Meet Kara Nelson, our Raymond Central Before- and After-School Program leader

As our school community coordinator, Kara advocates for Raymond Central youth, families and community residents, and plans, schedules and directs daily routines, activities, and operations of each elementary site.

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Kara Nelson of Davey is Civic Nebraska’s school community coordinator for the Raymond Central Before- and After-School Program, which begins at Valparaiso and Ceresco elementary schools this fall. She begins her duties on May 26.

Kara Nelson

As school community coordinator, Kara will advocate for Raymond Central youth, families and community residents. She will plan, schedule, and direct daily routines, activities, and operations of both elementary sites. Kara also will develop relationships and partnerships with community-based organizations, school staff, and community members to support the program’s goals.

Kara and her family are longtime members and supporters of the school district and its community.

“My family and I made Raymond Central our home 16 years ago and we have loved being a part of this community. So many of our memories and ‘life lessons’ are interconnected with Raymond Central,” she said. “I am so excited and consider myself fortunate to be able to continue to work in such a capacity with Civic Nebraska and the people of Raymond Central.”

Kara worked for Raymond Central Schools for 10 years. She believes that the difference an individual can make in a young person’s life is profound. She discovered that to celebrate their accomplishments and to encourage through disappointment is rewarding.

“My philosophy in life is to meet people where they are at – understanding a person’s abilities and ambitions to discover their own path to fulfill their purpose,” she said.

This is the first year for the Raymond Central Before- and After-School Program by Civic Nebraska, an expanded learning opportunity for elementary schoolers that delivers new experiences, academic support, and civic leadership in a safe, healthy, and fun environment. Registration is now open.

Kara lives on an acreage with her husband – and their chickens, four cats, a beautiful lab, and an irresistible pug, plus visits from her college-age daughters. She enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, classic novels, and movies.

Please join us in welcoming Kara to Civic Nebraska. We’re so glad she’s on our team!

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After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110
    402.457.6711

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132
    402.557.4300

  • Lothrop Elementary School

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110
    402.457.5704

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521
    402.304.1165

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.436.1301

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507
    402.436.1303

  • Randolph Elementary School

    1024 S. 37th St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510
    402.436.1163

  • Raymond Central Elementary Schools

    Valparaiso and Ceresco
    Coming Fall 2020

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