OPS Presents New Portfolio of Academic Programs for Students

By JoAnna LeFlores-Ejike* Focused on engaging students, increasing graduation rates and connecting high school classes to life after graduation, Omaha Public Schools announced a new chapter of opportunities for students: The Omaha Public Schools College & Career Academies and Pathways. Beginning in Fall 2021, the program is the result of detailed evaluations, planning for future […]

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Climbing the career ladder for a brighter future

By Karlha Velásquez Rivas   (Omaha Jobs)    In December, El Perico held a Zoom Round Table discussion with an employment  counselor and several experts from different institutions. They discussed ways for the  Hispanic community to acquire the necessary skills to improve opportunities to find  jobs with livable wages.     Hope for adults  Alejandra Sinecio is senior program director of the National Able Network (NAN), an organization that helps with training and education in Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties. She spoke about helping adults find economic opportunities, focusing on low-income families, many of whom find it difficult to […]

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More than 300,000 migrants could be deported after Federal Court ruling to end TPS

Redacted by El Perico. Omaha.– 50 days after November’s presidential election, and in search of Latinx votes, Donald Trump’s administration lashed out at immigrants again. The Federal Court of Appeals in California ruled on Monday in favor of the U.S. government’s decision to terminate Temporary Protection Status (TPS) that allows more than 300,000 migrants from […]

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Non-profit Organizations of Omaha in a Peaceful Protest to Educate People about Families Separations by ICE

By Eneris A. Bernard Santos The non-profit organizations A Light for Omaha, Young Progressives of Nebraska and ProBlac have gathered forces to sponsor an educational protest about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) at Douglas County Courthouse this Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 6pm. According to an Instagram post from ProBlac, the protest in fat is […]

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