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Avenue Scholars

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Year Founded:
2008
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Ken Bird, Ed.D., President/CEO
Main Address:
7101 Mercy Road
Suite 240
Omaha, NE 68106

What We Do

Avenue Scholars’ mission is to ensure careers for committed students of hope and need through education/training and supportive relationships.

Avenue Scholars provides individualized support services to help students from low-income backgrounds identify and ultimately enter financially sustaining careers. Each Avenue Scholar is assigned a Career Coach, who provides long-term comprehensive support and guides students’ personal and career-related development during their junior and senior years of high school, through postsecondary education/training and into a career. Our Business Outreach Team also engages area businesses to provide career exploration, preparation, and placement opportunities to Avenue Scholars.

Interesting Info

Avenue Scholars has served over 3,000 students since its inception in 2008.
Avenue Scholars students are employed in approximately 300 businesses in the Omaha area.
Avenue Scholars seeks to connect youth with gainful employment opportunities while address high-demand workforce needs in the Omaha community.

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