Welcome to Americana World Community Center!

We are a grassroots non-profit in Louisville, KY, serving refugee, immigrant and underserved populations.

We provide programs for more than 5,000 people from over 100 countries each year. Our mission is to build strong and healthy families, create a safe and supportive community and help every individual realize their potential. We are bridging the gap from surviving to thriving.


About Us

Americana World Community Center is bridging the gap from surviving to thriving for Louisville’s refugee, immigrant and underserved populations through education, family support, youth achievement, and career and financial development.

Each year, we serve more than 5,000 people from over 100 countries in their pursuits of better days and brighter futures.

We give them roots.

So they can begin to thrive.

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Be part of bridging the gap from surviving to thriving by volunteering at Americana World Community Center! Volunteers are crucial to helping our refugee, immigrant, and underserved neighbors overcome challenges. Opportunities to volunteer range from helping at one-time events to assisting children with homework. Volunteering at Americana is a great way to give back to our community and to form meaningful relationships with program participants. Learn more about how you can get involved.
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Support the people we serve and the community we all share by giving today.

Your gift will make a difference in the lives of refugees, immigrants, and underserved individuals in Louisville. We depend on the compassionate support of donors to continue the important work we do in Louisville.

Give securely today through Bloomerang or by sending a check to Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY 40214.

Your Impact

$10 provides seeds for a refugee family’s garden plot
$35 provides painting supplies for children’s art classes
$50 provides an interpreter for a counseling session or a Family Education workshop
$100 sponsors one child’s attendance at the Summer Youth Program

Because of donors' generosity, a group of teens participated in Sarabande Writing Labs during the summer and wrote a collection of poems.

"What I Am Made Of"

I am made of the light of the sun
I am made of the scent of my mom’s cooking
I am made of the night in Kenya – it sounds like a wave
I am made of sugar water
I am made of clean rooms
the gold light of morning sun.

- Amina

Your support makes it possible for children from non-English speaking households to be kindergarten ready and for their parents to learn English while also learning parenting and cultural skills.

Your donation funds Family Coaches who work one-on-one with adults and youth to set and achieve personal goals. These participants have accomplished great things - everything from applying for and attending college with scholarships to buying their first house!

We also welcome in-kind donations! Your donation provides supplies for our programs and helps meet the needs of our neighbors. Learn more about what to donate from our wish list.

Americana is a 501©3 non-profit and all donations (including in-kind) are tax deductible.