Councilman James partners with University of Louisville for U of L Day of Service in Districts 6 and 15 on Friday, April 17th

April 15, 2015

Louisville – Councilman David James (D-6) is partnering with the University of Louisville to help make a difference in the California Neighborhood as part of U of L’s first ever Day of Service on Friday, April 17th.

          “With the help of student and staff volunteers, we will be working to clean up the areas around the California Community Center, Victory Park and the YMCA Safe Place on Crittenden Drive,” says James. “This will be a day of helping the people who live in one of Louisville’s well established neighborhoods.”

“Our staff members are excited about joining with Councilman James and extending U of L’s community engagement to more neighborhoods in our hometown,” says Dr. James Ramsey, President of the University of Louisville.

          On Friday morning beginning at 8:30am, the volunteers will gather at U of L’s Grawemeyer Hall and then travel by bus to the three locations. First to the California Community Center located at 1600 West St. Catherine Street and then on to Victory Park and the YMCA Safe Place. The YMCA is located in District 15.

         “Many thanks to the students and staff for their work in the neighborhoods,” says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). “It does not go unnoticed!”


Then volunteers will be paired up in teams and given assignments to be accomplished throughout the day.

Among the tasks to be accomplished:

creating a comfortable courtyard,
spring cleaning assistance
outside mural touch up


            “I want to thank the University for helping us and showing their support for our community,” says James. “I know the people who use these facilities appreciate the effort and I hope the volunteers and the residents will get a chance to talk and work together for a great cause.”

            The U of L Day of Service in District 6 is part of the kick off for Mayor Greg Fisher’s Give-a-Day of Service that will get underway next week  through Metro Louisville.