This page contains links of organizations that advocate human rights and civil liberties.
Governor’s Office, Department for Local Government
Tony Wilder, Commissioner. 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340,
Frankfort, KY 40601.
Telephone, (502) 573-2382; (800) 346-5606. Fax, (502) 573-2939. Web, www.dlg.ky.gov
The Department for Local Government, or DLG, under the Office of the Governor,
provides financial help in the way of grant and loan assistance, as well as
advising local governments in matters of budget, personnel and other issues
relevant to those entities.
Governor's Office of
Delquan Dorsey, Executive Director. 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 138, Frankfort,
KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-2611. Fax, (502) 564-0437. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org Web, www.ome.ky.gov
Charged with the primary responsibilities of ensuring that all minorities are
better represented and receive equal access in the following areas of empowerment:
economic development, education, healthcare, housing, government services and
criminal justice matters.
Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. State Commission
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 138, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-2611.
Fax, (502) 564-0437. Email, email@example.com
The Commission is a part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment. The
Commission’s mission is to promote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an
occasion to reflect on the principles of racial equality andnonviolent social
change as espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, Office of Diversity & Equality
Arthur Lucas, Executive Director. 501 High Street, 1st Floor, Frankfort, KY
40601. Telephone, (502) 564-8000. Fax, (502) 564-0182. Web, www.personnel.ky.gov/diversity
Develops and implements policies, procedures and programs to promote and
monitor progressive statewide workforce management in the areas of equal
employment opportunity, affirmative action, retention, inclusion and diversity.
ADA and EEO Coordinators for Kentucky
Jamie Mayes, EEO & ADA Coordinator. 500 Mero Street, 7th Floor, Capital
Plaza Tower. Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-4696. Fax, (502)
564-6551. Email, Jamie.Mayes@ky.gov
Corey Bellamy, EEO & ADA Coordinator. Office of the Attorney General, 700
Capitol Avenue, Suite 34, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 696-5679. Fax,
(502) 564-8735. Email, Corey.Bellamy@ag.ky.gov
Auditor of Public Accounts:
Gregory Giesler, EEO & ADA Coordinator. 209 Saint Clair Street, Suite 2,
Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-5841. Fax, (502) 564-2912. Email, Gregory.Giesler@auditor.ky.gov
Department of Military Affairs:
Steve Bullard, EEO Coordinator. EOC Building #100, Boone National Guard Center,
100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 607-1738. Fax,
(502) 607-1240. Email, StevenP.Bullard@us.army.mil
Crystal Simpson, EEO & ADA Coordinator
EOC Building #100, Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway,
Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 607-1541. Fax, (502) 607-1240. Email, Crystal.Simpson2@us.army.mil
Stacy McClellan, EEO Coordinator,
Telephone, (502) 564-3400, x3288. Fax, (502) 564-4669. Email, Stacy McClellan@kygov
Priscilla McCowan, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-2932. Fax, (502) 564-2316.
Education / KY Department for Libraries & Archives:
Joan Leach, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8300, x298. Fax, (502)
564-5773. Email, Joan.Leach@ky.gov
Energy & Environment:
Lynn Keeling, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-2042. Fax, (502) 564-2043.
Finance & Administration:
Yvette Smith, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-2874. Fax, (502) 564-1055.
Health & Family Services:
Cathy Cox, EEO Coordinator, Telephone, (502) 564-7770, x4107. Fax, (502)
564-3129. Email, CathyJ.Cox@ky.gov
Stephanie Appel, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 564-1335. Fax, (502)
696-3841. Email, Stephanie.Appel@ky.gov
Justice / Department of Corrections:
Teresa Harris, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 564-4636. Fax, (502) 564-3571.
Justice / Department of Criminal Justice Training:
Mary Pascal, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (859) 622-5894. Email, Mary.Pascal@ky.gov
Justice / Department of Juvenile Justice:
Cynthia Watson, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 573-2044, x268. Fax, (502)
573-2031. Email, CynthiaY.Harris@ky.gov
Justice / Department of Juvenile Justice:
Carey L. Alexander, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 573-3747. Fax, (502)
573-2031. Email, CareyL.Alexander@ky.gov
Justice / Department of Public Advocacy:
Georgianne Reynolds, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 564-8006. Fax, (502)
564-7890. Email, Georgianne.Reynolds@ky.gov
Justice / Kentucky State Police:
Carey L. Alexander, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 695-6300. Fax, (502)
782-6615. Email, Glenda.Hager@ky.gov
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights:
Glenda Green, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 595-4024, x21, Fax, (502)
595-4801, Email, Glenda.Green@ky.gov
Kentucky Real Estate Commission:
Y. Denise Payne Wade, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 429-7250. Fax, (502)
429-7246. Email, Denise.Wade@ky.gov
Kentucky State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Land
B. David Cox, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 573-2680. Fax, (502) 573-6687
Cornelius O’Banion, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-0686. Fax, (502)
696-3903. Email, Cornelius.Obanion@ky.gov
Singer Buchanan, State EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8000. Fax, (502)
564-0182. Email, Singer.Buchanan@ky.gov
Andy Crocker, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-7830. Fax, (502) 564-1693.
Lynn Keeling, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-2042. Email, Lynn.Keeling@ky.gov
Secretary of State:
Michelle Starkweather, EEO & ADA Coordinator. Office of the Secretary of
State, 700 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 782-7410. Fax,
Tourism / Kentucky Artisan Center:
Debby Giannini, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (859) 985-5448. Fax, (859)
985-5449. Email, Debby.Giannini@ky.gov
Tourism / Kentucky Arts Council:
Freda Harris, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8110, x309. Fax, (502)
564-0853. Email, Freda.Harris@ky.gov
Tourism / Kentucky Center for the Arts:
Harry Hinkle, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 562-0116. Fax, (502) 562-0105.
Tourism / Department of Fish & Wildlife:
Pat Barnard, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-3400. Fax, (502) 696-1907.
Tourism / Department of Parks:
Freda Harris, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8110, x309. Fax, (502)
564-0853. Email, Freda.Harris@ky.gov
Tourism / Department of Travel & Tourism:
Freda Harris, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8110, x309. Fax, (502)
564-0853. Email, Freda.Harris@ky.gov
Tourism / Kentucky Heritage Council:
Donna Coleman, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-7005. Fax, (502) 564-5820.
Tourism / Kentucky Historical Society:
Pam Brookman, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-1792. Fax, (502) 564-1909.
Tourism / Kentucky Horse Park
Stephanie Gibson, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (859) 259-4235. Fax, (859)
254-0253. Email, Stephanie.Gibson@ky.gov
Tourism / Kentucky State Fair Board:
Paul Herberg, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 367-5237. Fax, (502) 367-5258.
Alvin Wilson, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-3601. Fax, (502) 564-2114.
Rebecca C. Comley, EEO & ADA Coordinator. Capital Annex Building,
Frankfort, KY 40601.
Telephone, (502) 564-4722. Fax, (502) 564-6545. Email, Rebecca.Comley@ky.gov
Nina Carter, EEO
Coordinator. Capital Annex Building, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502)
564-4722. Fax, (502) 564-6545.
Honor Barker, EEO & ADA Coordinator.
1111B Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-9203. Fax,
(502) 564-4036. Email, Honor.Barker@ky.gov
Kentucky Court of Justice, Administrative Office of the Courts, Minority
100 Millcreek Park, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 573-2350.
The Office of Minority Affairs develops diversity outreach programs on behalf
of the Kentucky Court of Justice. The OMA acts in an advisory role to ensure
that court system policies and procedures do not discriminate based on race,
creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national
AARP – Kentucky
10401 Linn Station Road, Suite 121, Louisville, KY 40223. Telephone, (866)
AARP is a non-profit,
non-partisan social mission organization with 460,000 members in Kentucky. Its
members value AARP in different ways - from information and products to
advocacy and education. AARP serves as a one-stop resource for information on
the age 50+ population in Kentucky.
Aids Interfaith Ministries (AIM) of Kentuckiana
Aaron Guldenschuh-Gatten, Director. 1436 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY
40217. Telephone, (502) 635-4510. Web, www.aimkyonline.org
Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
Catherine Fosl, Director. Ekstrom Library, Room 258, University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY 40292. Telephone, (502) 852-6142. Web, www.comm.louisville.edu/abi
mission is to bridge the gap between academic research and social justice
community advocates who might apply that research. The Institute sponsors,
stimulates, and disseminates interdisciplinary research relevant to the
Louisville community and the U.S. South on social movements, citizen
participation, public policy reforms, and social, racial, gender and economic
A. Philip Randolph
Institute – Louisville Chapter
Cylister Williams, President. 2709 Oregon Avenue, Louisville, KY 40210.
Telephone, (502) 778-7885; (502) 558-4009. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org
The A. Philip Randolph
Institute is a non-profit non-partisan organization that focuses on voter
education, voter registration, and get-out-the-vote efforts. The Institute
partners with other local organizations to address civil and human rights
issues impacting individuals in the community.
Since 1969, the Carl
Braden Memorial Center has hosted meetings of the Kentucky Alliance Against
Racist and Political Repression, progressive lawyers' law offices, the original
Black Panther Party, anti-war activists and GI’s opposing the war in Vietnam,
tenants unions, Occupy Louisville, and many, many more. The building that
currently houses the Braden Center was donated in order to sustain Carl and
Anne Braden’s work of promoting justice in Louisville and the world at large.
Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice (CKCPJ)
Bruce Mundy and Rebecca DiLoreto, Co-Chairs. 110 North Upper Street, Lexington,
KY 40507. Telephone, (859) 488-1448. Email, peaceandjusticeKY@gmail.com Web,
The CKCPJ is a coalition of peacemaking groups and individuals whose primary
objectives are to provide members and the community with resources and
information about peace and justice issues; coordinate and support activities
and actions focused on peace and justice issues; and facilitate the interchange
of ideas among members and within the community.
Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together (CLOUT)
Rev. Robert Owens, Lead Organizer. 1113 S. Fourth Street, Suite 350,
Louisville, KY 40203. Telephone, (502) 583-1267. Fax, (502) 583-9563. Email, email@example.com Web, www.cloutky.org
CLOUT is an organization of religious congregations and groups whose mission is
to build the power of religious congregations to solve community problems by
holding systems accountable. It is a grassroots, direct action, multi-issue
organization that represents a diversemix of races and ethnicities, as well as
different religious traditions.
Common Cause Kentucky
Richard Beliles, State Chair. 3044 Bardstown Rd., #200 Louisville, KY 40205.
Telephone, (502) 592-5381. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org Web,
Common Cause Kentucky’s mission is to promote good citizenship and to advocate
open, honest, and accessible state and local government via lobbying the
Kentucky General Assembly for bills that promote honest and open state and
local government practices; filing court petitions when necessary; writing
public officials; speaking to TV, radio stations, and community groups; and distributing
a state newsletter.
Community Action Kentucky
101 Burch Court, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 875-5863. Toll free,
(800) 456-3452. Fax, 502-875-5865. Web, www.kaca.org
The Community Action Kentucky network consists of 23 Community Action Agencies
throughout the state and provides a broad array of services to over 500,000 low
and moderate income Kentuckians each year through a variety of services
including weatherization, Head Start, employment and self-sufficiency training,
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, transportation, senior services, and
more. The 23 Agencies are listed alphabetically by agency name below. The
Kentucky counties for which each agency provides services are listed as well.
Audubon Area Community Services
Mr. Aubrey Nehring, CEO
1700 West 5th Street, P.O. Box 20004, Owensboro, KY 42304. Telephone, (270)
686-1600. Fax, (270) 686-1614. Web, www.audubon-area.com
Service Area: Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster
Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency
Craig Brock, Acting Executive Director
129 Pine Street, P.O. Box 159, Pineville, KY 40977. Telephone, (606) 337-3044.
Fax, (606) 337-1439. Web, www.bell-whitley.org
Big Sandy Area Community Action Program
James Michael Howell, Executive Director
Johnson County Courthouse, 230 Court Street, Paintsville, KY 41240. Telephone,
(606) 789-3641. Fax, (606) 789-8344. Service Area: Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin,
Martin, and Pike
Blue Grass Community Action Partnership
Troy Roberts, Executive Director
111 Professional Court, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 695-4290. Fax,
(502) 695-1075. Web, www.bluegrasscommunityaction.org
Service Area: Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer,
Scott, and Woodford.
Central Kentucky Community Action Council
Tom Moorman, Executive Director
332 Hood Avenue, P.O. Box 830, Lebanon, KY 40033. Telephone, (270) 692-2136.
Fax, (270) 692-4530.
Service Area: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, and
Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas
Jack E. Burch, Executive Director
710 West High Street, P.O. Box 11610, Lexington, KY 40576. Telephone, (859)
233-4600 Fax, (859) 244-2219. Web, www.commaction.org
Service Area: Bourbon, Fayette, Harrison, and Nicholas
Community Action of Southern Kentucky
Cheryl Allen, Executive Director
921 Beauty Avenue, P.O. Box 90014, Bowling Green, KY 42102. Telephone, (270)
782-3162. Fax, (270) 842-5735. Web, www.casoky.org
Service Area: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe,
Simpson, and Warren
Daniel Boone Community
Mike Buckles, Executive Director
1535 Shamrock Road, Manchester, KY 40962. Telephone, (606) 598-5127. Fax, (606)
598-4330. Web, www.danielboonecaa.org
Service Area: Clay, Jackson, Laurel, and Rockcastle
Foothills Community Action Partnership
Vicki Jozefowicz, Executive Director
309 Spangler Drive, Richmond, KY 40475. Telephone, (859) 624-2046. Fax, (859)
624-2049. Web, www.foothillscap.org
Service Area: Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell
Gateway Community Action
Dennis Gulley, Executive Director
151 University Drive, P.O. Box 367, West Liberty, KY 41472. Telephone, (606)
743-3133. Fax, (606) 743-1130. Web, www.gcscap.org
Service Area: Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, and Rowan
Harlan County Community Action Agency
Donna Pace, Executive Director
319 Camden Street, P.O. Box 1556, Harlan, KY 40831. Telephone, (606) 573-5335.
Fax, (606) 573-9341. Service Area: Harlan
KCEOC Community Action Partnership
Paul Dole, Executive Director
Physical Address: 5448 US 25E, Suite A, Gray, KY 40734. Mailing Address: P.O.
Box 490, Barbourville, KY 40906. Telephone, (606) 546-3152. Fax, (606)
Service Area: Knox
Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency
Bruce B. Brown, Executive Director
23 Industry Drive, P.O. Box 830, Jamestown, KY 42649. Telephone, (270)
343-4600. Fax, (270) 343-2800. Web, www.lc-caa.org
Service Area: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski,
Russell, Taylor, and Wayne.
Licking Valley Community Action Program
Judy L. Planck, Executive Director
203 High Street, Flemingsburg, KY 41041. Telephone, (606) 845-0081. Fax, (606)
845-0418. Web, www.lvcap.com
Service Area: Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, and Robertson.
LKLP Community Action Council
Rick Baker, Executive Director
398 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, KY 41701. Telephone, (606) 436-8853. Fax, (606)
487-1872. Web, www.lklp.org
Service Area: Knott,
Leslie, Letcher, and Perry
Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership
William Myers, Executive Administrator
810 Barrett Avenue, 2nd Floor, Louisville, KY 40204. Telephone, (502) 574-1157.
Fax, (502) 574-1246. Web, www.louisvilleky.gov/CAP
Service Area: Jefferson
Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership
Darrell R. Shouse, Executive Director
1137 Main Street, Suite 106, Breathitt County Courthouse, Jackson, KY 41339.
Telephone, (606) 666-2452. Fax, (606) 666-9780.
Service Area: Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency
Kim Embrey-Hill, Executive Director
213 Washington Street, P.O. Box 305
Shelbyville, KY 40066. Telephone, (502) 633-7162. Fax, (502) 633-7254.
Service Area: Bullitt, Shelby, and Spencer
Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency
David Carroll, Executive Director
539 Hitchins Avenue, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Telephone, (606) 286-4443. Fax,
(606) 286-6733. Web, www.nkcaa.net
Service Area: Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, and Lawrence
Community Action Commission
Florence Tandy, Executive Director
717 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011. Telephone, (859) 581-6607. Fax, (859)
655-2949. Web, www.nkcac.org
Service Area: Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and
Pennyrile Allied Community Services
Judy Peterson, Executive Director
1100 South Liberty, P.O. Box 549 (42241-0549)
Hopkinsville, KY 42240. Telephone, (270) 886-6341. Fax, (270) 885-6078.
Service Area: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Lyon, Livingston,
Muhlenberg, Todd, and Trigg
Tri-County Community Action Agency
Brenda Fox, Executive Director
1015 Dispatchers Way, LaGrange, KY 40031. Telephone, (502) 222-1349. Fax, (502)
222-0968. Web, www.tricountycaaky.org
Service Area: Henry, Oldham, and Trimble
West Kentucky Allied Services
Janna York, Executive Director
222 West Water Street, P.O. Box 736, Mayfield, KY 42066. Telephone, (270)
247-4046. Fax, (270) 247-2158.
Service Area: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall,
Greater Campbellsville United
107 West Broadway, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Telephone, (270) 465-9636 ext.
226. Fax, (270) 465-0607.
Greater Campbellsville United promotes equal opportunity, equality, and
positive relationships among all racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious,
gender and political entities in this community and throughout the region. GCU
works with local government, state and federal programs to bridge the gaps and
break barriers that inhibit growth in the minority community.
Justice Resource Center of Louisville
Rev. Milton C. Seymore, Chairperson. Rev. James R. Tennyson, Executive
Director. 115 Steedly Drive, Louisville, KY 40214.
Telephone, (502) 931-8525.
The Justice Resource Center of Louisville is an active participant in the
battle for civil rights and for justice for all people. The Center’s work
includes advocating for job opportunities for minorities, organizing against
unfair utility increases, and pushing Kentucky’s representatives in the US
Congress towards economic justice. The Center has a radio broadcast on Saturday
mornings at 10AM on WLOU.
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC)
Burt Lauderdale, Executive Director.
P.O. Box 1450, London, KY 40743. Telephone, (606) 878-2161. Fax, (606)
KFTC is a grassroots organization of 7,500 members across Kentucky. It uses a
set of core strategies, from leadership development to communications and voter
empowerment, to impact a broad range of issues, including coal and water, new
energy and transition, economic justice and voting rights.
Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
3208 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211. Telephone, (502) 778-8130. Fax, (502)
The Alliance is a multi-issue organization dedicated to exposing and
eradicating racist policies and practices deeply embedded in institutions. The
Alliance mobilizes people of color and whites to take visible action together
against specific instances of racism in their community. The Alliance has been
working to end racism in Louisville since the 1950s, and is a part of the
National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression.
Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (KCADP)
Rev. Pat Delahanty, Chair. P.O. Box 3092, Louisville, KY 40201. Telephone,
(502) 636-1330. Email, email@example.com Web,
KCADP consists of individuals and organizations working to end the death
penalty in Kentucky. KCADP educates Kentucky residents about why it is in their
best interest toabolish the death penalty, organizes and mobilizes throughout
the commonwealth, and engages in advocacy efforts that move constituents to
persuade the governor and the General Assembly to abolish the death penalty.
Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (LSURJ)
Telephone, (502) 558-7556. Web, www.facebook.com/SURJLouisville
Information about national SURJ, www.showingupforracialjustice.org
Louisville SURJ is a local effort to organize white people for racial justice.
While it is an independent entity, Louisville SURJ draws inspiration from the
national SURJ effort formed in response to the rising tide of racism in the
so-called colorblind era after the 2008 presidential elections.
Minority Economic Development Initiative Western Kentucky, Inc.
Henry Snorton III, Executive Director. 1101-A South Main Street, Hopkinsville,
KY 42240. Telephone, (270) 885-8885. Fax, (270) 885-7985. Web, www.medisuccess.org
The Initiative’s mission is to serve as western Kentucky’s leading 501(c)(3)
economic development organization that impacts communities and economies for
improvement using education, entrepreneurship and small, minority, and
women-owned business development.
Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, at University of Louisville
Ekstrom Library, Room 280, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. Web,
The Institute advances the work, study, and practice of peace-building, social
justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative
educational programs, training, service and research. The Ali Institute has a
special concern for young people living with violence in urban areas;
therefore, they seek to equip the young and those working with them to be
agents of peace and justice in their communities.
National Coalition Building Institute – Kentucky Chapter
2711 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40212
The National Coalition Building Institute is an international non-profit
leadership development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other
forms of oppression. Rooted in an understanding of individual, community, and
systemic change, NCBI leaders work with public and private organizations to
further cultural competence, collaboration and partnerships, and effective
relationships within and across group identities. There is a chapter located in
Network Center for Community Change (NC3)
Dana Jackson, Executive Director. 334 E. Broadway, 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY
40202. Telephone, (502) 583-1426. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org Web,
NC3 is about: building community demand for results, by mobilizing residents
and stakeholders around an equity agenda creating opportunity for families and
transforming neighborhoods; creating new connections to systems and organizations
by creating new avenues and approaches for interacting with systems that
otherwise pose barriers; transforming the environment to sustain the change,
creating family-centered, equitable, results-focused systems that work for all
families; and holding ourselves and others accountable for what we say we are
doing in community.
Rev. L. Clark Williams, Chairman. Telephone, (859) 543-8513.
Operation Turnout’s mission is to engage the minority population of Central
Kentucky in the political process through collective voter registration and
commitment, voter education, and voter turnout initiatives.
People’s Rights in Demanding Equality, Inc. (PRIDE)
George L. Burney, President. 2321 Garland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40211.
Telephone, (502) 749-7201. Fax, (502) 749-7201.
PRIDE assists ex-offenders in the Louisville community with securing employment
and work release. PRIDE sponsors the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day
celebration in Kentucky with a parade and motorcade.
Physicians for a National Health Program – Kentucky Chapter
Garrett Adams, MD, Kentucky Coordinator. KSPH c/o Nurses Professional Org, 1169
Eastern Parkway #2218, Louisville, KY 40217. Email, email@example.com Web, www.kyhealthcare.org
Physicians for a National Health Program is a single issue organization
advocating for a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program.
PNHP has more than 18,000 members and chapters across the United States. PNHP
educates physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a
single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health
insurance for the 50 million Americans who have none.
Restorative Justice Louisville (RJL)
Libby Mills, Executive Director. 514 West Liberty Street, Suite 106,
Louisville, KY 40202. Telephone, (502) 574-6869. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org Web, www.rjlouisville.org
RJL’s mission is to provide a restorative and holistic approach to crime that
promotes justice and reparation for victims, as well as the community, and
accountability, personal development and re-integration of the offender into a
productive community lifestyle. RJL’s general approach is based on four steps:
truth telling, apology, making reparations, and reconciliation.
The Plantory f/k/a Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice
560 East 3rd Street, Lexington, KY 40508. Telephone, (859) 255-6999. Fax, (859)
255-9339. Web, www.plantory.org
The Plantory provides dynamic, affordable professional workspace to “Do Good”
organizations. It is a place where a community of people works together and
collaborates to make positive social change happen. It provides support
services and networking opportunities for a diverse and dynamic mix of
like-minded people, nonprofits, and social enterprises – a center for folks who
want to do good, do it together, and do it more effectively.
Women in Transition (WIT)
Physical Address: 806 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40204. Mailing
Address: P.O. Box 1808, Louisville, KY 40201. Telephone, (502) 636-0160. Web, www.witky.org
WIT is a grassroots organization operating within an economic human rights
framework. WIT uses the language of human rights to address the issue of
poverty in its community. The organization pursues educational activities to
dismantle classism, raise awareness about poverty, and teach its members to
become their own advocates. WIT works to help provide direct support to its
members and does organizing work to push for policies that will alleviate
World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana
Xiao Yin Zhao, Executive Director. 200 West Broadway, Suite 607, Louisville, KY
40202. Telephone, (502) 561-5422. Fax, (502) 540-5628. Email, email@example.com Web, www.worldkentucky.org
The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (WAC) is a
non-profit educational organization that promotes global activity. Whether it’s
hosting VIP visitors from abroad or organizing speaking events on current
international topics, WAC strives to connect Kentucky to the world.
100 Black Men of
Kevin Wiggington, President. 4124 Wahl Street, Louisville, KY 40218.
The mission of 100 Black Men of Louisville is to improve the quality of life
within its communities by encouraging education while providing equal economic
opportunities for all. The cornerstone of its work is mentoring.
Agenda Initiative (AAI)
1718 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40203. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org
The African American Initiative is a policy development movement to improve the
quality of life in Louisville’s African American community. AAI’s work includes
data collection, analysis, and policy determinations calculated to benefit
African Americans, and by extension the community at large.
Heritage Center (Franklin)
Physical Address, 500 Jefferson Street, Franklin, KY 42135. Mailing Address,
P.O. Box 353, Franklin, KY 42135. Telephone, (270) 598-9986. Fax, (270)
586-5719. Email, email@example.com Web,
The African American Heritage Center, Inc. is a cultural educational facility
designed to echo the events of the past, reflect on the activities of the
present and preserve these events for future generations. Its purpose is to
enhance, through appropriate programs, genealogical research, workshops and
activities, an increased understanding of the life of African Americans.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
See www.aka1908.com to utilize the Chapter
Locator, which is within the “About AKA” tab. There are 17 Alpha Kappa
Alpha-affiliated chapters in Kentucky.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by
African-American college-educated women. The organization has dedicated itself
to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace.
Alpha Phi Alpha
See www.alpha-phi-alpha.com to
utilize the Chapter Locator, which is within the “Membership” tab. There are 10
Alpha Phi Alpha-affiliated chapters in Kentucky.
Alpha Phi Alpha’s objectives are: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to
prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom,
and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of
manhood; and to aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher
social, economic and intellectual status.
Blacks in Kentucky
State Government (BIKSG)
Gwen Buffington, President. (502) 564-4970, x4005
Blacks In Kentucky State Government is a local chapter of the national
organization, Blacks in Government. The focus of the local chapter is to
promote equity, excellence and opportunity in employment by providing mini
professional development opportunities through monthly meetings and networking
sessions. This is achieved by bringing together individuals throughout the
various agencies, setting the tone for dialogue and raising awareness of
advocating for the necessity of such an organization.
Delta Sigma Theta
Terina J. Matthews, Kentucky Coordinator.
Email, firstname.lastname@example.org See
for Midwest Region chapter list.
It is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance
and support through established programs in local communities throughout the
world. It is a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black
Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum
Yvonne Giles, Director. Robert H. Williams Cultural Center, 644 Georgetown
Street, Lexington, KY 40508.
The museum is dedicated to establishing a public facility to highlight
individual biographies and display artifacts, art and written work of
distinguished African-American artists, writers and others contributing to the
Kappa Alpha Psi –
South Central Province
(includes chapters in Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and Kentucky).
Byron White, Province Polemarch.
Collegiate Greek-lettered fraternity with a predominantly African-American
membership. Sponsors programs providing community service, social welfare and
of Blacks in Higher Education
Marlisa R. Austin, President.
Email, Marlisa.Austin@kctcs.edu Web,
The purpose of the organization is to promote the advancement of blacks in
higher education in Kentucky by articulating needs and concerns, promoting
unity, cooperation and awareness, and enhancing the personal and professional
growth of its members. KABHE also seeks to aid Kentucky colleges and
universities in the recruitment, retention and development of African-American
faculty and staff by sponsoring regional meetings and an annual conference
where pertinent educational issues are discussed and solutions are explored.
Southeast - Samuel Coleman
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. Email, email@example.com
Northeast - Stephanie Mayberry
University of Kentucky
Northeast - Rhonda Gummer
Jefferson Community & Technical College
Southwest - Mary-Elaine Horn
Murray State University
Northwest - Charlotte Barker
Jefferson Community & Technical College
Kentucky Center for
African-American Heritage (Louisville)
1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40203. Web, www.kcaah.org
The Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage is the result of a collection
of African-American educators, artists and historians who collaborated to give
the long dormant history of African-Americans in the state the voice and
platform it deserves. Its goal is to promote African-American contributions and
history in the state of Kentucky.
Kentucky Black Caucus
of Local Elected Officials (KBC-LEO) c/o Kentucky League of Cities
Wanda Wilson, Councilmember, City of Earlington, 100 E. Vine Street, Suite 800,
Lexington, KY 40507. Telephone, (800) 876-4552.
The mission of KBC-LEO is to conduct non-partisan research, technical
assistance, training, and educational and informational activities and programs
to advance African-American political participation at the local level, promote
municipal employment of African-Americans, and develop positive perceptions
about government by
Louisville Association of Black Social Workers
Talisha Ford, President.
The Louisville Association of Black Social Workers is a chapter of the National
Association of Black Social Workers and was first chartered in 2004. The
Louisville chapter is a growing group of students and professionals in the
field of social work as well as those who are not in the field of social work
but adhere to the mission of NABSW.
1720 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40210. Telephone, (502) 772-2591. Fax, (502)
Weekly newspaper founded in 1933 focusing on African-American issues.
Benjamin Richmond, President/CEO. 1535 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203.
Telephone, (502) 561-6830. Fax, (502) 585-2335. Web, www.lul.org
Louisville Urban League was founded by a group of African-Americans who were
committed to providing positive role models and academic assistance for area
youth. The organization assists disadvantaged people to attain social and
economic stability and prosperity.
Muhammad Ali Center
144 North Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Telephone, (502) 584-9254. Web, www.alicenter.org
The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum
dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali. The mission of the Muhammad Ali Center
is to preserve and promote the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote
respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere
to be as great as they can be.
Omega Psi Phi
to utilize the Chapter Locator, which is within the “About Omega” tab. There
are 13 Omega Psi Phi-affiliated chapters in Kentucky. Omega Psi Phi is the
first predominantly African-American fraternity to be founded at a historically
black university. Programs include voter education and registration, literacy,
Phi Beta Sigma – Great
Arnold Black, Regional
Social/service collegiate and professional fraternity dedicated to strong bonds
of brotherhood, living with integrity, serving humanity, promoting quality
education and developing leaders. Initiatives include voter education and
registration, AIDS awareness, and mentoring.
Sigma Gamma Rho –
Central Region (includes chapters in
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin). Soror Pamela Kadirifu,
21st Central Region Syntaktes. Web, www.sgrhocentral.celect.org
The Sorority gives leadership, service, and resources toward removing barriers
and inequalities so that all people of America may develop their potential and
exercise full citizenship. They do so through support of human rights
legislation, service to and support of grassroots individual and community
development activity, and through active participation in the programs of
affiliate and other organizations.
Urban League Of
P.G. Peeples, President/CEO. 148 DeWeese Street, Lexington, KY 40507.
Telephone, (859) 233-1561. Fax, (859) 233-7260. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org Web, www.ullexfay.org
The mission of the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County is to assist
African-Americans and disadvantaged citizens in the achievement of social and
economic equality. It is a community- based movement devoted to empowering
African- Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
Zeta Phi Beta
Keisha Smith, Kentucky State Director.
International, historically African-American Greek-lettered sorority founded on
the belief that as a progressive organization, it should address societal ills.
Dedicated to service to the community.