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Cathe Dykstra, Family Scholar House

Cathe Dykstra is President & CEO of Family Scholar House, Inc. in Louisville.

The mission of the Family Scholar House organization is to end the cycle of poverty by giving people who are single parents the support they need to achieve a four-year college degree.

Family Scholar house was formerly known as Project Women.

Family Scholar House was honored as a 2010 national winner of the Charles L. Edson Award and, in December 2010, was recognized as the Not-for-Profit of the Year by Business First.

Cathe Dykstra has a B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University, with banking and financial experience and more than 20 years of social work experience. As the President of Family Scholar House, Ms. Dykstra is committed to promoting the importance of education as an asset that appreciates over time and provides long-term self-sufficiency through career-track employment.

Ms. Dykstra finds fulfillment not only through her work but also through community service on non-profit boards and as a deacon at her church.

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