• The school year seems to speed up as it winds down. With the harsh winter behind us, the spring push to renew our energy and ideas is even more pressing than usual. For the Foundation, this means increasing our efforts to expose students to career and life-changing experiences.

    You, our friends and donors, have made so many experiences possible over the last few months.

  • Macek was recognized for building positive working relationships, showing compassion and being an exceptional leader. She was nominated by her colleague, Rachael Kluck-Spann.
    “Whether it is an academic or behavioral concern, Deanna has excellent skills to help find working solutions in a collaborative, productive way,” Kluck-Spann wrote in her nomination. “Macek is an enormous asset to our administrative team, the Irving community and to Lincoln Public Schools.”

  • Lefler Middle School teacher Pam Steckelberg was awarded the Florence J. Clark Excellence in Middle School Teaching award by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools on February 27, 2019 at a special assembly with students, colleagues and her family. Steckelberg, in her 27th year of teaching, was recognized for building positive and real relationships with her students while creating a classroom culture with high expectations that also serves as a safe place for students to learn and make mistakes.

  • Dreyer, a special education teacher in his 18th year at Beattie Elementary School, was recognized for finding creative ways to incorporate financial literacy into the classroom. His farm simulation curriculum includes teaching students to buy and sell livestock and practice budgeting to feed animals, pay bills and manage unexpected expenses. The simulation takes place over the course of a school year so students can watch their money and herd grow over time.



Student Homeless Fund

With just over 46% of LPS students living at or below the poverty line, unexpected expenses can be devastating. Many families have to make hard choices about basic needs—housing, clothing, food, warmth—choices that affect students’ ability to focus and be successful.

Our Homeless Student Funds are almost gone, and we need generous donors like you to help.


2Gen Family Literacy

2Gen Family Literacy helps students and parents of all cultures learn important English language literacy skills. In addition to language skills, parents also learn cultural proficiency, life skills, job skills, parenting skills and many other critical skills that help families honor their cultural heritage while adapting to life in Nebraska.

As Lincoln's refugee population grows, so grows the need to support 2Gen.



Activities Assistance Fund

Most families can afford the equipment needed for their student to be a part of a team. But for some, these expenses can be a barrier to participation. The benefits of athletics extend far beyond simple physical activity. Persistence, cooperation, patience, focus: these are all skills learned through participation in organized sports.

Give every student the opportunity to participate by donating today.



Fund A Need

Take learning beyond the classroom and awaken students' curiosity by donating to these requests for special funding. Every dollar helps!

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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.

Learn more