What is GOASA?
The Greater Omaha After School Alliance includes all youth, parents, interested stakeholders as well as after school program providers and youth community providers.
The Greater Omaha After School Alliance strives to support 4 initiatives:
- Support a community wide network for after school opportunities to maintain stability and long term growth.
- Promote partnerships with key community stakeholders and youth.
- Broaden access to programs, thus ensuring that all children of Omaha have an equal opportunity to participate.
- Provide resources and information to youth, parents, after school providers and community residents.
If you have any questions please contact Barb Farho at (402)444-5151.
GOASA Vision Statement:
To organize, expand, and improve the existing after school opportunities for the youth of Omaha by creating an alliance of quality program providers.
This is a multi-year initiative that aims to align the efforts of schools, after school and out-of-school programs, as well as other essential youth services, in order to ensure that Omaha's youth receive the support they need during out-of-school hours. It is not the intention to create new programs, but rather to utilize and build on the existing assets in the community. It is also believed that by building on the success of your program and others like it, we can improve our already excellent youth programs. GOASA is led by the Office of the Mayor.
The Greater Omaha After School Alliance is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office started during Mayor Fahey’s administration and developed and sustained by Mayor Suttle’s administration.
GOASA is funded by federal earmarks through Senator Ben Nelson’s Office. Regular professional development trainings, seminars and workshops are provided free of charge to youth development providers throughout the city of Omaha. Trainings focus on a variety of topics of interest.
Free professional development trainings for staff of youth development agencies is an outcome of initial GOASA meetings with Executive Directors of community-based organizations who indicated funding is often limited for staff professional development. To view upcoming trainings click here
Trainings focus on a variety of topics. To view past trainings/seminars click here