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Doug Kaltenberger was a teacher and coach at LSW and LNE for 30 years. He passed away on October 18th after a 2-year battle with leukemia. His wish was to give a scholarship to a baseball student at each school on an annual basis. Proceeds from Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday, Dec. 7th will go towards the "Coach K" Scholarship Fund. Mention the scholarship at the Foundation to donate.
It's hard to learn math when you are hungry, cold or scared. Help us make sure all students are fed, warm and safe, so they can come to school ready to learn. Our Students in Need funds help families and students when emergency needs arise. We help close the gap, like making sure there is a warm coat to wear, something to eat, and the electricity is still on. Many students need your support. Please consider a donation to the Student Emergency Fund.
Advance the work of computer science activities for students! Together, we can help schools enhance curriculum through summer programs, after school programs or other exciting enrichment opportunities. Support computer science opportunities today!!
Scott Middle School was nominated by our very own Wendy Van and won the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award - presented on Philanthopy Day, November 10th! Congratulations Team A at Scott Middle School
Amber Vlasnik is a teacher who makes a difference. A 2016 winner of the Myrtle Clark Educator Award, she was also just awarded the Nebraska Teacher of the Year! We are proud to honor and lift up educators who inspire possibilities for students in Lincoln and the important work they do. Congratulations to Lincoln High School and Ms. Vlasnik!
Looking for a way to give back to your community? Consider getting a Propelr card! When used at participating merchants, up to 20% of your purchase will be donated to the organization of your choice.
Real change starts with you. As a teacher of early elementary education, Hannah Huston understands this. Because giving kids a chance to reach their full potential takes a community. Making sure all kids have that chance is one reason Hannah is donating a portion of the proceeds from her concert to the LPS Early Childhood Fund for Excellence. This fund will support ...
Jim Glenn-Hash is a fifth grade teacher at Prescott elementary. He has gotten into the habit of submitting a soccer Fund-a-Need proposal each year for kids who want to play soccer but are unable to handle the cost of the YMCA program - many of these students are Karen students from Burma and soccer is a great way for them to be part of the community and have some fun. He used to pay for this out of his own pocket but it got to be pretty expensive, because a lot of kids wanted to play - a great problem to have! Rather than stop the project, he reached out to Fund-a-Need...
The halls of Ruth Hill Elementary School are overflowing with eager students and caring staff that come together to create an incredibly uplifting community committed to learning. Hill’s dedication to academic success and innovative programming is what earned them the 2014-2015 Inspire School Award from the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools. Checking in with Hill a year later, our staff was anxious to see how they had decided to allocate their Inspire Award funds.
Want to learn more about the work we do at the Foundation? Read a few stories about some of the over 400 funds we have that help students and educators at LPS.
Students of all ages in Lincoln Public Schools will have a once in a lifetime opportunity on August 21, 2017, to view a total solar eclipse. The event will start as the moon begins blocking out the sun around 11:00 a.m. A complete shadow, or totality, will occur around 1:00 p.m. giving students at all LPS schools a front row seat on this astrological event just by walking outside the door.
Family Literacy aims to help students and parents of all cultures learn imporant English language literacy skills. Last year, the program helped 120 students and 120 parents learn these skills, and 97% of participants thought that the program had made a significant difference! In addition to language skills, the Family Literacy program helps parents understand the importance of supporting their children's education.
For most families, parents can support the equipment and supplies needed to be a part of a team. But for some, this can become a barrier to participate. This fund helps level the playing field. Each student who qualifies receives a voucher to purchase shoes, equipment and a physical provided by a community partner. Last year alone we distributed over $9,000 to 109 athletes. Help a student now so they can be a part of the team.
We want to expand Everett's Ukulele Club into something truly special. The goal of the funding request is to provide a student model ukulele at no cost to each club member who attends 75 percent of club meetings and completes a small school service project.
Your gifts will help purchase 15 ukuleles for students to take home after completion, Ukulele Club T-shirts for members of the club, and a four-month subscription to Ukulele Underground -- an online ukulele lesson and play-along site to be used in group and individual instruction.
We have been working with a ukulele builder and a local music retailer to provide instruments at a lower price. Just imagine the impact you could have in providing a quality musical instrument to a student in need!
Everett music teacher
Our fifth grade teachers will take the 65 students to Camp Carol Joy Holling in the spring. This is a celebration of their elementary career. The group does team-building activities, hiking, fishing and canoeing. The amount requested provides the bus and the day at the camp. The activities that students do strengthens their relationships with each other and helps build self-confidence as they prepare to head to middle school.
Belmont Elementary has been invited to Lincoln Southwest High School for their spring performance of “Mary Poppins.” Your gift will pay for the bus expenses incurred in taking approximately 530 students and staff to the performance. Belmont is in a high poverty area with 79% of our students receiving free or reduced lunches. Our school parent group is a very small group of about three adults. The group does not have the resources to fund this journey.
Belmont student families typically do not have the money to take their children to theater arts events. This experience will be an opportunity for teachers to demonstrate and teach their students proper etiquette and behavior in a theater setting. This is also an excellent opportunity for the Belmont students to enjoy a musical performance.
Belmont Instructional Coach
The Career Academy (TCA) is a partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. LPS students can explore their specific interest in any one of 16 different career pathways. Click here to learn more and donate.