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URBAN LEAGUE OF LEXINGTON—Fayette County

foundersThe Urban League of Lexington—Fayette County is a nonprofit that was established in 1968.  Their mission is to, “Assist African Americans and disadvantaged citizens in the achievement of social and economic equality. They offer several programs in job training, education, computer skills, housing, community development and advocacy.”

The Urban League has a five-point empowerment strategy that focuses on local needs by following their mission. They focus on education and youth empowerment, economic empowerment, health and quality of life empowerment, civic engagement and leadership empowerment, civil rights and racial justice empowerment. urban

As part of our kNOwMORE nonprofits series about housing and nonprofits we interviewed the individuals involved in this powerful cause. The Urban League of Lexington has been building affordable rental single family homes since 2005. They have also renovated the Russell Elementary School with 27 affordable- one bedroom apartments for seniors 62 and older. Be sure to check out our new episode about housing and nonprofits in the Lexington area!

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For more information about the Urban League of Lexington—Fayette County please visit: http://www.ullexfay.org/

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Employment Nonprofits Episode Online

NOMINATE A NONPROFIT TO BE FEATURED

FESTIVALS: What’s your favorite Kentucky festival? Does it help raise funds for a local nonprofit or charity? If you know of a truly unique and fun event that is related to festivals for charity, share it with us and it may be featured on our next kNOwMORE nonprofit series. Nominate Here.

HISTORY: Whether they are helping to preserve it or educate us about it, History is a critical part of our Kentucky foundation. If you know of a deserving nonprofit or charitable cause that is related to history, share it with us and it may be featured on our next kNOwMORE nonprofit series. Nominate Here.

HOUSING:In addition to homeless people, there are many people that don’t know how to buy a house or can’t afford it. Fortunately for us, there are many nonprofits in our state that help people learn about housing and even provide it. If you know of a deserving nonprofit or charitable cause that is related to housing, share it with us and it may be featured on our next kNOwMORE nonprofit series. Nominate Here.

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NONPROFITS & EMPLOYMENT: WATCH ONLINE!

April 2015

Who LOVED the series on Employment in Kentucky? Our 12th episode featured Covington’s The Point ARC of Northern Kentucky, which provides educational, residential, social, and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We also visited Lexington’s Opportunity For Work & Learning, which serves to create a world without barriers to employment. At the Dress For Success Fashion Show Fundraiser we learned more about what these programs are doing for the community to break down these barriers to employment.

Thank you to our sponsors: CINTAS, The William & Mary Jane Helm Trust. In addition to local Kentucky networks playing the 12th episode, the FULL show is available online NOW.

Full TV schedule for our series is available here: http://kynonprofitvideos.com/tv-schedule/ 

Nonprofits and Employment: KETKY THURS, 4/9 @ 7:30 PM

Segments feature Covington’s The Point ARC, serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Lexington’s Opportunity For Work & Learning, serving to create a world without barriers to employment; and the Dress For Success Fashion Show Fundraiser.

 

Check local listings for channel availability. All times EST.

Nonprofits and Employment: KETKY WED, 4/8 @ 10:30 PM

Segments feature Covington’s The Point ARC, serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Lexington’s Opportunity For Work & Learning, serving to create a world without barriers to employment; and the Dress For Success Fashion Show Fundraiser.

 

Check local listings for channel availability. All times EST.

TUNE IN April 8th + kNOwMORE FUN: Lex End Poverty

 

LIGHTS, CAMERA, [ COMMUNITY ] ACTION!

In 1964 the Community Action Council of Lexington, KY was created by Lyndon Johnson based on the war on poverty. They created it with a vision to provide equality through all walks of people’s lives. Everyone should have the opportunity for housing, sustainable employment, and the equality of life that many others enjoy. Recently CAC hosted their seventh annual Lex End Poverty at the Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center to get the community to involved in a conversation about poverty. Topics included: building livable communities and encouraging the community to help those that want to help themselves get out of poverty. The Community Action Council is here to help the community get involved to prevent, reduce, and eliminate poverty. For 50 years they have been helping to end poverty with the communities investment.

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NONPROFITS & EMPLOYMENT: AIRING APRIL 8th

April 2015

Our twelfth episode on nonprofits and employment premieres on KETKY Wednesday, April 8 at 10:30 pm EDT. This new series highlights Kentucky nonprofits that are making it possible for individuals with disabilities to have the same chance of employment as everyone else. Our coverage begins with Covington’s The Point ARC of Northern Kentucky, providing educational, residential, social, and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We’ll also visit Lexington’s Opportunity For Work & Learning, which serves to create a world without barriers to employment. Hosted by Brian Simmons, we’ll interview folks at the Dress For Success Fashion Show Fundraiser and learn more about what these programs are doing for the community by breaking down these barriers to employment.

Thank you to our sponsors: CINTAS, The William & Mary Jane Helm Trust.

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NONPROFITS & EMPLOYMENT: AIRING ON KET IN APRIL

Can you name 3 nonprofits working with employment?

Our twelfth episode on nonprofits and employment premieres on KETKY Wednesday, April 8 at 10:30 pm EDT. This new series highlights Kentucky nonprofits that are making it possible for individuals with disabilities to have the same chance of employment as everyone else. Our coverage begins with Covington’s The Point ARC of Northern Kentucky, providing educational, residential, social, and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We’ll also visit Lexington’s Opportunity For Work & Learning, which serves to create a world without barriers to employment. Hosted by Brian Simmons, we’ll interview folks at the Dress For Success Fashion Show Fundraiser and learn more about what these programs are doing for the community by breaking down these barriers to employment.

Thank you to our sponsors: CINTAS, The William & Mary Jane Helm Trust

KNOW MORE or NO MORE.

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TELL US YOUR FAVORITE KENTUCKY FESTIVAL

It’s not to late to share your favorite festival in Kentucky!

We hope to be able to produce a series on unique festivals & charitable causes but we’re gonna need all the help we can get. There are so many festivals located here in our state; we just need help finding them. If you have a fun festival you would like to be featured on an upcoming series, share it with us! If you know of a potential sponsor…even better!

Fill out this brief 5-question survey and maybe your favorite festival will be featured.SURVEY

Kentucky Employment Nonprofits April KET Television Premiere


NONPROFITS & EMPLOYMENT: AIRING ON KET IN APRIL

Can you name 3 nonprofits working with employment?

Our twelfth episode on nonprofits and employment premieres on KETKY Wednesday, April 8 at 10:30 pm EDT. This new series highlights Kentucky nonprofits that are making it possible for individuals with disabilities to have the same chance of employment as everyone else. Our coverage begins with Covington’s The Point ARC of Northern Kentucky, providing educational, residential, social, and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We’ll also visit Lexington’s Opportunity For Work & Learning, which serves to create a world without barriers to employment. Hosted by Brian Simmons, we’ll interview folks at the Dress For Success Fashion Show Fundraiser and learn more about what these programs are doing for the community by breaking down these barriers to employment.

Thank you to our sponsors: CINTAS, The William & Mary Jane Helm Trust

KNOW MORE or NO MORE.

Get involved today 888.528.1999 www.knowmorenonprofits.com

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FULL MUSIC EPISODE AVAILABLE ONLINE

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Did you love our “What would life be like without music?” show so much that you want to watch it again? It will be available online April 1st.

Our eleventh episode, “What Would Life Be Like Without Music?” features Give Into the Groove, a community event highlighting interactive art and music to help support local charities. Other “musical” charities featured are March Madness Marching Band and Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra’s Music Works.

TELL US YOUR FAVORITE KENTUCKY FESTIVAL

It’s not to late to share your favorite festival in Kentucky!

We hope to be able to produce a series on unique festivals & charitable causes but we’re gonna need all the help we can get. There are so many festivals located here in our state; we just need help finding them. If you have a fun festival you would like to be featured on an upcoming series, share it with us! If you know of a potential sponsor…even better!

Fill out this brief 5-question survey and maybe your favorite festival will be featured.SURVEY

quote of the monthPoverty is…Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real causes of poverty.”

Visvesvaraya

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We have corporate sponsor and underwriting opportunities available. Put your organization’s name on a great cause that is seen state-wide. If your organization has a passion for any of the above topics, or you know of a corporation that supports causes and charities dedicated to these areas of importance, please have them contact us so that we may share these opportunities.

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THE POINT OF ARC- Northern Kentucky

The Point ARC of Northern Kentucky

Mission, History of Organization:

social-300The Point ARC of No. Ky. was chartered June 6, 1972.  We are the result of a merger between two parent groups – one from Campbell Co. (HARC) and the parents of children at Riverside Good-Counsel School where prior to the enactment of PL 94-142, in 1976-77, was the segregated school where all children with mental retardation attended. NKAR (No. Ky. Association For Retarded Citizens) was name selected and we joined the state and national associations.  When the law was passed mandating public education for all, students 6 through 21 were filtered into their district schools and the need for us to raise funds to support transportation needs and maintain the building ended.  Under the leadership of Judi Gerding who was board chair after this transition NKAR’S focus went to “filling in the service gaps” for those exiting public education at age 21.

In 42 “short” years we are a full-service agency providing educational, residential, social, and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  In the mid nineties we officially changed our name to The Point/Arc of No. Ky. in compliance with the state and national in an effort to remove the “r” word from our title.

We’ve come from a zero budget in 1972 to 5 million in 2014.  Uniquely we remain less than 24 % government funded and our goal is to be self-sufficient.

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We currently have 9 group homes, 3 social enterprises.   Pre-Voc and Career Development classes, and case management programs are conducted in our Point Learning Center.   Our Employment Program offers Job Placement & lifelong follow-up.  Our Activities Program offers weekly, monthly & quarterly social offerings,  We have 15 properties & 15 vehicles to maintain,  We directly serve over 400 participants annually and thousands indirectly through our “Everybody Counts” awareness program and dances.

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Believe our problem is the best kind to have.  Our #1 goal this year is for everyone in the Commonwealth to know who we are and what we offer to our community and the population we serve.  Our theory is – once people hear our story the volunteer and financial support follows.  We’ve been so busy “doing” and too little staff or time to “toot our own horn.”  We’re ready to tell everyone about the quality of our programs.

For more information, please visit their website at: www.thepointarc.org

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