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NKCAC Honored for Covington Scholar House

The Kentucky Nonprofit Network has awarded Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) with the 2017 Innovative Nonprofit Award. The award recognizes an organization that implements inventive, nontraditional programs or methods that effectively meet community needs.

NKCAC won the Innovative Nonprofit Award for its Lincoln Grant Scholar House – an initiative providing supportive housing and vital educational and family services for low-income single parent families. Lincoln Grant Scholar House enables residents – many of them first generation college students – to find success. All residents receive counseling and support while fulfilling academic or vocational training coursework as full-time college students.

“It is quite an honor to be recognized by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network for our work to establish the Lincoln Grant Scholar House,” says Florence Tandy, Executive Director of NKCAC. “It’s been so rewarding to see a building with a deeply rooted history being reborn to continue to transform lives as a Scholar House.”

Kentucky Nonprofit Network has also recognized Cyndee Burton, administrator of Matthew 25 AIDS Services of Henderson with the 2017 Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award, and Erica Horn, board chair of Glean KY in Lexington, with 2017 Outstanding Board Leadership Award.

Winners will be recognized at the 15th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum on October 25 in Lexington. The Leadership Forum is the only statewide gathering of Kentucky’s nonprofit leaders, providing attendees the opportunity to gain the skills needed to effectively lead their organizations.

West Sixth presents check to NKCAC

Last week, the NKCAC was presented with a check from West Sixth Brewing at Smoke Justis. Along with the check presentation, event attendees were treated to Smoke Justis appetizers, and additional support was raised as each West Sixth Brewing Cocoa Porter purchased at the event gave back $1 to NKCAC.

As the third quarter recipient of West Sixth Brewing Company’s Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter campaign, NKCAC received a contribution of 50 cents for every six-pack of Cocoa Porter sold in the Northern Kentucky market. In addition, Party Source and Stagnaro Distributing matched the donation at 50 cents each. The contribution totaled $1,702.00 from all of these sources.

“We are very appreciative of the generosity and excited to be partner with the West Sixth Brewing Company,” says Florence Tandy, NKCAC Executive Director. “Their donation will support hard working families who are striving to achieve self-reliance.”

Each quarter, West Sixth Brewing selects four nonprofits throughout Kentucky as recipients of the Pay It Forward campaign. The recipient nonprofits are nominated by community members and voted on by the company’s employees.

-Staff report

Photo: Lincoln Grant Scholar House opening celebration (RCN file)