Louisville

Louisville

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 though community impact projects.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali, Louisville’s Hometown Hero

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Louisville • Urban Immersion

Explore
1 day

Inspire
1 night

Impact
2 nights
Empower
Up to 5 nights
Check out our Louisville Urban Immersion Packages!

Explore Louisville with this full-day experience throughout the area.

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$40/person donation
6-20 participants
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Includes:

  • Meals
  • T-shirt
  • Project supplies
  • Accommodations
    • Retreat Space for 18 people

Sample Schedule

Feel inspired as you get to know the community overnight.

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$75/person donation
8-18 participants
Morning or evening arrival

Includes:

  • Meals
  • T-shirt
  • Project supplies
  • Making choices activity
  • Accommodations
    • Retreat Space for 18 people

Sample Schedule

Create an impact and build relationships in this one-of-a-kind experience.

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$150/person donation
8-18 participants

Includes:

  • Meals, except one lunch
  • T-shirt
  • Project supplies
  • Making Choices activity
  • Accommodations
    • Retreat Space for 18 people

Optional:

  • Big Four Bridge
  • Heritage Tour
  • Explore local eats
  • Guest speakers
  • McAlpine Locks and Dam

Ask your trip coordinator for other local activities!

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Empower yourself and others! Spend a week in the area.

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$300/person donation
8-18 participants

Includes:

  • T-shirt
  • Project supplies
  • Making Choices activity
  • Guest speakers
  • Reflection dinner
  • Accommodations
    • Retreat Space for 18 people

Optional:

  • Big Four Bridge
  • Distillery Tour
  • Heritage Tour
  • Bik Tour
  • Karaoke at Check’s
  • Mega Caverns
  • McAlpine Locks and Dam

*Each additional night + $75/person

Ask your trip coordinator for other local activities!

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Our Work in Louisville

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, are challenged to help nonprofits reach specific goals. Our team helped Hand in Hand create and launch the Louisville Urban Immersion experience.

This program invites you to work with local residents on a variety of community projects determined by the community itself. Hand in Hand answers the expressed needs of the communities it serves, and Louisville is no different! From time to time, we will even pair you with a local church partner, family, businesses or other area non-profit doing great work to strengthen our community!

If you choose an overnight experience, you will stay on the upper level of the Hand in Hand office in Portland. It has been converted into dorm-like rooms with sleeping for 18 multiple showers and a full kitchen. There is also a multi-purpose room for gathering. For group larger than 18, contact our office – we can still make it work!

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In 2015, Hand in Hand offered mentoring to several Kentuckiana schools. While this program was very rewarding, we have shifted our focus to a be service organization for these students. Seneca High School has become a great partner school with their students participating in Hand in Hand trips to Appalachia and joining forces in the “Yum! Brands: Lead the Feed” service projects.

Urban Immersion: What is it?

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.

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This program asks volunteers to work with local residents on community impact 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 week-long immersion trips.

We offer day trips for any size group and overnight immersion trip opportunities for groups of up to 18 individuals. We welcome individuals, churches, youth groups, colleges, and businesses.

Check out our packages above!

If you or a group is interested in participating or creating a service day, please contact Allison Ridenour at (502) 459.9930 or allison@myhandinhand.org to get started.

Urban Immersion Retreat Center: See Photos

Our international headquarters in Portland is the perfect place for a retreat, business meeting or service opportunity. Whether it’s a one-week alternative college DSCN0241spring break or an overnight ladies’ church group, a full-day immersion/service day or you just need a meeting space for a couple of hours, our facility can suit a variety of needs.

The retreat center also houses our volunteers as they participate in community impact projects. They will stay in the second floor of our Louisville office building, which has been converted into living space with sleeping for 18 individuals, bathrooms, a full kitchen, a seating/lounge area, and a multi-purpose room for gathering.

Click here to take a virtual tour. You can also check out the retreat center by joining an “Explore the Mission” tour! (Check out more photos here!)

Retiree Day

Join us for a 55+ day at Hand in Hand! We have dates every month – come each month, come every other or come whenever you can. Groups work on a variety of projects including painting, neighborhood cleanup and other community impact projects. Check our immersion trip page for 2019 dates. Contact allison@myhandinhand.org for more information or 502-459-9930.

*All dates are $20 and are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. unless noted.*

Testimonials
“The highlight of my trip was getting to meet and eat dinner with Donna and Waverly (the family the group was working with). Not only did they bring us laughs, they also provided a new perspective regarding Louisville. It made the work we had done throughout the week more personal.” – Simone W., Boston University

“I feel like you and the group of people that you bring with you are my angels from God! I’m so grateful and I feel so blessed for the first time in my life. Thank you so much!” – Donna D.