Partners for Education at Berea College


Posted on by Charlie Foster

The Berea College Promise Neighborhood Initiative will hold a Homecoming Open House on September 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jackson County Promise Neighborhood office on Highway 290, across from Jackson County Bank.  In the two hours leading up to the Homecoming parade, visitors from the Jackson County community can meet their county’s Promise Neighborhood staff and pick up informational flyers about the programs and services available to them.  Everyone who stops by will receive a free gift and a free healthy snack.  Local artists will also be on hand to showcase their talents.  Taylor Dye will provide music, fiber artist Devonna Hisel will demonstrate her craft, and other artists will display their artwork.


The Promise Neighborhood Initiative works to build a network of cradle-to-career educational, family and community supports centered on local school districts.  Programs and activities must work to:

  • Improve academic achievement, especially in math or language arts
  • Help children, ages birth to five, be ready to learn when they enter kindergarten
  • Provide opportunities for youth to experience, explore and participate in the arts
  • Improve health and well being by addressing childhood obesity and promoting physical activity
  • Provide career exploration and connection opportunities for students.
  • Help students of all ages become college-ready


For more information about Promise Neighborhood or the Jackson County Homecoming Open House, please contact Fred McQueen at (606) 287-7505, or at  You can also visit the Berea College Promise Neighborhood Initiative online at

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