Many CUES (cuesschools.org/donate) families face difficult financial circumstances. Sacred Heart, All Saints and Holy Name anchor their Omaha neighborhoods, providing a faith-based education for preschool through eighth grade children with individualized student and family support services connecting families to community resources. Consisting of three team members, the Student and Family Support program provides families with social emotional learning support, high school transition assistance and debt reduction resources. CUES community partners include Completely Kids, Boys Town and the Hope Center for Kids.
According to the Children’s Bureau, parents living below the poverty level often have difficulties meeting basic economic needs for their families, such as paying for rent, food, utilities, clothing, education, accommodations, health care, health insurance, transportation and child care. By focusing on the entire family, CUES gives parents the tools they need to help their children be successful in school. Examples of success include:
- Since 2019, 52 CUES parents and faculty members graduated from the Omaha Bridges Out of Poverty Getting Ahead Class. Previously the host of two Getting Ahead classes, CUES will host a third this October.
- This year, 11 CUES alumni graduating from high school, with an average GPA near 3.5, completed four years with the Upward Bound program at Creighton University.
- During the last four years, the Director of Student and Family Support made personal home visits to over 100 CUES families.
CUES relies on donor support to provide these essential services to families. Donations can be made at cuesschools.org/donate.