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Berea College’s Knox Promise Neighborhood Partnering with Area Colleges to Offer Postsecondary Support to Local Students

Corbin and Knox County high school seniors who plan to attend one of six partner colleges this fall can get a boost when making the transition to college through a free Knox Promise Neighborhood program. [read more]

Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community Initiative Receives $150k Through Grant Program by National Nonprofit StriveTogether

StriveTogether is a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids. The Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community initiative will use its grant award to implement a service year model in rural areas to improve educational outcomes and reduce disparity gaps in southeastern Kentucky. [read more]

Seven Organizations Named as Hubs for Results Count™ Leadership Development

Partners for Education has been selected as one of eight national hubs for Results Count in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Results Count strives “to increase the number of leaders who take a results-oriented approach to accelerate measurable and equitable improvements in outcomes for children and families in communities across the country.” [read more]

Berea Independent Receives Full-Service Community School Grant

The Berea Independent School district will be a Full-Service Community School (FSCS) thanks to grant funding secured by Partners for Education at Berea College. The U.S. Department of Education grant will provide $2.5 million over the next five years. It was one of 12 FSCS grants awarded nationwide. [read more]

New Berea College GEAR UP Programs Offer Resources to Local Students

Partners for Education at Berea College is the recipient of two new Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grants that will help students in 19 Kentucky counties prepare for college and receive the support they need to achieve success in postsecondary education. [read more]

Knox Teacher Named Texas Instruments Teacher of the Month

Knox Central High School teacher Fatemia Fuson is named Texas Instruments Teacher of the Month. [Read more on their site.]

Berea College to Receive $50,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Berea, KY—The National Endowment for the Arts awarded an Art Works grant of $50,000 to Partners for Education at Berea College for the Arts Connect Appalachian Youth project, which will engage educators and youth to communicate the importance of arts education and increase in and out of school art opportunities. [read more]

Partners for Education at Berea College honored by HealthCorps

New York, NY – April 24, 2018 – HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), a national non-profit that builds resilience in America’s youth through innovative health and wellness education, honored Partners for Education at Berea College with the Joel Mallah Crystal Heart Apple Award, for their contributions toward the health and well-being of America’s youth during the organization’s 12th Annual Gala on Monday, April 23. [read more]

Promise Neighborhood Brings $30 Million to Support Education

Berea, KY—A $30 million Promise Neighborhood grant to serve Perry County in eastern Kentucky has been awarded to Partners for Education at Berea College. The five-year grant will provide children and youth in the community with comprehensive services and school supports and is aimed at improving outcomes for all students and their families. [read more]

Promise Neighborhood Brings $30 Million to Support Education

A $30 million Promise Neighborhood grant to serve Perry County in eastern Kentucky has been awarded to Partners for Education at Berea College. The five-year grant will provide children and youth in the community with comprehensive services and school supports and is aimed at improving outcomes for all students and their families. [read more]

GEAR UP Grant Funds Educational Opportunities for East Kentucky Students

Partners for Education at Berea College has been awarded a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant worth $3.9 million to serve students in Floyd, Magoffin, Menifee, Pike and Wolfe counties. [read more]

Upward Bound Math Science Grant Funds Educational Opportunities for Students in Breathitt and Perry Counties

Partners for Education at Berea College has been awarded a grant worth $260,000 to serve students in Breathitt and Perry counties. [read more]

Novelis Sponsors Summer STEM Camp at Berea Community Elementary

Partnership to provide hands-on STEM experience for local students. [read more]

Kentucky Selected for Program to End Youth Homelessness

KY BoS CoC, KHC, and Partners for Education at Berea College selected to participate in Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). [read more]