Omaha Public Radio News
Tue September 6, 2011
Omaha Science Cafe takes place tonight
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – This evening's Omaha Science Cafe focuses on Impact One.
The community-based organization helps Omaha residents with gang intervention and prevention. Additionally, the group provides job training for former gang members. Impact One Executive Director Jannette Taylor will speak along with Shelly Schwedhelm. Schweldhelm is the Director of Emergency, Trauma and Preparedness Services at Nebraska Medical Center.
She says Impact One works within the hospital through the use of interrupters, "Their role is really to partner with us in our waiting rooms and in the parking lots and anywhere else within the hospital that we may need some assistance to bridge communication between these at risk youth's families and friends. And they really have the relationships because these interrupters really were out and about in the community with them and still are."
Schwedhelm says the interrupters hope to help at risk youth make better choices. The Omaha Science Cafe takes place from 7 to 8 tonight at the Slowdown.
Details are available online at unmc.edu/sciencecafe.