Kindergarten Readiness


Development Begins At Birth

The social, emotional and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on their future as an adult. In fact, 90% of brain development happens before age six!

High School Graduation

High School Graduation

Brandon's OST Program and Mentor Helped Him Graduate!

Brandon was raised in the West End of Louisville by a single parent. An out-of-school time (OST) program helped him focus on his educational and career goals and overcome some of the challenges he faced in his neighborhood and school....

Health and Well Being


Healthy Eating For Kids

The importance of healthy eating has benefits that extend to the classroom. When students eat breakfast they are more likely to be focused and ready to learn...

Family Engagement

Mary Jolly

Just 40% of children in Louisville's Portland neighborhood arrive at kindergarten ready to learn. This statistic isn't okay with resident Mary Jolly, who wants kids in her neighborhood to have the same chance for a good quality of life as kids in other parts of our community.

Our Vision: A Community Whose People Achieve Their Fullest Potential Through Education, Financial Stability And Healthy Lives.
Our Mission: Improve Lives and Our Community by Engaging People to Give, Advocate and Volunteer.
Live United: It's A Credo. A Mission. A Goal.
A constant reminder that when we ensure everyone achieves their fullest potential, we improve our community. We help our children succeed in school. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.
Live United in Action

If your child is starting kindergarten this fall, be sure to check out Kindergarten Countdown! Visit any Louisville Free Public Library and get a FREE t-shirt and book, plus the t-shirt gets a child and one adult into several area attractions for free this summer.

OST - Children spend more than 70% of their waking hours outside of school 

Did you know that some kids lose as much as two months' of learning over the summer break? You can text GETCONNECTED to 96714 for programs to keep your children learning while they're out of school.


From the Live United Blog

On Friday, June 19, we joined thousands of citizens across the country to celebrate National Summer Learning Day. We pledged then and every day to #KeepKidsLearning.

Why? Because we believe that 59 organizations in Louisville providing summer learning programs at 160 locations to thousands of youth can make an impact in our community, especially with those who struggle to keep up...

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