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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.

Problem being addressed:vocational

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

Featured Sponsors for The Point ARC

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The William & Mary Jane Helm Trust

OWL

Opportunity for Work and Learning

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At OWL, we are proud to have over 50 years of experience serving the Central Kentucky community by helping individuals overcome significant barriers to employment through our comprehensive programming. We provide everything from Life Skills Coaching to Forklift Certification, and give our clients both necessary technical skills and the soft skills sought by employers in all industries. Many of our clients have moved on and are experiencing successful and fulfilling careers, and we are happy that some are willing to share their personal stories.

Today OWL is spread over four large facilities on Kennedy Road in Lexington, Kentucky with over 81,100 combined sq. ft. of office, manufacturing, and warehouse space. To date, close to 19,000 people throughout Central Kentucky have benefited from OWL’s specialized rehabilitation and employment services. Over 3,000 have obtained and maintained employment.

Over its long and storied history, OWL has attracted some of the greatest potential in Central Kentucky found in the determination and spirit of its consumers. OWL has also engaged some of the best professionals in the field to take on the challenging, but always rewarding, work of vocational rehabilitation and job placement.

OWL expects its next fifty-years, like the first, to facilitate even more working, learning, and – most of all – opportunity.

VISION STATEMENT:Owl photo 2

To create a world without barriers to employment.

MISSION STATEMENT:

OWL partners within communities to educate and equip individuals with barriers to employment to reach their vocational goals.

 

For more information, please visit their website at: www.owlinc.net

Featured Sponsors for OWL

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The William & Mary Jane Helm Trust

MUSIC WORKS- Lexington, Kentucky

Music Works

Mission, History of Organization:

Music Works PicFounded by the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras in July 2013, North Limestone MusicWorks fosters positive youth development by providing equitable access to intense, high-quality music education for Lexington’s Northside district. All MusicWorks students attend Arlington Elementary School, a Title 1 school where 95% of students participate in the free or reduced lunch program. MusicWorks is an El Sistema – inspired initiative operating daily after school for 35 second, third and fourth graders who receive free instrument use and instruction from conservatory-trained active musicians.

Problem being addressed:

Two significant challenges facing the NoLi neighborhood are student retention and academic development. Arlington Elementary has named student retention as the chief obstacle for MusicWorks to overcome. The faculty seek to cultivate lasting relationships with students and their families, thus making the program and anchor of the community and ultimately creating an incentive to remain in the neighborhood. mw-5

The NoLi MusicWorks’ primary goal is to use music education as a tool to teach positive social values and to make each child feel that they are an asset within their community. By nurturing interpersonal development skills in an orchestral setting, MusicWorks seeks to inspire its students to achieve more in their personal and academic pursuits, alongside their musical endeavors. The goal of MusicWorks is not to produce professional musicians but rather to use the skills cultivated in an immersion-style orchestral setting to develop healthy, contributing citizens.

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

Featured Sponsors for Music Works:

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The Lorch Family

MARCH MADNESS MARCHING BAND- Lexington, Kentucky

March Madness Marching Band

Mission, History of Organization:

march madness marching bandMMMB is an all-volunteer, community-building organization that brings joyous creative arts to charity events and public festivals. Our mixture of professional artists, dedicated amateurs and spirited children has entertained crowds throughout the state, and annually at a nonprofit street band festival in Austin, TX. MMMB welcomes performers of all ages and skill levels to attend weekly rehearsals.

Formed to represent Local First Lexington (LFL) in Lexington’s 2008 downtown Christmas Parade, MMMB has earned a wealth of parade awards, community pride, ear-to-ear grins, and statewide praise. In 2012, MMMB also earned federal tax exempt status, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Problem being addressed:

A symphony of mismatched musical instruments, a kaleidoscope of inspired costumes, a choreographed gaggle of hoop dancers, an array of unconventional dancers and spinners. Each band member brings a piece of authentic Lexington, and together we create a delicious concoction from quirky ingredients. MMMB embodies a moving metaphor for the diverse talents of our Central Kentucky neighbors. Also? We’re really, really good.

MMMB provides unique arts access to both performers and audiences. We enliven events that are open to the public, and deliberately blur the line between art and audience. We encourage spectators of all ages and skill levels to join our open practices and our public performances.Band Member

At weekly rehearsals, professional arts educators provide no-cost instruction to band members. We also provide both musicians and dancers with tools for at-home practice. Most members of MMMB do not have other outlets for creative expression, or other ways to support the charities for which we perform.

For more information, please visit their website at:  www.m‐m‐m‐b.org

Featured Sponsors for March Madness Marching Band:

hot sauce records

Happy Holidays from kNOwMORE!


NONPROFITS & WATER PART 2 PREMIERES ON KET IN DECEMBER!

The new two-part series on nonprofits working with water premieres December 12th at 3pm on KETKY.

Our tenth episode, “What Would It Be Like Without Water”, Part Two, will feature segments on Paducah’s River Discovery Center where we’ll learn about commerce, travel, tourism and the history of the four rivers of Western Kentucky. Our second story will look at the Kentucky River Keeper, where we’ll learn about new river trails and recreational uses for our water systems, including dams along the Kentucky River.

Hosted by Brian Simmons, this show will outline what it would be like without these critical educational and protective initiatives and how our communities can get involved.

KNOW MORE or NO MORE.

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NONPROFITS & WATER PART 2 PREMIERES ON KET IN DECEMBER!

The new two-part series on nonprofits working with water premieres December 12th at 3pm on KETKY.

Our tenth episode, “What Would It Be Like Without Water”, Part Two, will feature segments on Paducah’s River Discovery Center where we’ll learn about commerce, travel, tourism and the history of the four rivers of Western Kentucky. Our second story will look at the Kentucky River Keeper, where we’ll learn about new river trails and recreational uses for our water systems, including dams along the Kentucky River.

Hosted by Brian Simmons, this show will outline what it would be like without these critical educational and protective initiatives and how our communities can get involved.

KNOW MORE or NO MORE.

Get involved today 888.528.1999 www.knowmorenonprofits.com

CLICK to Subscribe to Our Newsletter

HAPPY HOLIDAYS & THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR!

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We here at kNOwMORE would like to wish all of our fans, nonprofits, volunteers, interns and production team a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We’d also like to take a moment to thank our many sponsors and partners for their support this year. Including: the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, Kentucky American Water, Paducah Water, Paducah McCracken Joint Sewer District, Bluegrass Greensource, Hardy Propane and Gas, Hardy Oil, Angler’s Outpost & Marine, Kiwanis of Irvine, Hotsauce Records, The Lorch Family, Cintas, The William & Mary Jane Helm Trust and of course KET. We’ve had a blessed year and been able to help eleven nonprofits tell their stories. I’d like to give a special nod to the crew that have helped make this possible: Sam McGhee, producer; Nick Williams, production assistant & camera; Wyatt, Nia, Robert- interns; Haley Wolberton, production coordinator; Danny Meyer, scripting & social media; and Brian Simmons our host.

We’ve got great things planned for 2015 and if you’d like to see a nonprofit or community cause featured in one of our shows…NOMINATE THEM! If you’d like to sponsor or partner with us for a truly great state-wide cause, CONTACT US.

Until then HAPPY NEW YEAR and get ready for A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT in 2015.

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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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New Episodes Premiere November 10th on KETKY

NONPROFITS & WATER PREMIERES ON KET IN NOVEMBER!

CLICK HERE to watch a “PREVIEW” of our upcoming series on water.

So, can you name 5 nonprofits working with water?

The new two-part series on nonprofits working with water premieres November 10th at 5pm on KETKY. Our ninth episode, “What Would It Be Like Without Water”, Part One, will feature segments on Bluegrass Greensource’s Conservation programs; and we’ll also be visiting clean-up efforts along the Ohio River in Rabbit Hash, KY organized by ORSANCO and their annual River Sweep program.

Our tenth episode, “What Would It Be Like Without Water”, Part Two, will feature segments on Paducah’s River Discovery Center where we’ll learn about commerce, travel, tourism and the history of the four rivers of Western Kentucky. Our second story will look at the Kentucky River Keeper, where we’ll learn about new river trails and recreational uses for our water systems, including dams along the Kentucky River.

Both episodes, hosted by Brian Simmons, will outline what it would be like without these critical educational and protective initiatives and how our communities can get involved.

KNOW MORE or NO MORE.

Get involved today 888.528.1999 www.knowmorenonprofits.com

CLICK to Subscribe to Our Newsletter

What Would Life Be Like Without Water?

NONPROFITS & WATER PREMIERES ON KET IN NOVEMBER!

CLICK HERE to watch a “PREVIEW” of our upcoming series on water.

So, can you name 5 nonprofits working with water?

The new two-part series on nonprofits working with water premieres November 10th at 5pm on KETKY. Our ninth episode, “What Would It Be Like Without Water”, Part One, will feature segments on Bluegrass Greensource’s Conservation programs; and we’ll also be visiting clean-up efforts along the Ohio River in Rabbit Hash, KY organized by ORSANCO and their annual River Sweep program.

Our tenth episode, “What Would It Be Like Without Water”, Part Two, will feature segments on Paducah’s River Discovery Center where we’ll learn about commerce, travel, tourism and the history of the four rivers of Western Kentucky. Our second story will look at the Kentucky River Keeper, where we’ll learn about new river trails and recreational uses for our water systems, including dams along the Kentucky River.

Both episodes, hosted by Brian Simmons, will outline what it would be like without these critical educational and protective initiatives and how our communities can get involved.

KNOW MORE or NO MORE.

Get involved today 888.528.1999 www.knowmorenonprofits.com

CLICK to Subscribe to Our Newsletter

UPCOMING kNOwMORE FEATURE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

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The Greater Cincy Point Golf Ball Drop includes university students, patrons, the news media and the public-at-large who join with one of the regions’ most important social services, The Point/Arc of NKY. The “drop” happens

November 1, @ 1:00 PM@ Marge Schott Baseball Stadium on the University of Cincinnati campus in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Visit here to purchase a Golf Ball Chance.

Student and social service organizations are selling Wiffle (Golf) Balls which result in large funds raised directly for charity. Winners (at the event) will receive prizes and cash. This is likely to be the world’s largest drop of numbered Wiffle balls.

90,000 Wiffle Balls will be dropped at this public ceremony, from a large pelican (constructed by Department 7) hanging from a Sykorsky Helicopter from Midwest Helicopter Airways, Inc.

Local celebrities will participate in the festivities presented by Together-Together, The Point/Arc of NKY and TSFF; who jointly recognize the leadership opportunity represented by this collaboration (Project Pelican) demonstrating to the entire community- the POWER of TOGETHER!. Learn more HERE.

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quote of the month“Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.”

Bob Marley

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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.

Thank you for reading our newsletter. Don’t forget to check us out at knowmorenonprofits.com

Prosper Media Group, Inc. P.O. Box 55182 Lexington, KY 40555 | 888.528.1999 | www.knowmorenonprofits.comThe kNOwMORE educational television series currently airs on PBS affiliate KET as well as CCTV in Northern Kentucky. All show segments are also available in HD on-line, on-demand 24/7.All Content © 2014 Prosper Media Group, Inc. 

kNOwMORE FUN Presents: H’artful of Fun!

TWO OCTOBER EVENTS NOT TO MISS

vote for a water nonprofit Bluegrass Tomorrow 25th Anniversary: “Celebrating the Vision”, October 9th at Normandy Farm (Paris Pike, Lexington). Featuring a Silent Auction – Live Music -Great Food and a Who’s Who guest list of organizations and supporters of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s vision where our towns remain separate and distinct, people friendly and full of architectural character;
our best farmlands remain secure and productive;
the beauty of our landscape remains evident from our roadways; our governments make informed, responsible decisions about growth and change and we are sensitive to our unique fragile environment.

$100 per ticket; $1000 per sponsored table; Underwriting sponsorships $2500;
Event sponsorship (one only) $5000. Learn more HERE.

fti_headerkNOwMORE is PROUD to be a part of First 10 In! A “one of a kind fundraiser” allowing YOU to meet 10 great non-profits! Eat food from 10 great restaurants. Enjoy spirits, music and a special keynote address from Father James Kubicki.Friday October 17th. Presented by Real Life Radio. Sponsorships available. Put your organization’s name out there and get in on the ground floor of something truly unique and special. Learn more HERE.

KENTUCKY PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVE: LOGOThe Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will be hosting its annual summit on Philanthropy September 30th through October 1st.  For more information and to register for this highly beneficial and educational experience click HERE.

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NIGHT FULL OF FUN; H’ARTFUL OF FUN!

The Living Arts and Science Center is an organization that is truly committed to their mission. People and organizations who donate know that every dollar is going towards the cause; from educating young students to adults about the arts and sciences.

Without the center there would be a huge void in the arts and science curriculum; with so many cuts in public, and even private school budgets, teachers do not have funds for after school programs, or extra materials and supplies for the hands on activities students need to excel. Without the LASC there would be a big hole in our community, where a center is needed for the public so they can come interact with the arts and sciences, and learn in a fun and creative non-traditional school format. The Center really brings life to the community, because it is a place that brings everyone together while encouraging learning and creativity in fun & unique ways.

So, can you name 5 nonprofits working with art?

KNOW MORE or NO MORE.

Get involved today 888.528.1999 www.knowmorenonprofits.com

CLICK to Subscribe to Our Newsletter

TWO OCTOBER EVENTS NOT TO MISS

vote for a water nonprofit Bluegrass Tomorrow 25th Anniversary: “Celebrating the Vision”, October 9th at Normandy Farm (Paris Pike, Lexington). Featuring a Silent Auction – Live Music -Great Food and a Who’s Who guest list of organizations and supporters of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s vision where our towns remain separate and distinct, people friendly and full of architectural character;
our best farmlands remain secure and productive;
the beauty of our landscape remains evident from our roadways; our governments make informed, responsible decisions about growth and change and we are sensitive to our unique fragile environment.

$100 per ticket; $1000 per sponsored table; Underwriting sponsorships $2500;
Event sponsorship (one only) $5000. Learn more HERE.

fti_headerkNOwMORE is PROUD to be a part of First 10 In! A “one of a kind fundraiser” allowing YOU to meet 10 great non-profits! Eat food from 10 great restaurants. Enjoy spirits, music and a special keynote address from Father James Kubicki.Friday October 17th. Presented by Real Life Radio. Sponsorships available. Put your organization’s name out there and get in on the ground floor of something truly unique and special. Learn more HERE.

KENTUCKY PHILANTHROPY INITIATIVE: LOGOThe Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will be hosting its annual summit on Philanthropy September 30th through October 1st.  For more information and to register for this highly beneficial and educational experience click HERE.

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quote of the month“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

John Wooden

diss qr tagPlease Help Us Continue Educating our Communities in 2014.

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.

Thank you for reading our newsletter. Don’t forget to check us out at knowmorenonprofits.com

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Prosper Media Group, Inc. P.O. Box 55182 Lexington, KY 40555 | 888.528.1999 | www.knowmorenonprofits.com

The kNOwMORE educational television series currently airs on PBS affiliate KET as well as CCTV in Northern Kentucky. All show segments are also available in HD on-line, on-demand 24/7.

All Content © 2014 Prosper Media Group, Inc.