May 20 – Omaha Gives day

You can donate to PRI from now through May 20.

One of PRI’s most important recent projects was to analyze Nebraska’s child welfare system (download 583kb) and make recommendations to improve results for all the many children and families caught up in the system.

Watch a moving news story about one of our listening sessions.



Board of Advisors

  • Scharol Bronson – Community Advocate.
  • Renee Franklin, M.A. – Executive Director of Elementary Learning Centers of the Omaha-Sarpy County Learning Community.
  • Donald Frey, M.D. – Creighton University Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics; Associate Professor, Creighton University Medical Center; Chair, Department of Family Practice; Dr. Roland L. Kleeberger Endowed Chair.
  • Kieran McCarney – Nebraska State AFL-CIO Communications Director.
  • Kathy Jo Peterson, MSW – Adjunct Professor: Metropolitan Community College, UNO, Creighton.
  • Melanie Smotherman-Williams – Founder and executive director of the Family Advocacy Movement.
  • RK Piper – Research Coordinator, Center for Public Affairs Research, UNO.
  • Hendrik van den Berg, Ph.D. – Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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