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How Will Changes In West Louisville Affect Residents?

The neighborhoods of west Louisville have faced years of disinvestment and neglect; will several planned new investments bring revitalization? A new YMCA, a track and field complex, the expansion of Waterfront Park and more development are coming to neighborhoods in Louisville’s West End. The area has faced years of disinvestment and neglect, so how will these new investments [...]

2019-03-12T10:25:39-04:00

Louisville Urban League honors black community leaders with unique portraits

The portraits were created by local artist Jaylin Stewart. By Becca Gibson | February 26, 2019 at 12:57 AM EST - Updated February 26 at 12:57 AM LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Urban League celebrated black history month by unveiling portraits of six black community leaders on Monday. But the honorees weren’t chosen at random. They [...]

2019-02-26T10:46:58-04:00

Louisville Urban League offers free tax preparation’s with 2nd annual Taxathon

February 8, 2019 On Friday, the Louisville Asset Building Coalition hosted its second annual Taxathon for low-income families. Volunteers provided free tax service at the Louisville Urban League. In 48 hours, they booked all 240 spots for the two-day event. They also have several other organizations and resources available to help people be responsible [...]

2019-02-12T11:37:05-04:00

Louisville Urban League launches senior tech program

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Urban League was awarded a $35 thousand grant from Spectrum to help fund the organization's new "#Tech Senior" program. The pilot program is part of the Urban Senior Jobs Program. It's aimed towards assisting seniors over the age of 55 prepare for new employment by helping them gain technology [...]

2019-02-07T16:36:57-04:00

Spectrum grant will help put older adults to work

The pilot program is designed to help prepare those 55 and over gain technology skills. February 7, 2019 at 1:38 PM EST - Updated February 7 at 1:38 PM LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Urban League and Spectrum are teaming up to help put older adult citizens to work. Today, Spectrum awarded the [...]

2019-02-07T13:53:46-04:00

Louisville Urban League gearing up for second expungement clinic

By Makayla Ballman | February 5, 2019 at 6:55 PM EST - Updated February 6 at 1:34 AM LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Urban League is gearing up to host its second expungement clinic. Following a donation from Stephen Reily, the Louisville Urban League created the Reily Reentry Project, designed to assist Louisville Urban League clients [...]

2019-02-07T09:52:00-04:00

Louisville Urban League to host another expungement clinic | News | wdrb.com

Nearly 800 people had their records cleared at the league's last clinic, which stayed open late to meet a high demand. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More people with a criminal record are about to get a clean slate. The Louisville Urban League is hosting another expungement clinic. Nearly 800 people had their records cleared [...]

2019-02-05T16:26:36-04:00

2019 Derby Urban League Gala to feature Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds

The 2019 Louisville Urban League Derby Gala will feature Grammy Award winner, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. Adrianne Kelly  Digital Editor LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The 2019 Louisville Urban League Derby Gala will feature Grammy Award winner, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. The event will be held on May 1 at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. “All proceeds raised at [...]

2019-01-29T10:11:57-04:00

Urban League hires investment director for Heritage West project; CEO speaks at Women’s March – Insider Louisville

The Louisville Urban League recently hired a director of investment for its sports complex, and its CEO gave a speech at the Women's March in Washington. The Louisville Urban League leadership was busy this past week — the social justice organization announced the hiring of a new director on Wednesday and its CEO took [...]

2019-01-24T10:02:32-04:00
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