Learning Community Center of South Omaha
As part of MPHTC's field placement program, Emily Blanchard, an MPH Student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, has been working with the Learning Community Center of South Omaha. The LCCSO works to challenge the opportunity gap through early childhood education, family engagement and educational preparation programs. Their clients are children and their families (a two generation approach), and their partners are school districts and community organizations. The combined mission statement and goals of the LCCSO are to demonstrate, share, and implement more effective practices to measurably improve educational outcomes for children and families in poverty. Their vision is that all children within the Learning Community achieve academic success without regard to social or economic circumstance.