LouisvilleKY Neighborhood Place to offer several back-to-school events in the coming weeks

Back To School

Louisville, KY., – Neighborhood Place sites in Louisville will offer seven back to school events in July and early August, plus six workshops to learn how to save energy at home, two workforce development information sessions, several focus group opportunities and much more. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

Back to School Events

July 16, Back to School Fest at Lynnhurst United Church of Christ, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 4401 Taylor Blvd. Open to all students in grades Kindergarten through High School. Free backpacks filled with health products (while supplies last), community resources, health screenings and fun! Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by South Central Neighborhood Place Community Council, Jefferson County Public Schools, Passport and Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.

July 28, Back to School Festival at Stuart Middle School, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 4601 Valley Station Rd.  For more information call 363-1483.  This annual event is open to families with children in kindergarten through high school.  School supplies and backpacks will be provided to families who participate in two, 10-minute ‘mini-trainings’ (while supplies last).   Over 20 presenters will be at the event to share information on various topics plus mascots and lots of hands on fun will be on board.  Sponsored by South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro Department of Community Services, South Jefferson Community Partnership, Drug-Free Communities Grant, area JCPS schools, Kidz Club, Valley View Church, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fairdale Christian Church and Fairdale First Baptist Church.

Back To School

July 30, Back to School Festival at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 1501 Rangeland Rd.  Call 962-3160 or 485-3889 for more information.  Free, grade-appropriate school supplies (while supplies last) and free lunches for kids served by JCPS Nutrition Services.   Community Resource Fair provided including diabetes and blood pressure checks, YMCA program, voter registration, library services and plus lots of music and fun.  Sports physicals offered for $20 (cash only).  Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sponsored in part by First Neighborhood Place, area JCPS schools, and Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.

July 30, Back to School Event at Meyzeek Middle School, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 828 S. Jackson St.  Call 485-8299 for more information.  This Back to School event will provide school supplies on a first-come, first-served basis and offer parents the opportunity to interact with other community agencies.  All children must accompanied by an adult parent or guardian, and adults must have a student with them in order to receive supplies.  We are unable to provide supplies to children accompanied by their daycare provider.  Sponsored in part by 810 Barret Ave. Neighborhood Place and Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.

August 4, Northwest Back to School Festival at Northwest Neighborhood Place, 1 – 5 p.m.
Located at 4018 West Market St.  Call 485-7230 for more information.  Open to students from Kindergarten through high school.  Free backpacks loaded with essential school supplies for the coming year will be distributed while supplies last.  Educational and community vendors as well as health care vendors will be on-site to conduct school health physicals and dental screenings for family participants, plus Kidz Zone will be available for all to enjoy.  Students must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.  Sponsored by Northwest Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro Department of Community Services, The Kidz Club, Jefferson County Public Schools, and Service for Peace.

August 5, Bridges of Hope Back to School Blast at Cochran Elementary School, 12 – 2 p.m.  
Located at 500 W. Gaulbert Ave.  Call 634-6050 to pre-register and for more information.  Open to students in grades Kindergarten through high school.  Free school supplies (while supplies last), educational and community vendors and resources.  Sponsored by Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, Louisville Metro Department of Community Services, Louisville Metro Housing Authority, Community Coordinated Child Care, Louisville Metro Healthy Start, JCPS, PACT in Action (Parkhill, Algonquin, and California Teens).

August 6, Back to School Distribution at Ujima Neighborhood Place DuValle Education Center side parking lot, 1 – 3 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave.  Call 485-6710 for more information. Held in conjunction with the “Village of Park DuValle Annual Neighborhood Appreciation Day”, school supplies will be distributed (while supplies last) and other helpful resources will be available. Sponsored in part by Ujima Neighborhood Place and Louisville Metro Department of Community Services.

Other Neighborhood Place Events

Tuesdays, Couponing Support Group at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. For more information and to register, call 485-6145. Learn tips and money saving ideas to help build extra financial wealth in using coupons while grocery shopping. Facilitated by coupon guru, Kim Mapp.

July 6 and 7, Workforce Development Information Sessions
RSVP for one of the two sessions listed below by emailing Vanessa.Elsayed@louisvilleky.gov and include:  name, session you would like to attend, phone and email.  Louisville Community Services is proud to present up to $5,000 towards workforce training for a variety of careers for those who qualify.

  • July 6, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 9:30 a.m.
  • July 7, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 5:30 p.m.

July 6, 12, 13, 26 and 28, WeCare Energy Efficiency Overview
Call 1-800-356-5467 for more information.  Representatives from the WeCare Program at LG&E will be on hand to talk with interested persons about energy efficiency, energy usage and tips to reduce utility bills. WeCare staff can also help determine if households are eligible for a variety of free services including air duct sealing and insulation, attic and wall insulation, programmable thermostats and much more.

  • July 6, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place @ Valley, 10200 Dixie Highway., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • July 12 and 26, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • July 13 and 28, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

July 6 and July 20, Legal Aid Office Hours at South Central Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7130 for more information. A Legal Aid Society staff member will be on hand to answer questions, talk about cases that Legal Aid handles and provide referrals.

July 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, Focus Groups to Support Health and Well-being
Contact Michele Bright at 574-4516 to register and for more details.  Participants 18 years and older can earn $20 for participating in a Focus Group to get feedback on how to use cell phones, tablets and computers to support health and well-being.  Sponsored by Louisville Metro Community Services, Louisville Public Health and Wellness, and the Public Health Institute.

  • July 11, Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1411 Algonquin Pkwy., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • July 11, Cane Run Neighborhood Place, 3410 Lees Lane, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • July 12, South Central Neighborhood Place, 4255 Hazelwood Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • July 12, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, 1000 Neighborhood Place, 1- 3 p.m.
  • July 13, 810 Barret Ave. Neighborhood Place, 810 Barret Ave., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • July 13, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 1- 3 p.m.
  • July 14, Southwest Library, 9725 Dixie Hwy., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • July 14, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Rd., 1 – 3 p.m.
  • July 15, NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

July 12 and 15, Walgreens Pharmacy Employment Opportunities and Pharmacy Well Checks
Store managers from area Walgreens Pharmacies will be at two Neighborhood Place locations to talk with individuals interested in a career with Walgreens.  Career opportunities within the pharmacy will be showcased and one-on-one information sessions for interested individuals will be provided.  In addition a Walgreens’ pharmacist will be on hand to offer blood pressure checks and discuss any questions concerning medications.

  • July 12, South Jefferson Neighborhood Place at Fairdale, 1000 Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • July 15, First Neighborhood Place, 1503 Rangeland Road, 10 a.m. -12 p.m.

July 12, Free Blood Pressure Checks at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness health educators will be on hand to provide free blood pressure checks.

July 14, Kitchen Table Conversations at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Located at 4018 W. Market St.  Call 485-7230 for more information.  This popular resource support group for relatives raising grandchildren is back in business and meets the second Thursday of each month.  This group focuses on the unique issues that caregivers may have raising younger children.  Aunts, uncles or anyone raising their grandchildren are welcome to attend.  Lunch is provided free of charge.

July 19, Keep Cool & Keep Your Money Workshop at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 6 – 7 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne AveCall 502) 636-9276 to register. Project Warm offers participants a free home energy cooling workshop and a take-home ‘Keeping it Cool’ weatherization kit.  Class size is limited.  Leave a message with name and phone number (callbacks only if schedule changes).

July 26, Foster Parent Recruitment Meeting at First Neighborhood Place, 6 – 8 p.m.
Located at 1503 Rangeland Rd.  Call 595-5437 (KIDS) for more information.  Detailed information will be provided on the requirements and process of how to become a foster or adoptive parent.  Information such as an explanation of foster care, special needs adoption, and information on foster parent training classes will be provided.  Sponsored by Kentucky Foster Care and the Special Needs Adoption Program.

About Neighborhood Place
Louisville’s Neighborhood Place — a partnership of Louisville Metro Government (including Community Services and Public Health and Wellness), Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Seven Counties — provides one-stop centers which bring together health care, education, employment and social services at eight locations across the community. To find a Neighborhood Place in your neighborhood, please call Metro Call at 311.

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