"Our services enable people to realize their individual potential, build strong families, and create a healthy and supportive community for all."101 Countries. 37 Zip Codes. 1 Community Center.
Americana Community Center’s mission is to provide a spectrum of services to the diverse individuals and families of the Louisville Metro area, including refugees, immigrants, and those born in the U.S. These services enable people to realize their individual potential, build strong families, and create a healthy and supportive community for all.
The great cultural, ethnic and economic diversity of our community, especially the neighborhoods surrounding the Americana Community Center, provide a wealth of challenges and opportunities. Americana currently serves over 5,000 individuals from 37 zip codes across Louisville and from 101 countries around the world.
Our services, programs, and referrals are designed to respond to the specific and changing needs of those we serve. The core values underlying all of our programs are human dignity, social justice, and holistic development.
Americana Community Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Established in 1990 in response to the growing international population in Louisville, in part due to increased refugee resettlement in the city, Americana was originally housed in four apartment units, where many of the refugee, immigrant, and low-income families of Louisville were living. The founder of Americana went door to door in the apartment complex, listening to the stories and struggles of the community members. From there, Americana’s community-based programs were born, including the Youth Program and the Americana World Festival. In 2002, with the support of local foundations, we purchased a former school building of 50,000 square feet. All programs and services were moved to the new location, and Americana was able to expand its programs to serve a greater number of our neighbors.