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Family Scholar House is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

New Year, New Beginnings

Published on January 14, 2021

As we enter 2021, we are urged to have strength and courage in the face of uncertainty. For most of us that can feel understandably overwhelming and scary. For Kacie, one of our 2020 graduates, she faces this year with hope, gratitude and pride, despite a background of hardships, challenges and loss.

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Published on December 29, 2020

We have all had those moments where we need help and are unsure where to turn. Often our pride, or fear for our safety, keeps us from asking for the assistance we need. When individuals are in need, we want to make sure a helping hand is free, easily accessible, up-to-date and safe. From that desire, was created by Family Scholar House in collaboration with Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 program. It is our community’s safety net web-based app.

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Good Neighbors

Published on December 14, 2020

One of the most enlightening memories from my childhood was of a spontaneous week night picnic with a neighbor family. I was 7 or 8 years old and although I saw it all as it occurred, it wasn’t until a few years later that I really understood what had happened.

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Education Through Internship

Published on December 2, 2020

Here at Family Scholar House, we aim to meet every need of our participants to enable them to succeed. Our career readiness programs equip our scholars with the skills they need in order to be successful in the workforce after graduation. For one of these programs, FSH participant Crystal recently completed an 8-week job shadowing internship to gain hands-on experience in the project management field. When asked about her experience, she shared the following:

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A Time for Thanks

Published on November 17, 2020

November is a time for giving thanks. We want to take the time to say “thank you” to our incredibly supportive community here in Louisville. On November 3, we were so fortunate to have a volunteer group from Brown-Forman spend the day with us at our Stoddard Johnston Scholar House campus. They took on numerous projects to add to the beauty of our campus. They landscaped and mulched our playgrounds, painted our multi-purpose courts and parking lots, provided and assembled new picnic tables and benches, and brought new life to our children’s stage and play area. In addition to all of that, they provided every resident a casserole and pantry bag.

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Why We Volunteer

Published on October 16, 2020

At Family Scholar House, our volunteers make our mission statement a reality for so many families, and we absolutely could not accomplish that without them. Lisa Dahlem and her daughter, Kate, are two of our outstanding volunteers that have served our FSH community for years. We recently interviewed Lisa to learn more about why she chose to serve our organization so many years ago, and what it is that keeps her coming back to this day.

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