Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Classes Next Week

Spring classes begin next week, so sign up for something new this season!

Check out a detailed schedule here. You can register online here.

We hope to hear from you soon!


Monday, March 30, 2009

Carnegie Center in the News

Listen for more information on the 5 K Run/Walk, organized by the University of Kentucky Honors Program...

Local Radio Show Host Jack Pattie will interview the UK Honors Program Student Council President and 5K co-chair Laura Means on 590 am WVLK Thursday, April 2nd at 8:40 a.m.

Have a very happy Monday!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Carnegie Center 5K Run/Walk

In Central Kentucky right now, people are being laid off from jobs, looking for new jobs, and taking on new job responsibilities due to downsizing. Some children are two or more years behind in school. There are parents who are unsure how to help their children with homework. Other parents are searching for quality programs for the entire family.

These needs are real, these people are real. They come to the Carnegie Center for help and find joy in writing, reading and learning new things. With many free programs and scholarships available for the ones with low fees, no one is turned away from an opportunity to learn and expand possibilities.

All of this is possible through the contributions and support of individuals like you. Here’s how you can help:

Whether you run, walk, push a stroller, bring the kids, or walk a dog, you can participate in the 5K Run/Walk event hosted by the UK Honors Program Student Council to benefit The Carnegie Center (details below). Or, if a run/walk event is not your thing, you can still help by making a contribution to this worthy cause through the registration form.

Here are the event details:
5th Annual Carnegie Center 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, April 5, 2009 – 2:00 PM
at UK’s Coldstream Research Campus
(off Citation Blvd and Newtown Pike on Bull Lea Road)

Registration: ONLY $20

More information and registration forms are available online at these two locations:
• http://uk.hpsc.googlepages.com/5k (this link also contains directions to Coldstream Research Campus)
• http://www.carnegieliteracy.org/walkrun.htm (contains links to information about Carnegie Center programs)

I know how important the Carnegie Center is to you and to the community. And while all that is required to participate in this 5K is your registration fee, I urge you to consider taking on a personal fundraising goal of $100 or more and ask your friends to contribute. In this way, we rally the community together to alter the lives of people needing Carnegie Center services. One person has already made a personal $2,000 fundraising goal, contributing $500 himself.

This event is sponsored by UK Honors Program Student Council, UK Student Government, John’s Run/Walk Shop, Sonitrol, Southland Printing, and Starbucks.

Thank you for supporting the work of the Carnegie Center. I hope to see you there!

Best wishes,
Jennifer Mattox, Development Director

Monday, March 23, 2009

Calling all 4th and 5th grade Girls

Here at the Carnegie Center, we’re planning the final session in our 2008-09 Young Women Writers Project. The Young Women Writers Project is funded in part by the Kentucky Foundation for Women and is devoted to encouraging the artistic and personal development of emerging young women writers (representing public and private schools in Fayette and surrounding counties) in grades 9-12. In January and February of this year, the young women met at the Carnegie Center for five consecutive Saturdays, during which they studied fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry and performance under the guidance of established women writers in their 20s and 30s.

Now, we want to encourage them to further hone their craft by mirroring the mentorship they received during the 5 Project workshops: On SATURDAY, April 18th from 10 am-1:30pm, the Carnegie Center will host a FREE workshop during which the Young Women Writers will mentor 4th- and 5th-grade girls who have an interest in writing. We hope to open the workshop to as many as 20 young ladies. The 2008-09 Young Women Writers will conduct the workshop under the leadership of Bianca Spriggs-Floyd, one of the previous instructors, as well as Carnegie Center staff, so rest assured that the elementary school girls will be under careful adult supervision at all times. The workshop will include a free lunch at the Carnegie Center, and we’ll do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, etc.

Please contact us today if you are interested in enrolling a student.



Monday, March 16, 2009

Tutoring Pics

Check out these tutoring pics! The Carnegie Center currently has 115 tutoring pairs meeting each week. Here are just a few enjoying the Family Learning Center:

Remember: If you are planning to come in for tutoring this week, double check with your student/tutor because many schools are on spring break this week.

Have a great Monday!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Class Title--Same Content!

Saturday, March 21 10 a.m. to noon The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St., Lexington What makes a book a best-seller? What are the latest trends in book publishing? Hap Houlihan, manager of the Morris Book Shop in Lexington, will show you why some books become best-sellers and others never sell.

He'll talk about successful self-published books and share ideas on how authors (and future authors) can choose the best topics -- and package the contents -- with sales in mind. $10 (fee assistance available) Call 859-254-4175 to register


Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Schedule is Here!

Spring 2009 schedule is here! Look for the brochure to be delivered soon.

Hang on Spring is almost here!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Square Root Day

Happy Square Root Day!

Stay tuned for Spring Schedule coming SOON!