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Center’s event equals more than just giving

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 3:06 pm

By Doug Norby Walking into the ballroom at the Center for People in Need’s annual Giving Thanksgiving event can be a little overwhelming. Hundreds... [READ MORE]


ELL: Teaching English to children of refugees

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm

By Kaitlin Karins When a student who has the potential to be accepted into the English Language Learner program enters Lincoln Public Schools, three... [READ MORE]


Prayer vigil for Syrians is a welcome gesture

Posted on December 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm

By Bailey Neel On Nov. 13, 2015, ISIS terrorists killed 130 people in Paris, the deadliest attack in France since World War II. In... [READ MORE]


Mosaic graphic: Where Nebraska’s refugees have been coming from

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 1:24 pm

By Sophia Tatum Mass numbers of people around the world are being forced to leave their homes because of unrest in their native countries,... [READ MORE]


Volunteers key to center doing its job

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm

By Kaitlin Karins As the holiday season approaches, refugees and low-income families rely on the Center for People in Need in order to celebrate.... [READ MORE]


Omaha neighborhood association battles to keep its community center

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm

By Jeff Renken For the past 16 years, the Gifford Park Neighborhood Association has battled Omaha Public Schools to get an elementary school back... [READ MORE]


Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has... [READ MORE]


In Plymouth, Nebraska, a taste of home

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 9:10 am

By Mara Klecker Jess Wollenburg misses the food the most. The spices, the texture, the different kinds of noodles. She cooks remembered recipes now,... [READ MORE]


Family literacy program helps parents cope

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 7:13 am

By Kaitlin Karins Every morning after taking his son to McPhee Elementary School, Jorge Corrales makes his way to his family literacy class at... [READ MORE]


Academy hones leadership skills

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 6:04 am

By Kollin Miller The entire bus ride to Washington, D.C., Dieudonne Manirakiza sat very excited, but at the same time, nervous. The traffic certainly... [READ MORE]


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Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has created an uninhabitable place of violence and danger. More than a third of the population has abandoned the country in hopes of finding something better beyond the borders. Unfortunately for these […]

December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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Search continues for family history

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to my mom. Unfortunately, there are no records that prove this to be true. These vague unproven answers fuel more questions. I don’t know the names of my family members who immigrated […]

October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

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Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be starting completely over 13 years later in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Pirali began his college career in January 2003, majoring in physics. After one year he decided to leave […]

December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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Pastor works to help diverse communities

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas on one wall face a photo of his former Nigerian home on the other. It’s warm for a November morning in Omaha, yet Vitalis wears a wool top coat. He emigrated […]

December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

Work

Pastor works to help diverse communities

By Jeff Renken Father Vitalis Anyanike speaks quietly sitting behind the cluttered desk in the small office at the Holy Name Church’s rectory. Diplomas on one wall face a photo of his former Nigerian home on the other. It’s warm for a November morning in Omaha, yet Vitalis wears a wool top coat. He emigrated […]

December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

Community

Omaha plans for Syrians at preliminary stage

By Bailey Neel The tragedy and turmoil has been broadcast around the globe. Millions of Syrians have fled their country because civil war has created an uninhabitable place of violence and danger. More than a third of the population has abandoned the country in hopes of finding something better beyond the borders. Unfortunately for these […]

December 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Contributors

Search continues for family history

By Chasity Blair Where do I come from? Where did my family members come from? The answer: Scottish, English, Indian and Irish, according to my mom. Unfortunately, there are no records that prove this to be true. These vague unproven answers fuel more questions. I don’t know the names of my family members who immigrated […]

October 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Our Stories

Arriving with a physics degree, he starts over

By Rhett Muller When Faris Pirali first started college at the University of Mosul in Iraq, he would have never guessed he would be starting completely over 13 years later in Lincoln, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Pirali began his college career in January 2003, majoring in physics. After one year he decided to leave […]

December 10, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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