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Dr. Harris receives community engagement grant

Muriel Harris, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, was awarded a grant from the UofL Office of Community Engagement. Dr. Harris’ project aims to provide a safe and quality environment for Smoketown residents through a community garden. This effort will increase green space, provide training for youth and young adults and promote intergenerational mentoring. In addition to seeking venues to sell produce, youth will be trained to maintain and update a website to disseminate information about the project. This project is in response to the Quality of Life Action Plan developed by resident councils of Smoketown and nearby Shelby Park a well as the community’s Safety, Health and Wellness, and Green Spaces committees.

Read the grant project summaries at


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