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.
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.
Last week, we had the opportunity of interviewing five-year-old Taylor, one of our little scholars. This year was a big year for Taylor and she started kindergarten with JCPS. While the school year looks very different, Taylor’s enthusiasm for school is ever present.
We are fortunate to partner with the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky. Through this partnership we serve as a placement site for AmeriCorp and VISTA members. These talented individuals dedicate a year of service to our families, our agency and overall our community. Read below as Briana, recaps her first month as a member of the FSH team.
When I first heard about SummerWorks, I knew I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity. Since I am going into my junior year, I wanted a valuable experience to add to my application for college and give back to my community. There were so many different options through SummerWorks which allow you to choose the best fit for you.
“As a student-parent graduate of Family Scholar House, I was delighted to see the program that helped me complete my college degree while raising my son recognized as a 2020 Rise Prize winner. I wish every parent working to balance post-secondary education, work, and parenting responsibilities had a family like the one I found at FSH.” These are the words of Tiffany Fitzpatrick, a 2020 graduate from the a University of Louisville and mother of Princeton, age 5. When student parents rise, we all rise.