The Center for Rural Development’s Your Center of Learning training program held its first lunch & learn session today for first-time WordPress users in the second-floor training classroom. Instructor Bobby Hicks taught a two-hour session on the Introduction to WordPress, one of the most common blogging platforms used in the world today. In this class, WordPress users [...]
If you are looking to expand your computer skills, learn more about photography and social media, or see what it takes to put together a grant proposal for your school that will get noticed, The Center for Rural Development can provide specialized training that fits your individual needs. The Center’s Your Center of Learning training [...]
Tickets are now on sale at The Center for Rural Development for a chance to win a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland—the grand prize in a regional fundraising campaign to support the Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.
The Houseboat Vacation, courtesy of Conley Bottom Resort Marina, is valued at $3,500 based on seasonal rates. The winner also will receive a $200 fuel allowance as part of the vacation package.
The Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative (ARDPI) is sponsoring three free regional training seminars next month in Somerset, Ashland, and Hazard for attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, and other professional advisors to learn more about charitable giving in Kentucky.
Seminars will be held June 6 at The Center for Rural Development (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset and repeated on June 12 at the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, 855 Central Avenue (Citizens National Bank Building), Ashland, and on June 13 at the Kentucky River Area Development District, 917 Perry Park Road, Hazard. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. at each location.
For going “above and beyond” to support education in their home communities and across the region, Forward in the Fifth has awarded the 2013 AppLE (Appalachian Leaders in Education) Awards to eight individuals and one student organization on a leading college campus in South Central Kentucky.
The May flowers appear to have sprung up in downtown Somerset, thanks to one local high school student’s efforts.
“This started off as a small project, but it blossomed into an outstanding downtown project,” said Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler, about Southwestern High School junior Brittany Pittman’s endeavor.
Pittman, 17, a Rogers Scholar recipient, approached Girdler and several other Somerset officials in the fall in hopes of developing a downtown beautification project. As part of the Rogers Scholar program, recipients must design and propose a community service project in their hometown to be implemented by June.
A leading expert in communication studies is teaching a “lunch-and-learn” training class in personal development on May 28 at The Center for Rural Development. Dr. Mike Searcy, president of Communication Resource Consulting, Inc., will be leading a class from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in “Leadership: Meaning Management and Exercise in Influence” as par of the new, expanded Your Center of Learning training [...]
Most high school students have read about the Holocaust. But it’s not every day students get to meet a Holocaust survivor and learn first-hand about one? of history’s darkest moments.
It’s fast, easy, and convenient. With just one click, you can nominate a small business leader or entrepreneur in Southern and Eastern Kentucky for the 2013 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program.
There is still time to register for the remaining class offerings this month at The Center for Rural Development’s Your Center of Learning training program. Click on the course offering to register for one of these Your Center of Learning instructor-led classes: Terrorism and WMD in the Workplace-On Demand/Web-based course for first responders (Free) Grant Writing 101— May 23 [...]