About Us

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Summerbridge Louisville (SBL) is a 6-week free summer school for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders in Jefferson County.  The mission of our program is to prepare under-resourced students for greater academic success in math, reading, and writing skills while also building social and emotional confidence.  Every summer, the majority of our students increase both their math and literacy competencies in just 6 weeks, validating our belief that both small classrooms and young teachers can make a difference in the lives of students. 

 

SBL is modeled after a national program located in San Francisco, California, now renamed Breakthrough Collaborative. Summerbridge Louisville  began in 1992 with 25 students. From 1992-2004, SBL was housed at Kentucky Country Day School. In 2005, the summer program moved to the Ursuline Campus (Sacred Heart Academy) located on Lexington Road.  In 2019, due to a limitation of space at Sacred Heart, Summerbridge moved to Louisville Collegiate.  This partnership has been a good meld of missions and we believe it will only grow stronger as we work together to strengthen and grow Summerbridge.

About Summerbridge

Free six-week, full day, academic enrichment program in the summer

Skills testing to help focus instruction at appropriate levels

Art, multicultural programs, and sports included in the curriculum

Mandatory after-school tutoring year-round for students whose grades drop to a C letter grade

Students participation for two years with third year optional

Classes taught by college student teachers recruited from our community

Emphasis on providing role models and mentors for underserved students

Celebrating student excellence

Meet Executive Director

Kate Lindsay

Kate was hired as the new Executive Director of Summerbridge Louisville (SBL) in December of 2015.  Prior to joining SBL, Kate served for 13 years as the Director of Pro Bono and Public Service Programs at the Louisville Bar Association (LBA).  While at the LBA, she was responsible for creating and managing programs that targeted communities not typically capable of accessing and affording professional legal services.  Prior to the LBA, Kate worked for 10 years at the Metro United Way in the Community Investment Department responsible for allocating funds to member agencies. 

Kate holds a Bachelor of Science from Centre College and a Master of Science in Community Development from the University of Louisville.  As a native of Louisville, Kate is deeply committed to improving our community and is married with two children.

Professional educator

Bachelor of Science from Centre College and a Master of Science in Community Development from the University of Louisville

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Hired as the new Executive Director of Summerbridge Louisville (SBL) in December of 2015

Strong experience

worked for 10 years at the Metro United Way in the Community Investment Department responsible for allocating funds to member agencies. 

2021 Summerbridge Board of Directors

Katherine Bell, Chair

Attorney

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Emily Skinner, Vice-Chair

Historic Preservation Consultant

Lindsey Herr, Treasurer

CPA

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Phillip Bond, Jr.

CPA

KPMG

Ria Chandler

Education Assistant

University of Louisville

Scott Endres

Retired Teacher

 

Amanda Langdon

Librarian

Virginia Chance School

Dr. Robert Macrae

Head of School

Louisville Collegiate

Ameerah Palacios

Marketing

HDR

Charles Stopher

Attorney

Boehl Stopher & Graves

Brian Wood

IT Professional

Humana

Gwen Young

Retired Attorney

 

 

 

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