New Classroom, Expanded Staff Usher in New Year at Omaha Home for Boys School

The Omaha Home for Boys School is seeing positive changes take place as 2017 gets underway. One enhancement is the expansion of the teaching staff. James Springhower joined the school staff midway through this academic year, becoming the third teacher at the school. Springhower has ten years of teaching experience both on the high school

New Year Brings New Look to OHB’s Eppley Recreation Center

The start of 2017 is bringing a new look to the Eppley Recreation Center that will have an impact far beyond the Omaha Home for Boys’ campus. Thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation, the gym floor has undergone a much needed makeover. In December, the gym floor was sanded down

Thoughts from the Archives – Visitors

Visitors…visitors…visitors. Everyone loves a visitor (at least most of the time). Here at the Home we have been fortunate enough to welcome many visitors through the years, some famous and some not as well known. In 1928 cowboy western star Tom Mix came to see us and posed with the boys on the front steps

They’re My Boys

Administrator retiring from Omaha Home for Boys remains close to those she’s guided The following article was written by Reece Ristau and appeared in the Omaha World-Herald on August 5, 2016. Since the time of publication, Ruth Roose has retired from Omaha Home for Boys and is enjoying time with her family. After nearly two

She stressed about the perfect Christmas gifts, but then this happened…

      I stress myself out every year at Christmas time. Not because of the baking, preparing for company, decorating or the lack of time to get it all done, but because I want to find the perfect Christmas gifts for my residents at Jacobs’ Place. I stress about making sure everyone has the same

Holiday Giving Leads Former Youth Back to OHB 40 Years Later

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

Tree Dedicated in Honor of Former Home Facilities Director

On November 22 we had the pleasure of hosting the family of Dan Koziol for a tree dedication in Dan’s honor. Dan worked at Omaha Home for Boys from May 2011 until his untimely death on July 4, 2015 at the age of 60. During the four short years that Dan worked at the Home,

Youth Inspired by Dr. D’s Charting System

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 Headlines Omaha Home for Boys’ Fundraising Gala

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.

Carlson Appointed Board Chair of Omaha Home for Boys

Darren Carlson

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