Our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky is no different than any other region we serve. We have diverse groups yearning to work together to achieve a common goal. We want to bridge the gap of various areas in Louisville by creating conversation, enhancing the community and building lasting relationships for our town.
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali, Louisville’s Hometown Hero
Urban Immersion is Hand in Hand’s newest program devoted to building relationships in our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Prompted by a local pastor the question arose, “Why are you flying over your own mission field?” With need in our own backyard, it was time to reevaluate how we lend a hand and how we change lives.
This program asks volunteers to work with local residents on community projects, take part in area activities and eat at homegrown restaurants. The program hopes to attract local volunteers, corporations and nationwide groups to provide a variety of service in Louisville from one-day service experiences to weeklong immersion trips.
Please stay tuned as we prepare volunteer opportunities. If you or a group is interested in helping us move this program forward or wants to volunteer in the future, please contact Ellen Hauber at (502) 459.9930 or email@example.com.
For years, Hand in Hand has dreamed to serve locally. In 2016, Hand in Hand was honored as one of six local nonprofits to receive a Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite team making this dream a reality. These highly sought after leadership teams, comprised of young leaders in Louisville, were challenged to help a nonprofit reach a specific goal. This team helped Hand in Hand create and launch our Louisville Urban Immersion experience.
The pilot program day was held in West Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood in partnership with Elim Baptist Church and Metro Government. Volunteers gathered to clean alleyways and the Boys and Girls Club. Friendships were created and honest, open conversations were had confirming that Hand in Hand is needed in the Louisville community.
Metro Louisville’s: Building Our Blocks – California Neighborhood – April 15
Join Hand in Hand as we partner with Metro Louisville’s Building our Blocks! This program brings teams of Louisville city workers – including Public Works, Codes & Regulations, Parks, LMPD, Louisville Fire and Community Services – into one neighborhood for an intensive community “clean-up and build-up” session.
Hand in Hand volunteers will gather at the Hand in Hand office, 2225 Steier Lane at 7:45 am and carpool to the Russell neighborhood. We will then break into Metro-led groups to pick up trash in the community.
Bring trash pickers, brooms, rakes, dustpans, if possible. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Volunteers will receive a Hand in Hand t-shirt to wear for the day.
40 Hand in Hand volunteers are needed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.459.9930.
Habitat for Humanity: Saturday, May 20, 8 AM – 4 PM (8 hours) – 1900 Duncan Street, Louisville, KY 40203
Habitat for Humanity invites Hand in Hand volunteers to join forces for their next “Love Your Neighborhood” event. This initiative focuses on community development and repair through partnerships with homeowners and community groups. Projects will include home preservation and neighborhood beautification.
40 Hand in Hand volunteers are needed. Registration will open April 18. First come, first serve! Contact email@example.com or 502.459.9930.
+ Be a Corporate Sponsor or Reserve a Table/Seat at our Restoring Hope Luncheon – May 23, 2017 at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage Center
+ Volunteer Groups – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
+ Donate Tools – New and Gently Used
+ Volunteer Time as a Licensed-Construction Help / Site Leader
+ Donate Now to help launch this program!
If you or a group is interested in helping us move this program forward or want to volunteer in the future, please contact Ellen Hauber at (502) 459.9930 or email@example.com.