WHAT IS THE NEED?
Serve refugees and immigrants in Louisville through an internship with our partner, Hope Place, as a part of your time with Love Thy Neighborhood.
Hope Place is a trauma-informed community center working under the non-profit organization, Hope Collaborative. Hope Place serves the specific needs of the refugees, immigrants, and residents of the Beechmont neighborhood and South Louisville. This neighborhood is impoverished, with the median household income 30% below the city average, and the neighborhood schools are struggling to meet residents’ needs. Within a 3-block radius of the Hope Place facility, there are over 100 languages spoken by residents of their neighborhood. There are large communities of immigrants and refugees from Somalia, Iraq, East Africa, Cuba, Central America, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar, and the Republic of Congo. Hope Place provides trauma-sensitive programs for adults, children, and families from all over the world. Their mission is to bring wholeness, unity, and healing to our community through the body of Christ working together.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Spending a year with Hope Place as a part of the LTN Institute would allow you to serve refugees and immigrants by helping with adult ESL classes, teaching citizenship classes, planning and participating in neighborhood outreach, assisting with Hope Place’s after school program, and more.
Summer and year-long interns will have the opportunity to serve families through providing a camp-like experience for the children in the community throughout the summer.
SLOTS AVAILABLE: 6 slots