Family Scholar House

Family Scholar House is changing lives, families, and communities through education.

Toll Free: 877.677.9177
Phone: 502.584.8090
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As a volunteer for Family Scholar House, your support through activities like mentoring, tutoring or donations help give single-parents the support they need to pursue higher education. It is our hope that through education and your support, we can effectively help them break the cycle of poverty for their children and future generations.


  • Become a Mentor
    Mentors provide support to our participants as they navigate their way through college and career planning. Mentors are invited from a wide variety of stages and ages in life, as well as a mix of professional backgrounds.


  • Childcare Volunteers Welcome
    Throughout the month, workshops are presented with topics of interest and relevance to our families. Single-Parent students take part in life skills workshops while their children explore the same topic in age-appropriate sessions.


  • Become a Tutor
    Tutors provide one-on-one academic support to participants or participants' children at Family Scholar House. This is a great opportunity to share your expertise with others.


  • Provide On-Site Childcare at Family Scholar House
    Our participants are busy students and single parents who need time to study and run errands. This is a great project for groups of friends or co-workers who enjoy volunteering together.


  • Join the Spirit Team
    Family Scholar House's Spirit Team organizes many special events designed to provide support and fun for participants and their children throughout the year. Activities include:

Pack a Back Pack

Annual Holiday Party

Finals Week Survival Kit

Summer Celebration Picnic

Halloween Trick or Trunk

Easter Hunt Party


  • Coordinate Donations
    Picture all the items you use in a typical day - from furniture to cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products to school supplies. Family Scholar House supplies all these items to our participants from donations. Volunteers can organize donations from friends, family, and colleagues. Supplies needed may change from week to week, so call our office at 502-584-8090 to learn more!


  • Project Role Model
    Project Role Model is an opportunity for our participant's children to identify and experience positive relationships with men from the community in monthly group interactions that center on games, crafts, tutoring, and field trips. Professional men age 21 and older interested in encouraging Family Scholar House children are needed.


Please contact Nicole Gabriel at 502.584.8090 to inquire about volunteer opportunities and commitments or express an interest in being a mentor.


Make a Donation
To make a monetary contribution, use our PayPal donation account by clicking on the "Donate" button below.


Did you know that for only $29.03 per month you can make it possible for a pre-residential family waiting to live at Family Scholar House to have the support services they need to be college-ready and remain hopeful. Sign up today to being a Friend for Families.

For only $88.76 per month you can become an Advocate for Families and provide the funding needed for programs that promote health, wellness, self-esteem and family bonding.

Our residential families need Champions. For a monthly commitment of $199.58, you can provide all of the vital academic and family services necessary for a residential family to excel in the classroom and succeed in life. Through your gift, student parents and their children receive comprehensive services and programs that build character, promote healthy living, support career goals and develop life skills. Please consider being a Champion for Families.

Friends & Champions:

To sponsor a family and become a Friend for Families or a Champion for Families please choose the giving level in the drop-down box and click "Subscribe." Your commitment to our families is an investment in their success.

Or, you can download a contribution form. Family Scholar House is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Donations come in many forms. Our programs and families are in need of both financial and material support.

We are also in need of household and life supplies.
Our wish list includes:

  • Paper Products - toilet paper, paper towels, and boxed tissues.
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Children's Hygiene Supplies - Diapers (particularly sizes 3,4,& 5), pull-ups, wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Household Cleaning Supplies
  • Cooking Equipment/Eating Utensils Toiletries
  • Laundry Supplies - Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
  • General items - light bulbs and gently used lamps
  • Gently used household furniture and decorative furnishings that makes apartments feel like home
  • Educational Items
  • Clothing - gently used children's clothing and shoes of all sizes
  • Special project for the Holidays - New Pajamas, slippers and bedtime stories for all of our participants. These items are distributed at our annual holiday party by Mrs. Claus.

Send or bring contributions to:
Family Scholar House
403 Reg Smith Circle
Louisville, KY 40208