21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Award

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Award

Family & Children’s Place, in partnership with Meyzeek Middle School and Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is proud to be a recipient of a 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) grant in the amount of $675,000 over 5 years! 21CCLC is a federally-funded education program administered by the sates for afterschool programs. Programming will run for a minimum of 30 weeks during the school year and for 2 weeks over the summer. While Family & Children’s Place’s school based programs at Hazelwood Middle School in New Albany and Engelhard Elementary School in Louisville currently receive this type of funding, this […]

Family & Children’s Place and JCPS receive $675,000 grant to expand out of school time programming

Family & Children’s Place and JCPS receive $675,000 grant to expand out of school time programming (LOUISVILLE, Ky. May 25, 2021)  More students at Meyzeek Middle School will now be able to access out of school time programming thanks to a five year grant from 21st Century Community Learning Center.  The grant will ensure programming that was previously at risk annually, can continue for at least the next five years.  Family & Children’s Place and JCPS, through paid contracts with STEAM Exchange, River City Drum Corp, Bounce Coalition, Louisville Visual Arts, mPruv-U and Miller Transportation will help middle school students […]

 Innovative Early Childhood Services Coming to Iroquois

 Innovative Early Childhood Services Coming to Iroquois Join us at the Auburndale Learning Academy Open House (LOUISVILLE, KY., – MAY 2, 2021)– Family & Children’s Place and Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) are excited to announce the opening of Auburndale Learning Academy, as a part of Greater Louisville Head Start. Greater Louisville Head Start will hold an open house on May 5, 2021, 1:00-2:30 PM.  Please join us as we tour the facility and learn more about our unique approach to early learning. “We are so proud to provide both center-based and home-based head start and early head start services […]

Dana’s Story

When Dana* was 19, she found out she was pregnant and gave birth to her baby. Unfortunately, her son was removed from her care at birth due to her substance use, but Dana worked with a social worker immediately and after five months was referred to Family & Children’s Place’s supervised visitation program. It was clear that Dana needed help and she was determined to do what she could to regain custody of her son. With help from her Family & Children’s Place Child Welfare Specialist, Dana learned how to form healthy, nurturing attachments with her son along with parenting, […]

Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca’s nightmare started when she was just 14 years old. While playing outside and looking for her friend, she found herself on the front steps of a neighbor’s home. He was in his 50s and known throughout the neighborhood as the one to go to if kids wanted to sneak beer behind their parents’ backs. He welcomed Rebecca in, saying her friend was inside. Once inside, he padlocked the door, and Rebecca knew something wasn’t right. Though Rebecca told herself everything was fine, that nothing happened and that it wasn’t that bad, she immediately began down a dark path only […]