We're a Certified Welcoming City.
We're compassionate and inclusive.
Named an International Compassionate City in 2011, Louisville is the largest city in America to hold that distinction. Louisville is touted across the globe for being a welcoming, inclusive and compassionate destination. We are a burgeoning city for international residents, are home to a thriving LGBTQ+ scene, and are focused on supporting individuals of all beliefs.
We have a perfect score on the HRC's Municipal Equality Index.
Louisville has a rich history of LGBTQ+ activism dating back to 1999, when Louisville passed a Fairness Ordinance, protecting LGBTQ+ people from discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing. More recently, Louisville has received a perfect score from the Human Rights Coalition for developing laws, services, and leadership that promote the inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals.
No matter what you believe, we support you.
Whether you’re Catholic, Jewish, Baptist, Taoist, Buddhist, agnostic or anything in between, Louisville has something for every faith. These vibrant communities serve residents in every zip code and help to create a welcoming and engaging environment.
We are your home away from home.
Refugees have been settling in Louisville since 1975, thanks to multiple resettlement agencies like the Kentucky Refugee Ministries and the Catholic Charities-Migration and Refugee Services. This vibrant population has brought a diverse international perspective ranging from South America to Africa to Asia and beyond.
We're internationally awesome.
Global Louisville’s mission is to celebrate and support our vibrant and diverse community. The organization offers networking events and professional development opportunities for international entrepreneurs, professionals and community members. A certified Welcoming City, our community enjoys inspiring and educational events such as World Fest, incredible cuisine from all corners of the globe and we value celebrating and sharing our roots through community building. We can’t wait to welcome you
Louisvillians range from Ghana to Russia and everywhere in between.
Louisville established its first Sister City in 1954 with Montpellier, and since then we’ve added nine more. These important partnerships were established to provide opportunities for collaboration, to stimulate exchanges and projects around economic development, community initiatives, arts and culture, medicine, tourism and technology. Intercultural exchange programs also help to broaden knowledge and awareness.
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Whatever you want to do, you can do it here.
Convinced yet? If you’re looking for a change of desk scenery, check out our Louisville-only job board. You can search for full-time, part-time, temporary and startup jobs as well as internships.