Teachers have a really demanding job, not just meeting the diverse needs of children and young people all day, but working long hours, juggling administrative work, grading papers and projects, and managing expectations from students, parents, peers, and administrators. Teachers have a heart to reach children by helping them learn, create, grow, and invest in their dreams.
Kentucky Housing Corporation's Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with Jacob Tamme, who is a former American football tight end and advocate of homes for wounded U.S. veterans who will be a keynote speaker during our 2018 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference—The Power of Housing is Now—on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21 and 22, in Lexington, Kentucky. Together, Tamme and his wife Allison co-founded the Swings for Soldiers Classic in 2010. Each year, they are joined by friends, family, and many volunteers to help produce an amazing event that benefits a great organization - Homes for Our Troops. In eight years, they have raised over $800,000 for the charity.
Kentucky Housing Corporation's Executive Director, Edwin King, sits down with Sam Glenn, who is an award-winning, motivational speaker, storyteller, author, and performance artist who will be our opening keynote speaker during our 2018 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference—The Power of Housing is Now—on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21 and 22, in Lexington, Kentucky. As a speaker, Sam delivers topics on managing change, motivation, leadership, customer service, teamwork, workplace wellness, and attitude, among other topics that are highly motivational and very relevant in today’s world and changing markets.
Capacity building and innovation are necessary for nonprofits to not only effectively deliver their mission now, but to effectively continue doing so in the future. The social challenges we face are ever changing and funding opportunities are growing fewer and farther between. Nonprofits must strive to improve their offerings and test innovative solutions to meet the growing needs of their communities or risk being left behind. As a backbone institution, Fahe deploys transformative resources and expertise to the nonprofits that make up our Membership Network which spans across six states, including the Appalachian portion of Kentucky. By ensuring these organizations have access to the resources they need to thrive, we are also helping our communities thrive.
For a special Independence Day post, Edwin King sat down with Heather French Henry of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), and Ron Georgette of Operation Stand Down Kentucky (OSDKY), to talk about the issues that veterans face, especially concerning housings, and the services available to them.