LOUISVILLE – Louisville Central Community Centers (LCCC), Inc. and partners invite family leaders, community stakeholders, and employers to its first Economic Mobility Summit. The goal is to engage the west Louisville community in conversation about solutions to issues that get in the way of economic success for individuals and families+. The LCCC mission seeks to empower and influence self-reliance amongst families in Russell and the community-at-large.
The LCCC conference is designed to equip family leaders for personal, professional, and community success. The Economic Summit will be held on Friday, October 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Old Walnut Street Family Strengthening Center, 1300 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.
“We understand, ‘Started from the bottom,’ now we’re here,” says Paulisa Lewis, Beecher Terrace resident. Paulisa recently started college after attending a workforce event convened by LCCC. She assisted with the planning for the event and suggested this catchy tagline – ‘Started from the bottom’ – as the summit theme. It is derived from the hit rap song, “Started from the Bottom” by Drake, a hip hop recording artist.
“We know that the community must have a seat at the table when it comes to creating solutions that affect them. No question, area residents have a seat at LCCC”, said Patricia Williams, Adult Program Coordinator. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in workshops on money management, overcoming barriers to success, transitioning from a job to a career, and to attend a resource fair.
“The Economic Mobility Summit is part of a summit series on family strengthening solutions. The summits are designed to address barriers that family leaders face as they seek to access knowledge and skills necessary to secure livable wage-earning opportunities,” said Kevin Fields Sr., president and CEO at LCCC.
LCCC would like to thank all of our community partners and donors who have rallied together for the planning and execution of the Economic Mobility Summit. Those include Algood Foods, Burnett Avenue Baptist Church, Class Act Credit Union, Indiana Tech University, Kentucky Career Centers, Louisville Metro Government, Metro United Way, NetLaw Benefits, Passport Health Plan, Simmons College of Kentucky, Smoketown Family Wellness Center, Urban Strategies and Women 4 Women.
“We look forward to a great dialogue session including 200 community residents, subject matter experts, service organizations and employers who have all agreed to be part of this summit,” Fields added.
To register for the summit, visit PRE-REGISTER HERE or call (502) 583-8821 for more information.