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Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Nine Back to School Events, and more...
Monday July 28, 2014
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Nine Back to School Events, a Hip Hop Workshop for Youth and More
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer nine back to school events in late July and early August, three educational baby showers, a 12-week course designed to educate, heal, and inspire today’s youth using Hip Hop music plus 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 31, Back to School Festival at Stuart Middle School, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Located at 4600 Valley Station Rd. Call 363-1483 for more information. The annual Back to School Festival will provide school supplies, the opportunity for families to learn about a variety of topics, time for kids to play in the Kidz Zone area and Louisville Bats tickets for each family that attends. All students 18 and under will receive a free lunch starting at 10:00 a.m. All students 16 years of age and younger, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at this event. The event is sponsored by South Jefferson Neighborhood Place, eight area Jefferson County Public Schools, The Kidz Club and Valley View Church. Aug. 2, Back to School Bash at Farnsley Middle School, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Located at 3400 Lees Ln. Call 485-6810 for more information. Free school supplies, community resources, door prizes and food. Children must be present to receive backpacks filled with school supplies. Sponsored by the Family Resource and Youth Services Center, Farnsley Community School Program, Cane Run Neighborhood Place and Shively Area Ministries. Aug. 2, Back to School Fest 2014 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 1501 Rangeland Rd. Call 962-3160 for more information. This collaborative annual event will offer free backpacks and school supplies as well as great resources including a bus finder, health information and sports physicals ($20). Sponsored by Family Resources Youth Service Centers and First Neighborhood Place. Aug. 2, School Supply Give-Away at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 1 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohn Ave. in the parking area. Call 485-6710 for more information. School supply give-away at 1 p.m. during the Villages of Park DuValle Annual Resident Community Festival on Sat. Aug. 2nd (festival is between 12 – 4 p.m.) Aug. 2, 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 be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian (note: children accompanied by their daycare provider will not be eligible to receive supplies). Offered in partnership with 810 Barret Neighborhood Place. Aug. 4, Back to School Event at Baxter Community Center, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 1125 Cedar St. Call 574-2670 for more information. This Back to School event will provide school supplies on first-come, first-served basis and offer parents the opportunity to interact with other community agencies. Students must be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. Offered in partnership with 810 Barret Neighborhood Place. Aug. 7, NorthWest Neighborhood Place Back to School Festival, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Located at 4018 West Market St. Call 485-7230 for more information. This free event provides school supplies, a wealth of community/educational resources, door prizes and a fun-filled ‘safe play’ area guided by the Kidz Club. Students must be in attendance and accompanied by a parent or guardian at this event. Sponsored by NorthWest Neighborhood Place, Jefferson County Public Schools, Service for Peace and the Kidz Club. Aug. 8, Back to School Festival at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 9 a.m. – noon
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. Call 634-5060 for more information. Families will have an opportunity to receive school supplies as well visit many other partners and vendors who provide additional services to the community. All students grades K-12 are welcome; children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at this event. The event is sponsored by the collaborative partners (JCPS/CS/HA/CHFS/P&P/PACT/Health Dept./UK-TAP/3C’s) at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, as well as other agencies who will be in attendance. Aug. 9, Back to School Health Fair at South Central Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7130 or 485-8192 for more information. All incoming JCPS students and families are invited to this free health fair with great vendors and resources including Visionworks, Kids Dentistry, hearing screens, Norton Healthcare, Ages and Stages and much more. Families will also enjoy fun activities with the YMCA and great music. This event is sponsored by the South Central Neighborhood Place and three area Jefferson County Public Schools. Other Neighborhood Place Events during August Each Tues., Meditation at Ujima Neighborhood Place at 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Join Emma for NAAM Therapies a joyful meditative experience using sound and breathing to uplift and elevate the body at its deepest cellular level. Be prepared to be inspired educated, rejuvenated and lifted into the universal vibrations of love, peace and light. Call 485-6145 for more information. Each Wed., Shawnee Library Outreach at Ujima Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Located at 3610 Bohne Ave. Call 485-6145 for more information. Children and adults will have an opportunity to check out books, apply for library cards and learn more about programs sponsored by the Louisville Free Public Library. Each Tues. in Aug., Legal Aid at South Central Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7130 for more information. Every Tuesday in August, a legal aid staff member will be on hand at South Central Neighborhood Place to answer questions, talk about cases that legal aid handles and provide referrals. Aug. 4, H.Y.P.E. Creator, Dr. Adia Winfrey, presents at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 3- 5 p.m.
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. Call 574-7303 or 634-6057 for more information. Nationally recognized founder, Dr. Adia Winfrey, will present what H.Y.P.E. (Healing Young People Thru Empowerment) is all about, how the movement is growing in Louisville, and share her experience on how Hip Hop empowers young people. Youth leaders, service providers, H.Y.P.E. youth and future participants of the program are encouraged to attend. Three opportunities for a Healthy Journey for Two educational baby shower
RSVP required by calling 439-9462. Seven Counties and KIDSNow will be hosting these educational baby showers to share information on how to care for yourself and your baby while being pregnant. Participants will receive a colorful diaper tote bag filled with baby items such as a blanket, bottle, wash cloth etc. and a gas/gift card. Fathers welcome but must be registered. Aug. 12, Norton Mobile Unit at South Central Neighborhood Place, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aug. 5, Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1411 Algonquin Pkwy., 10 a.m. – noon
Aug. 19, Ujima Neighborhood Place, 3610 Bohne Ave., 3 – 5 p.m.
Aug. 21, NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 4018 W. Market St., 10 a.m. - noon
Located at 4255 Hazelwood Ave. Call 485-7130 for more information or to make an appointment. The Mobile Unit will offer low/no-cost mammograms and pap smears for women over 40 years old. Those with insurance are asked to bring their card and those who are uninsured, who reside in Jefferson County, may qualify for a no-cost screening. Aug. 12, CHAMPS Data Daze at NorthWest Neighborood Place, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Located at 4018 West Market St. Call 694-2267 for more information. All participants who completed the CHAMPS program at NorthWest Neighborhood Place in February of this year are invited to this follow up survey session. Aug. 14, Kitchen Table Conversations at NorthWest Neighborhood Place, 11 a.m. – noon
Located at 4018 W. Market St. For additional information, please call 458-6429. Join an engaging conversation at this monthly Grandparents as Parents support group, facilitated by Helen Denies of Spalding University and receive essential community information and resources. Light refreshments will be served. August guest speaker is Bryan Kennedy from Humana CareSource. Each Thurs., Aug. 14 - Oct. 30, H.Y.P.E. Workshop at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 4- 5 p.m.
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. RSVP required by calling 634-6057. H.Y.P.E. (Healing Young People thru Empowerment) is a 12-week course designed to educate, heal, and inspire today’s youth using Hip Hop music. In this program youth participants 13 to 17 will be exposed to conflict management, violence prevention, peer pressure and other life skills. Space is limited to the first 25 participants. Aug. 15, Healthy Cooking at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. RSVP required by calling 634-6057 and for more information. This healthy initiative cooking class is offered by the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. All are invited to learn how to use nutritious, low-cost ingredients plus tips on food resource management. Bi-monthly on 2nd and 4th Mondays; Aug. 25 – Dec. 8: Wonder Girls, Youth Empowerment at Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Located at 1411 Algonquin Pkwy. RSVP required by calling 569-2344. The Wonder girls program is designed for girls 4th – 8th grades. This program provides eight sessions that offer resources and prevention education that help to build self-esteem and empower them to make healthy choices. The event is sponsored by the County Extension for 4-H Youth Development. 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 -- provide 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.