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Northern Kentucky Scholar House

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Paving The Way To A Brighter Future

Northern Kentucky Scholar house is part of a comprehensive statewide, two-generation self-sufficiency program for single-parent families. The program strives to support single parents enrolled in post-secondary education on their journey to self-sufficiency. By providing access to affordable housing, quality child care, and support services, NKY Scholar House eliminates many of the barriers single parents face in reaching their academic and financial dreams. NKY Scholar House uses a unique two-generation approach providing services to both the parent and their children. NKY Scholar House readies individuals to enter the workforce while simultaneously setting children up for success in school. Research shows this holistic approach works to promote self-sufficiency across generations.

Northern Kentucky Scholar House, a partnership with Neighborhood Foundations, is located at the corner of Sixth Street & Patterson Street in Newport, KY. The site houses 42 two-bedroom and 6 three-bedroom apartments and a high-quality child development center, Early Scholars Child Development Center on the same campus.

While single parents are enrolled in Northern Kentucky Scholar House and attending school, supports are offered in:

  • Housing, where Section 8 subsidy will keep housing costs low for 48 apartments
  • Educational and economic support program, where parents are connected with other existing economic supports, such as child care assistance, food stamps, work-study programs, financial aid, and provided life skills consisting of on-site workshops and activities that support parents in their roles as students, parents, heads of household, and future employees
  • On-site Child Care, where children from 6 weeks to school age receive care in an enriching environment (licensed and 5 STAR rated Center) while the parent is in school

Vision: Northern Kentucky Scholar House provides the support necessary for single parents to earn post-secondary education and achieve gainful employment leading to long-term self-sufficiency, and at the same time their children receive quality child care to help them succeed in school and in life.


Opportunity House

Opportunity House is a new initiative and partnership between the Brighton Center and Northern Kentucky University. Opening in Fall 2021, Opportunity House will be an innovative initiative in Northern Kentucky to support and provide post-secondary educational opportunities for youth who are foster care alumni as well as other vulnerable young adults between the ages of 18-24.

As a part of this initiative, Brighton Center will provide housing and services for up to 16 individuals and will provide individualized, comprehensive services including family center coaching; financial coaching; workforce development services including career coaching, job readiness, and job development; life and success skills workshops and sessions such as cooking, cleaning, healthy relationships, budgeting, and problem solving; and other critical services.

The Opportunity House will be located on the East Campus, behind Callahan Hall.