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What We Believe

Our Core Values

Collective Impact

Collective Impact is a process of structured collaboration for community change first identified by FSG, and defined as:  The commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a complex social problem.

Community Ownership

A community effort led by its own community members. This local leadership ensures the best understanding of the community needs and resources which results in well-informed, relevant, and sustainable efforts that fit their community.

Primary Prevention

A universal approach that addresses the community context and touches every family in the community to ensure basic needs are met. This means ensuring access to early childhood education, housing, jobs with living wages, and positive informal supports – all the things that families need to grow healthy, thriving kids.

Race, Equity and Inclusion Framework

As a partnership, Bring Up Nebraska is looking to assess changes in well-being informed by data and an analysis of root causes of inequities to further understand different dimensions of biases with the goal of achieving equitable opportunities for all families.

Two-Generation Approach

Two-generation (2Gen) approaches build family well-being by intentionally and simultaneously working with children and the adults in their lives together. As children, parents, and families grow and change across their lifespan, 2Gen approaches align opportunities to help families pursue their goals and thrive, optimizing each person’s potential along the way. The results are healthy parents with family-supporting jobs, healthy children meeting developmental milestones, and better-connected individuals able to participate in civic and family life.

Visit the Aspen Institute website to learn more about the 2Gen approach.

Youth and Family Leadership, Partnership, and Empowerment

Intentional opportunities for people to have a voice in decisions affecting them by prioritizing the voices of those with lived experience to design, develop and implement policies and practices.

Our Impact This Year

  • Children/Young Adults Served in 2020

    Over 9,000

  • Parents Supported in 2020

    Over 4,300

  • Service Professionals Trained in 2020

    Nearly 300

  • Counties Working with Bring Up Nebraska

    75 and Growing

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