Featured Community Organizations

As a conference, we are highlighting two local organizations that are doing important work in Louisville.

Change Today, Change Tomorrow: Tribe Time Project

Change Today, Change Tomorrow, founded by University of Louisville alumna Taylor Ryan, serves some of the most marginalized communities in Louisville’s West End through food justice and public health initiatives. One of their newer projects, Tribe Time is a monthly event for parents and caregivers designed to foster belonging, empowerment, and a supportive network.

Key Activities at Tribe Time events (source: Tribe Time Project Description):

  • Resource Sharing: At each Tribe Time, we facilitate the exchange of vital resources and items that can make a real difference in the lives of our attendees. We aim to connect each person with three essential resources or items to address their unique needs.
  • Hot Meals: We provide a warm, nutritious meal, ensuring that families have access to healthy sustenance during the gathering.
  • Guest Speaker Series: Tribe Time features experienced speakers who offer valuable insights and knowledge on important topics related to parenting, health, and community engagement.
    Large Item Giveaway: To further support our families, we conduct a large item giveaway at each gathering, contributing to the enhancement of their quality of life.

Change Today, Change Tomorrow has developed a wish list of children’s books to distribute at Tribe Time gatherings.

Sweet Evening Breeze

Sweet Evening Breeze provides a range of services for local LGBTQ+ young adults (ages 18-24) who are experiencing houselessness—from monetary housing and transportation assistance, to free therapy and peer support groups, to career counseling and HIV testing (Source: 2022-2023 Annual Report).

The organization is named after Sweet Evening Breeze, or "Sweets" (1892-1983), a gender-non-conforming Black person who lived in Lexington, KY, in the early 20th century and was one of the city’s first drag queens. To learn more about Sweets, watch a clip from the 2018 documentary The Last Gospel of the Pagan Babies on the "About Us" page of their website (scroll halfway down the page).

Learn more about their services and how to support them.