LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A group that provides vital services for Louisville's immigrants and refugees has gone from hard times to prosperity.

The Americana World Community Center announced Thursday it's reached its goal of raising $4 million through its dream campaign. When the campaign was launched three years ago, the center was in danger of cutting programs.

"We had a lengthy wait list," said Maria Elbl, who sits on the Americana's board of directors. "And with more staff, we were able to provide more programming, especially to our kids."

Last year, the Americana World Community Center served more than 5,000 adults and children from more than 100 countries. It provides workforce training, family support and educational help.

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