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In North Platte, Nebraska, RFI Serviceship interns spent this summer identifying ways to prepare and retain a healthy workforce for the community. They discovered specific soft skills and qualities valued most by North Platte employers and worked with public school administrators on developing entrepreneurship education and career readiness strategies for students.

Visit ruralfutures.nebraska.edu/blog-post/north-platte-career-readiness-workforce-retention/ for the full North Platte Serviceship story—and a photo timeline of Trey and Sydni's experiences!
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Several RFI Fellows presented at the University of Nebraska at Omaha 28th Annual Nebraska Data Users Conference yesterday in Omaha, Neb. Great work to all involved!

Participant materials that may be of interest are available at www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/center-for-public-affairs-researc...
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RFI Student Serviceship 2017 has come to a close, but we're not sad, we're celebrating!

The University of Nebraska students made great strides towards the goals of each of the communities where they lived, worked and served. Thank you to all of the host team members in McCook, Neb., North Platte, Neb., York, Neb. and West Point, Neb., who were incredibly welcoming to these students and taught them so much.

More details and videos -- including info from the first out-of-state students in Indiana -- at ruralfutures.nebraska.edu/serviceship2017/
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The Serviceship interns returned today (a few via web cam technology) to share data, deliverables, takeaways and epiphanies collected throughout the past nine weeks spent serving rural communities.

Serviceship teams were deployed in North Platte, Nebraska, the City of West Point Nebraska, York, Nebraska, McCook, Nebraska, and even Jasper and Newton counties in Indiana. Today, the teams explained the impact their work will have on the future for each host community.

Check out each unique community project—and watch RFI social in the coming weeks for videos highlighting each 2017 serviceship experience!
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The Serviceship interns returned today (a few via web cam technology) to share data, deliverables, takeaways and epiphanies collected throughout the past nine weeks spent serving rural communities. Serviceship teams were deployed in @[108477039176489:274:North Platte, Nebraska], the @[104786346254310:274:City of West Point Nebraska], @[113903145287208:274:York, Nebraska], @[104065989628826:274:McCook, Nebraska], and even Jasper and Newton counties in Indiana. Today, the teams explained the impact their work will have on the future for each host community. Check out each unique community project—and watch RFI social in the coming weeks for videos highlighting each 2017 serviceship experience!

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3 Ps of Successful Community & Economic Development: Purpose, Perseverance & Positivity

August 18, 2017
I have served in the realm of economic and community development in our fine state for most of my adult life. While it has been my paid gig these past 10 years, I have come to realize that it takes everyone in the community to be successful—not just those of us who serve in paid positions Continue reading
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McCook | THETA Camp

August 17, 2017
University of Nebraska at Kearney exercise science majors Tyan Boyer and Collin Fleecs spent their summer running THETA Camp––which stands for “Teaching Health, Exercise, Technology and Aquaponics.” Continue reading
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West Point | Marketing Parks & Recreation

August 17, 2017
UNL student Amber Ross and UNL grad Madeleine Schwinghammer spent their summer working with the Parks and Recreation Department in West Point, Nebraska. Their main roles entailed conducting research to determine the gaps and needs for West Point parks, as well as marketing the plans they helped develop to the community. Continue reading
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