Stories from The Patch

Exploring Hip Hop With 1200!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

At The Cabbage Patch, we seek out the best local talent to support our mission. Creative people in our community are wonderful role models for the children we serve, so were were thrilled to partner with Jecorey Arthur, known as 1200 on stage, to present a music production workshop!

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What’s in a Game?

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Stories from The Patch, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What’s in a game? Most would say fun and entertainment, but at The Cabbage Patch, we look a little deeper and find opportunities to engage children in important lessons. The trick of educating children while they think they are playing is what makes our Educational Opportunities department so successful.

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Let’s Make Reading Fun Again!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Children often get frustrated when they are challenged in difficult subjects, but at The Cabbage Patch, they know that perseverance and patience will be rewarded. The Patch’s reading program was created after it was identified that many of our elementary school members were behind in their reading skills by at least a grade level. Because these students struggled with reading, books were no fun. We wanted to put the excitement and adventure back into reading, and foster a sense of dedication and commitment when it comes to learning.

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A Christmas Treat at The Patch

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

“T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” The familiar refrain never fails to capture the hearts and imaginations of people young and old at Christmas time. And so a young Cabbage Patch performing arts participant decided the share these words with his Patch family during a reading at the Christmas concert.

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On the Road to Independence with Recycled Rides

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

In May 2015, The New York Times published a story about the importance of transportation for those working to improve the quality of life for their families. The article referenced a Harvard study that identified commuting time as the strongest factor in escaping poverty. According to Nathaniel Hendren, a Harvard economist, transportation is more of a contributing factor to social mobility than several other factors, including crime and elementary school test scores. At The Patch, we have seen how reliable transportation can change lives, and we were thrilled to partner with Oxmoor Auto Group, Progressive Insurance and the National Auto Body Council for the Recycled Rides program for the third year!

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Making History at the 2015 Annual Auction

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

When the time came to develop a theme for the 2015 Annual Auction, we looked to the success stories of our alumni for inspiration. Many Cabbage Patch members have made history in their families by becoming the first to go to college, the first to earn a degree…the first to show future generations what is possible. Where can history go from there? The accomplishment of just one person may seem small, but the influence can be enormous! It may inspire the first female President or the first cure for a disease. We make history by driving the message “you can!” home, one child at a time.

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