Kids Can Community Center ( offer many thanks to Dr. Maria Arbelaez from University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of History, as she has graciously archived 115 years’ worth of Kids Can, formerly Social Settlement, documents. Her dedication has been instrumental in preserving the rich history of Kids Can, ensuring that their incredible legacy remains intact for generations to come, potentially extending beyond another 100 years. Dr. Arbelaez’s efforts in archiving these documents not only honor the organization’s past, but also pave the way for future endeavors by safeguarding the history and heritage of Kids Can Community Center.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of children in the Omaha community, you can help by volunteering, mentoring or donating. There are a variety of easy-to-give programs, such as AmazonSmile, Baker’s Plus and TAGG, available to choose from.

At Kids Can Community Center, their mission is to educate, engage and inspire children through early childhood education and care (from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Monday-Friday for children ages 18 months to five years old) as well as out of school experiences. Founded in 1908 as Social Settlement Association, the organization has evolved over the past century to meet the continually changing needs of children and families in the community. Learn more at