Adult Education & Support Services
Programs marked with * are administered through JCPS and require an application process not administered by Americana.
Adult Services Coordinator | Karen Moya
The Family Education Program supports immigrant and refugee parents in acquiring the tools necessary to promote their children’s academic success, while increasing their own English language proficiency and meeting personal health and education goals.
Americana's offers an after school program during the school year, and a summer program during the months of June and July. Both programs provide child care, academic and recreational enrichment, and meal times.
Youth Program Coordinator | Rehani Fundi
After School Program
Monday — Thursday, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
The After School Program provides a safe, welcoming, and encouraging environment for school aged youth, and supports their success in school through homework help and tutoring, English as a second language instruction, college and career readiness programs, academic enrichment, creative arts programming, counseling, youth coaching, environmental education, physical recreation opportunities, and social emotional wellness programming as well as a hot meal from Dare to Care Kids’ Café. The program is offered Monday-Thursday from 3:30 - 6:30 during the school year.
Monday - Friday, June & July, 8:30am - 5pm
The Summer Youth Program is a 7-week program offered Monday-Thursday from 8:30 - 5:00pm during June and July for K-12 youth. This program offers interactive, engaging activities to prevent summer learning loss, improve language acquisition for ELL youth, and develop personal interests. The program focuses on six core areas: STEM, Creative Arts, Physical Education, Environmental Education, Literacy & Social Emotional Wellness. Programming also includes English as a Second Language class, field trips, swimming, three hot meals a day, and recreational activities.
The Community Garden
The gardens are indispensable sources of food security for this community. They provide access to fresh, healthy, culturally appropriate produce, which can be prohibitively expensive or unavailable at grocery stores.
There are two work day opportunities per month that individuals interested in volunteering in the garden can sign up for. These work days must reach a minimum of 4 participants to be confirmed. The Community Garden coordinator will confirm via email/app a week ahead of each workday opportunity.
Community garden work days are on-going volunteer opportunities for groups. Groups can schedule these opportunities directly with the Community Garden coordinator. Weekdays are preferred. The ideal group size for garden work days is between 4 and 15. Volunteers should be high school age or older.
The Americana Fiberworks program is a women’s arts and educational group designed to support the positive integration of refugee and immigrant women into the Louisville community using a common interest in the fiber arts. Participants help one another develop confidence, skills, and resources necessary to identify and pursue goals for themselves and their families as they integrate to their new home in Louisville.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Fiberworks store coming soon!
Our development team is working to launch an online store featuring clothing products and accessories handmade by Fiberworks participants. Enter your email below to get notified when it is ready.
Community Engagements and Facilities
Community Engagement Meetings
Once a month, Americana partners with another organization to deliver community engagement workshops open to the public. These workshops aim to strengthen the knowledge and resources available to the community, and provide a safe space for open discussion on ways to support each other.
Community Engagement meeting topics will vary month to month, including everything from mental health and wellness to environmental awareness.