thanking our community partners

A Community Effort

Lincoln Vital Signs is a collaborative project made possible by the efforts of
numerous organizations and leadership. 

Community support

This study relies heavily on the vision and expertise of many individuals and organizations. We gratefully acknowledge the support and expertise of the Funders and Advisory Council members. 


The following organizations contributed leadership and financial support:


thank you

This report would not have been possible without the generous contributions of data and expertise from additional individuals and organizations. The authors maintain full responsibility for any errors in data or representation.

Special Thanks

The following individuals assisted in the collection, analysis, or presentation of this report:

Ryan Caldwell, Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jason Casey, Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jeff Chambers, Center on Children, Families, and the Law
Lauri Cimino, Nebraska Department of Education – Step Up to Quality
Chief Micheal Despain, Lincoln Fire and Rescue
Katie Flood, Lincoln Police Department
Pat Haverty, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
Raju Kakarlapudi, Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department
Jake and Haley Kramer, Artillery Media

Clair Lindquist, Lincoln Police Department
Erin Rourke, Region V Systems
Bryan Seck, Prosper Lincoln/Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
Michelle Suarez, Prosper Lincoln/Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Elizabeth Svoboda, Buffet Early Childhood Institute
Sergeant John Walsh, Lincoln Police Department
Teresa Wanser-Ernst, Lincoln Public Schools
Greg Welch, Buffet Early Childhood Institute
Marcia White, Community Health Endowment

A NEw Approach to interacting with Data

For the Lincoln Vital Signs 2019 report, we worked closely with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Their mission is to facilitate and support research and analytics needs utilizing software for creating interactive data visualization.