Early Learning Center children enjoying books
Early Learning Center children enjoying books

The Northeast Family Center (NFC) is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth and families in the Lincoln community.  Located in the historic Havelock Elementary School, the NFC offers programs and services in the areas of early childhood education, family support and youth development.  Our goal is to provide quality programming for all residents of our neighborhood, regardless of income.

The NFC partners with agencies such as Lincoln Community Learning Centers, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln Public Schools, University of Nebraska and many more to best meet the needs of our community.  Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the NFC is managed by an Executive Director with an administrative staff that boasts education and experience in childhood education, social work and business management.

MISSION: We are committed to building strong families and vital neighborhoods by educating, supporting, and advocating for the diverse children and families of our community.

We meet our mission through:

  • Affordable, early-childhood education to help more children start kindergarten ready to succeed
  • Before, after and summer school programs to enrich learning and close the achievement gap
  • Low-cost programs that make music education accessible
  • Family support through parenting education, and
  • Weekly food distribution