Americana reaches goal to help immigrant families in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Americana Community Center is helping Louisville's immigrant population thrive.

Three years ago they were facing financial hardships and were forced to look at cutting services, even though every single program had a waiting list.

They launched the Americana Dream Campaign with a goal of raising $4 million.

Thanks to community support they've reached that goal.

"While we still have lengthy waiting lists, we are more equipped to serve those who want to learn, to heal and to thrive," Maria Elbl, who sits on the American Board of Directors, said.

The Center has now been able to hire more staff.

Last year, they served more than 5,000 adults and children from more than 100 countries.

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