Feature Film

For a Better Life – Mini Series English Language Learners

For a Better Life highlights the stories of our public schools as they educate immigrant and refugee families who are overcoming obstacles on their path to a better life. Learn what the English Language Learner population looks like in the state and how families coming to Nebraska are welcomed and cared for in our public schools.

In this mini series, we hope to bridge the connection between the immigrant and refugee experience and the American experience to understand students in our public schools.

Watch all For a Better Life episodes here.

Interesting Facts

We visited Wilber Czech Days to understand the state’s deep-rooted immigrant history, traveled to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. to understand the national impact on incoming populations and we’ve worked with Lincoln Public Schools’ bilingual liaisons to find families to share what the experience looks like through their eyes.

Influenced by what we learned from Schuyler Public Schools and Omaha Public Schools, the short videos illustrate changing demographics.

We filmed in Mexico to create empathy for our neighbors and help others understand how our public schools aid children and families when they arrive in Nebraska.

How to Take Action

Watch and discuss

These short films are designed for discussion and further understanding. Use a combination of these shorts to bring others together around this important topic.

For a Better Life Playlist

Get Involved

From donating clothes and other household items to newcomer families to volunteering at resettlement agencies, there are ways to support students in our schools.

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