Improving quality of life for Texas Panhandle Residents
The generosity of area donors allows the Amarillo Area Foundation to engage in these programs.
ADDRESSING COMMUNITY NEEDS
Developing and implementing initiatives and programs to address individual and community needs
IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE
To maximize our positive impact on the region, we strive to increase quality of life in the Texas Panhandle.
The Nonprofit Service Center (NSC) presented 8 workshops attended by 258 individuals from 192 nonprofits across the Texas Panhandle. Consulting services included board/staff training, strategic and development planning, campaign design, executive search, and policies review. The Executive Director Leader Circle provides educational and networking opportunities for nonprofit leaders.
The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for different colleges/universities and fields of study, and eligibility for scholarships is based on the student’s county of residence, planned college or university, and/or anticipated field of study.
No Limits No Excuses
From presenting our program on a national stage, to engaging regional stakeholders in education and workforce issues, and reaching a milestone in partnership numbers, 2019 was a momentous year for No Limits No Excuses. On the national front, the Lumina Education Foundation selected NLNE as a finalist for their annual Innovation Challenge. NLNE was one of only three programs in the nation to compete at the LiftEd conference in San Francisco, and the partnership earned a $5000 award. Back at home, NLNE was focused on bringing together area industry leaders and educators to engage both sectors in meaningful collaboration and inspire resulting action.
To that end, the Partnership presented Building Your Future Workforce, a community-wide presentation featuring Regional Economist Rich Froeschle on the economic impact of aligning education and industry and how those partnerships contribute to a thriving workforce. NLNE also hosted the first of a series of events called EdIND Collaborate which continue to bring together Texas Panhandle educators and industry leaders to ensure our education programs align with industry needs.
Of professionals learned of elements of education programs related to their industry which require adjustment
Of professionals proposed or initiated new student opportunities
Of professionals changed their student recruitment procedures
Of professionals changed student interview procedures
Of professionals have developed at least one collaborative effort with a school
Of professionals made at least one connection with an educator
Finally, NLNE’s partnership grew significantly in 2019, adding 37 organizations and celebrating the 50th Partner milestone. The Partnership celebrated City Machine of Amarillo as the 50th Partner. NLNE ended 2019 with 54 area organizations in its membership.