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Wendy’s Wish

Each day in partner public schools across southeastern Kentucky, a team of approximately 40 ReadingCorps tutors work with students to teach fundamental reading skills. As the school year came to a close, we took a moment to ask each member to reflect on their year of service by sharing about a student who experienced progress …

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Thacker Named Dyslexia Program Director

Kayla Thacker’s involvement with Hindman Settlement School’s dyslexia intervention program began in the early 2000’s when she accepted a role as a tutor with our intensive five-week summer program. Through the decades, her involvement has grown from a part-time tutor to serving as one of our program’s school-based reading intervention specialists in 2021, the curriculum …

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Settlement Awarded $1M to Support Literacy & Math Initiatives

AmeriCorps and Serve Kentucky, the federal and state agencies for national service and volunteerism, have awarded Hindman Settlement School two grants totaling $1,014,084 supporting new and existing initiatives.  Funding from the agencies will be used to support the continued implementation and growth of ReadingCorps, a literacy intervention program targeted at K-3 students who face barriers to grade-level reading as …

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Student Success: Joah

The roots of the Settlement’s dyslexia intervention program can be traced back to after-school tutoring. At that time, parents gathered together on our campus to teach fundamental reading skills to their students. While the program has grown and evolved through the decades to include both in-person and virtual tutoring, the core of the program and the incredible …

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Fisher Honored During 2024 Governor’s Service Award Ceremony

Gov. Andy Beshear recognized exceptional volunteerism and service contributions at the 28th Annual Governor’s Service Awards located at The Foundry in Frankfort. “Today, we recognize selfless individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact in our communities,” said Gov. Beshear. “Even small acts of kindness can have a powerful effect by showing what is …

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Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of Archive Recovery

This archive update was prepared by Sarah Insalaco, Flood Recovery Archivist. In the world of preserving historical treasures, volunteers often stand as the unsung heroes, dedicating their time and efforts to safeguarding invaluable artifacts for future generations. On March 15th-17th, Hindman Settlement School hosted a volunteer weekend where volunteers could stay on campus and help recover …

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Echoes of Ireland: Irish Dance Residency in Knott County

Over 360 Knott County students took an imaginary adventure to Ireland this past week when award winning Irish dancer, Allison Duvall, danced through their schools! Duvall has been dancing for 27 years and shares the joy of Irish dance through her Lexington, KY studio, the McTeggart School of Irish Dance. With financial support from the …

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Connecting the Dots – Networking for Community Growth

We weathered through January and February’s cold temperatures, but they brought plenty of activities for farmers and foodways enthusiasts across our region. This season stands out as the easiest and perhaps the only time of the year when farmers and foodways folks can be drawn away from their farms and gardens. In January, I had the …

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