What is One Love Louisville?
The One Love Louisville-Be The One to Make a Difference campaign was born out of the Louisville Blueprint for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods: Phase II report, published in January 2015. This campaign is a call to action to all sectors, communities and neighborhoods in Louisville. The focus is on allowing every resident to realize that they have a stake in the well-being of our city. The Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods along with its affiliates and partners strongly believe that city violence can only be reduced through a collective and organized effort. We cannot rely on a few individuals to make a last change, this takes everyone!
What does it mean to Be the One to Make a Difference?
One Love Louisville is our strategy to unite neighbors to neighbors, provide opportunity for youth and create healthy objectives to help negate the violence that takes place in our city. Everyone has something to offer a person in need, a neighborhood or community. There is no one particular way for someone to Be the 1 to have an impact on the life of a young person. Do you enjoy reading? Perhaps you could read to youth at a JCPS school through the Every1Reads Program? Do you enjoy painting or another creative art form? Maybe you could offer lessons to youth on your block? Maybe you wish to know your neighbors better through an organized block party? You could even mentor a youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
We have several key reports that provide the guidance and structure for the Office for Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods. We encourage you to read more on our Reports page about each of our reports.
Want to hear from you! Use our #BeThe1 hashtag on social media to show us how you are making a difference in the life of a young person(s) and your community!
Don't forget to look for our Be The 1 logo! Find it at partnering organizations, on t-shirts, and flyers!