Community Engagement Programs and Projects

The work conducted by our engagement unit builds bridges between the larger community and the university. Our programming is likely to be in partnership with other organizations and includes a broad array of programming topics. Some of our most active partnerships include joint programming with The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, the Jefferson County Public School system, and the Yearlings Club in West Louisville.

Yearlings Club Series

This series looks at issues, topics, events which have been identified by the community as important and presents forums in which those issues can be presented and examined by the community.

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West Louisville Economic Development Forum

The goal of this conference organized by UofL's College of Arts & Sciences is to engage and empower stakeholders who are passionate about rebuilding and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities with information on strategies and resources available to effect positive change in our community.

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Louisville Downtown Civil Rights Markers

This project was former dean of the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences J. Blaine Hudson's vision to preserve the history, heritage and contributions of African Americans to Louisville's rich history.

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Community Engagement Advisory Council (CEAC)

The CEAC's purpose is to connect the campus and community to the benefit of both, with community engagement initiatives that sustain academic community engagement opportunities and co-curricular engagement opportunities. The CEAC fosters, promotes, and supports faculty/community connections, interactions, and partnerships

Community Engagement Award

The Community Engagement Award is presented to a faculty member and a staff member in the College of Arts and Sciences whose work encompasses outstanding research, curricular engagement, and/or service with a community partner. Nominations will be accepted from faculty, staff, administrators, students, and/or community partners.