Week of April 17, 2023
Metro United Way Impact Tracker
- We are planning for national Child Care Provider Appreciation Day on Friday, May 12 to celebrate our community’s providers. We’ve started asking for nominations for child care centers to win lunch for their entire staff and have received more than 200 in just a few days! Nominate a center HERE.
- We hosted our annual Celebration of Early Childhood Educators in person for the first time in three years with nearly 200 attendees.
- We are participating and investing in Black Maternal Health Week which will be held April 11-April 17, 2023, providing a sponsorship for this week of events and offering additional support by finding experts in the community to speak on various topics related to Black maternal health, scheduling webinar presentations, assisting with Zoom and Facebook live streaming during webinars, and facilitating webinar Q&A sessions as well as assisting in the planning of a donation-based Bowling Social to support scholarships.
- JCPS will be hosting a Kindergarten Camp for all incoming Kindergarteners. Our Ages & Stages (ASQ) team has identified all children enrolled in ASQ who are kindergarten eligible and emailed information about the camp. Additionally, children in the targeted zip code were mailed a flyer.
- Our ASQ team received this email from a parent:
- “I tell everyone about this program. It has been soo great to have someone to talk to regularly that checks in on the kids and asks how they are doing. We also love to do the little questionnaires and make sure that they can do the things other kids can (or know what we need to work on before the doctor appointment:)) Our pediatrician uses these in the office at the check ups so it really gives us an advantage.”
- Results from our recent Youth Success RFP. Investments will be made by the end of April!
- A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26 to kick off the Southern Indiana Works, Summer Works program. This is a first-year program and our financial investment and support allowed for this vision to become a reality.
- HB 21 was signed by Governor Beshear, this legislation will improve access to identification cards for Kentuckians lacking a permanent address, enabling individuals the opportunity to use for employment, health care, and more.
- Our first cohort of Black entrepreneurs through our new partnership with FundBLACKFounders launched with an RFP and we have evaluated these organizations and are finalizing next steps to notify entrepreneurs who will be awarded investments. Announcement coming soon! This initiative will include coaching and support to assist with training, capacity-building, raising capital, and identifying customers.
- If you would like to support Black-owned businesses in our community, learn more about our partnership with FundBLACKFounders by visiting HERE.
- For the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Healthcare Workforce Innovation Coalition initiative, we will be serving in multiple roles: 1) leading the coordination of financial coaching support for individuals participating in workforce training; 2) connecting fundraising support to entrepreneurs from marginalized communities; and 3) coordinating consultation for employers to promote inviting workplaces for diverse populations.
- We’re so excited to be part of this!
How CEOc will deploy $40M in ARP funding in Louisville
-Louisville Business First
- We’re so excited to be part of this!
- We have successfully completed the first year of a wealth-building strategy in the California neighborhood in partnership with New Directions Housing Corporation by repairing 38 resident-owned homes in the neighborhood. More information about United Neighborhoods HERE.
- We are hosting a “Coffee with Adria” on Thursday, April 27 8:00 am at the Harrison County Foundation highlighting United Community. RSVP to email@example.com.
- We are working side by side with Mayor Greenberg and his team to ensure that Louisville continues its tradition of celebrating volunteer service during National Volunteer Month in April through Mayor’s Give A Day (MGAD) Celebration of Service. Learn more here or sign-up to volunteer: HERE.
- Sign up for a project or log your service: metrounitedway.org/give-a-day-mayors-week-of-service/
- Donate books! MUW’s 42 Little Free Libraries are in need of books. Books can be gently used or new. Click here to learn more about what types of books we need and accept. If you donate books, please click here to log your time for MGAD.
- Our confirmed and pending corporate projects for April and May will put more than 2,500 impact kits (healthy snack kits, blankets, personal care kits, etc.) into our community! These kits will be created by over 800 volunteers from 12(+) companies to support our basic needs and economic mobility work.
- Metro United Way officially joined the 211 National Data Platform which will give us deeper analytical insights to 211’s get help and connection networks across the country.
- Save the date for two United Community events: Lunch & Learn on Thursday, May 18th and Convening on Wednesday, May 31. More details to come.
- We just completed an overview of our United Community Care & Coordination Center pilot. Learn more HERE. More to come on future plans for this initiative.
- Our Farmers Feeding Families RFP closed and we will be meeting to evaluate and score applications on April 24.
- Our Racial Wealth Gap Simulation continues to be a powerful community engagement tool. Both Nationwide Insurance and Best Buy Inc. will experience the learning tool in the coming weeks.
- Staff will participate in training sessions as we partner with IDEAS xLab, a dynamic artist-run nonprofit based in Louisville, KY – and working nationally that uses the art of storytelling and community collaboration to impact public health.
Resources & Engagement Opportunities
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