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Wed August 27, 2014

The Scholar House initiative - breaking the cycle of poverty - is coming to Northern Kentucky

  Scholar House is a housing and education initiative in Kentucky that enables the head-of-household to reach self-sufficiency based on a comprehensive, two-generation approach. The housing and education components are operated as one unit, with housing dependent on a client’'s successful participation in the education component. This model program for breaking the cycle of poverty, already making a difference in five other communities in the state, will soon be available for eligible single parents in Northern Kentucky. Last Wednesday a ceremonial groundbreaking was held in Newport for the Northern Kentucky Scholar House. Here to explain the concept of the program are Tammy Weidinger, president & CEO of Brighton Center, and Tom Guidugli, executive director of Neighborhood Foundations.

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