One of the main focuses of The Joseph Initiative is to unite our community. In our quest to bring people together, we decided to hold monthly storytelling events. As our Executive Director, Karen Cowan, stated in a recent press release,“Everyone has a story to tell, and when we share our stories that is the beginning […]
August 17, 2017, Asheville, NC – Tickets are on sale for A Red Carpet Event to be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Fine Arts Theatre in Asheville, NC. All proceeds from the event will go toward providing life skills and enrichment programs that create brighter futures for Asheville […]
In October of 2008, my dad had a stroke. It was devastating for him. He was a very active person. In fact, at the time he had the stroke, he was 86 years old and playing golf! It was the beginning of a difficult time for our entire family, especially for my mom and me. […]
Spring is the perfect time to head outdoors and get active as a family. It’s no great surprise to learn that physical activity has many personal benefits. But, did you know that being active as a family reaps even greater benefits than the physical aspect? Spending time together as a family holds a number of […]
This time of year, we naturally think of giving. We may also be thinking of the gifts we will be receiving. Studies have found that giving is good for you. It’s beneficial to your health by keeping stress in check and lowers the risk of early death. Helping others brings more happiness into your life. […]
Buncombe County Health and Human Services recently awarded a Positive Tipping Point mini-grant to The Joseph Initiative. Funds from the mini-grant will be used to purchase needed equipment for the agency’s teen multi-media communications program.
November is National Family Literacy Month and an excellent time to think about how we can actively come together and engage in learning as a family. According to Sharon Darling, President and Founder of the National Center for Families Learning “When parents and children come together to learn, relationships among family members, neighbors and communities […]
Unfortunately, bullying has been around for a very long time. Years ago, we just chalked it up to kids being kids… some are bullies, some are bullied. With the advent of social media, there seems to be more awareness about bullying. Even so, would you know if your child was being bullied?
Back-to-school is around the corner! Many families are savoring the last days of summer with the understanding that before you know it, it’s back to school, schedules, and routine. Although you may wish just for a couple of extra days before packing lunches and waking before the sun rise, going back to school can be […]
The new school year is fast approaching. Is your child ready to learn? Everyone learns differently. Some children are able to grasp their studies quickly while others may struggle. Regardless of your child’s abilities, you can help them develop good study habits. A child who develops good study habits will not only perform better in […]