Blue Valley Community Action Partnership

Category: Human Services

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About Our Organization

Blue Valley Community Action Partnership (BVCA) is a private, non-profit organization that operates over 30 programs that interact and complement each other. Our programs are as diverse as the communities and families we serve. 

Our Children Services Department administers Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare Partnership Program and Infant Toddler Quality Initiative throughout much of our service area, including Gage County!


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  • Infant Toddler Quality Initiative

    This year for Big Give Gage County we’re raising funds and awareness for the Infant Toddler Quality Initiative.
    BVCA’s ITQI is a fantastic program that provides free mentorship, training, and more to independent childcare providers in Gage County, as well as Jefferson, Saline and Thayer Counties.
    Childcare Specialist Lisa Svoboda works one-on-one with providers who run both in-home and center-based childcare operations. Lisa acts as a coach and also as a clearing house of information and training. She makes sure her clients have access to what they need to provide quality childcare.
    Along with free coaching and training, participants in BVCA's Infant Toddler Quality Initiative can also qualify for grants to purchase materials to make their operations better.
    It might be toys and activities to keep young children engaged. It might be child-sized furniture, or pots and pans, or toothbrushes and toothbrush holders.
    As you can probably imagine, the Covid-19 pandemic had a major impact on her clients and Lisa’s been working extra hard to help them sort through all the information that’s out there. The goal is to make childcare better in the areas BVCA serves, and to benefit the young children of southeast Nebraska.

  • Stop the Snowball

    Imagine a snowball sitting at the top of a hill, and that the snowball represents a money-related problem in a person’s life.

    It’s a small snowball so it’s a relatively small problem: maybe it’s not having enough money for gas to get to and from work, or needing to replace a pair of steel-toed boots, or being a little short on an especially high utility bill. Sometimes, though, even a small amount of money is too much for a low-to-moderate income (LMI) person or family.

    The problem doesn’t get solved, so the snowball starts to roll downhill. Very quickly it gets bigger, and as it rolls the problem becomes more difficult and expensive to solve. Perhaps the client misses shifts at work or even loses their job. Their power might be turned off, or they may face eviction.  

    What if the problem could have been solved back when it was just a small snowball sitting at the top of a hill? What if it could have been taken care of without the additional expense and emotional trauma inflicted on a person or family?

    Blue Valley Community Action Partnership has set a fundraising goal of $5,000 to help the LMI population in Gage County meet those unexpected expenses that, while relatively small, can still seem insurmountable. We don’t have grant money to do this, so we are seeking private donations from the generous people of the community.

    Thrivent Members: We are a choice Member Organization


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Blue Valley Community Action Partnership

2015 N Sixth Street
Beatrice, NE 68310

(402) 729-2278

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