When Jerry Coslow Pence passed away on September 18, 2020, her children, Sallye and Chuck, made The Cabbage Patch one of her memorial beneficiaries. Her generous friends gave enough to provide four days of NTI (Non-traditional instruction) possible at The Patch Academy program.
Jerry was raised in a home of educators, and before she had children of... Read More
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the holiday season, life seems more hectic and overwhelming, especially for young people. We never expected Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) to last so long! Children like Janae are working hard to cope with this new reality.
Janae recently came into Ms. Mayghin's office in tears, overwhelmed with the amount of... Read More
Community Partner Spotlight: Samtec
Cabbage Patch member Michael* had always wondered how a small phone can do so many different things, and in October he got an amazing opportunity to begin exploring the world of technology. During a Zoom presentation with John Riley with Samtec, he marveled at intricate miniature... Read More
When Cabbage Patch client Dana was laid off due to COVID-19, her car started breaking down at the same time. In a year when everything is uncertain, she wasn’t sure how she would replace the vehicle, so she tried to keep up with the costly repairs. As she was called back to work and her daughter started attending the NTI support program at The Cabbage Patch... Read More
When you support The Cabbage Patch’s COVID-19 emergency fund:
> You put food on the tables of families in need
> You assure that deferred bills do not pile up and overwhelm parents
> You help children who are struggling with online learning
> You provide stability during a time of greater uncertainty
Click here to Donate Now, or Here for... Read More
In February, We asked Manager of Educational Opportunities Brandi Giles for some tips on celebrating Black history in Louisville. Here is what Brandi had to say!
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1. Spend time recognizing more obscure African-American figures.
Honoring the lives and triumphs... Read More
For years, The Cabbage Patch staff members noticed a trend among our members; as they became teenagers, they come to The Patch less frequently, even if they had been enthusiastic participants for years! Some of this disengagement could be attributed to the teens needing to get part time jobs to help their families financially, and so we added a Teen Employment... Read More
The children served by The Cabbage Patch primarily live in low income households with single parents. Limited resources mean that family members can be frustrated and stressed, which is why The Patch is such an important place for our members. A new initiative that takes a proactive approach to behavior intervention is Mindfulness Monday, a weekly program that... Read More
It’s a tradition at The Cabbage Patch to make sure that each child has a merry Christmas, especially if their family needs a little help providing the holiday cheer. In 2019, The Patch was able to help 69 families (247 individuals) with Christmas assistance. The project is made possible due to the kindness and generosity of over 20 different Christmas sponsors... Read More
If you visited The Cabbage Patch during Winter Break, you may have seen lots of decorated candles and children writing letters very thoughtfully… what was this about? Why, Kwanzaa, of course!
What is Kwanzaa?
This holiday was created in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, a professor of Pan-African studies at California State University, in order to honor African... Read More