The Home has been bustling with excitement this summer as the youth have been busy studying, working, and squeezing in recreation activities. Taking a break from the traditional school day, the young men in our Inspiration Hill Residential Care Program are attending summer school only in the mornings. They are determined to keep up the
Joe and April Wickiser have made it a holiday tradition to give back to those less fortunate. In year’s past, they have adopted families and brightened their holidays by providing gifts and groceries. While the Wickiser’s are grateful that they are in a position to support those in their community through this adoption program, this
Outside Dr. Anthony Dancer’s office in the Wurdeman Learning Center is what some may consider just writing on the wall. To the youth seated in the classrooms across the hall, it’s motivation to study harder.
Ken “Coach” Carter – immortalized by Samuel L. Jackson in the movie Coach Carter – is the keynote speaker for the Omaha Home for Boys’ Imagine Our Youth fundraising gala. The Imagine Our Youth gala is Thursday, September 15, at the Embassy Suites Omaha-LaVista. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and speaker presentation.
Longtime member Darren Carlson was appointed Chairman of the Omaha Home for Boys’ board of directors Jan. 12 during the first meeting of 2016. A partner in Omaha’s Carlson & Burnett Law Firm, Carlson received his B.S.in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University in 1985, and earned his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude from Creighton
The Omaha Home for Boys’ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.
More than 230 people gathered at Cooper Memorial Farm and the Omaha Home for Boys’ 52nd and Ames campus Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2, to commemorate 9-plus decades of strengthening and supporting youth, young adults and families.
This award is to fund OHB Transitional and Independent Living Programs. Thanks to the generosity of United Way donors, young men and women in the Home’s Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living and Branching Out® Independent Living programs will receive additional support.
Ron Ahrens, who has extensive experience in residential care programming and administration, has joined the Omaha Home for Boys as the new Residential Program Director.
In his new role, Ahrens oversees many of the campus departments, including residential living for youth and house parents, admissions and family services, wellness and recreation, education and food services.
The youth from the Home’s Anderson Cottage won by a whopping 27 points over second-place Neef Cottage to win the2015 Omaha Home for Boys Winter Olympics. Bruner Cottage finished third. The Cottage champs and individual medal winners were recognized February 18 during evening dinner. The four-week, 13-event Olympics — which included mostly traditional summer Olympic