Northeast Family Center        
                            Lincoln, NE                                                                                 


The Northeast Family Center was founded in 1990 and obtained 501(c)(3) non-profit status in May 1997. Originally located in Whitehall Mansion, the agency relocated to the historic Havelock Elementary School in 2006.

The Northeast Family Center is proud to take a family centered approach in all of our program offerings. Please be sure to look at all of our program tabs on this website to see what we have to offer your family!


Maya Clanton
National Research Corporation

Past President:
James Bowers
NE Children & Families Foundation

Matt Bjornsen
Doctoral Candidate at UNL

Harry Bullerdiek

Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Andrew Carlson
National Research Corporation

Pat Carraher
Legal Aid of Nebraska

Katie Cunningham
Dana F. Cole & Co

Katie Haszard
Lincoln Industries

Angela Hillman

Carlos Lopez
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Bryan Seck

Lincoln Public Schools

Jill Traynowicz
West Gate Bank


The Northeast Family Center (NFC) is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth and families in the Lincoln community.  Located in the historic Havelock Elementary School, the NFC offers programs and services in the areas of early childhood education, family support and youth development. Our goal is to provide quality programming for all residents of our neighborhood, regardless of income.

The NFC partners with agencies such as Heartland Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Lincoln Community Learning Centers, Lincoln Literacy Council, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln Public Schools, University of Nebraska and many more to best meet the needs of our community. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the NFC is managed by an Executive Director with an administrative staff that boasts education and experience in education, social work and business management.  

MISSION: We are committed to building strong families and vital neighborhoods by educating, supporting, and advocating for the diverse children and families of our community.

Early Learning Center
~ Full-time, licensed, academic based early childhood education program for children 6wk-5yr, Monday-Friday, from 6:45am – 6:00pm.  The creative curriculum has been shown to improve cognitive and social/emotional outcomes in young children.  

Preschool Program ~ An academic preschool program serving children 3-5 with morning and afternoon classes in 2, 3 and 5-day options.  Classes will be centered on weekly themes and emphasizes social and cognitive development.  Summer camps also available.  

Parents as Partners
~ A new, innovative approach to early childhood education providing parents with the knowledge necessary to help their children grow optimally during critical early years. Together, with parents, our staff provides a comprehensive early childhood and parent education program that will ensure all children, and parents, have the skills and tools necessary to be successful.  This project combines two NFC programs: The Early Learning Center and Parents as Teachers.  

Food Distribution ~Supplemental food program offered weekly to qualifying families.  Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 at Havelock United Methodist Church.  

Emergency Food Assistance ~Providing emergency food baskets to eligible families, Monday-Friday.  

Academy of Rock
~A music program offering classes to elementary, middle and high school youth as well as adults.  The program focuses on engaging students in a creative atmosphere, while empowering them to explore their interests.  Students play live shows, produce CD’s and more!

Not to be confused with a simple rock band, our program focuses on the outcomes for the family as well as impact on the community.  Youth in our program learn life skills, not only in their musical abilities, but also in their self-confidence, relationship-building, peer modeling and networking.  Involving parents and the family as a whole in the program promotes family togetherness as well as establishing a positive connection between parent and child.  The program promotes diversity in that youth who may not have otherwise come together will have the opportunity through their mutual interest of the program.  It also allows those students who don’t “fit in” to a particular group to establish their identity and become a team member. 

Community Learning Centers ~ State licensed before and after school programs at Brownell and Norwood Park with academic and enrichment club offerings as well as family support and outreach program.  Summer Camps ~ Part-time and Full-time summer camps for preschool, elementary and middle school youth.  
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