Read Our Inspiring Stories

Discover how the Omaha Benson High School Foundation has impacted the lives of students and the community. Read inspiring stories of achievement and see how your support can create a brighter future.

Health Center

The Benson Health Center will open its doors in August 2024, providing comprehensive healthcare services to students, faculty, families, and the wider community.

This 10,000 square foot facility will be a collaborative space shared by The Charles Drew Health Center, Methodist Health, Project Harmony, and UNMC. The center will provide dental care, mental health support, family therapy, and general health services, as well as student and teacher training.

Built It and They Came

In 2023, the Foundation transformed three cracked, concrete tennis courts into four state-of-the-art, lighted courts with a professional US Open surface. Under the leadership of Coach Hannah de Freese, a full varsity and junior varsity team was formed, accompanied by enthusiastic student spectators—a first in many years.

The team achieved remarkable success, winning an invitational and a metro match. Despite most of the girls having never held a racquet before joining Benson and signing up for tennis, they quickly developed a love for the game and are on the path to becoming lifelong players.

With 57% of Benson’s students being immigrants, the enthusiasm for tennis is palpable. The dedicated varsity team members include Cho Cho Than, Ba Blut Moo, Eh Ler Paw, November Paw, Hser Nay Tha Kpaw, and Eh Yaw Paw. The junior varsity girls were coached by Devin Post.

Help us write our next success story

It's thanks to the generous support of our donors that we were able to complete the projects listed above. We still have so much work to do to help the students of Benson High School, their families and their community. Please click below to learn more about our ongoing needs.