Our Partners

RISE Louisville is a unique collaborative effort that includes key public and private agencies serving immigrants and refugees in Louisville. Partners in the collaboration include:

Louisville Metro Office for Globalization: “This office is dedicated to helping Louisville compete in an international and multicultural world that will help its citizens and businesses engage in civic, cultural and professional communities.”

Community Services and Revitalization: “The Louisville Metro Department of Community Services offers a microbusiness program to help low and moderate income business owners with starting and growing small businesses.”

Department of Economic Growth & Innovation: “The Department of Economic Development encourages small business and retail development and investment along Louisville Metro’s commercial corridors, by seeking retail tenants to occupy available sites or spaces, or by finding property for an interested developer or retail business.”

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc.: “Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.”

Catholic Charities: “Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc., a member of Catholic Charities USA and part of the Catholic Church in Central Kentucky, provides service for people in need, advocates for justice in social structures, and calls the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same.”

Jewish Family and Career Services: “JFCS Career Services & Workforce Development is the longest standing career services provider in the region. Our mission is to encourage self-reliance, help individuals attain their maximum potential in career and educational development, and promote the economic well-being of our community.”

Greater Louisville Inc.: “When you make that critical decision to start a new business, it’s just the first of many decisions you will need to make along the way to your success. GLI is here to help direct you at each step of the process.”

Kentucky Small Business Development Center: “KSBDC is ready to help you succeed in your new venture. Our training workshops and one-on-one management consultations will provide the tools, knowledge and guidance necessary to start you business.”

Louisville SCORE: “Louisville SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S Small Business Administration and our sole mission is to help you start, grow and succeed with your small business.”

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Louisville Branch): “In addition to its role within the Fed’s regional structure of gathering information, the Louisville Branch also offers several programs for residents of the Louisville Zone.”

U.S. Small Business Administration: “Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”

Community Ventures Corporation: “Community Ventures strengthens communities by helping people achieve their dreams of greater economic opportunity.”