Refugees and Public Transportation, Part 2 – Observer Notes

Refugees and Public Transportation 2The facilitators did an excellent job of introducing themselves and the project.   They described the meeting’s purpose, goals, and guidelines and made all the participants feel welcome and safe. Everyone was encouraged to share from the introductions through the end of the meeting. More

Aging in Place Conversation, Part 2 – Observer Notes

Aging at Home 1The facilitators did an excellent job of introducing themselves and the project.   They described the meeting’s purpose, goals, and guidelines and made all the participants feel welcome and safe. Everyone was encouraged to share from the introductions through the end of the meeting. More

Recycling in Omaha, Part 2 – Observer Notes

Recycling 1The facilitators did an excellent job of introducing themselves and the project. They described the meeting’s purpose, goals, and guidelines and made all the participants feel welcome and safe. Everyone was encouraged to share from the introductions through the end of the meeting. More

English as Second Language (ESL) Providers, Part 3

ESL Providers 1Several unexpected connections occurred from our ESL provider gathering.  After the meeting, our information was forwarded to several other organizations that wanted to be included in the ESL resource we were putting together.  These were three contacts that were unable to attend the meeting.  However, they were eager to be included in the provider resource guide.

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English as Second Language (ESL) Providers, Part 2

ESL Providers 1Suzan Jank and Laurie Hajek-Jones created a resources list for English as Second Language (ESL) providers during their research on Pilot Project 1.  Their list focuses on where classes are offered in the Omaha area.  More

Music Education

Music Education 2Purpose Statement:
Access to music education is transformative. Youth involved in music cultivate crucial skills, fulfill their creative potential, and grow into complete persons. Unfortunately, barriers to musical exploration are high, especially as beginning students face steep instrument costs and school music budgets fall. This project will unite music educators and students to reduce these barriers to access, especially at the upper elementary and middle school level when students are most likely to explore instrumental music. More

Refugees and Public Transportation

Refugees and Public Transportation 2Purpose Statement: Refugees in our community may face challenges while navigating Omaha’s public transportation system.  Raising awareness may lead to changes in public transportation, orientation for refugees, and increased knowledge of Omaha’s public transportation system.

Goal: We will convene a community discussion to explore the issue of public transportation for refugees in Omaha.  We hope that this exploratory discussion might develop connections between city services, Metro Transit, representatives of the refugee population, refugee community leaders, refugee service organizations, and others. More

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