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How I spent my Summer…

Published on July 23, 2020, by Kate Brackett to the FSH Stories Category.

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.

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When student parents rise, we all rise. 

Published on July 13, 2020, by Kate Brackett to the FSH Stories Category.

“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.

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Starting an internship amid a pandemic

Published on June 18, 2020, by Kate Brackett to the FSH Stories Category.

Before my internship, I had no idea what to expect with covid-19 restrictions or if my internship would even still happen, but Family Scholar House was determined to make it work. Since then, I have observed google hangout meetings and assessments, and helped deliver diapers and meals to the Family Scholar House residents. It has been amazing to see how everyone here creates a way to assist people in whatever way they can even in such a wavering time.

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Dear 2020 graduates

Published on June 7, 2020, by Kate Brackett to the FSH Stories Category.

Dear 2020 graduates, In a time of global pandemic and national civil unrest, it is easy to allow all the worry and stress to override the happy moments in life. I want to take just a minute to stop and celebrate one of those happy moments with you right now. Whether you completed an apprenticeship, certification, an associates degree, your bachelors, or your master’s I am so proud of the hard work each of you has put in to get to this point.

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Published on April 30, 2020, by Kate Brackett to the FSH Stories Category.

Seemingly overnight, COVID-19 turned our world upside down. Just a few months ago, we roamed the world freely without masks or gloves. We weren’t worried about being 6 feet apart or making others feel uncomfortable when you pass them in the grocery aisle. We lived our normal lives, the way we always have, and had no reason to think this virus could rock our world so severely.

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National Service Recognition Day

Published on April 8, 2020, by Kate Brackett to the FSH Stories Category.

In honor of National Service Recognition Day, AmeriCorps VISTA, Molly McGee, shares what her experience serving at Family Scholar House means to her.

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