Driven by a desire to give back drives Cathe Dykstra to lead the Family Scholar House and help families thrive.
Dykstra and Family Scholar House are changing the lives of families and communities by providing self-sufficiency through career-track employment. Her goal is to end the cycle of poverty by giving very low income, single-parent students the support needed to achieve a four-year college degree.
Since 1996, 30 women have earned college degrees with ten more on their way. They have witnessed great success for these women and every one of the graduates have moved on to stable housing. In March 2008, Dykstra shared the story of the Family Scholar House at the Women as Global Leaders Conference in Dubai. Representing Louisville on a global scale, Dykstra shared how women leaders empower other women to also become leaders.
Dykstra has an extensive list of community involvement and is truly making a difference in Louisville.