The Lincoln Community Foundation's Prosper Lincoln Strategic Plan was unveiled on September 21st, and the three-prong approach is targeted at addressing Lincoln's most pressing needs: Early Childhood Education, Career Skills, and Innovation.
Principal Jeremy Ekeler is a board member on the first prong: Early Childhood Education. Primary focuses are, 1.) Increase cross-sector initiatives to advocate for high quality early childhood development, learning experiences and environments; 2.) Increase community awareness about what healthy early childhood development and learning are and what high quality programs look like, and; 3.) Increase community awareness about what healthy early childhood development and learning are and what high quality programs look like.
Ekeler said, "I was honored to be asked by Lincoln Community Foundation President Barbara Bartles to take part in this initiative. We've been hard at work since June under the great leadership of our chair, Mrs. Michelle Suarez. This work coincided perfectly with our plans at Cathedral to re-invent our approach to Early Childhood Education."
Suarez said, "We need our entire community to support the Prosper Lincoln community initiatives of early childhood, employment skills and innovation and we are thrilled with the support and commitment of the Catholic Schools and community. Our strategic plan has been carefully crafted with much input from a wide diversity of the Lincoln Community. Support and commitment from the Catholic Schools has been and will be integral to its success."
Rich Claussen, who chairs the Innovation portion of the approach commented, "I feel blessed and honored to work on such important initiatives for our community. Our collective energy and commitment to making great things happen, will do just that - make great things happen."
For a full version of the strategic plan, as well other work by Prosper Lincoln and the Lincoln Community Foundation, please click here.