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Category: Events

September 19, 2016

Back to School Kickoff Event

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Four D2 Center staff members assisted with planning and participated in the 3rd annual Back to School Kickoff at the South Campus of Metropolitan Community College (MCC) on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The event is a partnership with the GOALS Center, the Latino Center of the Midlands, Metropolitan Community College, and the D2 Center. Attendees had dinner, won door prizes and got valuable information about the importance of attendance to success in school. Pictured are D2 Center YAN Crystal Cardenas with student Karina.

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May 19, 2016

Omaha Gives! May 25, 2016

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The D2 Center is pleased to participate in Omaha Gives! again this year. Omaha Gives! is an annual 24-hour online charitable event, starting at midnight on Wednesday, May 25. Please consider donating to the D2 Center to help us as we support students in their efforts to earn a high school diploma. With your contributions we can earn a generous $3,581 match from our staff and Board of Directors! The minimum donation is $10, and every dollar helps!

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March 25, 2016

Fifth Annual NLC Reengagement Plus! Convening, Dubuque, IA, March 16-18, 2016

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Last week, co-director Greg Emmel and I were in Dubuque, IA, for the fifth annual National League of Cities Reengagement Plus! Convening. This year’s host, Reengage Dubuque, is a partnership between the Dubuque Community School District, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), and Project HOPE (through the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque). We got to see these reengagement efforts in action through site visits (Dubuque Senior High School, Hempstead High School, Alternative Learning Center, and Reengage Dubuque at NICC), presentations, and discussions. Dubuque provides an excellent example of partnerships making a real impact. Best of all we got to hear from several students themselves about how Reengage Dubuque has helped them make positive changes in their lives.

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