Resources & Links for Providers
Please visit the Middle School Learning Center Initiative website and the City of Omaha website, Mayorâ€™s Office page for periodic Middle School Learning Center Initiative request for proposal opportunities.
Greater Omaha After School Alliance Resources
- After School Resource Guide
- Summer Resource Guide
- GOASA Power Point
Training and Funding Opportunities
- The Mayor's Office, Collective for Youth, and Hunger Free Heartland will be hosting a Free Lunch and Learn at the Food Bank of the Heartland on November 28 to discuss funding opportunities for after school meal programs. Click here to learn more.
- A series of mini-grant will be provided by the Mayor's Office, Collective for Youth, and Hunger Free Heartland to provide after-school programs with the resources they need to start/improve their after school meal/snack programs. Awards range from $500 to $1500. Click here to learn more or view the application document.
Omaha After School Inventory
Omaha After School Needs Assessment
Realizing the importance of assessing the after school situation in Omaha, a decision was made to facilitate a comprehensive needs assessment to help with the expansion and enhancement of programs. The Center for Organizational Research and Evaluation (CORE) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha was selected to carry out the needs assessment research. The needs assessment consisted of several important components.
- Introduction and Table of Contents
- Summary of Needs Assessment Findings
- Maps of After School Need Areas
- Supply and Demand Fact Sheet
- After School Literature Review
- Power Point of Needs Assessment Findings
- Omaha After School Needs Assessment Report
Building Bright Futures
Building Bright Futures is an initiative focused on improving academic performance, raising high school graduation rates, and rewarding every economically disadvantaged high school graduate in the Omaha Metropolitan Area with the financial means for an education after high school.
- Nebraska Department of Education
- 2010 Foundation Resource Directory
- 2010 Nebraska Resource Directory
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Past GOASA Training Session Resources:
September 29, 2010- Life Course Model II
January 19, 2011- How to Up Your Odds with Difficult People
Best Literacy & Language Arts Resources: English and Language Arts are fundamental for the growth and education of students at any age. By instilling in young learners the importance of reading and writing, it will open the window of opportunity and increase the level of success they achieve in a variety of different subjects.
Text Message Codes publishes a resource guide enabling young readers and writers to find new reading material and sources of inspiration for writing. The site also provides parents and teachers with strategies to help get youth excited about reading.
After School Treats is an online tool dedicated to providing creative and challenging learning activities for after school programs. This organization offers curriculum, lesson plans, and activities that focus on ideas for healthy snacks and exercise.
The Promising Practices in After School list serve is an excellent way to stay connected to individuals working in after school across the country and share ideas, information and successful practices.
Resources on After School is an online tool featuring selected resources in the areas of: research and evaluation, promising practices, professional development, public awareness and communications, policy and financing in after school.
For more than a decade, The Wallace Foundation has invested in innovative practices and knowledge gathering efforts to deliver enriching opportunities to youth.
The mission of the National Institute on Out of School Time, based at Wellesley College, is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours.
The Harvard Family Research Project strives to increase the effectiveness of public and private organizations and communities as they promote child development, student achievement, healthy family functioning, and community development.
The Forum for Youth Investment provides youth and adult leaders with the information, technical assistance, training, network support and partnership opportunities needed to increase the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement.
Think:Kids is a program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital that trains adults in a revolutionary new way of helping kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
Ready Set Learn! is an internet site promoting optimism, persistence, and resilience in children. This site helps develop the skills preschoolers need to get started on a livelong love of learning.
Fishful Thinking The GoldfishÂ® brand partnered with Positive Psychology leader and mother of four, Dr. Karen Reivich, to create Fishful Thinking. Fishful Thinking is a program for parents that help them to raise children who have a positive attitude and can confidently tackle lifeâ€™s challenges.
StickK.com stickK empowers you to better your lifestyle. They offer you the opportunity, through 'Commitment Contracts', to show to yourself and others the value you put on achieving your goals.
Feed The Pig This website is here to remind you to feed your piggy bank. The site provides fun tools, a quiz, tons of tips and other resources. They will all help you think through your spending and saving habits, identify ways you can start saving and commit to making changes that will reduce your debt and grow your savings.
Scholastic Professional Development Program: This is a literacy based professional development training program that is beneficial for all after school program providers.
FosterEd Connect: If you have questions about programmatic issues with education laws that impact children and youth in the foster care system, please consider posting a question on FosterEd Connect. This free resource is staffed by a panel of education experts.
A Thin Line and NotThatCool.com provides insight and information on the topic of cyberbullying as well as tips and methods for how to combat this new emerging type of harassment.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
America's Promise Alliance is a partnership of corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. Their focus includes curbing the nation's dropout rate while preparing the student for college, work and life, and advocating support for their five promises (Caring adults, Safe Place, A Heathly Start, An Effective Education and Opportunities to Help Others). Their website contains many helpful resources including studies and reports, grant information, and other materials.