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.
His 6 years of service as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard paired with his 2 years as Officer for the Lincoln Police Department is what defines him as a hero. Johnson’s generosity and commitment to his community did not stop there. He recently stopped by our office to donate his award to the Foundation to benefit LPS students.
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 ...
Founded in remembrance of Sharon Holliday, the purpose of the fund is to advance the work of Lincoln Northeast Family and Consumer Science activities through summer programs, after school programs, conferences, competitions or other enrichment opportunities not covered by LPS general funds.
I have gained an appreciation of risk-taking in an academic setting. The IB program really pushes you outside your comfort zone, and in doing so, I have found that I really enjoy topics that I never would have thought I would enjoy. For example, I am in an IB Art class, even though I am a pretty mediocre artist, and am taking IB Physics, which I never thought I would have liked. Contrary to my expectations, these classes have been two of my favorite from high school. I think that IB gives you the capacity to take risks with classmates and teachers that are invested in your success.
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!!
The Sue and Roger Kirby Science Enhancement Fund is a resource for students and educators seeking funding for hands-on research projects. Students learn the scientific process through experiments, and explore the world around them through science!
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.
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.
I have a classroom of students with significant mental, visual, sensory and physical impairments. I would love to have the opportunity to take them to the Children's Zoo for the Sensory Safari. This would provide my students not only with a community experience, but also a hands-on interpretative experience with the zoo, nature center and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Staff. The staff leads students through a variety of stations while incorporating the use of student's vision, smell, hearing, touch and feel.
We would love to end the school year animal learning by visiting the Omaha Zoo. Throughout the year we study animals, animal babies, and animal habitats in our science, writing, and reading curriculums. During second semester, students choose and animal and construct their own research books, highlighting important information about their animal. This is a big project for our first graders. You can make it an even bigger project by helping to fund this field trip that, for many Clinton students, will be the experience of a lifetime.
Thank you for your support!
First grade teacher
Your gifts can help hundreds of students participate in athletics this year in Lincoln Public Schools.
One-third of LPS students participate in athletics, building character, camaraderie and teamwork outside the classroom for thousands of students. With more and more students qualifying for free and reduced lunch -- 43 percent of LPS students qualify -- financial barriers to participation are becoming more common. This fund will provide athletic shoes (and physicals in some cases) to students in need, opening the door to participating in sports while giving students the freedom to feel like every other student on the team.
Your gifts are important to give all LPS students the opportunity to succeed. Thank you for your consideration.
Athletic & Activities Director
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.