The Foundation's new Fund a Need Platform, with Nelnet Innovation Hub makes a big splash!
The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools has been recognized as the 13th best educational foundation by the Caruther's Institute.
The Foundation for LPS and community partners supported Bubba's Closet to help students stay warm this Winter.
“Introverts often are really amazing, talented, gifted, loving children, and they feel like there’s something wrong with them...[a]nd our mission is to make it so that the next generation of kids does not grow up feeling that way.” - Susan Cain, co-founder of The Quiet Revolution
Relocating to Nebraska, the Bounds family is finding their place within the Lincoln community. For Susie, the wife of Hank Bounds the new University of Nebraska president, education has always sparked her interest.
It is no surprise to find out that Bounds was a high school teacher for 11 years! Following her passion for education, Bounds plans to join the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Board in the fall. Bounds stated, “I’m excited. I’m going to be plugged in that way.”
As workplaces become more diverse and socially conscious, Benevity is giving companies and their employees an opportunity to give back. They offer their award-winning software to businesses to integrate giving into their culture. Their aim is to make corporate responsibility simpler and more accessible.
MarySue Harris was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the 2016 Music Teachers National Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Harris, who began playing the piano at the age of 4, has held a love for music since childhood. Now, she resides in Lincoln and teaches piano lessons.
Two Lincoln Northeast students form a heartwarming friendship during their senior year. See how their journey began.
Dr. Sidy Ndao, an engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has his sights set on bringing STEM education to Africa. With the support of the university, Dr. Ndao has been able to organize the Pan-African Robotics Competition.
In its second year, the Pan-African Robotics Competition saw students from 25 Dakar area schools come together to compete. Joanna Kengmeni, a student at the camp, was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn more about science and technology. She said, ““we can change our future if we learn more about technology.”
Born in Senegal himself, Dr. Ndao’s goal is to help enlighten the West African community on the possibilities that math and science education can bring not only to the area’s children but also their country as a whole.
UPSTART, a program developed by the Waterford Institute, is targeted at 4-year-olds and their caregivers with the intent of closing the kindergarten-readiness gap.
This Spring, a group of students from Kloefkorn Elementary had the opportunity to travel to Knoxville, TN to compete in the Global Finals at Destination Imagination. The purpose of the event is to inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders. Out of 75 teams from 20 countries, the Kloefkorn Cubs placed 13th in the Team Challenge! The group also came home with the Da Vinci Award, which recognizes those "individuals and teams who most clearly demonstrate a spirit of adventurous risk in their solutions – those who most creatively traveled to reach truly new and unique destinations."
See the 2016 winners of Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools' scholarships.
Congratulations to the LPS employees retiring in 2016! Thank you for making LPS great!