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Big Brother forms long-lasting relationship with mentee, organization

Growing up, Ben Ries’ parents shared the importance of giving back to the community. Ries continues to live his family’s values through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. Ries, a current board member at Big Brothers Big Sisters, started volunteering through the program in 2010 after completing his graduate degree. “I just realized that

By |2019-03-25T09:00:51-05:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Big Brother forms long-lasting relationship with mentee, organization

Shaking It up for Students provides networking opportunities

Networking is everything when it comes to starting a career. At Shaking It up for Students, Nebraska business leaders recently came together to build connections with local college students. The event, hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was sponsored by College Possible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college admission and

By |2019-03-13T11:06:13-05:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shaking It up for Students provides networking opportunities

Local students rock hands-on educational challenges through Careerockit

Students at Fullerton Elementary School and Gretna High School recently rocked educational challenges alongside Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative aiming to inspire local students by connecting them with businesses, which host events for students to gain hands-on experiences in a career field.

By |2019-02-25T13:21:49-05:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Local students rock hands-on educational challenges through Careerockit

Salvation Army program brings joy to Omaha families at Christmastime

The Salvation Army receives hundreds of applications for its Adopt-A-Family program each year. The families who qualify are facing significant hardships and are unable to afford a Christmas dinner, new toys and warm clothes for their children. Some are low income single parent families, some are large families where a parent has been laid off

By |2018-01-03T16:35:37-05:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Salvation Army program brings joy to Omaha families at Christmastime