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Louisville Urban League Launches "WE" Women Empowered!

Oprah Winfrey summed up the essence of change when she penned these simple words in one of her most popular novels, “step out of the history that is holding you back.  Step into the new story you are willing to create.”

 

We all have burdens and are all tasked with daily decisions.  These decisions, at times, can feel overwhelming and inhibit our ability to contribute to the changes we want and need in our homes, our families, our community and even ourselves.  But the time for that to end is NOW and that is why I am pleased to announce the launch of W.E. (Women Engaged), a women’s support group sponsored by the Louisville Urban League.

 

The goal of W.E. is simple:  to collectively address the needs and issues facing urban women through both conversation AND action!  Through facilitated discussion on topics that impact our community W.E. will create and execute a vision for the changes we want to see in the lives of our sisters and our community.  As the woman of wisdom I know you to be, I am asking you to become an active participant in this spirited vision.

 

The kick-off session and launch of W.E. will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon at the Louisville Urban League—1535 W. Broadway—mark your calendar now! I am asking that all come to hear the plan and be prepared to share and offer ideas to help move our vision forward. Please RSVP via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Many of our sisters, including us, are in need of various kinds of assistance, and are struggling to create the life they truly want to live.  It is time for you and me to get involved!  Your involvement in W.E. may be the key to another sister’s survival and success.  So join us as WE chart a new course and, collectively, move past all that has held us back and create a new story!  Are you willing to step out of the history that is holding us back and work together to make a difference?  I hope the answer is YES!

 

Thank you in advance for joining me and the Louisville Urban League in this great work!

 

Rev. Dianne Lewis Brown

LUL Ambassador for WE

 
State Farm Donates $10,000 for Financial Empowerment
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State Farm agents from across Louisville joined Louisville Urban League staff to present a gift of $10,000 to support the Louisville Urban League's Financial Empowerment Center. The Louisville Urban League's unique approach to moving individuals and families from financial instability to self-sufficiency and wealth building takes a comprehensive approach. Through our demonstrated success in job readiness and placement, budget and credit counseling and building, homeownership training, and youth development and education programs. The League takes a wholistic approach to helping families establish life plans that will lead to long-term financial stability. We appreciate corporations and individuals like State Farm and the local agents who support our work with philanthropic investment and volunteering their time and talent by coaching our families and guiding them to a lifetime of financial security. Thanks State Farm for being GREAT NEIGHBORS!
 
Your Opinion is Needed

Greater Louisville Arts is seeking input from residents of the region to develop a master plan for the  arts.  The plan will aim to identify and mobilize our regional arts and cultural resources, to help us enhance quality of life, spur economic development, and advance cultural tourism.

Your input is critical and will help to enhance arts and culture in our community. The survey will close at midnight on August 8, 2016. Thanks in advance!  And please share this link so others might participate!

Click here to begin the survey!

 
Job Announcement: Community Health Navigator

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Project Ready Students Win National Case Competition

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This summer, the youth of the Louisville Urban League Youth Development and Education Program, Project Ready, have been preparing to compete in the National Urban League's Case Competition. Their proposal titled RootED, focused on revitalizing communities by converting abandoned lot space into community gardens. Wednesday July 13, 2016 they competed and earned the First Place title! We are so proud to have such a bright group of young people represent the Louisville Urban League and the city of Louisville.

 

 
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