Marlene Gordon, The Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.
Marlene Gordon is the former executive director of Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit group aimed at educating the community about homelessness, advocating for system change and coordinating the community response to homelessness.
Marlene was the executive director of the Coalition for more than 10 years; she retired in December of 2009, shortly after her "Louisville Life" interview.
Marlene Gordon has served on the National Coalition for the Homeless Board of Directors, The Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness, and many other state and local committees to address the issue of homelessness and affordable housing. Her areas of expertise are administration, education, and policy.
She has worked as the Homeless and Migrant Education Coordinator for Jefferson County Public Schools and received the most innovative program award from the National Association of Educators of Homeless Children and Youth. She has been honored by Interlink Counseling Services, Father Maloney's Boys' Haven, Jefferson County, and Atherton High School for her life long work in addressing the issues of homelessness.
Marlene graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree and has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Spalding University.
The Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to advocate for people who are homeless and for the prevention and elimination of homelessness.
The Coalition has worked closely with homeless service providers in our community, civic groups, concerned citizens, faith-based groups, and our local, state, and federal governments for more than twenty years.
- Program 403
- "Louisville Life" meets youngest Tony-nominated producer, coordinates with The Event Company, goes shopping at Just Creations and more. (#403)