It had taken all of her courage to meet with us. She wanted to go to college and, while doing so, she needed a place for her and her son to live and be nurtured. Jessica found family at Family Scholar House.
We believe in the power of education to change lives, families and communities. We believe in second chances and fresh starts. We believe in the resilience of the human spirit. We believe that our past is part of us but does not define us. And, we believe in the wonderful single parents and young adults who come through our doors determined to make the most of new opportunities.
875 Families Served in the Residential Program as of 2020 —
Currently, 247 single parent families and 32 foster alumni live at our five Louisville area campuses.
636 Degrees Earned by Family Scholar House Participants —
FSH supports success in the classroom by providing academic coaching, tutoring, and school supplies to ensure every student is ready to learn. To date, adult participants have completed 93% of the college credit hours attempted.
Exit to Stable Employment
Pursue Additional Education
81% of Participants Exit to Stable Employment —
We couldn’t do it without your help. Not only do the majority of our participants exit to stable employment, many continue their post-secondary education, often in graduate programs. Your support with job shadowing, speed mentoring and career development activities make this possible.
We help single parents and foster alumni access financial assistance to pay for classes and books at the college of their choice.
Participants in our program can apply for subsidized housing on our campuses in accordance with HUD guidelines.
Our mission is to end the cycle of poverty and transform our community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. None of this would be possible without your support. Donations come in many forms. Our programs and families are in need of both financial and material support.
As a volunteer for Family Scholar House, your support through activities like speed mentoring, tutoring and children’s activities help give single-parents the support they need to pursue higher education. Through education and your support, we can effectively help them break the cycle of poverty for their children and future generations.