A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope...
                                                                                                                                          Charles Schultz, Peanuts creator

A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_hope2.html#zhkFtSfgMULYi5t3.99For over four decades I have been a photojournalist.  That is a photographer who evokes emotion with photographs.  Many of the photographs I made as a newspaper photographer resulted in changing opinions, spurred people into action and changed lives.  The one continuous theme in those kinds of photographs are the subjects themselves.  The subjects all possessed the endearing and sometimes naive quality of hope.  Hope for a solution to a problem, a better day or even a miracle.  Often that would happen thanks to an agency stepping in, or a kind soul with financial assistance....too often it did not.  A model program for breaking the cycle of poverty that is already making a difference in five other Kentucky communities will soon be available for eligible single parents in Northern Kentucky.

The Clyde N. Day foundation was among those honored to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Northern Kentucky Scholar House on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Newport, KY.

Our excitement in assisting the dream of the Brighton Center leadership to pursue the establishment of Scholar House was matched by other foundations in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region that participated in making opportunity a reality.

Scholar House is a statewide housing and education initiative that enables the head-of-household to reach self-sufficiency based on proven best practices and a comprehensive, two-generation approach. The housing and education components are operated jointly with each reinforcing the other. Among the eligibility criteria is the requirement that the adult caregiver in the household be enrolled full-time in a two or four-year post-secondary degree program.

The Northern Kentucky Scholar House will be located at 450 West Sixth St. in Newport adjacent to the existing Marguerite Robinson Community Center. The project location is the square city block between Sixth, Seventh, Patterson and Brighton Streets.   Michael E. Keating