KentuckianaWorks

FOR EMPLOYERS
KentuckianaWorks offers a wide variety of resources for employers in the Louisville region. Whether you are looking to find new workers, build partnerships within your industry, or get support in developing a more inclusive organization, we can help. We can connect you to qualified job seekers by promoting your open positions, connecting you to industry partners, and more. Interested in learning more about joining one of our industry partnership groups? Email Aleece Smith, Director of Inclusion and Sector Strategies.

FOR JOB-SEEKERS
Looking for help finding a new job or better career? We have the tools to help you succeed! Services provided include: free pre-employment training, job search assistance, career literacy training, basic skills testing & development, and other wrap-around services through the Kentucky Career Center.

KentuckianaWorks helps job-seekers find jobs and good careers, education and training to develop a fully prepared and engaged workforce that is aligned with the needs of the community. We help job seekers in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties find jobs, education and training and we connect employers with skilled, qualified workers.

For more information, contact Angella Wilson at (502) 574-4727 or Angella.Wilson@KentuckianaWorks.org.

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Louisville Urban League

The Louisville Urban League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, community service organization dedicated to eliminating racism and its adverse impacts on the community. Their mission is to assist African Americans and other marginalized populations in attaining social and economic equality through direct services and advocacy. As part of a broader National Urban League network of historic civil rights organizations throughout the United States, the Louisville Urban League, like all affiliates, is dedicated to fostering economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities, with our focus on Jobs, Justice, Education, Health, and Housing. Currently, the Louisville Urban League’s service area includes the Kentucky counties of Jefferson, Shelby, Oldham, Bullitt, and Hardin; and the Indiana counties of Floyd, Harrison, and Clark.

For more information, contact Jo Dee Estes at JEstes@lul.org or (502) 585-4622.

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Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence was established in 1999 by community leaders including founding CEO Kevin Connelly, the Donors Forum of Kentuckiana, Metro United Way, and the City of Louisville. Prior to the opening of CNPE, the team found that nonprofits in Greater Louisville were missing a central point to access information, best practices, professional development, and, hands-on consultation aimed at helping nonprofits reach their potential. Just over two decades later, CNPE is recognized as the go-to resource for the area’s nonprofit community. This organization’s mission is to accelerate the success of nonprofits through capacity building, connections, and community support to amplify the good work of the sector. CNPE was created expressly to help nonprofits achieve their missions more effectively and with excellence – from getting started through strategic planning and resource development. CNPE envisions a just and equitable community that supports and emboldens nonprofits to ensure everyone has the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

For more information, contact Ed Cortas, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Consulting, at ecortas@cnpe.org or 502-618-5329.

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Community Venures

Community Ventures helps people own homes and start businesses because we believe in people’s dreams. From affordable financing to education, to neighborhood revitalization, our areas of focus offer the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of life for people across Kentucky. This organization is focused on the areas of greatest need, where they feel they can make the most impact; they offer a range of products and services from financial counseling to large scale neighborhood revitalization. The Community Ventures Homeownership Center works to enable prospective and current homeowners to achieve their dreams through counseling, education, and affordable lending options. They have a successful history of building new homes and buying, remodeling, and re-selling homes, making it possible for their clients to purchase like-new homes and enjoy the benefits of safe, affordable homeownership.

Learn more about their two programs for entrepreneurs here: Art, Inc. and Opllo E-Commerce

For more information, contact Brad Wolfe at bwolfe@cvky.org (859) 231-0054.

 

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Code Louisville

Code Louisville provides quality training and support to help residents of Louisville enter software development careers at no charge. Code Louisville offers a variety of courses covering the development of websites and applications, data analytics, and more. They will guide students in learning not only the skills a programmer needs, but also provide them with resume-writing assistance, interview workshops, a community of developers to network with, mentors to answer questions, and a network of employers interested in finding their next developer!

Code Louisville has cohorts in both Southern Indiana and Louisville, KY.

For more information, contact Emily Sullivan at emily@codelouisville.org or (502) 208-6880‬.

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Truck Driver Institute (TDI)

 

Since 1973, the Truck Driver Institute (TDI) has trained over 10,000 of the highly-qualified licensed truck drivers in America, who are hired by their 20+ carrier partners because their standards match truck driver employment policies. Courses at TDI are a mixture of classroom and behind-the-wheel training to ensure that students leave TDI training facilities with the skills, knowledge, and experience that big transportation companies are looking for from their rookie drivers. TDI offers excellent financial aid options including: military benefits, carrier-paid tuition, student financing, and a $1,000 scholarship for self-paying students. In their program, students will receive support every step of the way from enrollment to graduation and job placement after graduation.
 
For more information, see the links below or contact 800-848-7364.

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Metro United Way: Business United

Metro United Way works every day to lift the community by mobilizing people and maximizing resources to advance opportunity and equity for all. MUW brings together businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, foundations, and individuals to engage in the kinds of collaboration that changes lives. Through data-driven insights, their team identifies the community’s greatest needs and addresses systemic challenges by fighting to improve the disparities that persist in early care and education, economic mobility, home ownership, racial equity, and public policy in Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

For more information, contact Michelle Elsby at michelle.elsby@metrounitedway.org or (502) 583-2821.

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Helping Hand of Hope (Hardin County, KY)

Helping Hand of Hope works to offer compassionate relief to people in need by providing immediate assistance and appropriate referrals to meet basic human needs. This organization provides our community with an opportunity for sharing resources that foster personal self-worth and human dignity. Helping Hand of Hope provides the following services:


– Rent Assistance
– Utility Assistance
– Clothing Assistance
– Food Assistance
– Prescription Assistance
– Transportation Assistance for Hardin Co. residents with out-of-county medical appointments
– Job Readiness/Job Placement
– Beds for Children

For more information, contact hburke@hhhope.org or (270) 769-3092.

 

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Behavioral Health Groups
Transportation Assistance
Case Management
Mental Health – 1:1, Music Therapy, Group Therapy
Exploration of Career Pathways
Paid Trainings, Credentials, and Licensure
Placement with Employers – Job Shadows, Internships, Permanent Jobs
Assistance Navigating the Court System
Job/Work Ready Workshops
Digital Literacy
Career – Interest and Aptitude Assessments
Legal Aid and Expungement
General Education and Post-Secondary Education
Paid Internships up to 350+ hours
Professional Development

S.O.U.L. Clinic of Kentuckiana

The SOUL Clinic of Kentuckiana is a non-profit organization that offers assistance with basic needs or benefits, peer counseling, help with housing, employment or education, connections to services or resources, social and recreational opportunities, structured educational or support groups, and crisis response.

Need someone to advocate for you? Have you recently been released on probation, parole, or have served out? We will help you navigate finding a job. Some of SOUL Clinic’s services include:

– Pay Day – Soul Clinic provides a program for job seekers that conducts career assessments, resume writing, assistance in applying for employment, advocating for applicants to the employer, job training, and referrals to other training programs as needed.

– Moving Forward – Need help getting to your new job? Soul Clinic provides a transportation program that offers bicycle, bus passes & rides through Lyft to and from work until you receive your second paycheck.

– Legal Assistance – Soul Clinic helps individuals complete paperwork and determine eligibility for supplemental security income, disability & expungement screenings, obtaining a state-issued ID or driver’s license, birth certificate or social security card. In addition, Soul Clinic can help individuals applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or KPAP (Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program).

For more information, contact Destiny Cox at destiny.cox@soulclinicofkentuckiana.org or 502-653-9164.

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YouthBuild Louisville

YouthBuild Louisville is a full-time program that helps young people ages 18-24 earn their high school diploma or GED while getting hands-on training and work experience in the Construction Trades, Urban Conservation Corps, Professional Medical Careers or Culinary Field. This program serves as an education, job training, and leadership program that provides opportunities for participants to realize their potential as active community leaders and an educated workforce for Louisville. YouthBuild Louisville assists young people in meeting significant life goals, such as preparing for college and careers, by providing services in education, vocational training, community service, case management, placement, and post-graduation support. Click here to view a program flyer.

For more information, contact Lynn Rippy, Executive Director at info@yblky.org or (502) 817-4324.

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