October 12, 2016

Opinion: How We Spend Reflects Who We Are

by Rev. Dr. Peggy C. Hinds Faith communities across the Commonwealth are preparing for their annual stewardship campaigns – a time when individuals and families prayerfully reflect on what we have been given, what we have to give, and how we can use it to support wholeness, joy and abundance among our neighbors and in our communities. Along with the budgetary commitments that come out of stewardship campaigns, the inner work that gets done bears fruit. We become more aware […]
October 5, 2016

Q and A: Why Child Care Assistance Reimbursement Rates Need to Increase

Like many other states, Kentucky operates a child care assistance program to help low-income parents while they work. But the program is vastly underfunded, putting a strain on not only child care providers – who aren’t receiving enough to cover their services, causing many to close – but also parents, many who don’t qualify for assistance because eligibility is too restrictive. Greg Doyle, senior lender with the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), has seen firsthand what low reimbursement rates […]