The D2 Center partnered with the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) this summer in June and July and is offering three classes to D2 Center students and a few other OPS students who are trying to graduate. All the classes are taught remotely utilizing Zoom meetings, cell phone, and email. Twenty-nine students are taking 41 classes including an English elective and a new D2 Center elective, “Navigating Your Future.” The English elective is taught by Jodie Martinez and Kathy Kocsis. Navigating Your Future is taught by Ms. Martinez and Clem Bell. Special units in this new class are taught by math teacher Terry Kocsis and D2 Center Career Navigators John Moore and Bette Norton Ball. All D2 Center teachers are Nebraska-certified. Many of the students are also taking virtual classes through OPS. Best wishes to these students to earn as many credits as possible this summer!
Congratulations to these D2 Center students who earned scholarships for college this spring! We are so proud of you, your hard work and perseverance.
Huge congratulations are in order! These graduates earned their diplomas this past spring — despite all the complications and difficulties brought by COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, these D2 Center students overcame various — often multiple — barriers, then were able to complete high school and ultimately (and virtually) walk across that commencement stage. We are so proud of you, your hard work, and your persistence!
In order to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our staff and students, as of the end of Friday, March 13, the D2 Center has closed our physical office and moved to a remote work model.
The D2 Center Annual Report (PDF) for the 2018-2019 fiscal year is now available. Our Annual Report offers information about the students we serve, program outcomes, and our organization overall. High-level results for the year include:
— 368 total students served in the Youth Academic Navigator (YAN) program — an all-time high;
— 65 additional students served in OPS Multiple Pathways programs by D2 Center Career Navigators;
— 79 students graduated from high school — also an all-time high; and
— 250 outreach attempts to withdrawn students through our re-engagement partnership with Omaha Public Schools (OPS).