Our Community

Nebraska is home to 12,000 school-aged black male youth (ages 5 to 19 years old) and over 9,300 of these young men reside in the Greater Omaha Metropolitan area.

40% of these young men reside in zip codes 68104 and 68111, which comprises NorthStar’s area of geographic focus.

NorthStar Instructor and student

Our Students

NorthStar serves young men in the North Omaha community who are among the most vulnerable to failed academic progress and high school dropout.

80
of NorthStar boys reside in homes with a median family income of less than $30,000.
86
of NorthStar boys are raised in single parent-led households.
97
of NorthStar boys participate in federal free and reduced lunch programming.

Our Stories

"Coming to NorthStar has changed me because I have a better attitude. I keep my grades up, and when I do my homework it’s easier because my teachers help explain it to me. I do all my work and I get 100% on it, and I don’t turn it in late."

Calvin7th grader

"It’s been a good experience for me at NorthStar to get help from the staff and to see how motivated they are. NorthStar has taught me how to be a better person in my life, and how to think ahead of time and plan for the future."

JerKari10th grader

"When I first started coming to NorthStar, it took time for me to learn the rules and structures. But now I’ve developed and can show younger students how to act. I’ve seen a positive effect on my life because of NorthStar, and the students around me have seen it too and they’re starting to change for the better."

Jaylonalumnus

"As an educator, the academic piece is really important to me. I like that NorthStar students do math, reading and science programs, as well as get help with their homework."

Stephanie BlackParent

"It’s a neat program for him to learn different things that maybe he wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn somewhere else… I think it’s very structured here, and I like that."

Shannon HendricksonParent

Schools

The majority of young men served by NorthStar reside in two North Omaha zip codes with the highest concentration of families living in poverty in Douglas County: 68104 and 68111.

In order to best serve our students and families, utilizing both organization-owned and contracted bus services, NorthStar provides transportation from 23 schools every day after school.

Schools with Transportation Provided

  • Benson High School Magnet
  • Buffett Middle School
  • Burke High School
  • Central High School
  • Central Park Elementary
  • Creighton Prep
  • Davis Middle School
  • Fontenelle Elementary
  • Hartman Elementary
  • Holy Name School
  • Jesuit Academy
  • King Elementary School
  • King Science/Tech Magnet School
  • McMillan Magnet Center
  • Monroe Middle School
  • Nathan Hale Middle School
  • North High Magnet School
  • Northwest High School
  • Phoenix Academy
  • Roncalli Catholic High School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Skinner Magnet Center School
  • Western Hills Elementary

Other Schools Served

  • Belvedere Elementary School
  • Benson West Elementary School
  • Columbian Elementary School
  • Conestoga Magnet School
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Fullerton Magnet Center
  • Heritage Elementary School (Bennington)
  • Howard Kennedy Elementary School
  • ILP (Integrated Learning Program)
  • Kellom Elementary
  • Lewis & Clark Middle School
  • Masters Elementary
  • Miller Park Elementary
  • Morton Magnet Middle School
  • Mount View Elementary
  • Omaha Street School
  • Pinewood Elementary
  • Prairie Wind Elementary School
  • Rose Hill Elementary
  • Saddlebrook Elementary
  • St. Bernard’s Catholic School
  • St. Cecilia’s Catholic Grade School
  • Sherman Elementary
  • Wilson Focus School

Annual Reports

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2018 NorthStar Annual Report
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2017 NorthStar Annual Report
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2016 NorthStar Annual Report
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2015 NorthStar Annual Report
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2014 NorthStar Annual Report
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