President and Founder of Operation Parent Jean Schumm, Karen Lawrence and Director of Community Partnerships for Operation Parent Amanda Gale. Photo courtesy of Operation Parent.
Karen Lawrence Helps Parents In Newly Released Video About Childhood Anxiety
Karen Lawrence, the founder of Camp Hi-Ho, is the featured spokesperson in the first celebrity educational video launched by local non-profit Operation Parent. The six-minute video focuses on childhood anxiety and informs parents about possible causes and warning signs as well as positive coping mechanisms and ways to help their child. The video is now accessible at operationparent.org/oldham-county.
The video is part of a series in a new program Operation Parent launched last month called the “21st Century Prevention Project,” which is based on empowering parents and encouraging them to set boundaries and talk early and often with their children about important cultural teen and pre-teen issues. The program implements a methodical and digital approach to prevention education, allowing busy parents to have immediate access to important information 24 hours a day, seven days a week on any digital device.
“We’re so excited about 21st Century Prevention because childhood anxiety, like many other issues, can be avoided and managed if parents know what to look for and how to address it early,” explains Operation Parent Founder Jean Schumm. “Karen’s tenure working with children at Camp Hi-Ho, as well as her own experience as a mother of three, made her a perfect voice to get the attention of parents everywhere and help inform them about the common issue of childhood anxiety.”
Additional educational videos in the series will focus on topics like cyberbullying, drugs and alcohol, healthy eating habits and vaping. The video series is being made possible thanks to support from Norton Healthcare, Baptist La Grange, Oldham County Fiscal Court and other donors.
A supplementary tool that is available for local parents through this initiative includes the organization’s elementary edition of The Parent Handbook, designed to raise awareness and prevent high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, cyberbullying and eating disorders. The Handbook was distributed to all fourth-grade parents in the Oldham County School district last month and was distributed to JCPS elementary counselors on Oct. 25 who will then send home to 7,776 fourth-grade parents later this year.
For more information about this project or Operation Parent, please visit operationparent.org or call 502.265.9045.
Community Foundation Of Louisville Selects 15 Artists For Hadley Creatives; Program Supports Working Artists In Louisville
Fifteen Louisville-based artists have been selected to participate in Hadley Creatives, a program developed and supported by the Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL). This second cohort is a continuation of CFL’s commitment to cultivate a community of Hadley Creatives through 2023. Through a competitive application process, artists from multiple disciplines who demonstrated a strong creative vision and a readiness to pursue a career as a working artist were selected. The six-month program will help local artists build their professional practice, cultivate an expanded peer network and dedicate time for reflection and planning.
“The 2019 Hadley Creatives class is a reflection of Louisville’s diversity,” said Susan Barry, president and CEO of CFL. “The Community Foundation is pleased to respond to the creative needs of our community by bringing together performing, literary and visual artists for this unique collaboration.”
2019 HADLEY CREATIVES
Adrienne Miller, Visual Art
Andrew Cenci, Media
Brandon Ragland, Dance
Eli Keel, Theater & Literary
Erica De La O, Dance
Erica Rucker, Theater & Literary
Gibbs Rounsavall, Visual Art
Irene Mudd, Visual Art
Keith McGill, Theater & Literary
Morgan Eklund, Theater & Literary
Richard Sullivan, Visual Art
Sanjay Saverimuttu, Dance
Tatiana Rathke, Visual Art
Theresa Bautista, Dance
William Duffy, Visual Art
The Community Foundation of Louisville has worked closely with Creative Capital to build the six-month program. Creative Capital is a New York-based nonprofit that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country by surrounding them with the tools they need to realize their visions and build sustainable careers.
“We are excited to partner with Creative Capital to expand Louisville’s Hadley Creatives community,” said Ramona Lindsey, program officer at the Community Foundation of Louisville and staff lead on the program. “Our work will support a community of artists committed to professional best practices while expanding the impact of artists on the social fiber of our city and nation.”
The 2019 Hadley Creatives class was introduced to the Hadley Creatives community of participants and supporters on Oct. 21, with a reception at 21c Museum Hotel.
Creative Capital artists will lead the 2019 Hadley Creatives in a two-day professional development retreat beginning Nov. 10, at 21c. During the weekend retreat, the 15 participating artists will attend sessions on strategic and business planning, securing funding and communication for artists. The group will then meet monthly to further develop their professional skills with support from Louisville’s cultural, civic and business leaders.
Hadley Creatives is supported by the George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. The Community Foundation designed Hadley Creatives as a way to nurture creative professionals and support a thriving arts economy throughout Louisville.
For more information about Hadley Creatives, contact Ramona Lindsey at the Community Foundation of Louisville, 502.855.6971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Louisville Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant From The Ups Foundation
The Greater Louisville Foundation received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).
The grant will be used towards the GLI Workforce Inclusion & Education program to improve the workforce inclusion and education pipeline for underserved individuals in the Greater Louisville region.
Dollars will be allocated towards workforce research, travel expenses and program materials to support business engagement in the Academies of Louisville at JCPS.
“We are grateful to The UPS Foundation for investing in our efforts to improve college and career-readiness in our region,” Deana Epperly Karem, vice president for regional economic growth for GLI, said. “We will use this grant to further efforts to create the workforce of the future and ensure economic viability for people from all walks of life.”
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, The UPS Foundation identified specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.
In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support the Greater Louisville Foundation’s efforts to get more students ready for the workforce and careers of the future,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”