The Imani Family Life Center, Inc. (IFLC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This community-based organization was founded by the membership of Imani Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. The IFLC is a charitable organization that seeks to develop, implement, and direct community service programs. Since its beginning, several programs have been implemented to address the critical problems that plague the lives of citizens in the community.
Organized and incorporated in 1997, the IFLC aimed to promote educational, health, and social well-being of families in Fayette and surrounding counties; to address the educational, vocational, occupational, social, cultural and recreational needs of today’s family. Additionally, the Imani Family Life Center, Inc. develops a forum for families to discuss and determine the best alternatives for coping with problems that face them daily.
Since its incorporation, the IFLC’s main focus has been to help children and families in the community. It began its service to the community by establishing two children’s programs, namely, the Youth Achievers Program and the Rites of Passage Program. These programs were designed to provide educational direction to children and parents with a focus on completing high school and attending college. To meet the recreational needs of the community, the IFLC established a T-ball program to provide a fun and safe way for children to have fun and provide positive family interactions.
Although very limited by space, the IFLC continued to add programs. In 2008, the current building, located at 1555 Georgetown Road, Lexington, Kentucky was constructed. Phase I consisted of college-size basketballand volleyball courts, a fitness center, computer lab, library, office space, cafeteria and meeting rooms. Since the completion of phase I, the community's demand for greater access to the facility is ever present. The potential is great for further impacting northwest Lexington, as well as surrounding communities.
The IFLC has a strong commitment to the community. We are impacting the health and well-being of families in a community where many social and economic ills are ever present. The top 5 accomplishments in the past fiscal year have included:
1) An increase in demand and usage of the college-size basketball and volleyball courts, and the Fitness Center.
2) Sixty-eight (68) youth, ages 5 – 12 are enrolled in the IFLC After-School Program. According to Fayette County Public Schools, 85%percent of the students served by the Program receive free or reduced lunch.
3) There were 110 students enrolled in the 2011 IFLC Summer Camp. A Reading Program was incorporated in the 2011 camp.
4) Implemented in 2001, the IFLC Pre-School Jump-Start Program continued to provide educational enhancement activities for 4, 5 and 6 year-old children and workshops for their parents. In 2011, the need continues as evidenced by continued increase in enrollment.
4) To complete construction of 1stFloor, where the space will be utilized for a Child Care Center.
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Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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