Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 20, 2012

Join D2 Center Staff for Cross-City Re-engagement Center Webinar, Jan. 31, 2012

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Greg Emmel, one of our D2 Center directors, will be participating in a free webinar sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute). “Reengagement Centers: Key Element in a City Strategy to Recover Dropouts” will feature representatives from re-engagement centers including Philadelphia, Boston, and the D2 Center here in Omaha.

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January 11, 2012

History of the D2 Center Packasso Project Mural

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A few months ago I heard about the Packasso Project, which is a group of Omaha South High Magnet School students who apply their talents as graffiti artists to beautify the community. I found their Facebook page and was immediately impressed with the quality and range of their work. Their quality speaks for itself in the picture below, and, as for their range, on their Facebook page you will find a colorful pickup truck, school buses, and both indoor and outdoor murals. I found their artwork to be sophisticated yet playful and wanted to learn more, so I scheduled to meet with their sponsor at South High, Fairouz Bishara.

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January 03, 2012

Happy New Year from the D2 Center

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The holidays are over… After some time off, we’re back, re-energized, and ready to get back into the swing of things. What are your 2012 new year’s resolutions? Eating healthier, exercising more, reading more and watching less TV perhaps? What about getting back into school and working towards your high school diploma?

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