Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc.

Building a wealth of pride through opportunity.

aka Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc.   |   Louisville, KY   |  www.lcccnews.org

Mission

LCCC’s mission is to advance equity through empowerment of economically disadvantaged children and families within Russell, nearby neighborhoods and the larger community.

Ruling year info

1962

Principal Officer

Mr. Kevin E. Fields Sr.

Senior Vice President/Director of Development

Mr. Tom Gerdis

Main address

1300 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Louisville, KY 40203 USA

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Formerly known as

Market Street Neighborhood House

EIN

61-0590743

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Neighborhood Center, Settlement House (P28)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mini-Versity Early Child Development

Assure families of infants and pre-schoolers have access to quality early education services and that children begin school with necessary social, emotional, and intellectual capacities.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Children and youth

Assure families of school-aged youth have access to out-of-school-time (OST) services that prepare students for graduation and career beyond high school.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Assure adult family leaders access knowledge, skills and relationships necessary to secure livable wage earning opportunities and to achieve sustained economic mobility.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Co-lead efforts to revitalize economic/social conditions to improve the quality of life for children and families within Russell and other nearby west Louisville neighborhoods.

Population(s) Served
Families
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants who felt that they have been provided with a range of options for future employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Work status and occupations, Social and economic status

Related Program

Adult Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Vision
LCCC is a community-based, anchor institution that co-creates development of vibrant neighborhood conditions within which children, adults and businesses can thrive – socially, academically, artistically, and economically.

Our Mission
LCCC’s mission is to advance equity through empowerment of economically disadvantaged children and families within Russell, nearby neighborhoods and the larger community.

Our Values
LCCC values innovative and effective “LEADership” that produces improved conditions and sustainable impact:

LEAD WITH VISION TO TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY
EDUCATE ON ECONOMIC MOBILITY
ADVANCE EQUITY TO AVERT DISPARITIES
DEVELOP IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL

Our Goals
Goal 1. MINI-VERSITY EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT: Assure families of infants and pre-schoolers have access to quality early education services and that children begin school with necessary social, emotional, and intellectual capacities

Goal 2. YOUTH SERVICES: Assure families of school-aged youth have access to out-of-school-time (OST) services that prepare students for graduation and career beyond high school.

Goal 3. Adult Services: Assure adult family leaders access knowledge, skills and relationships necessary to secure livable wage earning opportunities and to achieve sustained economic mobility.

Goal 4. Customer Care/Relationship Management: Assure clients, donors and community stakeholders receive customer service that is respectful, responsive, efficient and culturally appropriate.

Goal 5. Neighborhood Development: Co-lead efforts to revitalize economic/social conditions to improve the quality of life for children and families within Russell and other nearby west Louisville neighborhoods.

Goal 6. Sustainable Revenue: Leverage full revenue generation potential of programs and facilities through innovation, collaboration and partnerships.

Goal 7. Governance: Establish policy, oversee performance, and create agency strategic plan.

Anchored by numerous collaborative partnerships and strong volunteer support, our "strategies" include empowering a team of talented and committed professional staff to provide outreach, assessment and service to children and families across a broad spectrum of cradle to career human development opportunities. LCCC offers a wide variety of programs and services in support of children and families, including early childhood education, youth development, arts education, academic coaching, and other after-school programs, remedial education, employment services, financial coaching, and entrepreneurship training are just some of the services provided.

In addition to direct services, LCCC co-lead efforts to revitalize economic/social conditions to improve the quality of life for children and families within Russell and other nearby west Louisville neighborhoods.

Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc. (LCCC) has been a leading agent of family development and economic transformation, operating from within one of Louisville’s most economically distressed neighborhood, since 1948.
LCCC is a black-led, anchor institution with a 72-year history of addressing generational poverty within Louisville’s Russell neighborhood. Our organizational capabilities stem from being a long-standing family services agency, deeply committed to the social, economic and wellness of current and future generations of historically marginalized families. We are well positioned to leverage our wealth of experience to continue being a viable and sustainable provider of quality services for families who live within the re-emerging, revitalized Russell neighborhood.

LCCC continually seeks the engagement of leaders and key stakeholders to who share our vision. Success of our agency mission helps to advance the empowerment economically disadvantaged children and families within Russell, nearby west Louisville neighborhoods.

Execution of LCCC’s strategic blueprint has been challenging but generally successful. We delivered services to over 4000 economically disadvantaged families, hosted community and family engagement events for 6,000+ individuals and have continued striving toward advancement of sustainable economic development initiatives.

Our accomplishments were highlighted by:

o continued operation of Mini-Versity Child Development Center through negative environmental effects – average monthly enrollment of 45; tremendous corporate/community volunteer support – GE, UPS, Metro United Way;

o social/academic advancement of school-aged youths who gained leadership training and brought hundreds of patrons together through production of “Broadway” musicals; 95% of youth served at or above grade level in reading; 92% in math;

o co-creation of a new micro-enterprise development program that graduated 16 aspiring entrepreneurs (several of them remain engaged with us to advance their business plan); over 400 adult family leaders engaged economic mobility services, including adult basic education, career readiness and job skills training;

o celebration of champions of diversity, equity and inclusion (I.E. Awards Gala); and,

o ground-breaking of the Grand Lyric Theater; construction of a new commercial kitchen program; grand opening of Dasha Barbours Southern Bistro at Old Walnut Street; completion and leasing of Old Walnut Plaza business incubator and more.

Despite many accomplishments and human success stories achieved, we entered the year 2020 not fully prepared to deal with threats associated global and national pandemics, continued funding shortfalls, and other related challenges. Yet our resilience, perseverance and commitment to our mission of advancing equity, along with much needed community support, continues to sustain us. LCCC’s leadership, and the many community stakeholders who stand with us, fully embrace the significant role we must play toward improving the quality of life for families. We understand the persistence of generational poverty requires the strength and sustainability of anchor institutions that are effective change agents. In this new era of broad-scale Russell neighborhood revitalization, we celebrate the realization of LCCC’s long-standing vision of economic transformation; and, we remain challenged to continue our quest toward advancing equity, empowering families, driving positive impact in our community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have recently implemented a new electronic client satisfaction survey.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Louisville Central Community Centers, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/17/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Anna Smith

Corporate Diversity Consultant

Term: 2017 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. Laura Shuffett-Mohn

Louisville Gas and Electric

Term: 2020 - 2026

Robert H. Sachs

Corporate Attorney (Retired)

Tracy Cherry

DMLO CPAs, Inc.

Anna Smith

Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Tracy Bertram

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Eric Bickel

Papa Johns

Robert Byers, III

Woodforest National Bank

Ralph de Chabert

Brown Forman Corporation

Kent Durning

PNC Wealth Management

Joseph McMahan

UBS

Floyd Smith

River City Bank

Rev. Valerie Washington

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Philip Thomas

Republic Bank

Rhonda Whitted

UPS

Dr. Gracie Wishnia

Spalding University (retired)

Dan Crutcher

Ex-officio

John Greenebaum

Non-Voting Lifetime Member

Eddie Tinsley

Google

Mark Carter

CPA

Jeff Simonic

UPS

Kimberly Bell-Foster

KFC/Yum Brands!

Dwight Newton

Zoeller Pump Company

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/17/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.