Community Engagement

Addressing the needs and interests of our diverse communities locally, statewide, nationally and internationally.


UofL is using technology to help immigrants get around their new home

Faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Geography and Geosciences are creating databases and systems to help refugees and immigrants resettle in Louisville.  Follow this link to see the video featured on WHAS-11 on December 27, 2016.

'Tis the season of giving at UofL

Each year during Santa’s busy season, UofL employees and students step up their philanthropic efforts to help those in need throughout the community, essentially taking on the role of elves.

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Elevate Portland Initiative continues to inspire

Students, staff and faculty from the University of Louisville College of Business Elevate Portland Initiative handed out bright red sweatshirts and high-fives to the children at an event held on October 28. 

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UofL shines spotlight on community engagement leaders

Winners of the Eighth Annual Community Engagement Awards were celebrated Oct. 26 with a reception and ceremony at Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library.

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Speed School debuts Central High School maker space

The J.B. Speed School of Engineering opened its third maker space at a local school this week — this time at Central High School.  Read more.

First-year law students kick off semester with community service

More than 70 first-year Louis D. Brandeis School of Law students volunteered at organizations around Louisville in August to kick off the fall semester and become more familiar with the community. Read more 

Louisville Baseball Named Nations #1 Community Service Team for the Fall

Cardinals accumulated more than 2,600 hours of service, highlighted by outreach visit to the Dominican Republic.  Read more

2015 Year in Review

So much happened across the university related to community engagement in 2015.  This pictorial snapshot captures some of the highlights.

UofL's Community Involvement Shines at Award ceremony

2015 Outstanding Community Engagement Award winners announced

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UofL reaffirmed as Carnegie Community Engagement University

UofL joined 239 colleges and universities throughout the United States in being named 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement universities.

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Major gift will help 5 Louisville area schools

The University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development has received a $5 million gift from the Mary K. Oxley Foundation to boost teacher preparedness, retention and professional development at five Louisville-area schools.

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UofL celebrates 50 Years of TRIO

The audience of administrators, students, graduates and staff members filled Chao Auditorium on Nov. 13 for the celebration: The year 2014 marked 50 years since Upward Bound was created by President Lyndon B. Johnson as part of his war on poverty and became the foundation of a group of federally funded college opportunity programs known collectively as TRIO.

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Four honored for community service

Four honored for community service

Kimberly Goughler, 2014 staff recipient of the Outstanding Community Engagement Award with cadets from JROTC program at Jeffersontown High School

A student leading the first campus effort to build a Habitat for Humanities home.  A professor who created a social group for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.  A staff member who helped expand facilities for Marine cadets at Jeffersontown High School.  And a West Louisville community center working with faculty and students in UofL's nursing, education, social work and music schools to improve the quality of life for families.

All four are 2014 winners of UofL Community Engagement Awards, an honor presented each fall to those who set an outstanding example of UofL's close relationship with its community.  Each honoree receives a cash award of $2,500 and a crystal plaque.

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