There's something for everyone at the Kroc Center: fitness and recreation, art and music, worship and spiritual growth, aquatics, live music performances, child care, a teen center, and so much more. These programs offer opportunities for families to stimulate their minds, bodies and spirits together. Learn more.
Across America, 1 in 5 kids are alone and unsupervised from 3 to 6 p.m., leading to a sharp rise in juvenile crime and victimization. Our after-school programs at the Omaha Kroc Center, Citadel Worship Community Center and North Corps Community Center diminish that risk by providing a safe place for kids to socialize and enjoy fun, enriching educational opportunities. While kids benefit from homework help, literacy building, tutoring and Bible study, parents can focus on their jobs knowing their children are safe in a supervised setting.
Children growing up in low-income families don't always have opportunities to engage in new experiences or explore the great outdoors. At our day camps and overnight summer camps, kids play sports, learn to swim, enjoy arts and music, and try their hand at new activities like fishing, hiking, archery, boating and camping. This exciting environment also provides added social development and the opportunity to meet new people. Learn more about the Gene Eppley Camp near Bellevue, Nebraska, and the Black Hills Camp near Rapid City, South Dakota.
Our Pathway of Hope program specifically aims to halt the cycle of intergenerational poverty by offering a strengths-based casework approach to families with children 18 years of age and younger. Services include financial counseling and planning, job training and referrals, assistance with housing, and spiritual support. Client data shows a marked increase in stability and earned income for participants enrolled in the program. Pathway of Hope works with people where they are, offering practical guidance to help families achieve their big-picture goals, one step at a time.
Our Early Head Start program is a federally funded center-based program that serves low-income infants, toddlers, pregnant women and families. We come alongside parents to enhance their children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, in addition to providing the support and resources to fulfill their parental roles and move toward self-sufficiency. Pregnant women also find help accessing prenatal and postpartum care. Learn more.
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