Jun 30 2015 Mayor’s SummerWorks program putting 2,500 youth in jobs this summer

For the fifth consecutive year, Mayor Greg Fischer’s SummerWorks program has grown and this summer is placing 2,500 youth, ages 16-21, in jobs at companies and organizations throughout the community. This year’s numbers include 200 jobs for low-income youth funded by $500,000 provided by the state Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

Jun 29 2015 Community Ventures Breaks Ground On Chef Space Kitchen Incubator
Jun 17 2015 Louisville Recognized as National Leader in Addressing Financial Needs of Families

National League of Cities report cites success in meeting emerging needs of disabled community
 

Jun 2 2015 Mayor Fischer and Governor Beshear Celebrate Governor's Cup Award in Louisville

Mayor Fischer joined Gov. Beshear and community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also recognizes Kentucky’s top metropolitan areas for their economic development successes, ranking Louisville ninth in the top tier category for population over 1 million.

Jun 1 2015 Neighborhood Place Partners Provide Opportunities to Cook Healthy and Save Money

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer several workshops this month to learn how to cook delicious, healthy recipes and ways to save money by couponing and conserving energy.  To learn more about these services, including reservation requirements and contact information, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

May 4 2015 Free Workshop Helps Citizens Build or Repair Credit History

“Credit As An Asset” is new workshop offered by Louisville Metro Department of Community Services that provides people with the tools to build or rebuild a good credit history. This free, two-hour workshop will help individuals think about their relationship with credit and why credit it is important and plan for future financial stability. 

May 4 2015 Neighborhood Place Partners Provide Opportunities to Start Careers and Build Assets

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer three career recruitment fairs and workshops as well as opportunities to learn how to save money through couponing, changing financial habits and building credit.  To learn more about these services, including reservation requirements and contact information, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

Apr 6 2015 Sixteen Small Businesses Receive Loans Totaling $115,000

Louisville Community Services’ Agency Loans help local businesses grow and develop 

Loans totaling $115,000 have been awarded to 16 small businesses to help them start or expand. The loans are part of a program to support microbusinesses – those with five or fewer employees – created by the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.

Apr 6 2015 Intern to Earn and College to Career Programs Partner to Provide Full Complement of Student Internship Opportunities

KentuckianaWorks is rolling out its new College to Career internship program this summer by connecting local rising junior and senior college students with area companies that offer paid internships. KentuckianaWorks is partnering with Greater Louisville Inc.’s Intern to Earn program, as well as Louisville Metro Government and local postsecondary institutions, to pilot the program.

Mar 10 2015 Louisville Selected to Participate in President Obama’s New TechHire Initiative

<p>Louisville has been selected as one of 21 cities to participate in TechHire, a new initiative to connect middle-class Americans to technology jobs, President Obama announced at the White House.</p>

Mar 2 2015 Neighborhood Places Offer Free Tax Preparation, Extreme Couponing and More

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free tax preparation assistance in March as well as events for the entire family including an Extreme Couponing series, a credit-building and budgeting workshop and much more. To learn more about these services, including reservation requirements and contact infoormation, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

Feb 26 2015 City Offers Youth Development Professionals Free Trainings

Louisville Metro Government’s Department of Community Services Youth Development provides free, monthly professional development opportunities for those who work with youth throughout the city. The trainings are presented by local and regional facilitators and cover a variety of topics focusing on engaging youth and providing quality educational and recreational youth programming.

Feb 2 2015 Neighborhood Place Partners Offer a Multitude of Free Workshops and Events in February

Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and workshops for the entire family in February including a four-week workshop to help with employability skills and successful job searches, three Black History Month celebrations and several financial education opportunities. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the information listed by each event.

 

Dec 3 2014 Louisville Adds College Educated Citizens, But Has More Work Ahead

Louisville is making strides in building a more educated workforce – increasing high school and college graduation rates with 37,000 associate and bachelor’s degrees awarded at local colleges since 2010. But, concerns about cost and the value of a college degree are behind a troubling drop in college enrollment nationally and locally.

Nov 5 2014 Major State Grant Allows New South Central Regional Library to Move Forward

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the new South Central Regional Library in Okolona will be able to start construction within a year thanks in part to a major grant announced today.