Foundation invests in early childhood education

Staff Report

HAZARD — The Perry County Community Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Hazard Perry County Community Ministries to support and educate preschool age children.

Hazard Perry County Community Ministries helps families in need live safe, self-sustaining, and independent lives. They operate child development centers, family support programs and a crisis center.

“This grant will help us improve the quality of our teacher/child interactions in our Pre-K classrooms,” said Adrienne Bush, Executive Director of Hazard Perry County Community Ministries, “and will improve outcomes of students entering Kindergarten.”

The Perry County Community Foundation has been investing in the local community since 2009. It has supported local organizations with over $1,000,000 in grants. The Foundation is dedicated to investing assets in our communities for a strong, healthy, and sustainable region.

To learn more about the Perry County Community Foundation and to learn how to apply for a grant, visit

The mission of Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is to be a catalyst for community collaboration and charitable giving; to create permanent endowment funds as a sustaining resource to improve quality of life and place in Eastern Kentucky. Their office is in Chavies.

Staff Report

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