Go beyond the yellow brick road and join CUES Omaha (cuesschools.org) for The Gathering Thursday, April 11 at Omaha Design Center (1502 Cuming St.). Cocktails will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and a live auction at 8 p.m. This year, Honorary Chairs include Kathy and Greg Boulay. Event Chairs include Lisa and Terry Connealy as well as Kari and Tim Kudron.

The Gathering helps underwrite the cost to educate children in the CUES School System. By joining CUES, you’ll make a difference, building unstoppable futures for these students. Register to attend at cuesschools.org/gathering.

CUES, consisting of Sacred Heart, All Saints and Holy Name, serve nearly 600 students and anchor their Omaha neighborhoods. The schools create an environment in which important emotional, cognitive and behavioral skills foster academic achievement.

It is their dream that children in Omaha neighborhoods have the same opportunities as children in more affluent neighborhoods. Schools are anchors in the community, keeping neighborhoods strong and vibrant. The education and support they provide transforms thousands of lives.

CUES is a bold educational initiative providing centralized leadership and governance to three urban elementary schools in Omaha serving a majority of low-income students and families. For more information, go to cuesschools.org.