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Overwhelmed with Gratitude
Published on March 19, 2020
Earlier this week, we shared a desperate need for diapers on our Facebook page. Within no time, messages came flooding in, offering diapers or asking what else they could do to help. Despite our limited hours, we have had community members drop off donations, leave donations for pick up on their porch, and send in orders from Sam’s Club and Amazon. In the midst of crisis and uncertainty, our community has stepped in to take care of one another. We are so grateful.
The Importance of Black History Month
Published on February 25, 2020
Black History Month was originally “Negro History Week” created by historian, Carter G. Woodson in 1926. The “week” coincided with the birthdates of Fredrick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Black History Month was first proposed by black educators at Kent State University in 1969. The first Black History Month was celebrated in 1970. The year I was born. However, it still took six years for it to be recognized and celebrated nationally after it was publicly recognized by President Gerald Ford.
Published on February 14, 2020
Over the past week, we’ve played self-love bingo at cafe night every day of the week. It’s the same as regular bingo, except players had to use the phrase “I am” in front of each word after calling BINGO. Not only was it fun, but it was beautiful to hear the same people who initially were embarrassed to call a bingo, gradually become more confident in the words they were saying.
The Power of Good Conversation
Published on January 28, 2020
The power of good conversation really comes to light at a Speed Mentoring. This month, we were fortunate enough to have top-notch professionals from all over the city come for a Speed Mentoring event— FSH’s take on professional networking, set up like speed dating. Some of the professionals who came to speak with our participants included the mayor of Louisville, the CEO of the Humana Foundation, and graduates of the Family Scholar House program.