Since 2011, I Love Public Schools, originally known as Nebraska Loves Public Schools, has connected audiences to the humanity of public schools to amplify pride and increase support.
Our original documentary films bring to life the stories of dedication, innovation, and compassion that take place every day in our schools. Our t-shirts spark conversations about and inspire pride in public schools.
Image from “Harnessing Emotions”, filmed in Banner County, NE, 2020
“I Love Public Schools” is a personal declaration of commitment to the success of all our kids.
This support is imperative. Our public schools educate more than 90 percent of Nebraska’s students and provide specialized services for all children, regardless of their school. With politically-charged attacks, threats of disinvestment, and privatization, the challenges for Nebraska’s public schools and the services they provide are greater than ever.
We are inviting people to support a shared vision — celebrating the critical role our public schools play in a thriving society.
Our intention is to build a sustainable funding model for the ILPS Campaign for the next three years. Our production, promotion, and distribution of new films will continue to focus on relevant topics impacting our public schools. Because the stories of Nebraska contain universal themes, other states are eager to use the content or learn how to create their own which will help spread the message beyond Nebraska’s borders.
After 12 years, we have the experience, infrastructure, and processes in place to produce and promote new films, and to rally community through our merchandise and communications (social media, email blasts, screenings and more).
From “Standing Up to COVID: Umóⁿhoⁿ (Omaha) Nation Public Schools”, filmed in Macy, NE, 2020
Give to the I Love Public Schools Campaign today.
The Omaha Public Schools Foundation is recognized as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. It is incorporated under Nebraska Law as a nonprofit corporation. No administrative fees are taken and 100% of your donation will be allocated to the I Love Public Schools Campaign.
Send your check made out to the “Omaha Public Schools Foundation” to:
Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Attention: I Love Public Schools
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131
We make films. We make shirts. We tell the stories of schools today — it’s the heart of our work. Watch our films at iloveps.org. Contact Sally Nellson to learn more about the I Love Public Schools Campaign.