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The Magic of Speed Mentoring from Both Perspectives

Published on June 15, 2023

A tale of two speed networking events. One is from the perspective of a GE appliance employee, Courtney Nichols, who helped plan a "Tea and Conversations" with the Black Excellence ERG for Juneteenth. The other is from Dania Britt's perspective, a participant and employee at Family Scholar House who participated in the Yum Speed Networking in April.

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2023 Graduate Spotlight

Published on June 1, 2023

A spotlight on a few of this year's graduates.

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A Poem About My Mom

Published on May 12, 2023

Abby is a senior at Jefferson County Public School graduating this Spring who would like to be a doctor. She wants to be an anesthesiologist or surgeon. She previously served as Vice President of the Black Student Union. She has an extended basketball, track, & soccer career. Dee, her mom, is enrolled in the accelerated nursing program at Bellarmine University. This poem was inspired after an interview with Abby about what she admires about her mom.

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Banking on Community

Published on April 13, 2023

In late March, Family Scholar House in collaboration with Community Financial Services Bank, ( expanded web-based app and kiosks to serve residents in counties of Marshall, Graves, and McCracken. A fourth county, Calloway County, will have a kiosk available in late spring or early summer when the construction of the new Calloway County library is complete. It was a big deal for me to partner with CFSB and unveil the kiosks in the Purchase Area.

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Guest Blog – Julie Muennich: Wine, Women, and Shoes

Published on March 30, 2023

With your help, we were able to raise just under $500,000. All of the funds raised will help Family Scholar House transform the community by empowering families and youth to succeed in education and achieve life-long self-sufficiency. This year’s King of Sole is Larry Muennich. He raised over $5,000 for Family Scholar House in a friendly competition against the other Shoe Guys. The Key to the Vault raffle winner is Alice Baron. She won a luxurious shopping spree to Merkley Kendrick. The Cafe Dream Suite Kitchen Raffle winner is Brooke Sloan. Brooke won a curated kitchen from GE Appliances.

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Guest Blog – Maggie Harlow: What’s Poppin’

Published on March 21, 2023

Selfishly, I will confess, I was thrilled to represent my son Jack at his recent show giveaway at Family Scholar House! He had arranged with New Balance to provide 370 pairs of shoes for the kids at all of the FSH homes. When he could not be available for the day of the actual giveaway event, I enthusiastically filled in, grabbing my favorite New Balance sweatshirt for the occasion!

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