1. Learning Enrichment Programs
After School Tutoring Program (Southwest Leadership Academy)
During the length of the JCPS school year Exodus runs a 34 week after school tutoring program in partnership with Highland Park CDC. Children are offered assistance with homework, projects and studying for various tests or quizzes. Once homework is complete children are offered SEL (Social Emotional Learning), special activities (Art, Music, Cooking, Nutrition, etc) and training with leadership skills.
The program is a part of the BLOCS network. BLOCS (Building Louisville’s Out-of-School Time Coordinated System) is a partnership of Louisville education, government, and community impact organizations striving to improve opportunities for youth. Being a part of BLOCS allows us additional training for staff, internal and external audits as well as resources to better equip the children.
The After School Tutoring Program is also partnered with Dare to Care Kid’s Café. This partnership provides the children with hot meals each day of the program. The children’s nutritional needs are met so that they can focus on their studies and growth.
Call to see if spots are available, limited transportation is provided.
Summer Tutoring Program (Iron Sharpens Iron)
Each year, Exodus Family Ministries in partnership with Highland Park CDC offers a 6-week Summer Program. Last year the program was a part of JCPS’s Backpack League. This allowed students instruction from JCPS teachers and transportation to the program.
The program traditionally runs 4 days a week, 6 hours a day. Children are offered educational enrichment, activities, fieldtrips and leadership training. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all children that attend thanks to Dare to Care Kid’s Café.
2. Food and Nutrition
Our food pantry meets the needs of over 600 people in the community each month through the distribution of food boxes. Although the bulk of our food boxes are distributed during the 1st, 3rd and last Saturdays of each month, families with immediate needs can call for food boxes outside of these days. For those that are more vulnerable in our community we do offer limited deliveries. During our community distribution days families have access to food, clothing, prayer, and flyers for additional resources.
All of this is thanks to our partnerships with Kentucky Harvest and Dare to Care as well as donations from people such as yourself.
Each year Exodus Family Ministry provides holiday meal boxes for Thanks giving and Christmas. The meal boxes include a ham or turkey as well as all sides for a family to enjoy a holiday meal together.
Exodus Ministries delivered 59 meals to families for the 2020 Thanks giving holiday and delivered 100 meals during Christmas.
3. Clothing Closet
To meet community needs during COVID times through most of 2020, volunteers cooked and prepared meals for over 100 days to the communities of Riverside Gardens as well as Lake Dreamland. Monday through Friday the meals were served to anyone 18 years of age and younger. During the weekend the meals were served to those of any age that were in need.
After this time, each Saturday hot meals were prepared for the community through the remainder of 2020. The meals were distributed at 3710 Lees Lane, Louisville, KY 40216 between 11:30am to 12:30pm to anyone that showed up. Afterward we personally delivered meals to members of the Riverside Gardens community that are elderly, in need, or disabled.