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Bellevue University’s Gina Ponce Appointed to Serve on Kids Can Community Center Board of Directors


BELLEVUE, Nebraska – Bellevue University’s Gina Ponce has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Kids Can Community Center.

Kids Can Community Center, formerly Social Settlement Association of Omaha, is a nonprofit organization based in Omaha, Nebraska. The organization’s mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences.

Ponce, who currently serves as the Director of Latino Community Outreach at Bellevue University, was selected via a nomination process in January.

“I’m grateful to be selected to serve as a board member for such an important organization,” Ponce said. “My participation as a board member will allow me to continue the Kids Can Community Center’s mission to educate, engage, and inspire children and provide support to families.”

Ponce has been in the Omaha metro since 1992. She is a Bellevue University alumni and earned both a Bachelor of Science in Management and Human Resources and a Master of Arts in Communication at the university.

She is the President of Women on a Mission for Change, a nonprofit serving women and girls in the area of leadership. She currently serves on the City of Omaha Diversity and Inclusion Community Advisory group, South Omaha Community Care Council and the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce boards. She’s been the recipient of several awards, including: Ethical Leadership Award, Women of Color Leadership Award, Latina of the Year and more.

About Kids Can Community Center

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).