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Fellowship Opportunities

Teaching and Principal   Ambassador Fellowship

Applications for   the US Department of Education's Teaching and Principal   Ambassador Fellowships are now open. Positions are   paid and available on a full and part-time basis for one year. Teachingand Principal Ambassador   Fellows are outstanding educators, with a record of leadership in the school   community, strong communication skills, and insights on education policy   based in their school and classroom expertise.

Deadline for Applications: January 20th, 2015


Policy Link: Funding Your Healthy   Food Project with USDA Resources

January 22, 2015

2pm EST/ 11am PST

This webinar will introduce the audience to several   programs at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and provide   examples of how USDA funding is being tapped to improve access to healthy   foods and support local food system development in low-income urban   communities.

Register   here


ABC Mouse: Free Early   Learning Curriculum


The ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy offers online   curriculum designed by early childhood experts for children ages 2-6+.    Used in more than 45,000 classrooms, the site is free to schools, Head Start   programs, public libraries, and other community organizations and is now   being made free to housing authorities. To learn more about ABCmouse.com, click here. To receive free access and   for more infomration, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Research and Publications

A Framework for State   Level Promise Zones


The Promise Zones model   supports innovative localities as they implement comprehensive,   evidence-based strategies to revitalize high-poverty communities.  A new   report by The Center for American Progress provides a framework for state   leaders to adopt the Promise Zone model to increase opportunity for their   residents.  To read this report, click   here.

Building Sustainable   Communities: Initial Research Results

When community development is approached in a   comprehensive way, investments into poor communities create results. This   report, presented by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), shows how   jobs and income in neighborhoods that LISC heavily invested in grew at a   significantly faster pace than similar communities with little to no   investment. To read this report, click   here.

Sticker Shock:   Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000   or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate   outcomes that result in even greater costs. A report released by the Justice   Policy Institute examines the costs associated with the incarceration of   juveniles, and presents ways to more effectively help youth transition out of   the juvenile justice system. To read this report, click here


Tackling Poverty in   Place


A new article from Urban Institute looks at initiatives   that focus on distressed neighborhoods and examines three themes in tackling   neighborhood poverty. The piece also provides links to relevant research. To   read the article, click here.


Renovated Public Housing   Tied to Fewer Repeat ER Visits for Kids


A new study by The University of California, San Francisco   examines data on emergency and urgent-care needs of children in San Francisco.   The study reveals that kids living in renovated HOPE VI public housing were   less likely to repeatedly have emergency room visits than those living in old   public housing.  To read more about the study, click   here.


Lost in Place: Why the   Persistence and Spread of Concentrated Poverty – Not Gentrification – is Our   Biggest Urban Challenge


A paper from City Observatory examines population changes   in America’s poorest urban neighborhoods in the past four decades. This   analysis finds that the number of high poverty neighborhoods has tripled from   1970 to 2010 and the number of poor persons living in these neighborhoods has   doubled.  To read this paper, click here



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Build Your Professional Skills

Microsoft Office Publisher 2013

Jan. 22 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
The Center for Rural Development

2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset, KY

Learn how to use the basic features in Microsoft Office Publisher 2013 to create stunning, professional documents. Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing software application used to create flyers, newsletters, bulletins, and other printed publications.


"Instructor Carol Whitson is a certified Microsoft Office specialist and has her GISP (Geographic Information Specialist
Professional) certiciation. She is proficient in Microsoft Office family of products, QuickBooks, and Sage software and has taught various custom software courses.

Microsoft Office Word Level 2

Jan. 20 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

During this course, students will create complex documents and build personalized efficiency tools using Microsoft Office Word 2010. Particpants will learn how to manage lists, customize tables and charts, modify pictures, create customized graphic elements, and much more.


Contact Information

For more information, contact training coordinator Robyn Phillips at 606-677-6000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Visit www.centertech.com and click on the calendar of events to view a complete list of Your Center of Learning training opportunities.

Coming in February

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 Level 1 Feb. 3 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 Level 2 Feb. 4 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Level 1 Feb. 16 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Level 2 Feb. 18 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



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