At MobileServe we believe that when volunteers share their experiences the desire to make a difference spreads to those around them. We want to practice what we preach and give our time to our community around us. Recently, members of our team had the opportunity to serve at Louisville’s Americana World Community Center.
Americana is dedicated to 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 the organization serves more than 5,000 people from over 100 countries.
We are fortunate to call Americana a customer, and we are happy that that MobileServe is helping them track their volunteers and volunteer activities. They were an easy choice for our February day of service. With most of the team in tow, we spent the afternoon at Americana,working under the direction of Lauren Gottworth who is with Americana as part of the Family & Youth Programs VISTA.
The MobileServe crew helped move furniture, pack and transfer school and office supplies, and organize some storage spaces. As we walked out, the kids in their after school program had just started arriving, reminding us of the amazing work Americana is doing and the impact their having on families in our community.
Interested in learning more about Americana? Check out their upcoming art exhibition.
Americana's Art Exhibit at TARC's Union Station (1000 West Broadway)
Friday, February 24th at 6:00PM
Dreaming in Color is an opportunity to encourage and support the immigrant, refugee, and underserved young people who participate in Americana's Youth Program. They have been creating art, writing poetry, and preparing music for months and we'd like to show off their endless talent. Stop by for just a moment or stick around to see the show. Everyone is welcome.
The event is free, but Americana will be accepting donations and art supplies for the Creative Arts Program. Hors d'oeuvres will be served from Common Table, a culinary training program through Catholic Charities. There will also be a cash bar.
All donations will be given directly to Americana's Summer Program, 7 weeks of education and enrichment activities during the summer for our young participants (K-12th grade). This program is free for more than 200 refugee and immigrant children where they are provided with three meals a day, educational workshops, English classes, and field trips.
If you'd like to get involved, volunteer, or help support Americana, please contact Clare Rutz at firstname.lastname@example.org