Student Emergency Needs

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 electric bill. Many families make hard choices like these about basic needs: clothing, food, warmth. Choices that affect students’ ability to focus and be successful, and carry life-long implications. Find out how you can make the difference for a family who is struggling.


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.



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.





Slam Poetry

Lincoln High School

The Lincoln High Slam Poetry community does not have direct funding for a very important academic and creative program for students.  To compete in Louder Than a Bomb, we rent school buses for $600  apiece to Omaha and back to Lincoln.  Your gifts will make it possible to compete at all, and keep it affordable for all students. To keep costs low, we pack a sack lunch and water for every student on the bus. 

We have won two State team Championships and two Individual Championships at this event in the past.  We continue to write, carefully edit and perform to extremely high standards.  We include student editors, team members and a hype squad so that many more are able to take part in this beautiful program.

  • Deborah McGinn

    Deborah McGinn


We have raised $2,736.00 of our goal.


Music T-Shirts

McPhee Elementary School

McPhee Music Department polo shirts that will help our students more fully experience and feel a part of the McPhee Elementary Music Department. These shirts would be used not only for concerts and other music department events, but give them a feeling of belonging and a sense of community. Many of our students have commented in the past that they do not own dress clothes to wear to concerts, we hope to get the students polo shirts so that they will have something to wear that is more dress up for occasions.


  • John Bailey

    John Bailey

    Music Teacher

We have raised $1,725.00 of our goal.



Family Reading Bag

McPhee Elementary School

To help encourage reading at home and read aloud time with children and their families, this program will provide a bag of age-appropriate board books to be sent home each week with each preschool student at McPhee. The bags will be kept by families for one week and then returned and exchanged for a new bag of books, making it a convenient way to always have new books at home.

The benefits of reading aloud to children have been well documented, and include helping associate positive feelings with reading, increasing vocabulary, and building early literacy skills. Through this program, we hope to help facilitate and support reading at home as well as encourage students and families to bond over a shared love of reading!

Money will be used to purchase new board books for preschool as well as sturdy bags that can be used to transport books between students' homes and school.

  • Alexandra Ball

    Alexandra Ball

    School librarian

We have raised $798.00 of our goal.


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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.