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Community Services and Revitalization Newsroom

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Tax Preparation and Other Events in February

Tuesday February 4, 2014

Media Contacts: Debbie Belt, 574-6587 / 303-6167
Phil Miller, 574-1901 / 439-4726

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Tax Preparation, Black
History Month Celebrations and Other Events in February

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free tax preparation, two Black History Month celebrations, two communications conversations centered around teen dating violence and education, and several other valuable workshops in February. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit .

Free Tax Preparation at multiple Neighborhood Place locations, provided by VITA volunteers
  • Each Monday in February at 810 Barret Ave. (1st Floor Conference Room), 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 12 and Feb. 26, Northwest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 12 and Feb. 26, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Feb 13, 27 & March 13, 27, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Walk-ins accepted at these sites to receive free assistance with federal and state tax filing. It’s fast and convenient with e-filing and direct deposit for a quicker refund. Call 2-1-1 or visit for eligibility information, required documentation, a full list of other VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites as well as information about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Feb. 11, Teen Dating Violence Conversation Café at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 6 - 8 p.m.

Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6710 to RSVP. Teens and adults are welcome to participate in this conversation regarding teen dating violence to commemorate Teen Violence Prevention Month. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by Pact in Action , a teen dating violence prevention initiative of The Center for Women & Families and KentuckyOne Health.

Feb. 11, A Community Conversation about Education at South Central Neighborhood Place, 5:30 p.m. -7 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7135 for more information. This community conversation is a collaborative effort with Metro United Way, the PAL Coalition (the Drug Free Communities Coalition supported by Family & Children’s Place) and The Bingham Fellows to bring parents together about the importance for school, daily school attendance and help for kids to succeed.

Three opportunities for a Healthy Journey for Two Educational Baby Shower
RSVP required by calling 439-9462. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting these educational baby showers to share information on how to care for yourself and your baby while being pregnant. Participants will receive a colorful diaper tote bag filled with baby items such as a blanket, bottle, wash cloth etc. and a gas/gift card. Fathers welcome but must be registered.

  • Feb. 11, Hosted by Cane Run Neighborhood Place at Farnsley Middle School, 3400 Lees Ln., 3-5 p.m.
  • Feb. 18, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 2- 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 20, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place (off National Turnpike in Fairdale), 2 - 4 p.m.
Feb. 17, South Central Neighborhood Place's 1st Annual African American Read-In, 6 -7:30 p.m.
Located at Hazelwood Elementary School, 1325 Bluegrass Ave. Call 485-7135 for more information. South Central Neighborhood Place and Hazelwood Elementary School will help families in the community celebrate Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-in featuring local poets, writers and storytellers who will creatively present their literary pieces. Participants will receive door prizes, refreshments and free books.

Feb. 18, Bank On Louisville's Start Fresh! at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. - 1p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6710 for more information. This workshop is designed for individuals who have been denied new accounts due to negative (non-fraud) banking histories, and who are willing to participate in a certified financial education program. In Start Fresh!, you will learn the basics of bank reconciliation and how a checking account works. Completion of this program gives you an opportunity to re-enter the traditional banking system with new tools for success.

Feb. 18, Project Warm Weatherization “Drop-In” at South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1 - 3 p.m.
Located at 1000 Neighborhood Place, off National Turnpike in Fairdale. Call 363-1483 for more information. Participants of this workshop receive “do-it-yourself” weatherization tips, energy-saving information plus free supplies including plastic and tape to seal around windows. Drop-in for a 20- minute session to learn how to use weatherization materials appropriately.

Feb. 21, Ujima Neighborhood Place's 2nd Annual African American Read-In, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Located at Carter Traditional School, 3500 Bohne Ave. (parking in the back.) Call 485-6710 for more information. Join in the celebration of African American literacy including spoken word, dancing, reading of African American authors, and a book exchange. Refreshments will be served.

Feb. 22 and March 1, CHAMPS! Camp (Creating Healthy Adolescents through Meaningful Prevention Services) at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 8 – 5:30 p.m.
Located at 4018 W. Market St. Call 502.485.7232 for more information and a registration packet. CHAMPS! Camp is a two-day training camp which provides youth ages 14-19 years old (males and females) the opportunity to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study and learn more about healthy relationships. Youth are provided breakfast and lunch each day as well as incentives including a $75 VISA gift card on Day Two. Sponsored by the University of Louisville Kent School and the Office of Adolescent Health with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Feb. 24 and Feb., Lead Safe Training at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
Located at 4108 W. Market St. For registration, please call Felicia White at 574-6126 or Nancy Williams at 574-1965. The Lead Safe Louisville and Shawnee Revitalization Programs are partnering to host a free upcoming “LEAD Worker Initial” training course . Space is limited.

About Neighborhood Place
Louisville’s Neighborhood Place -- a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services and Revitalization and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Seven Counties -- provide one-stop centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.