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Our Vision & Mission

Vision

Our vision is for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to maximize their God-given potential and thrive as fully included members of the communities in which they learn, work and live.

Mission

Founded on the Christian principle of the dignity of the human person, Madonna's mission is to serve students and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provide them with a foundation to achieve their full potential at school, work, home and in the community.

Our Impact

Providing a Community of Excellence & Care for Over 60 Years!

Madonna has educated and supported thousands of youth and adults over our 60 years of service, providing an unprecedented community of excellence and care that reflects our Christian roots. Our work motivates the partnership and support of dozens of Omaha businesses and non-profit organizations and thousands of individual stakeholders because our students thrive and become work and life ready through our best-practice programs!

Our Impact

Providing a Community of Execellence & Care for Over 60 Years!

Madonna has educated and supported thousands of youth and adults over our 60 years of service, providing an unprecedented community of excellence and care that reflects our Christian roots. Our work motivates the partnership and support of dozens of Omaha businesses and non-profit organizations and thousands of individual stakeholders because our students thrive and become work and life ready through our best-practice programs!

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Measuring Success

Over 80% of Madonna Project Search graduates earn competitive employment within three months of program completion, and over 70% remain employed one year after program completion

% Employed within 3 Months
85%
% Employed after 1 Year
73%

Our History

Serving the Omaha Region since 1960

In 1960, Sister Mary Evangeline Randolph, RSM was teaching three students at St. James Orphanage whose disabilities prevented them from enrolling in the local public schools. Responding to this need, she founded Madonna, one of the first schools in Nebraska to educate children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing a place where they could learn, grow and belong. Leveraging her compassionate heart, creative spirit, special education expertise, and belief that all students should be fully included in the life of schools, workplaces and the local community, Sr. Evangeline quickly grew Madonna into one of Omaha's brightest gems. Always undaunted, she paved the way for public schools to place students with disabilities in private schools, and she provided countless students and families with the learning home they yearned for. Inspired by Sr. Evangeline's example and life's work, today, Madonna provides inclusive PK-12 Education, Transition, Adult Services and highly effective job training programs like Madonna's Project Search!

Sister Evangeline's Story

God chose me to help. If He asked me, 'Do you love me?' I would burst with joy, because I have served Him and I have seen Him in every little child.

—  Sr. Mary Evageline, RSM,   Foundress of Madonna School

Our Leaders

Directors · Advisors · Executives

Madonna School & Community-Based Services is non-profit organization of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our Board of Directors, including the Archbishop, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, and the President of Madonna, partners with an Advisory Board of business and community leaders to guide and govern the organization in fidelity to its vision and mission.

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Madonna is not just a school, it's a family.

—  Sharon O'Malley,   Parent

Our Team

Dedicated, Caring & Highly Trained

Madonna School & Community-Based Services' programs are rooted in the professional expertise of our Foundress, Sr. Evangeline, who was decades ahead of her time in her approach. All Madonna programs are lead by Master's level professionals who share their expertise and commitment to professional development with a dedicated staff of faculty and job coaches. We embed ongoing and consist professional development and our team is fully committed to executing evidence-based core instruction and interventions.

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