Louisville Magazine

MAR 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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118 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.19 Taste of West Louisville Promotes Local Businesses, Raises College Scholarship Money As a high school senior, Keisha Allen, Uplifted Life founder and Taste of West Louisville event organizer, rejected a "full- ride" college scholarship because she didn't have money to buy essentials (laptop, bedding, toiletries). Allen vividly remembers feeling "afraid of going away to be a broke college student." When she created Taste of West Louisville, her vision was twofold. She wanted to promote small, local businesses in the food and beverage industry and she wanted to raise scholarship money for high school seniors to help create a "cushion" between their tuition and their cost of living. Taste of West Louisville was born. To date, Uplifted Life has awarded $10,000 in scholarships. The 5th Annual Taste of West Louisville will be held April 6, 7-9 p.m. at St. Stephen Family Life Center, 1508 W. Kentucky St. This year Allen expects up to 25 food, beverage and retail vendors, including a few artisans new to the event. Allen's nonprofit, Uplifted Life, focuses on community, children and the future. To learn more and buy your Taste of West Louisville tickets, visit upliftlouisville.org. Tickets are $30. The Fifth Annual SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 ST. STEPHEN FAMILY LIFE CENTER 1508 W. KENTUCKY STREET, LOUISVILLE UPLIFTED LIFE PRESENTS Visit upliftlouisville.org for more info on becoming a sponsor, vendor or to purchase tickets. Proceeds from the event will benefit college bound Louisville high school seniors in scholarships SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Serving the Mental Health Community NAMI Louisville, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has been working to strategically provide programming to improve the mental health of our entire community. More recently, the organization has aimed to provide free educational classes, support groups and large group presentations to the underserved west Louisville area. The thinking is that in order to build a stronger Louisville, NAMI needs to focus its attention on providing services to every part of our community, helping everyone to live healthier, more productive lives. Of the over 2,000 mental-health providers in Jefferson County, only a handful have offices in west Louisville, where there is a great need for affordable mental-health services. NAMI Louisville recognizes that mental illness is actually very common, with one in five adults seeking medical treatment each year for mental- health concerns. Building the proper infrastructure to support the demand for services is vital to success. NAMI Louisville has been working to develop key relationships with a variety of partners in west Louisville, providing services, materials and presentations. It seeks to bring its evidence-based programming to schools, libraries, community centers and churches where they can help to build a stronger community by providing the support and hope that is needed. Placing these programs in key locations where community members meet, live, work and are educated will help not only to bring services to the largest number of people but hopefully help to Build a Stronger West Louisville!

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