From a Louisville Metro Government press release:

Free training to prepare people for a rising number of computer software coding jobs will be expanded by a new $2.9 million federal grant, Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth announced today.

The federal Workforce Innovation Fund Grant was awarded by the Department of Labor to KentuckianaWorks to expand the reach of its free software coding training program, Code Louisville, into an additional 12 counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana using the Treehouse online learning platform. Ryan Carson, founder and CEO of Treehouse, joined Fischer and Yarmuth for the announcement.

"Earning these federal dollars shows the importance we place on giving our citizens the skills to succeed in higher-tech jobs which in turn attracts more technology and innovation-based companies to our city and region," Fischer said. "The expansion of this valuable training also validates the pioneering partnership we created locally to launch Code Louisville."

In September, Mayor Greg Fischer announced a public-private partnership between Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government and Seed Capital Kentucky Inc. to create a West Louisville Food Hub between Market Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard at 30th Street.

Saturday was a big day for Brothers Helping Brothers.

We were blessed with the opportunity to introduce narrowthegap.org to the community-at-large. Representatives from WDRB and WHAS-11 were on hand to interview Minister Jerald Muhammad and myself about the website and our collaborative work over the last couple of months.

S1000031On Tuesday evening, October 21, Michael Johnson of The Prodigy Project made a community-focused presentation at The West End School, 3628 Virginia Avenue.