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File #: R-113-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: Community Affairs, Housing, Health and Education Committee
On agenda: 10/28/2021 Final action: 10/28/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION HONORING THE LEGACY OF MR. EDGARDO MANSILLA BY DEDICATING THE INTERSECTION OF WEST KENWOOD WAY AND SOUTHSIDE DRIVE AS "MR. EDGARDO MANSILLA WAY" IN HIS HONOR.
Sponsors: Nicole George (D-21)
Attachments: 1. R-113-21 V.1 101421 Honorary Street Sign for Mr. Edgardo Mansilla.pdf, 2. RES 093 2021.pdf
RESOLUTION NO. __________, SERIES 2021
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A RESOLUTION HONORING THE LEGACY OF MR. EDGARDO MANSILLA BY DEDICATING THE INTERSECTION OF WEST KENWOOD WAY AND SOUTHSIDE DRIVE AS "MR. EDGARDO MANSILLA WAY" IN HIS HONOR.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBER NICOLE GEORGE

WHEREAS, Mr. Edgardo Mansilla was born in 1953;
WHEREAS, Mr. Mansilla is native of Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to Louisville in 1990 on a scholarship to study social work;
WHEREAS, Mr. Mansilla studied at the International Theological Baptist Seminary, in Buenos Aires, receiving a bachelor's and a Licentiate in Theology and a Master's in Social Work at the Carver School of Social Work;
WHEREAS, Mr. Mansilla grew in his profession and went on to teach at the International Baptist Seminary, Carver School of Social Work, Bellarmine University and Simmons College;
WHEREAS, Mr. Mansilla is currently a part-time professor at the University of Louisville's Kent School of Social Work;
WHEREAS, Mr. Mansilla founded Americana Community Center in 1993 and he has been the Executive Director at Americana ever since;
WHEREAS, Americana Community Center is in the Southside neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky located at 4801 Southside Drive;
WHEREAS, Americana Community Center is a non-profit servicing the refugee, immigrant, and underserved populations, specifically living in or near the Southside neighborhood;
WHEREAS, Under Mr. Mansilla's leadership, Americana Community Center has grown to provide programs for more than 5,000 people from over 100 countries each year;
WHEREAS, Americana Community Center provides holistic services to build strong and healthy families, create a safe and supportive community, and help every individual realize their potential;
WHEREAS, Americana's programs include summer and afterschool programs for youth, family education and coaching; adult education including citizenship, technology, and English as a Second L...

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