Delivering Infinite Book Shelves (DIBS) for Kids

Mission and Vision

DIBS FOR KIDS IS A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT HEADQUARTERED IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA. WE BUILD SOFTWARE THAT SUPPORTS TEACHERS TO SEND MORE BOOKS HOME WITH THEIR STUDENTS AND, IN TURN, MAKE SIGNIFICANT LITERACY GAINS IN THE CLASSROOM.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission locally is to support Omaha to become the nation’s first large, urban community to ensure that every child, regardless of income, has two things: (1.) Access to a great book to take home every night and (2.) A desire to read that book for fun as a path toward achieving third grade reading proficiency.

VISION​ STATEMENT

Our Vision is to bring in-home reading opportunities to all 46 elementary schools in the Omaha Public Schools district that have a poverty rate over 70%. We believe this would position Omaha as a national leader, taking a unique approach to improved literacy outcomes for students

Meet Our Team

David (1)

David Orrick

Founder & Executive Director

David is an Omaha-native and a former 1st grade teacher. He is adamant that schools must rethink the way they support teachers. He designed DIBS to serve as a model for the support they need.

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Marie (2)

Marie Kovar, Ed.S.

School Support Director

As a former School Psychologist and DIBS parent, Marie has been involved with the DIBS program since 2015. She supports our schools to ensure they have what they need to be successful.

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The AmeriCorps VISTA Team

DIBS would not be where we are today without the help of our wonderful AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America. These VISTA members commit a year of their lives to serve DIBS. They help us support schools and expand our program!

Meet our 2018-2019 VISTA team!

Rachel Robole

Program Improvement Associate

Rachel joined the DIBS team in June of 2018 as a member of our AmeriCorps VISTA team. As a Program Improvement Associate, Rachel helps identify areas of the current DIBS Program that can be strengthened for our parents and families.

Nicole Moorman

Program Improvement Associate
Nicole is from Maria Stein, Ohio and received an associates degree in radiologic sciences from Kettering College. She has traveled and volunteered in various places around the world and is excited to dedicate time serving the Omaha community.

Claire Wiley

Program Improvement Associate

Claire joined the DIBS team as Program Improvement Associate in June 2018 as a member of our AmeriCorps VISTA team. She believes that every child has the right to an excellent education, and is excited to help support schools and students with DIBS.

Chris Boehm

Resource Development - National

Chris joined the DIBS team June 2018 as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. As the National Resource Developer, he works on DIBS’ expansion and implementation strategies as we serve more students across the United States.

Laura Peckyno

Organizational Capacity Associate

Laura joined DIBS for Kids in June 2018. As the Organizational Capacity Associate in our AmeriCorps VISTA team, she supports the program’s volunteers, leads fundraising events, and focuses on capacity building.

Liz Florez

Resource Development - Local

Liz joined the DIBS team in June 2018 as a member of the AmeriCorps Vista team. As a Resource Development Associate Liz helps secure grants for new projects to help DIBS expand, reach new students, and analyze our effectiveness.

Reina Cloyd

Marketing Associate

Reina joined the DIBS team in June of 2018 as a member of our AmeriCorps VISTA team. As a Marketing Associate, Reina is helps DIBS share our story through digital and physical media, brings Dewey DIBS to life, and develops community partnerships with other creative professionals.

Board of Directors

ASHLEY KUHN

Board Chair

Scott Brown

Board Vice Chair

CAROLYN WALZ

Board Treasurer

Connie Saunders

BOARD MEMBER

CY WAKEMAN

Board Member

DANITA WEBB

Board Member

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