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Bringing Students Back to the Center: A Resource Guide for Implementing and Enhancing Re-Engagement Centers for Out-of-School Youth

Funded by the US Department of Education and conducted by the Millennium Group, LLC and Johns Hopkins University Everyone Graduates Center, and available on the US Department of Education website.

Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America’s Schools

Written by practitioners, policy analysts, and young people, the book Reengagement: Bringing Students Back to America’s Schools captures current experience and unresolved issues in the reengagement field. Read the Press Release or order a copy.

Student Resources

D2 Center Students Page on Facebook

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Keep up with the latest D2 Center news, and connect with other D2 Center students and staff on our D2 Center Students Page on Facebook, which is focused on information our students care about.


D2 Center Partners

Douglas County Juvenile Probation

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D2 Center staff members work with probation officers to improve educational outcomes for youth on probation who voluntarily participate in the D2 Center program.

Education Quest

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Free college planning services: research colleges, explore career options, look for scholarships, complete and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and learn about student loans.

Heartland Workforce Solutions

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Heartland Workforce Solutions offers programs that can help you determine the educational and/or employment goals that can make your dreams a reality. The Partnership for Youth Development can help you realize your education and training goals, identify a career path, sharpen your job skills and attain a satisfying career.

Job Corps

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Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and Gateway to College

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Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is a comprehensive, full-service community college that offers affordable, quality education to the four-county service area of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. MCC offers 175+ degrees and awards in arts, business and office careers, computing and electronics, culinary, horticulture, health, industrial and technical trades, public service and transfer programs.

The Gateway to College Program is a school option that allows for dual credits for a high school diploma and MCC college credits. The MCC Express at 24th & Vinton offers free tutoring, ESL classes, GED classes, an open computer lab, and other services.

National League of Cities

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Many cities are home to a large number of young adults who have not finished school, and lack a clear pathway to do so. In response, a growing number of cities have put specific strategies in place for youth and young adults aged 16 to 24. These efforts include the establishment of one-stop reengagement centers or virtual equivalents that offer a range of services, including referrals to school completion options and support to re-enroll. As the Reengagement Network hub, NLC assists cities in exploring and pursuing reengagement policy and programming.

Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative: Teen & Young Parent Program

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The Teen & Young Parent Program (TYPP) can provide parents with prenatal education, parenting education, support to remain in school, or anything in between. The program is a comprehensive, integrated system of early health, academic, and family services. The TYPP is committed to ensuring that families of young children (birth to eight) receives support to promote healthy lifestyles and to increase educational attainment for parents and their children.

Omaha Public Schools (OPS)

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A services agreement between OPS and the D2 Center creates a partnership with the school district where the D2 Center now assists OPS with outreach to students who have already withdrawn from school or who are showing signs of disengagement and potentially dropping out of school. The goal is to both reduce the number of dropouts as well as to encourage students who left the district but are eligible to enroll to reenroll back into school.

Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Multiple Pathways

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OPS offers several alternative pathways to graduation including Accelere’, Independent Studies Program, UNO / OPS Middle College Program, Gateway to College, and Adult High School.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

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Sexual and reproductive health care provider and education for women and men.

Project Everlast, Project Employment, and The Opportunity Passport

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Programs for students who are or have been in foster care with a variety of services, including assistance with homeless issues and independent living, housing, job readiness and placement, and physical and mental health.

Youth Emergency Services (YES)

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Offering assistance with homeless issues and emergency housing, independent living, food and clothing, job training, domestic violence, and medical and dental services.

    March 13, 2023

    National Youth Advocacy & Resilience Conference, Savannah, GA, March 5-8, 2023

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    March 01, 2023

    Blackburn College and Career Champions College Expo, Feb. 2023

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