The mission of the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust is to continue the ideas, dreams and work of Jesse Higginbotham which included supporting and fostering the notions of sustainability, community, and technological literacy.
The trust is a Kentucky 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation that works to improve our community by increasing technological availability and technological literacy in addition to promoting sustainability both in relation to technology as well as in other capacities. To that end we have embarked on several projects meant to further our goals.
January 31, 2012 - State of the Trust 2012
First and foremost, I would like to thank all of you who have chosen to visit our official blog for the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust. We are now in our 4th year of operation and are very proud of what has been achieved thus far in keeping with the ideas and legacy of Jesse Higginbotham. Jesse was a visionary when it came to technology and its impact on people. He was also very good at using that technology to help foster a sense Read more »
April 10, 2012 - J is for Jesse: gardening, grants and current events
On Jesse's birthday, March 10th, we visited the Dunbar Memorial Garden and were given not only a sneak peek at what's in store work-wise but also a curiously formed branch on the yellowwood, which we are now calling our "J is for Jesse" tree. Those who knew Jesse's incredible genius and energy can attest to the fact that if a miracle might be made, he'd find a way. While the students were on Spring Break last week we utilized the time to assess, Read more »
May 19, 2012 - So many to thank but where to begin? The incredible success of our 3rd Native Plant Sale
We could not have done this without you. Today we hosted our "3rd annual Native plant sale" at Dunbar and raised just under $800 ($770 to be exact) - our most successful Garden event ever. Between the high-fives, group hugs and UNO games, our volunteer force of a dozen of the best, brightest and hardest working assisted buyers with selection, check-out and carrying boxes of plants. So our first "thank you" goes to them. As Jesse would say: "You Read more »
September 11, 2012 - Breaking the Silence: "Straightlaced" Documentary Event
In January 2010, the Jesse Higginbotham Technology Trust in conjunction with the family of Hannah Landers as well as several other local organizations hosted the Kentucky premiere of the documentary “Straightlaced: How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up.” We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for the premiere and were amazed at the “packed house” it drew. Money was raised both for a scholarship given in Hannah’s honor and a donation Read more »
November 18, 2012 - The Jesse Higginbotham Neighborhood Center
Formerly the "Valley Park Shelter" On Saturday, October 6th in conjunction with the annual opening of the Mindtriggerz Project Training Lab at the Valley Park shelter, the Trust hosted its fall picnic. We were honored to have in attendance members of our City Government who coordinated a dedication ceremony in honor of Jesse. 11th District Council Member Peggy Henson, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation Chris Cooperrider and the Trusts Director Read more »