The Philanthropy Collaborative

Regional Case Studies

Lincoln, Nebraska

On October 8, 2011, local partners broke ground on a new type of school in Lincoln, Nebraska: a state of the art early education center aimed at nurturing the city's disadvantaged families. Educare is a research-based program that prepares at-risk children, under five years old, for school by investing in their first five years of life and learning. This center will prepare families and their infants, toddlers and preschoolers for a successful life that otherwise may have been out of grasp. Educare of Lincoln has the capacity to help 150 to 200 children living in poverty improve their chances in life. When we include the long-term multiplier effects of early childhood education throughout the life of the child, we find that Educare of Lincoln will eventually contribute to about 524 jobs and add $30.79 million to the GDP. And all of these long-term benefits come from an initial capital investment of just $10.4 million, and an annual operating cost of about $2.6 million.

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