Mary Teaches Students Six Plant Parts

Every month, Mary Mollner, master storyteller from Omaha Public Library visits Cups Café at Little Italy for “Out & About Story Time” where she engages the community in activities with storytelling. With gardening in full swing, she introduced the kindergarten and first grade classes from All Saints Catholic School to the six parts of a plant. She started the adventure by asking…

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Isabella Explores the Wonders of Spinach Seeds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4569″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1553868819734{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1554057251475{padding-top: 15px !important;}”] Earlier this year, Kaneko began hosting a series of workshops called the Creative Catalyst Series. No More Empty Pots collaborated with Kaneko on a special activity on seeds, sowing and planting. The youth planted a variety of greens, garlic, carrots, peas, okra, watermelon and squash into trays that were…

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Shaquila Puts in an Apartment Application

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4584″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1553877260726{padding-top: 10px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text] When Shaquila joined Cohort 6 in January, she and her 4-year-old son had been living with friends and family for years. “We’ve basically been homeless since he was born,” says Shaquila. Halfway through the program, she lost her place to live and found herself in a shelter, with no…

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Al Kennedy Builds Warmth Into Neighborhood Café

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4565″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1553868296521{padding-top: 15px !important;}”] We met Al through his son Alan Kennedy of Project Advocates, who has been leading the Phase Two project on the No More Empty Pots Food Hub renovation. Having just celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday, retired carpenter Al spent several days lending carpentry skills to the Cups Café at Little Italy…

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Marcus Standing Tall is at Home

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4558″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1553867942632{padding-top: 10px !important;}”] Marcus found us at No More Empty Cups in August. While talking to him, we discovered that he had an interest in technology and even had a limited background in IT. Marcus had been coming to the shop regularly because he felt like it was a safe place for…

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