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Omaha Public Schools’ Accelere Program - Students, Mentors and Community Partners

Students working on Hydroponics Laboratory in 2016

Nickolas Barnes, Breonna Berry, Brittany Merrill, Dakota Potter, Maria Ramirez, Alyssa Bienka, Brenda Gomez, Donyelle Tyson, Joanna Coronel, Gabriela Hernandez, Hailey Pruitt, Jorge Campuzano, Bethany Bauer, Sally Baker, Bella Gavia-Moreno, Hunter Cochrane, Solangel Fuentes-Vasquez, Madyson Dennis, Antonio Gray, Colton Hannon, and Jamie Thomas.


Sara Cooper, Nebraska Department of Education
Christine Haney, University of Nebraska Environmental Science

Community partners

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Education Department - Julie Anderson, Troy Solberg, Elizabeth Mulkerrin
Nebraska Academy of Science - Cecelia Dorn
Nebraska Environmental Trust - Cecelia Dorn
Omaha Schools Foundation - Toba Cohen-Dunning
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cosmic Ray Observatory Project - Professor Dan Claes and Professor Greg Snow
Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation - Rosemary White
National Council of Jewish Women, Omaha Section - Kate Kirshenbaum
Serve Nebraska - Cathleen Plager
Youth Service America - Sarah Barrie
Kids in Need Foundation - Penny Hawk
Target Foundation - Kim Rice
Voya Financial Unsung Heroes - Sean Kroeger and John O’Brien
GenerationOn - Crystal Sheeley
Arbor Day Foundation - Emily Smith
Fork N Farm - Tracy Adams
University of Nebraska at Kearney - Nate Bickford
Omaha Permaculture - Gus Von Roenn
Habitat for Humanity - Nick Marion
Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots - Emily Rhodes
Open Door Mission - Candace Gregory
Whole Kids Foundation - Lauren Howe
Water for Food Robert B. Daugherty Institute at the University of Nebraska - Trenton Franz
Nebraska Wildlife Federation - Carolyn Butler
Slow Foods Foundation - Lauren Howe
Metropolitan Community College - Kristina Engler
Girls Inc. - Hanna Wyble
Imagine Science - Beth Sanborn
Westside School, District 66 - Beau Schwenka
Grand Island Public Schools - Ken Defrank
Scotts Miracle Gro - Su Lok
West Maple Dental Specialists - Lourdes Secola
Sol-Nest International - Rodney Russel
Algiere Enterprises LCC - Clarence Algieres
Sodexo Foundation
Carton 2 Garden
National Science Foundation
National Wildlife Federation Butterfly Heroes
WOWT Classroom Connection
JCPenney Cares
USDA Farmer to School Program
Adopt a Classroom
Donor Choose
Fred Meyer
Think It Up
Joann Fabric and Craft Stores
The NEA Foundation
University of Kansas Monarch Way Stations
Chipotle Mexican Grill