Better Business Bureau Report for
Louisville Central Community Centers

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2015

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Louisville Central Community Centers
Address: 1300 Muhammad Ali Blvd.
  Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: 502-583-8821
Web Address:
Also known as:LCCC
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1952, Kentucky
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The mission of Louisville Central Community Centers is to advance self-reliance by increasing competence and confidence among individuals and families in Russell and the larger community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Louisville Central Community Centers (LCCC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Louisville Central Community Centers programs and services include family services, family literacy, adult education, employment services, fine arts education, youth development, and licensed day care services. Services and programs include: Child Development--provides private, early childhood education for young children at two Kentucky state-licensed child development centers. Both centers, Mini-Versity Downtown and Mini-Versity West, offer accredited, full-day child care programs with a focus on reading and arts education. Progressive Educational Performance (P.E.P.) Club--combines homework assistance and tutoring with computer labs to provide educational enrichment to youth. KIDS Art Academy--a school age program (6-18) that uses fine arts as a vehicle to help young people develop personal skills that can be used to improve academic achievement and social well being. Teen Leadership Council--promotes leadership and team building among neighborhood youth. Boys To Men--for boys age 6 to 15. Offers mentoring, tutoring and special activities designed to support academic achievement and help them reach their highest potential. Working Solutions--provides workforce development services such as job readiness skills training, on-the-job training, and job search and placement support. Parent Club---provides a variety of adult educational opportunities and advocates for families and community.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, LCCC's program expenses were:

Community Child Care 717,146
Social Development 480,716
Special Projects 162,677
Total Program Expenses: $1,360,539
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Chief Executive : Sam Watkins, President & Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Darnell Clay
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Retired Executive

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 45

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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Methods of fund raising include direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, and internet appeals.

In addition, Louisville Central Community Centers is a Metro United Way member agency.

Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,233,861, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on LCCC's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Ending net assets as reported below include $46,398 in unrestricted net assets , $183,437 in temporarily restricted net assets, and $5,172,120 in permanently restricted net assets.

Total assets as reported include $5,578,727 invested in buildings and equipment.

Source of Funds  
Tuition/Fees 622,878
Contributions 617,075
Public Support 477,710
Grants 139,076
Other Income 18,505
Interest 741
Total Income $1,875,985


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 8%  Other Expenses: 4%

Total income $1,875,985
Program expenses $1,360,539
Fund raising expenses 79,425
Administrative expenses 131,963
Other Expenses 57,084
Total expenses $1,629,011
Income in Excess of Expenses 246,974
Beginning net assets 5,154,981
Ending net assets 5,401,955
Total liabilities 176,772
Total assets $5,578,727

This report was originally issued in February 2013. Financial information in the report was updated in March 2014.

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