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Mentors & Meals
Enhancing academic achievement in middle school students through mentoring. Mentors & Meals is an inter-generational, after- school tutoring program utilizing high school mentors, college interns and adult volunteers. The program is available Monday through Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. plus one "Fun Friday" or field trip per month. Snacks and hot meals are provided daily.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lexington
Through the power of volunteer advocacy, CASA of Lexington works to ensure all victims of child abuse and neglect are given a chance to thrive in a safe, permanent home. CASA's trained and supervised volunteers provide an independent voice for children by speaking for their best interests in the family court system.
Bluegrass Heritage Museum
The Bluegrass Heritage Museum brings the history of the area to life by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting objects valuable to the history of Winchester, Clark County, and the region. We offer three floors filled with continually evolving galleries focusing on agriculture, Civil War and other military history, instrument-maker Homer Ledford and more.
Radio Eye, Inc.
Radio Eye provides the reading of newspapers, magazines, and other printed material to anyone who cannot comfortably hold print material or access the words on a page because of blindness, visual or physical disability, or learning difference. We produce quality programming designed to help those individuals in Kentucky lead enriched, productive, and independent lives.
We provide a safe place where men, women & children enjoy free, hot lunch Monday - Saturday, and hot dinner every day. There is a gospel message at each meal that brings hope. We also have a faith-based residential recovery program for men who lost their independence through addiction and incarceration.
Save the Grand Theatre, Inc.
To establish a multicultural and mixed-use center for performing arts, visual arts, film and public forums while actively serving the diversity of citizens within local and regional communities. With attention to sound management, we endeavor to create and preserve a distinctive and vibrant environment in which audiences enjoy aesthetic, cultural and educational enrichment through a wide array of arts programs.
Partners In Education of Clark County
Our mission is to enhance the quality of instructional services provided to students through the use of school volunteers and business partners. We currently have 21 partners with a total of 98 volunteers serving over 700 students in the Clark County School System and are always striving for more.
LexPhil is Central Kentucky's only professional orchestra. We present world-class live music performances right here in Lexington with our orchestra of outstanding musicians, guest artists, and soloists. We bring educational opportunities to young people throughout central, eastern and southern Kentucky to help build the next generation of innovative thinkers. And our community outreach initiatives focus on access to the arts in diverse and under-served communities.
Central Kentucky Audubon Society
CKAS fosters environmental conservation by promoting the enjoyment, understanding, importance, and preservation of birds and their habitats. We are committed to improving and protecting habitat for birds and other wildlife and to involving Kentuckians of all ages in discovering the beauty of the natural world.
Family Services Association of Boyle County, Inc.
FSA provides short term financial assistance to struggling families in Boyle County who are experiencing a temporary financial emergency, while helping them identify other programs and services that can contribute to their financial stability. We offer money management, and employability seminars that specifically address the issues that our client population face. We have a variety of case management services, and we train social work interns as a way to give back on a macro scale!
Fostering Goodwill Inc
Fostering Goodwill serves youth ages 18-25 who have aged out of foster care in Lexington, Kentucky. Our services include the Second Chance Scholarship, Christmas Wishes, Graduation Celebration, Quarterly Youth Meetings and Emergency Funds. Our goal is to assist these youth in becoming productive members of our community. Our organization is totally volunteer driven via a Board of Directors, Community Volunteers and Community Donors.
Clark County Homeless Coalition
We empower the homeless through crisis housing, comprehensive case management, professional counseling, life skills, employment skills, and housing assistance. Each year we serve over 225 homeless men, women and families providing the skills and encouragement to achieve and maintain stable housing. Our Recovery Support Program also helps those in recovery to rebuild their lives. We provide support that continues long after the homeless are housed to ensure they remain housed.
Thoroughbred Charities of America
TCA's mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers, by supporting qualified repurposing and retirement organizations and by helping the people who care for them. As a large grantor of funds in the Thoroughbred industry, TCA raises money for distribution to approved organizations that support Thoroughbred rehabilitation, retraining, and rehoming; backstretch and farm employee programs; and equine-assisted therapy programs.
Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center
BRCC is a community of survivors, volunteers, advocates, and mental health professionals who lead their community to make change. BRCC serves anyone affected by sexual violence in the 17 county Bluegrass region. Volunteer advocates run a 24/7 resource line which supports survivors and helps provide resources for continued care. Crisis counselors, medical and legal advocacy, free long term therapy, and equine and trauma informed yoga group therapy programs are also available.
Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass
LAC changes lives through outdoor adventure. We harness evidence-based theories of experiential education to innovatively combine group dynamics, psychology, meditation, equine assisted learning/psychotherapy, & outdoor adventure to build resiliency, team building, & self-efficacy. We then employ a guided "debriefing" process to actualize life-changing, break-through transformations. Our camps & retreats heal veterans, reconnect families, & build resiliency in the most vulnerable youth.