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Kentucky eBay employees give $10,000 of eBay Foundation funds to Covington Partners

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The eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation has given a $10,000 grant to Covington Partners for its mentor program.   The funds will be used to enhance and sustain the Covington mentoring program which matches more …

#17 Days #17 Ways: Young people need help defining relationships as healthy or unhealthy

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  Emotional violence in a dating relationship can be difficult to define whether it’s happening to you or to someone else, but can be dangerous nonetheless. GreenHouse17′s tip today is to recognize emotional abuse and get out of a bad …

New state program collects, refurbishes and distributes used hearing aids to those in need

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  A new state program is collecting used hearing aids to refurbish and distribute to Kentuckians with hearing impairments and who need assistance.   The Kentucky Assistive Technology Service Network’s Statewide Hearing Aid Assistance and Reuse Program is accepting hearing …

Foxhollow Farm Fall Festival to use fall fun to raise funds for two Louisville-area nonprofits

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  The tiny town of Crestwood outside Louisville will celebrate its seventh annual Fall Festival at Foxhollow Farm to benefit a local nonprofit for abused and neglected children, and an education outreach program. The festival will be Saturday, Oct. 11, …

Lexington is one of 26 cities ‘challenged’;
$5 million offered for innovative projects

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will hold a Q&A in Lexington this afternoon to discuss the Knight Cities Challenge, which is seeking new ideas to make Lexington and 25 other communities more vibrant places to live and …

#17 Days #17 Ways: Follow organizations, people working to end domestic violence

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  Staying current on the issues affecting survivors of intimate partner abuse is one way to help end intimate partner abuse. It’s No. 9 in the #17 Days #17 Ways campaign of GreenHouse17 running through Oct. 17.   GreenHouse17 is …

Mentoring program pairs UK students with local youth to inspire them to ‘dream big’

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  By Erin Grigson KyForward correspondent   Little kids are dreaming bigger after working with University of Kentucky students through College Mentors for Kids.   The mentor program is a nonprofit organization where college students work with at-risk elementary-age youth …

More funding means more United Way Born Learning Academies in Northern Kentucky

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Additional funding from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky has made it possible for the United Way to open seven new Born Learning Academies for early childhood education in Northern Kentucky.   The new academies are in the following schools:   • …

Coach Colene: Whether changing the world
or changing a world, both equally important

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  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   I’ve mentioned before about how amazing my mother is. She was a single mother raising two small children and had to make hard decisions by herself. I think a lot about how I …

#17 Days #17 Ways: GreenHouse17 suggests ‘Read. Listen. Watch’ to learn about abuse

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  We tell stories to process our own experiences, sympathize with the experiences of others and find common understanding in shared experiences. Choosing to read, watch and listen to stories about intimate partner violence is one way you can help. …