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Take Care of the Community that Takes Care of You!

Published on September 29, 2021

As fate would have it! I have always loved the mission of Family Scholar House! However, it wasn't until a November day in 2016 when Megan, a scholar at the time, walked into my office. It was her job shadowing day. From all the social impact sector organizations, she chose me. Not that she knew me or anything but fate must have had it, we were meant to meet each other. I was so impressed to see a young lady who wanted to learn more about our international community! At that time, I was working with several local organizations that aided assistance to refugee and immigrant families.

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The Season for Success

Published on September 10, 2021

“This is my season to prepare for my future.” Destiny said when asked how she balances being a full-time parent and a full-time student. However, Destiny is not just any full-time student, she is pre-med at the University of Louisville, preparing to become a neurosurgeon. Even with such a demanding schedule, Destiny is sure to prioritize her 6 year old son. She makes sure to never miss a ball game. Determined and focused to give them the life they have always wanted, Destiny is projected to graduate with her Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience in December of 2022. Before moving to Family Scholar House in 2018, Destiny was living with her father and working three jobs. She decided she wanted to go back to school, and she knew Family Scholar House is where she wanted to be to accomplish her big dreams.

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First Day of First Grade

Published on August 30, 2021

I’m sure most of you can remember that first day of school excitement, where you get to see the friends you haven’t seen all summer and show off your cool new shoes, pencil pouch, or backpack. Thanks to all of you, our kids were able to feel this excitement alongside their peers because you made sure they had everything they needed to start this year off on the right foot.

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Mommy Monologues

Published on August 16, 2021

Ana moved into Stoddard Johnston Scholar House in 2011 with her daughter, seeking a safe space to grow as an individual, mother and student. During their time as a resident, Ana and her daughter took advantage of Academic Coaching, Family Advocacy, childrens workshops and networking opportunities provided. She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as she transitioned out of housing, she enrolled in the Master’s program at Spalding University and completed her practicum with FSH. After completing her MSSW, Ana joined the FSH team as a Family Advocate for our Downtown Scholar House Campus.

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A New Perspective

Published on July 30, 2021

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to dedicate my time and serve through AmeriCorps VISTA at Family Scholar House. AmeriCorps members partner with nonprofit organizations to tackle our nation’s most pressing challenges. For me, this was the homelessness crisis in Kentucky. While serving through AmeriCorps and working full-time at their local nonprofits, members receive a living stipend equal to the poverty line in their respective communities. In Jefferson County, this amount is less than our minimum wage. This is done intentionally so that AmeriCorps members experience the poverty in which the people we serve are living.

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Family Forever

Published on July 19, 2021

When asked what Family Scholar House means to me, the simplest answer is that they are family. I have been involved with FSH for eight years; I was 10 years old when I lived here with my mom, and now I am a SummerWorks intern at 18. This is my third summer working at FSH as an intern and something I look forward to doing each year. I chose to spend my summers with Family Scholar House because I know everything they do has an impact on the people they serve. Every year I get the opportunity to support the community that helped my family break the cycle of poverty.

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