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WOWT: “Day of Caring” brings volunteers out to the masses

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The annual boost for community involvement hosted by the United Way of the Midlands continued in Omaha Friday with the “Day of Caring.” Taking the morning for some yard work, pulling weeds and raking them into … Continue reading

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Omaha World-Herald: Annual Day of Caring draws more than 800 volunteers to metro nonprofits

OMAHA, Neb. – More than 800 volunteers [spent] Friday helping out at nonprofit organizations around the metro area for United Way of the Midlands’ annual Day of Caring. Outside the Urban League of Nebraska at 30th and Lake Streets, volunteers pulled weeds, … Continue reading

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KETV 7: Survey reveals ‘disparate experiences’ among Omaha young professionals

OMAHA, Neb. —The Omaha community can do more to include and embrace its diverse group of young professionals, according to a survey commissioned by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Young Professionals in 2015. Nearly 1,500 people responded to the online … Continue reading

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WOWT: Truancy program helping hundreds of OPS students

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Omaha World Herald: Outreach programs improving black college graduation rates

According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of black residents in the metro area with at least a bachelor’s degree has spiked nearly 80 percent since 2000. Today nearly one in five black adults in the metro area has … Continue reading

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WOWT: Metro program helping teens, young adults find employment

The Empowerment Network and the city of Omaha are working together to provide summer employment and training for youth 14 to 21 years of age. Step up Omaha is accepting online job applications right now and this year organizers hope … Continue reading

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