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Oct. 16

Oct. 16, 2017
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

Hackathon event to benefit kids aging out of foster care

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation’s Youth Hackathon–Building the Future: Nebraska inside the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology on the College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. For a 24-hour period, coders, web developers and hackers will collaborate to come up with solutions to problems faced in the foster care system. The event begins Monday, Oct. 30 at 8 a.m. and ends Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. To register, visit Registration closes on Oct. 20.

The Hackathon is an initiative that brings together professional technology and social work sectors for the betterment of youth. The event is in coordination with the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and Think of Us, a national nonprofit that aims to help foster children transitioning into adulthood.
About Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving Nebraska’s most vulnerable kids what they need to reach their full potential. The organization does this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults. For more information, visit


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.