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We believe all students should have what they need to reach their full potential. We engage our community to inspire students and educators, and create educational opportunities that enhance academic and personal success.
Find out how donor engagement makes the difference for students, staff and allows the Foundation to step up.
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Because we care deeply about the quality of education available to our students, we work together with the Lincoln community to help students achieve their educational goals.
It's hard to learn 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.
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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.
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.
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.