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.

Oct 30 2014 Code Louisville to Expand Training for Technology Jobs With $2.9 Million Federal Grant

Training will be available to 13 counties in Kentucky, Southern Indiana

Free training to prepare people for a rising number of computer software coding jobs will be expanded by a new $2.9 million federal grant, Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth announced today.

Oct 21 2014 Google Selects Interapt as Glass at Work Partner

Mayor Greg Fischer joined members of Louisville’s Interapt team today as Google announced it has selected Interapt as one of their Glass at Work Certified partners, a group of 10 authorized companies selected by Google to build enterprise solutions for Glass.

Jun 25 2014 Louisville Awarded ArtPlace America Grant

Louisville is receiving a $250,000 national arts grant to develop a unique Creative Innovation Zone (CIZ) to fuel citizen engagement in the Smoketown neighborhood. The CIZ will advance economic, educational and environmental infrastructure development in the Smoketown community by placing artist/innovators in advisory and supporting roles in revitalization efforts. The initiative is a partnership between IDEAS 40203, YouthBuild Louisville, and other community partners.