LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville's Family Scholar House has earned a federal award.
HUD and the American Planning Association honored the group with the Secretary’s Opportunity & Empowerment Award.
The award honors work that improves quality of life for low-and-moderate income people, through creative ideas to help housing, economic development and private investment into a community.
Family Scholar House brings together other groups and hosts a range of programs to help improve the lives of local families.
Eighteen full-time staff and nearly 2,000 volunteers provide mentoring and tutoring to students through FSH. Those students are then encouraged to do the same later in life, as a way to give back to their community.