Supporting Neighborhood-Based Community Development
Center For Neighborhoods seeks to support neighbor-led community transformation. Since early 2018, we have led an initiative to understand the community development system in Louisville and opportunities to support grassroots organizations working to address housing, economic development, and community engagement in their own neighborhoods. This work has incorporated many neighborhood and partner voices through interviews, research, group trips to peer cities, group trainings, and visioning sessions.
Now, over 30 organizations have come together to form the Louisville Community Development Network, which meets regularly to convene a space for shared learning, connecting, collective advocacy and transforming the culture of local development across the city.
New! "From the Ground Up": Report
Center For Neighborhoods recently completed a research study in partnership with the McNary Group, that examined Louisville's community development system and compared it to peer cities. Click to see the executive summary of our findings. The full report will be released soon.