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By Jeff Yost
President and CEO Nebraska Community Foundation 

Jobs are seeking people. Now what?


February 28, 2024

Recently, amid renewed concern about “the brain drain,” my thoughts returned to a particularly inspiring moment during Nebraska Community Foundation’s 2023 annual celebration.

At the end of her lunch plenary speech, Takaylynn Hergott of Hebron asked any attendees under the age of 25 to stand. As the applause faded, she told the audience to look around the hall at her peers who remained standing. This, she said, is the future. It was a powerful scene and it hinted at something we’ve heard time and time again at NCF. Countless young Nebraskans have expressed a willingness, even a desire, to retu...

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