Hunger Hurts Food Drive Brings Berea Community Together for 25th Year

CELTS logoThe 25th Annual Hunger Hurts Food Drive, coordinated by Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS), in collaboration with Berea Faith Community Outreach (BFCO), runs from October 21 to October 28, 2017. Continue reading Hunger Hurts Food Drive Brings Berea Community Together for 25th Year

Berea College to Host 2nd Annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue

CELTS logoCollege students and others interested in eliminating hunger will be urged to take action at the second annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue on Saturday, September 30. Hosted by the Berea College Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS) and sponsored by Kentucky Campus Compact, the theme for this year’s Kentucky Hunger Dialogue is “Asset-Based Responses to Hunger.” The event will highlight successful programs already at work in our communities and present tools for engagement with hunger on three levels: emergency response, food systems, and policy change. Alongside non-profit and state agencies, students from colleges and universities across the commonwealth will spend the day networking, learning, and building coalitions. Continue reading Berea College to Host 2nd Annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue

Grant Funds Educational Opportunities for Bell County Students

Student receiving individual tutoring in a classroom settingPartners for Education at Berea College has been awarded a $257,000 Upward Bound grant to serve students at Bell County High School in Pineville, Kentucky. The grant, funded by the United States Department of Education, will provide 60 students in grades 9-12 with year-round academic support, enhanced learning opportunities and college and career readiness preparation. Continue reading Grant Funds Educational Opportunities for Bell County Students

Berea College student honored as a Newman Civic Fellow

Megan Davis Newman Civic FellowshipBerea College student Megan Davis will be part of Campus Compact’s 2017 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Campus Compact, a non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education across the country, has announced the 273 students who will make up the organization’s 2017 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Continue reading Berea College student honored as a Newman Civic Fellow

Hunger Hurts Food Drive Celebrates 24 Years of Giving Back to the Community

Logo for the Center for Education in Learning through ServiceAnnual Hunger Hurts Food Drive, coordinated by Berea College’s Center for Excellence in Learning through Service (CELTS), in collaboration with Berea Faith Community Outreach (BFCO), will run from October 22 to 29, 2016.

Beginning on October 22nd, volunteers will distribute brown paper bags, donated by Kroger, to local households. Community members can help by filling the bags with non-perishable food and toiletry items and placing them near their front door by 9 a.m. on October 29th, for volunteers to pick up. Continue reading Hunger Hurts Food Drive Celebrates 24 Years of Giving Back to the Community

Grow Appalachia to Leverage Nearly $1 million for Southeastern Kentucky Local Foods Economy

BEREA, KY, September 30, 2016 – Grow Appalachia is excited to announce that they will be leveraging private and federal funds totaling nearly $1 million to impact Southeastern Kentucky Promise Zone and Strike Force counties. As a program of Berea College, Grow Appalachia will work with partners throughout the Southeastern Kentucky region to strengthen year-round growing efforts, agricultural economic development, and local food networks. Continue reading Grow Appalachia to Leverage Nearly $1 million for Southeastern Kentucky Local Foods Economy

Berea College Promise Neighborhood: a New Video

Promise Neighborhood across the nation is working to achieve better results for children and families in their communities through the development of a continuum of solutions, also known as a cradle-to-career pipeline. These pipelines are intended to seamlessly link effective programs, services and supports to help achieve a set of 10 results by making improvements on 15 associated indicators that span the lives of young people. The U.S. Department of Education administers the Promise Neighborhood program. Continue reading Berea College Promise Neighborhood: a New Video