Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. As such, early experiences are an important public health issue. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) survey puts a numeric score on the collective negative experience, with the number escalating... Read More
On a recent evening at The Patch, one of our Board members was volunteering in the performing arts department when a child approached her with a puppet. The Board member asked the puppet what he liked to do, who his friends were and other questions. It soon became evident that this shy child was telling her story through the puppet, and the Board member felt... Read More
Music is a fun and functional part of education! For instance, music and math are related. If children understand beats and rhythms, they are practicing counting, dividing and recognizing patterns. Music can also introduce children to different cultures or create connections within the world of media and performing arts. The Patch was fortunate to welcome a brass... Read More
This fall, several Cabbage Patch staff members participated in the Metro United Way Poverty Simulation, in order to better understand the challenges faced by our clients. Just imagine if you tried to pawn your possessions to pay for food, only to find that the pawn shop doesn’t want them. Or consider what it would be like to pay bills if you had no Internet... Read More
It seems like every year, we find ourselves asking the same question around the holidays: "What do we get for the person who has everything?” The answer may well be found at the Temptations Holiday Boutique! More than twenty years ago, a group of women with small businesses organized an annual holiday boutique which has grown into a highly anticipated, well... Read More
It probably comes as no surprise that the parents who bring their children to The Patch are likewise eager to learn. The Family Services Department works with a great parents who have fun while improving their lives!
During October, the Patch Parents meeting focused on winterizing the home with Project Warm. One of Project Warm’s staff members conducted... Read More
Recently, University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto spoke at the Rotary Club of Louisville. His remarks largely centered on how UK is the "University for Kentucky," and its commitment to building a well-educated workforce and addressing Kentucky's most pressing needs. (more…) Read More
At the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, Cabbage Patch science campers leaned close to a hospital bed to inspect a very realistic medical simulation robot.
“My chest hurts!” Suddenly the robot seemed to spring to life, but he wasn’t feeling well! Campers jumped back in surprise, and nervous laughter ensued. Once they composed themselves,... Read More
“In the same way that an artist creates with paint, or a musician creates with notes, I make art with flavor,” said Chef Anthony Lamas of Seviche during Young Chefs' Camp. The campers were visiting the award-winning Highlands restaurant and learning about how Lamas’ Latino heritage inspired his culinary career.
“This is like my first album,”... Read More
One morning at The Cabbage Patch, the children of Spy Camp infiltrated the administrative offices. They had some questions for Emma Gonna Planitall, a secret agent who specializes in event planning.
“What is your shoe size?” asked one camper as he peered at his agent dossier. He and his fellow spies were trying to find the double agent in our midst who... Read More