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UP Ties Builds Bridges Through Service and Excellence

On Dec. 2, College Possible Omaha’s leadership team, board and Champions members attended the Union Pacific Ties (UP Ties) annual holiday celebration at Scriptown in the Blackstone District in Omaha. UP Ties is an employee resource group sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad, and they invited young professionals working within the Omaha metropolitan area to attend the event. Besides meeting new people, we also saw some familiar faces, including a College Possible graduate who was in our first cohort at Omaha South High School in 2011.

During the festivities, College Possible Omaha Executive Director Arvin Frazier was called to the front by UP Ties Vice President for External Relations Natalie Mancuso and UP Ties President John Spehn. On behalf of UP Ties they presented Frazier with a check for $27,708 in support of college access and success programming. This generous contribution was made possible through the commitment of UP Ties members who helped facilitate various fundraising events, including their annual golf tournament and a chili cook-off.

Following the check presentation, Natalie and John announced that UP Ties has once again selected College Possible as its Charity Partner for 2022!

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with UP Ties. This engaging group of young professionals has embraced our mission and purpose in supporting talented and capable student scholars to and through college. UP Ties is a perfect match with our young developing leaders,” Frazier said.

With more than 100 members throughout the Union Pacific Network, UP Ties’ mission is to establish a bridge between local communities and young professionals at Union Pacific through service and excellence. As its 2021 Charity Partner, College Possible can certainly attest that UP Ties is living its mission through the social and educational opportunities provided to our AmeriCorps members and students.

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