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Torp, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Nowland-Curry win Weinberg Humanitarian awards

Tanya Torp, Blue Grass Community Foundation and the late Betsy Nowland-Curry have been selected by the Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice (“KCCJ”) and The Plantory to receive the 2016 Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Awards. Tanya Torp is a compassionate lover of community. As Program Director of Step by Step Lexington, she works to inspire and encourage young mothers through case management,...

Be Bold girls' empowerment workshop will feature Miss 2015 Kentucky Clark Davis

  The fourth annual Be Bold girls’ empowerment workshop is set for Sept. 26 at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Newtown Campus in Lexington.   Miss Kentucky 2015 Clark Davis The workshop – from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. – is focused this year on STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts and Math) initiatives, engaging girls 9-18 and young moms under age 24. Speakers include...

Mapping the Way: UK student’s class project now a resource for young mothers in need

An online interactive map was developed by UK senior Laura Greenfield for Step By Step, a mentoring ministry for young single mothers ages 14 to 24. The geospatial technology pinpoints where young moms can find abuse counseling and support; emergency shelters; clothing resources; education institutions; childcare; and more services around Lexington. Along with the locations, it provides information...

Mapping the Way: UK student's class project now a resource for young mothers in need

An online interactive map was developed by UK senior Laura Greenfield for Step By Step, a mentoring ministry for young single mothers ages 14 to 24. The geospatial technology pinpoints where young moms can find abuse counseling and support; emergency shelters; clothing resources; education institutions; childcare; and more services around Lexington. Along with the locations, it provides information...

Community activists Josh Nadzam, Tanya Torp offer two takes on healing powers of art

Activist Josh Nadzam, right, appeared on Renee Shaw’s ‘Connections’ on KET. He joined another activist, Tanya Torp, in discussing how disadvantaged individuals in Lexington can find healing through the arts.(Photo from Facebook)   By John Gregory Special to KyForward   Creative expression might not seem like a high priority when you’re struggling to feed your children...

Gena Bigler: Imagine how communities would thrive if we all followed ‘Team Torp’s’ example

Christian and Tanya Torp (Photo provided)   Lexington’s Team Torp is a force to be reckoned with; Tanya and Christian actively work to improve the world.   Owners of Justice House, they host Heinz Breakfast where they open their doors to the public and make enough pancakes to feed a small army. The most recent brought together 45 diverse hungry people. Along with the locally sourced...