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Employment History

Executive Director
The Block Inc

Executive Director
Kids

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Founder
Kids

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Kids On The Block: About The Kids

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In 1981, Alva Duke, the executive director, founded Kids on the Block of Middle Tennessee, to educate children.Alva's son Adam was born with Down Syndrome.Although he lived just a short time, she realized that the biggest challenge he would ever have to face was not his disability but people's attitudes toward his difference.


Kids On The Block was honored ...

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Kids On The Block was honored by having our founder, Alva Duke, speak to their organization.

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Alva Duke, founder of Kids On The Block, shared her passion about the organization she founded in 1981 after her son was born with Downs' Syndrome. Her own lack of experience with people with disabilities gave her this impetus to bring Kids On The Block to Middle Tennessee with the goal of helping younger kids grow up with an awareness and sensitivity to children who are regular kids but just "do things differently" and "to recognize and embrace those differences."


Release2/01

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of the Parade of Homes, in presenting a check for $11,029 to Alva Duke, executive director of Kids On The Block.The 2000 Parade benefited Kids On The Block which helps children and adults develop an understanding and sensitivity for health and social concerns.

"The community has enthusiastically supported the Parade and this has enable us to make this generous donation to Kids On The Block. They are a worthy organization who do good work for the community


Applications DUE FRIDAY, October 18th: Nominations for the Accepting Differences Among Mankind (ADAM) Award – STARS Nashville

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Applications DUE FRIDAY, October 18th: Nominations for the Accepting Differences Among Mankind (ADAM) Award | Anneliese Barron, winner of the 2012 ADAM Award, of Best Buddies. Vince Gill and Alva Duke behind her. | [Read more...]

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The ADAM Award was created by Alva and Mark Duke to honor the life and spirit of their son, Adam Duke.
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In 1981, Alva Duke founded Kids on the Block to both honor Adam's life and because she wanted to help kids learn to be accepting of each other regardless of their differences.
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Anneliese Barron, winner of the 2012 ADAM Award, of Best Buddies. Vince Gill and Alva Duke behind her.


Blog – STARS Nashville

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Anneliese Barron, winner of the 2012 ADAM Award, of Best Buddies. Vince Gill and Alva Duke behind her.

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The ADAM Award was created by Alva and Mark Duke to honor the life and spirit of their son, Adam Duke.
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In 1981, Alva Duke founded Kids on the Block to both honor Adam's life and because she wanted to help kids learn to be accepting of each other regardless of their differences.

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