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Lucas Stritt and Michaella Lowens

Carter Foundation Awards Two Student Grants

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Two Service Learning Academy graduate students have received $1,000 grants from the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation. The Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur grants fund partnerships between UNO students and community nonprofit partners to accomplish projects to improve the community.

Michaella Lowens organized 'Bridging Corrections and Communities,' an April 12 networking forum at Omaha's First Christian Church for representatives of organizations offering services to inmates and members of their families and friends. Her advisor is Patty Carlson in the School of Social Work.

Lucas Stritt worked with the Hope Center for Kids to create a sustaining program that offers employment skills and opportunities for children living in north Omaha. The Hope Center for Kids provides afterschool programs that foster social skills, physical training, emotional awareness and spiritual understanding. His advisor is Kevin Naylor of Academic and Student Affairs.

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