Be Inspired

More than 2,100 ideas were used in crafting a shared agenda, focused on Early Childhood, Employment Skills and Innovation & Entrepreneurship, that invites all of us to be a part of creating equitable opportunities for everyone who lives, works and plays in Lincoln.

So go ahead, be inspired to take action – it is because of people like you that our community will truly prosper.

Learn More About The Community Agenda
Be Inspired

More than 2,100 ideas were used in crafting our Prosper Lincoln community agenda, focused on Early Childhood, Employment Skills and Innovation & Entrepreneurship, that invites all of us to be a part of creating equitable opportunities for everyone who lives, works and plays in Lincoln.

So go ahead, be inspired to take action – it is because of people like you that our community will truly prosper.

Learn More About the Community Agenda
Be Inspired

More than 2,100 ideas were used in crafting a shared agenda, focused on Early Childhood, Employment Skills and Innovation & Entrepreneurship, that invites all of us to be a part of creating equitable opportunities for everyone who lives, works and plays in Lincoln.

So go ahead, be inspired to take action – it is because of people like you that our community will truly prosper.

Learn More About The Community Agenda
Early Childhood - A child reads a book while sitting in a woman's lap

Early Childhood

Nurture every child on the path to success.

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Employment Skills - An older man demonstrates how to use a drill for a younger man

Employment Skills

Provide opportunities for people to realize career aspirations.

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship - a young man inspects his wood work

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Create a vibrant culture of innovation

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Steve Parker
Steve Parker
Store Director, Hy-Vee, 27th & Superior

See Who is stepping up!

April 2018

Bryan Seck, Prosper Lincoln’s Developer for Employment Skills, presented Steve Parker, Store Director at the Hy-Vee at 27th & Superior, with the first ever Prosper Lincoln Step Up award. Parker made local news in late 2017 when Lorenzo Ramos-Diaz, a grocery sacker at the Hy-Vee graduated from high school. Lorenzo was struggling to graduate but never gave up on school. Parker and other managers supported and encouraged Lorenzo to finish his diploma and keep his eye on the possibility for future promotion. A high school diploma would not only lead to advancement in the company but ensure greater wages for the rest of his working life. Lorenzo is now an assistant manager at the Hy-Vee.

Seck describes Parker as an overall great guy. “He employs many North Star high school students, mentoring and encouraging them. He understands how important this stable first job can be.”

Parker has also stepped up to the Prosper Lincoln community agenda by participating in hiring fairs to find the next quality leader like Lorenzo. This community-minded store director also donates 300-400 donuts each year to Project Homeless Connect.