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October 26, 2023


Executive Director Juliet Summers presents to Creighton Law students. 

From the Policy Desk...

Sign Us Up! We'd Love to Speak to Your Group or Organization.

Do you have a group that is interested in learning more about child well-being in Nebraska and ways to get involved in moving state policy forward for kids?  

Throughout the year, Voices for Children team members speak at events and for groups around the state, sharing data, legislative advocacy training, and opportunities for involvement in advocacy around child welfare, juvenile justice, child health, and family economic security.

Last week, our Executive Director Juliet joined Special Olympics Nebraska at their annual retreat to discuss the Nebraska Unicameral and legislative advocacy. This week, our Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator Nia is joining a panel with East/West Courageous Conversations, led by Pastor Michael Williams, to discuss Creating Healthy Families.

Please CONTACT US if you'd like us to come speak to your group! We'd love the opportunity to tell our story!

Voices' Nungesser to Testify at State Capitol Friday 

Though it may seem quieter during the interim periods between legislative sessions, our policy team is hard at work sharing information with senators, preparing bills and agenda items for the coming session, and sharing insights through the interim study process.

This Friday, Policy Coordinator Katie Nungesser will be at the State Capitol to testify before the Appropriations Committee on LR 167, Senator Danielle Conrad's interim study resolution to examine the long-term fiscal sustainability of and how to best direct funding toward the most effective uses of Nebraska's federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds.  

TANF is a federal funding stream meant to support the lowest-income Nebraska children, but too much of our block grant is currently sitting in a state investment account rather than helping kids thrive.

You can submit YOUR OWN COMMENT and tune in to the hearing LIVE on Friday morning  at 9 a.m. Thank you to Senator Conrad for bringing LR 167, and to Chairman Robert Clements for holding the upcoming hearing! 

Contact Nia at nwilliams@voicesforchildren.com.

Be Part of Our Youth Council!

Our Youth Council has found new life and we're excited to welcome youth to gain their perspective and hear their voices! 

If you're interested in learning more about our Youth Council or know a young person who might be interested, contact Nia for more information. 



We are hard at work on the 2023 Kids Count in Nebraska Report, and as always, we need photos of Nebraska kids for the cover!

Send your favorite photos of your Nebraska kids learning, playing, and thriving to Research Coordinator Josh Shirk by December 1, and they could be featured cover models on our report next year. Thank you! 


Bring the Family to Chuck E. Cheese Nov. 10 and Give Back to Voices for Children

Since the 1970s, Chuck E. Cheese has been famous for its pizza, parties and prizes -- all with the goal of being the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®

Between 3 and 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, bring the family to Omaha's Chuck E. Cheese at 76th and Dodge streets and GIVE BACK to Voices for Children in Nebraska. During this time, 20 percent of your order will be donated to Voices for Children to help us advocate on behalf of Nebraska's children and families. 

Please make sure to tell your server and the cashier that you're there supporting Voices for Children.

Come make some lifelong memories for you and your family Nov. 10 and GIVE BACK in the process. We look forward to celebrating with you!


  Thank You for Helping Us Make a Difference     in the Daily Lives of Nebraska's Kids!

The work we do every day on behalf of families and children COULD NOT HAPPEN without the support and participation we receive from YOU. Your generosity allows us to remain an independent voice for Nebraska's kids. 

Get in Touch: voices@voicesforchildren.com | (402) 597-3100

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