Support our Creative Arts Program during February!

During the month of February, Americana is participating in the Fund for the Arts’ matching campaign that will support the Creative Arts Program – an incredibly important piece of Americana’s holistic programming. All donations up to $5,000 will be matched, so please consider giving what you can and make twice the impact! Give today at

The Creative Arts Program benefits youth through opportunities for the development of a healthy multi-cultural identity, for self-expression, for exploring interests and talents, and for therapeutic practices, especially in response to increased bullying and harassment that our youth have faced recently.

This year-round program has helped youth who are shy or closed off come out of their shell in art classes and students have attended special arts programs – including the Youth Performing Arts School – for arts they first explored at Americana. The youth in our programs succeed academically as well: 100% of high school seniors graduated and enrolled in college for the fourth consecutive year and youth had an average school attendance rate of almost 98% last year.

Your support will expand creative arts opportunities for more than 250 refugee, immigrant, and underserved children at Americana and will help them realize their individual potential.

Here’s a glimpse into some of the creative arts happening around Americana.


Americana’s 4th Annual Dinner



Thanks for joining us and making our annual dinner a huge success!


Please join the Master of Ceremonies, Dawne Gee, in honoring
Dr. Babar Muhammad and Djenita Pasic
with the Americana Dreamer Award.

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! If you have RSVP’d and would like to pay online, please click the link below or return this form to Clare Rutz ( or 4801 Southside Drive, Lousiville, KY, 40214).

The dinner is cocktail attire.

We are accepting donations for our Silent Auction!

If you’d like to donate GOODS (wine, artwork, pottery), SERVICES (health and beauty, photography, legal services, gourmet dinners), or OTHER IDEAS (hotels/flight vouchers, time share, bourbon tours, gift baskets, anything!) please contact Clare Rutz at or call the office at 502-366-7813.

And a special thank you to Doe-Anderson Advertising for generously donating their time and resources to help with this rebranding.

On Sept. 15th, Support Americana for Give Local Louisville!

Give Local Louisville is the biggest day of local giving in Louisville and it’s coming soon! On September 15th, show your support for Americana Community Center by…

  1. Giving online: Every dollar counts!
  2. Sharing information with your friends, family, and networks about the wonderful work our staff does and the amazing accomplishments of our participants.
  3. Encouraging others to support their favorite local non-profit on September 15th. (Bonus points if it’s Americana!)

All gifts to Americana on September 15th will support our Youth After School Program, which is already at full capacity with a waiting list. Give Local Louisville has lots of bonus prizes and incentives that could make your gift go even farther for us.

Americana Community Center provides holistic services for the refugee, immigrant, and low-income residents of Metro Louisville. These services enable youth, adults, and families to discover and utilize resources to bridge the gap from surviving to thriving.

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Thank you to everyone for making the Winter Festival a huge success!

IMG_0125 IMG_0116 IMG_0090 IMG_0063 IMG_0071A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated gifts to our young participants! A special thank you to Whip Mix and the Brown-Forman Corporation.

The Americana Community Center is extremely grateful for your generous donations of gifts for the Winter Festival!

With all that is happening both nationally and globally it has never been more important to provide a safe, healthy, and productive environment for refugee and immigrant families. This includes time for celebration. During the Winter Festival we had hundreds of families come to the center for cookie decorating, crafts, sweets, singing, family portraits, and toys for the younger participants.

An older participant told us that she would look forward to the Winter Festival all year and would stay up at night thinking of the toy she would receive. It may seem like a small gesture to us, but your gift may be remembered for years.

Again, thank you, from the staff, volunteers, and our program participants.

You’re Invited to Americana’s Gala on November 7th!

One Evening, Ninety-Nine Countries
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
Cocktails/Networking: 6PM
Dinner/Program: 7PM-9PM
Silent Auction
The Foundry at Glassworks
815 W Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Individual Seating: $100
Table of 8-10: $800

Your ticket will directly support Americana Community Center to continue to provide the important resources and programs for the residents of our community.

To purchase tickets, visit here! If you would like to pay Americana directly, please send a check to Americana Community Center at 4801 Southside Drive, Louisville, KY 40214 OR contact Clare Rutz at or 502-366-7813 ext. 18 with credit card information.

(If you cannot attend, please consider donating toward a ticket for one of our participants!)

Thank you for your support.

Make Your Donation Count on October 1st

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, for every dollar you give to the Americana Community Center, the Community Foundation of Louisville will add to your donation during this 24-hour, online “Give Day”. Every dollar given to local nonprofits through their website ( will be augmented through proportionate match and prize dollars contributed by the Community Foundation of Louisville and its supporting partners.

Americana in the Brackets For Good Tournament!

What a success! Thanks for helping us move through two rounds of the Brackets for Good tournament! We raised over $850 during those two weeks with your help. Thanks for supporting Americana Community Center!


This March, Americana Community Center is part of Brackets for Good, a single-elimination, competitive fundraising tournament…with the chance to win $10,000! But we need your help.

Here’s how it works:

$1 donated to Americana Community Center on the Brackets for Good website = 1 point

More points scored than our opposition= Advancement to the next week-long round

All money donated to score points goes to Americana Community Center. And if we win the tournament, scoring more points than the other Louisville non-profits, we win $10,000!


The first round begins 2/27/15 and we can’t do this alone! We need you to spread the news,  follow the play-by-play on our Facebook page, and donate at to help us win points!

Brackets for Good

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you for supporting the people we serve and the community we all share by generously donating to Americana Community Center! Serving over 5,000 people each year with a spectrum of services, we rely on the support of people like you to make these programs possible. Thank you!