The mission of the D2 Center is to connect out-of-school and disengaged youth ages 15-21 into an educational pathway with other resources and supports needed to earn a high school diploma and prepare for post-secondary opportunities and a career. See D2 Center staff contact information.

We offer several elective credit classes at the D2 Center for students who need alternative ways to earn high school credit. Our certified teachers specialize in creating a small, caring classroom environment with a focus on individual students and their success.

Students can also participate in our Careers & Community Engagement Program through activities that help identify career interests, strengths, and post-secondary opportunities.

Our services consist of individualized planning and support for academic success including credit attainment, youth advocacy, and multiple pathways to earn a high school diploma. We’ve designed our program based on best practices from national models and research.

We’re located in The Center at 42nd & Center on the fifth floor in Suite 503.

D2 Center Value Statements

•    We develop individualized solutions for disengaged students through a creative team approach
•    We build genuine, long-lasting relationships with youth
•    We connect youth with community resources and empower them to improve their life circumstances
•    We help youth maximize their potential to be successful in school, post-secondary, and career endeavors

Passionate | Persistent | Committed


Our Board of Directors

  • Dr. Jerry M. Bartee

    Community Volunteer

  • Mr. Jerry Bexten

    Director of Education Initiatives, The Sherwood Foundation (President)

  • Mrs. Susan Christopherson

    Director of Secondary Education, Omaha Public Schools

  • Mr. Greg Emmel

    Executive Director, D2 Center (Secretary)

  • Ms. Caroline Hinrichs

    Client and Community Engagement, HDR

  • Dominique McDaniel

    Student, D2 Center

  • Karina Mejia Garcia

    Student, D2 Center

  • Ms. Lauren Micek Vargas

    Assistant Public Defender, Douglas County (NE)

  • Ms. Carolyn T. Miller

    Executive Director, D2 Center (Treasurer)

  • Mr. Daniel Padilla

    Retail Bank Officer, First National Bank

  • Dr. Katie Weitz

    Executive Director, Weitz Family Foundation

Our Staff

    July 19, 2017

    D2 Center Literacy & Life Skills Class: Fri. July 21-Fri. Aug. 4, 2017 (9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. weekdays)

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    June 26, 2017

    D2 Center Better Family Health Class: Wed. July 5-Wed. July 19, 2017 (9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. weekdays)

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