When is the last time you danced in front of someone? This question might make you laugh. You might say “No one wants to see that!” But where is this reaction coming from? You might think you are not good enough. You might be comparing yourself to better dancers and thinking you have nothing to offer in terms of creativity or technique.
But... Read More
At The Cabbage Patch, we focus on rewarding good behavior so that children develop into role models and contribute to our supportive community. Community partners help us change lives when they donate incentives that help us encourage active participation and cooperation. It’s not all just “fun and games!” Structured program participation is a key goal... Read More
It is such a thrill to see our Cabbage Patch scholars graduate college! Many of them have been part of The Cabbage Patch for years, and it’s been our honor to see their accomplishments, both big and small, that have led them on a path to success. All graduates are pictured with Mayghin Levine, Manager of Educational Opportunities, who provides ongoing support... Read More
This Derby season, don’t forget to plan something for the kids! We've been working on lots of projects at The Patch that you can do at home.
What you need: Plastic or paper bowls, pie tins, newspaper, paint, glue, tape and embellishments like sequins, feathers, etc.
Cover the bowl or pie tin with glue and smooth newspaper over it. Use several... Read More
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