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  • Lincoln Southeast High School counselor Kelsey Lorimer was awarded the Nancy Muehlhausen Counseling Award by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools on February 12, 2019 surrounded by her family and colleagues.
    Lorimer, in her fourth year at LSE, was recognized for her commitment to students and dedication as a counselor.

  • If you think GoFundMe changed the fundraising game forever when they launched their online crowdfunding platform in 2010, think again. Lincoln Public Schools has been using their remarkably similar Fund a Need program since 2003, providing classrooms with everything from field trips, to mariachi ensembles, to pet bearded dragons.

  • Homelessness is most visible when people are on the street, out in the open. People who have no shelter at all are extremely vulnerable, but homelessness has other faces too. It can have a particularly different impact for students working to get their education.

  • Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, is pleased to announce that its 2018 Partner for Life Award has been awarded to Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Student Homeless Fund

Did you know that over 500 families in Lincoln Public Schools are homeless each year? With just over 46% of LPS students living at or below the poverty line, unexpected expenses can be devastating. Fixing that flat tire is sometimes a choice between having transportation so a parent can get to work or paying the rent. Many families make hard choices like these about basic needs: housing, clothing, food, warmth. Choices that affect students’ ability to focus and be successful, and carry life-long implications.

Our Homeless Student Funds are almost gone, and we need generous donors to help. Find out how you can make the difference for a family who is struggling.

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Family Literacy - 2Gen

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.

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Activities Assistance Fund

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.

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Fund A Need

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THE CAREER ACADEMY

The Career Academy (TCA) is a partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College. LPS students can explore their interest in any one of 16 different career pathways.

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OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS

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