日益增长的家庭

Connecting BIPOC students to the people
and opportunities that will help shape
他们在奥马哈的职业生涯.

扩大视野.
深化根.

When Omaha’s best and brightest seek higher education outside the state, we want to make sure we keep them connected to home. Growing Home is a mentorship program that helps students that identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color (BIPOC) build a professional network, find internships and explore careers in Omaha while they earn their degrees. With the connections students make through this program, they will be well positioned to start a career here in Omaha.

它是如何工作的.

 

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应用

Applications for scholars and mentors are accepted in the spring of each year.

得到匹配

Our team will match scholars with mentors based on career interests.

参与

Scholars participate in programs and receive mentorship throughout the school year.

学者可以期待什么.

Students receive professional development training and mentorship from Omaha professionals and will be connected to internship opportunities in Omaha over summer break. With the connections they make through this program, students will be well situated to start a career in Omaha after they graduate.

Students selected to participate in Growing Home must commit to full participation the various program activities, 包括:

  • Regular communication with their mentor through the 24/25 academic year
  • Attend career development and business visits during summer 2024
  • Students will receive a stipend for successful participation in the program.

To be eligible, students must fulfill the following criteria.

  • May 2024 graduate from an Omaha-area high school

  • Attend a higher education institution and identify as a part of the BIPOC community.

Applicants will be reviewed based on their academic and community involvement and thoughtful answers to the questions in the application. Please provide all requested documentation.

Please complete the student application by Friday, March 29, 2024, at 11:59 pm. 如果您有问题,请博天堂线上娱乐 Janique Hayes, Director for Inclusive Workforce Strategy, jhayes@oliyer.com

导师的期望.

Growing Home mentors share their professional experience with their mentees—helping students to develop connections with the Omaha business community while they are studying out-of-state. Each mentor will meet virtually with their mentee on a regular basis throughout the school year and have opportunities to connect in-person during summer break.

Mentors selected to participate in Growing Home must commit to full participation the various program activities, 包括:

  • Meet monthly with your mentee for about an hour
  • Complete an end-of-month mentee/mentor communication log
  • Attend program onboarding and debrief meetings

Any Omaha professional with interest in diversity and inclusion who is willing to share their experience with a diverse student. Mentors are matched with scholars based on a mix of criteria, including areas of career interest and alumni status. If you are not matched to this round of students, we will keep your information on record for possible future matches.

Please complete the mentor application by March 29, 2024, by 11:59 pm.

如果您有问题,请博天堂线上娱乐 Janique Hayes, Director for Inclusive Workforce Strategy, jhayes@oliyer.com.

Kori Bullard, Lincoln University

满足古里

In 2022, Growing Home matched scholar Kori Bullard with mentor Mynesha Spencer (All of Us Together Co.)

“The Growing Home program is amazing. I was able to meet other students like myself and many that have the same goals that I do. I’ve maintained those relationships as well. I’ve been able to bounce ideas and current experiences off them.”

丹雅见面

In 2022, Growing Home matched scholar DaNya Horne with mentor Christopher Tooley (Methodist Health System).

“This mentorship provided me the opportunity to meet with a health professional and my other minority peers to inspire me to work in the health field. All of the other members of the program I either went to highschool with or grew up with in the same town , it’s motivational to see representation of yourself in higher positions.”

丹雅霍恩, 路易斯安那泽维尔大学

玛拉基·奥尼尔,杰克逊州立大学

见到玛拉基书

In 2022, Growing Home matched scholar Malachi O’Neal with mentor Jai Williams (U.S. 陆军工程兵团).

“I want to be Civil Engineer when I graduate college. Growing Home gives the option to explore different fields and environments that may surround these jobs. 保持联系是很重要的. Growing Home will mentor you and make sure you are on the right track.”

关于

This program is brought to you by Commitment to Opportunity, 多样性 and Equity (CODE), a 大奥马哈商会 program, with support from the Nebraska Department of 经济发展.