Category: Events

May 21, 2018

D2 Center and Omaha Gives! May 23, 2018

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Please join the D2 Center this Wednesday, May 23, for Omaha Gives!, the local 24-hour charitable challenge from the Omaha Community Foundation and American National Bank. Donations start at $10 and we appreciate any and every gift towards our mission of reengaging high school students on the path to their high school diploma.

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December 28, 2017

Xenon Academy Tour, Dec. 2018

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D2 Center and Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Independent Studies Program students attended a tour of Xenon Academy on Thursday, December 21, 2018. D2 Center Career Navigator John Moore and OPS Accelere Futures Specialist Megan Dimmitt also attended.

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December 20, 2017

2017 Western Regional Reengagement Plus! Convening, Tacoma, WA

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D2 Center directors Greg Emmel and Carolyn Miller and Youth Academic Navigator (YAN) Kelsey Hansen attended the 2017 Western Regional Reengagement Plus! Convening in Tacoma, WA, December 6-8, 2017. As always the conference provided excellent networking opportunities and many chances to share best practices, along with site visits to different locations around Washington State where we could observe reengagement in action. In addition to in-depth discussion sessions with reengagement colleagues from across the Western U.S., we heard from speakers Carla J Santorno (Superintendent, Tacoma Public Schools), Chris Reykdal (Washington State Superintendent), and Mayor of Tacoma Marilyn Strickland — plus, as always, our fearless leader, Andrew Moore, who spearheads the National League of Cities Reengagement Network, of which we’ve been a part since 2011. Here’s more about the Washington State Open Doors Youth Reengagement system – it was wonderful to see all the coordinated reengagement efforts underway across the state.

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November 15, 2017

D2 Center at the 10th Annual State of Education in North Omaha Summit

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D2 Center Youth Academic Navigator (YAN) Curtis Morgan and two of his students, Brandon and James, attended the 10th Annual State of Education in North Omaha Summit on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The D2 Center had a resource table at the Summit, and Executive Director Greg Emmel gave an update to the North Omaha community on the progress and work of the D2 Center including the partnership with OPS on dropout reengagement.

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September 19, 2017

4th Annual Back-to-School Kickoff: Attend, Achieve, Graduate!

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The 4th Annual Back-to-School Kickoff event was held at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) South on Thursday, Sept 14, 2017. This year’s theme was “Attend, Achieve, Graduate!” Sponsors of this family event were the D2 Center, the Latino Center of the Midlands, the GOALS Center, and MCC. Over one hundred students and family members attended along with many more community agency representatives, volunteers, and staff. Activities included breakout sessions, a motivational speaker, dinner, and a raffle for prizes. Thanks to organizers and attendees for getting the school year off to a great start!

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