Education Center Nurses Up! training program, while caring for their families.   They are all currently either employed or pursuing higher education.

Congratulations to our Winners!

Nicole Austin, Lincoln, NE

Cinthia Arredondo, Kearney, NE

Jennifer Parks, Bayard, NE

Lillie Manuel

Jennifer Engenhauser, Omaha, NE

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