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Working Together with Habitat for Humanity

College Possible Omaha continued its community partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Omaha in June for the third year in a row.

Nearly 30 College Possible staff and AmeriCorps members volunteered in an annual day of service June 13 on Evans Street in North Omaha. This year’s home projects included siding and roofing. It was the third year working with Habitat for Humanity in the Adams Park neighborhood.

Westside High School Junior Coach Jennifer Torres said the opportunity to partner with another organization was a great way to experience service in a new light.

“It is easy to get caught up within the service that you do as a coach with College Possible, and it was great getting out of our normal environment, being engaged as a team in a new way. It was a great way to be reminded that giving your time is important.”

College Possible worked on three new home builds in the neighborhood.

The houses are part of a multi-year neighborhood revitalization effort, including home builds, repairs, removals and beautification projects. The Adams Park project is one of four Omaha neighborhood revitalization projects, including: Deer Park, Kountze Park and Miller Park/Minne Lusa.

“We rely on volunteers and community partners to help us accomplish everything we do,” said Jenny Schroeder, Habitat Omaha volunteer services manager. “When people from all walks of life come together in support of a common goal, the impact on the individuals involved, and the community itself, is long-lasting.”

Habitat volunteer day was the last large group activity before the end of the service year, as many AmeriCorps members complete their term of service June 28.

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