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August 22, 2019

What Is Reengagement?

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As a Reengagement Center, one of the primary goals of the D2 Center is to do outreach to students who have withdrawn from school but are eligible to reenroll. This effort complements our work of supporting students who are in the process of disengaging from school or are off track to graduate on time. Since the fall of 2016, the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) / D2 Center Services Agreement allows the D2 Center to work in partnership with the district to reengage students. The D2 Center is provided “dropout lists” and basic student information for this task.

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December 15, 2014

Reengagement Network Meeting, Portland, OR, Dec. 10-11, 2014

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The 2014 Reengagement Plus Convening was held in Portland, Oregon on December 10 and 11. The gathering of 250 people from 38 communities in 22 states included site visits to Portland’s Reconnection Center as well as a variety of alternative schools in the Portland School District.  D2 Center Board President Jerry Bexten provided the welcome to the group at the opening session and Andrew Moore of the National League of Cities provided the keynote address. A variety of topics were discussed at the convening including best practices for reengagement centers, governance, funding, data, partnerships, and integration of employment and training, to name a few. The blurry photo shows Portland Mayor Charlie Hales addressing the group at City Hall as Andy Moore of the National League of Cities looks on.  Also attending from the D2 Center were Executive Director Greg Emmel and Intake Specialist and Youth Academic Navigator Netta Prince.

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May 01, 2014

New Addition to the D2 Center

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Executive Director Carolyn Miller visited the D2 Center on April 30 with daughter Margo and the latest addition to the D2 Center family, 8-week-old Meredith.  The D2 Center staff enjoyed the visit and are looking forward to Carolyn’s return to work on May 12, 2014!

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