The Learning Community Coordinating Council voted to establish a new elementary learning center in the heart of South Omaha. It is the first of two centers planned for 2012 and part of a long-term strategy to help children from low-income families succeed in school. The South Omaha elementary learning center will be located temporarily at 5211 S. 31st Street until a permanent location is found.
The center will offer support services which may include classes in English and high school equivalency. The program will be run by OneWorld Community Health Centers, with Boys Town providing parenting classes.
The Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties has expanded programs to positively impact school age children and their families. This year, over $3 million in funding is targeted to reach more than 8,000 school children and their families.
Created by the Nebraska Legislature, the Learning Community strives to unite metro area school districts around common goals to maximize student success in the classroom. By working to establish a collaborative environment with its 11 member school districts, the Learning Community is focused on measurable standards for academic excellence, increased diversity, educational opportunity and equity.
To learn more about the Learning Community,please visit their website www.learningcommunityds.org.