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CAC Youth One Eighty high school mentoring program proves especially beneficial to FCPS

While the Community Action Council has a longstanding partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, one of its recent initiatives has proven especially beneficial for high school students. The Youth One Eighty program, which launched in 2013, gives teenagers regular opportunities to share freely about whatever is on their minds in small-group mentoring sessions. It also includes after-school and...

Grants and Special Programs director Lanter recipient of University of Kentucky Sullivan Medallion

Charlie Lanter, who until recently served as Director of Lexington’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention, has been named a 2017 winner of the University of Kentucky Sullivan Medallion. The award is the highest honor UK presents to recognize humanitarian efforts in the community. In 2014, Mayor Jim Gray named Lanter the city’s first director of then newly created Office of Homelessness...

MSNBC host keynote speaker at Community Action Council's Poverty Forum on Aug. 8

MSNBC host, author and political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry will be the keynote speaker Aug. 8 at The Poverty Forum: A Night to Fight Back, an event to support the programs and services of the Community Action Council.   Melissa Harris-Perry (Photo from melissaharrisperry.com) The forum will include a reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., a book signing by Harris-Perry at 6:15...