Western Kentucky University

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Campus and Community Network

Group meeting for the campus and community network











The Campus & Community Network serves as a networking group for campus and community professionals. The program's goals are to increase networking among campus and community-based organizations and to effectively address ongoing community challenges. Specifically, the network strives to increase collaboration among organizations of similar purpose and mission in order to combine resources, bridge gaps in services and ensure equal access to services. The CCN encourages campus and community collaboration in order to build a stronger community and improve the quality of life throughout South Central Kentucky.

Campus and community members gather through the CCN to assess needs, develop work groups, and meet throughout the year to address targeted challenges. Members come back together mid-year to assess the impact of their efforts and develop new priorities.


 Amigos Resource Network

The mission is to focus on connecting all organizations, groups, and individuals working with the Hispanic community in the city of Bowling Green. The group is comprised of community leaders, city officials, school professors, and students. In 2012, one of the most important news was the launching of Bowling Green's first Spanish radio program. The name of this program is La Nuestra, and airs every Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on WKCT 930 AM. Meetings take place  every last Tuesday of each month.

Please contact: Leyda Becker at Leyda.Becker@bgky.org or 270-393-3766


The Homeless & Housing Coalition of South Central KY

As of 2012, the South-Central Kentucky Coalition on Homelessness has adopted a set of short, medium, and long-term goals and formed working groups to pursue those goals in each of our three areas of activity: connecting, coordinating, and resourcing.

One of these goals is developing a web site for the coalition that would both enhance communication among those serving homeless individuals and those in danger of becoming homeless and a source of useful information for those seeking services and the larger community. Along with the web site, we are investigating other ways to use technology to enhance communication and collaboration among coalition members and the larger community. Ultimately, we hope to find ways to streamline data-collection and intake processes across agency lines in order to connect those in need with services with the help they need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Another of these goals is building stronger partnership relationships among local service providers and with state and national groups who work in housing related fields. The long-term goal for this line of effort is to implement a regional strategy for reducing and eliminating strategy in South-Central Kentucky.

A third goal is to make the monthly meetings of the coalition as useful as possible to local efforts by inviting local service providers to profile their efforts and answer questions from those present. A second part of this effort is invite outside speakers from other local coalitions, federal and state agencies, and state or regional advocacy and service groups to provide new information and ideas for or local efforts. We also hope to build on this effort by researching what other communities are doing around country and internationally to reduce and eliminate homelessness

A fourth goal is to conduct a needs and gaps analysis, collating data from various sources in order to gain an accurate picture of the kinds of brick and mortar solutions needed in our region. The ultimate goal here is to undertake the construction of the right number flexibile use units as soon as possible to meet current and projected needs.

Finally, related to all these goals is the search for new and untapped funding streams that could bring new money for new efforts into Bowling Green. Meetings are held once a month at the ALIVE Center.

Please Contact: Sharli Rogers at sharli.rogers@wellcare.com


Senior Information Resource Network

The aim of the Senior Information Resource Network  group is to address issues related to our aging community, including Health and safety issues, Home Safety, Nutrition Knowledge and Resources, Transportation, Medical Advocate, Crime and Taking Advantage of, Fall Prevention, Improve Mobility, Social Interaction, Independence, Support Network, and Financial Concerns. They identified one of the reasons for this need as being the loss of support and network in our mobile society. Their aim is to create a publication of resources, as well as discounts, have collaborative meetings to discuss, and work together to address needs within the community. They identified a great need for community support by current organizations and businesses. They hope to meet on the second Thursday of the month at 11:00am.  Locations varies.

Please contact: Dr. Amy Brumlow at bodyworkchiropractic@gmail.com


Educational Resources for Youth 

 The focus of the Educational Resources group for youth and adolescences is to address the limited knowledge and accessibility to educational resources that can build capacity in youth (K-5) in our region. This group is compiling information from local youth serving agencies that provide educational programs that help build and re-enforce critical competencies in youth in and outside of the classroom.  

Please contact Lauren Cunningham at lauren.cunningham@wku.edu


Disability Information Coalition

The focus of this group is to gather, compile, and provide information on available disability services to consumers and the community at large.

Please contact: Marylin Mitchell at marylin@driky.org or Jill Cabrera at jill.cabrera@wku.edu at 796-5992 ext. 1001

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 Last Modified 8/14/14