About Partners for Education

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Partners for Education at Berea College uses a place based, student focused approach to improve educational outcomes in Appalachian Kentucky. We braid services and align funding streams to optimize results. Through a suite of programs, Partners for Education leverages $25.8 million each year. This goes to serve 35,318 young people and their families. These programs include GEAR UP, i3 and the first rural Promise Neighborhood.

For more information:

  • Call our office at 859-985-3857
  • Visit our Middletown office at 439 Walnut Meadow Road, Berea, KY 40403
  • Email david_bellnier@berea.edu

Latest News from Partners for Education

Novelis Sponsors Summer STEM Camp at Berea Community Elementary

BEREA, KY. — Novelis Aluminum Corporation, the world leader in rolled aluminum products, is partnering with Berea College’s Partners for Education to provide students at Berea Community Elementary School with a summer camp experience focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM. Read More

PartnerCorps Team Accepting Applications

BEREA, KY. — Local high schools are teaming up with Berea College to improve students’ academic performance. Partners for Education at Berea College is looking for new members to serve. Read More…

Kentucky Selected for Program to End Youth Homelessness

FRANKFORT, KY.— The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced ten Continuum of Care communities selected to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), an effort that will help these communities develop methods intended to end youth homelessness. Read More…

Berea College Awarded for Volunteer Service

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin and Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton presented the 21st annual Governor’s Service Awards to 21 groups and individuals from across Kentucky for their volunteer and service contributions. Berea College’s Partners for Education department received the accolade for the Nonprofit Service Award category. Read more…

Youth Leadership Summit Students Find Success, Inspiration and Motivation

From NCCEP Digest

During the 2016 NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual conference hosted in Washington, DC on July 17-20, 150 high school student leaders from around the nation came together for a three-and-a-half-day leadership training experience. Read More…

University of Louisville to Hold First-Ever STEM Camp for Promise Zone Students July 18-22

High schoolers to gain hands-on experience with energy technologies

LONDON, Ky. — The Kentucky Promise Zone and the Partners for Education at Berea College today announced that approximately 30 high school students from Promise Zone counties will attend a free summer camp at the University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research from July 18-22. Read More…

Partners for Education to Lead Regional Creative Asset Mapping

Partners for Education at Berea College (PFE) is launching an extensive creative asset mapping project across southeastern Kentucky. PFE aims to provide training and support to teams from each of eight Kentucky Promise Zone counties (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry and Whitley) to map and promote features of the region’s culture and heritage. Read More…

Partners for Education Summer Food Service Program

The Berea College Partners for Education Summer Camp is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Partners for Education has applied to the SFSP as a residential camp and is considered a closed site. Meals will be provided to all eligible Partners for Education Summer Camp participants free of charge. Read More