Success in the Works



To ensure careers for committed students of hope and need through
education/training and supportive relationships.

Integrity- We are consistent, dependable, and honest about who we are and what we do.
Innovation- We implement dynamic programming that facilitates the growth and development of our students and the community.
Collaboration- We create a culture of mutual trust, open dialogue, and positive results.
Respect- We value others and promote their success.
Hope- We focus on strengths and opportunities rather than obstacles.

What We Do

Avenue Scholars Foundation provides individualized support services to help students from low-income backgrounds identify and ultimately enter financially sustaining careers. Each Avenue Scholar is assigned a Career Coach, who provides long-term comprehensive support and guides students’ personal and career-related development during their junior and senior years of high school, through postsecondary education/training and into a career. Our Business Outreach Team also engages area businesses to provide career exploration, preparation, and placement opportunities to Avenue Scholars. This ensures that these young men and women attain the skills necessary to move into a rewarding career while filling crucial employment needs in the greater Omaha area.


We’ve partnered with the Horatio Alger Association and Metropolitan Community College to offer the Horatio Alger Career Scholarship. Two hundred scholarships will be awarded to area students from low-income families seeking quality careers in high skill/high demand occupations such as health care, IT, manufacturing, welding, electrical, auto mechanics and other skilled trades.

  • High School 66%


    Avenue Scholars Part-Time Employment Students

    Post-Secondary 89%

  • 2018

    Avenue Scholars High School Graduation Rate


Scholar Profiles

Our Partners

  • CIT




  • Woodhouse

    Ameristar Council Bluffs


    CHI Health

  • United Parcel Service

    Union Pacific

    Lamp Rynearson

    Builders of the Future

  • Owen Industries

    Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

    Security National Bank

    Boys Town

  • Legacy Homes

    Metropolitan Community College

    Dorothy B Davis Foundation

    Horatio Alger Association

  • Boyd Jones Construction

    Mutual of Omaha

    Five Nines

    PVS Metals

  • Gallup

    Teammates Nebraska

    Dream It Do It Nebraska

    Surdell and Partners

  • Nebraska Methodist College

    Business Ethics Alliance

    Mammel Foundation

    Robert B Daugherty Foundation

  • William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation

    Peter Kiewit Foundation

    QLI Tri-Dimensional Rehab

    Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

  • Carstar Auto Body Repair Experts

    Urban League of Nebraska

    Omaha Prime

    Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

  • Ralston High School

    Omaha North High School

    Millard South High School

    College Possible

  • IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

    City Sprouts

    Northwest High School

    William Jennings Bryan High School

  • Partnership 4 Kids

    Children's Hospital & Medical Center

    Nebraska Department of Labor

    Pheasant Bonanza

  • University of Nebraska Omaha

    Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands

    Nebraska Medicine

    Wells Fargo

  • Hilton Omaha

    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    BlueCross BlueShield Nebraska

    Mutual of Omaha Bank