Apr 19 2016 City's Foster Grandparent Program Celebrates 43 Years of Service in Louisville

The work of more than 120 foster grandparents who help mentor children will be honored at a special luncheon on Thursday, April 21.  The Derby-themed event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Apr 18 2016 Fund for the Arts and Louisville Metro Government Announce the Fran Heuttig Public Art Project Series

The Fund for the Arts and Louisville Metro Government Public Art announce their latest partnership: The Fran Heuttig Public Art Project Series, a five-year series of annually commissioned artwork in public space.

Fran Heuttig was an employee of the Fund for the Arts from 1997 until 2007 and is remembered for her vivacious spirit, dedication to public art and increasing access to the arts for all members of the Greater Louisville community. She passed away in 2013.

Mar 18 2016 Mayor Fischer rallies Louisville for fifth annual 'Give A Day'

 

New projects, ways for people to be involved in this anniversary year  

Volunteers canvassing neighborhoods to install free smoke alarms and fire safety tips. A student-led Walk of Compassion. Tech experts building a new web page for the Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods’ One Love Louisville campaign.

Jan 25 2016 Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Louisville’s Seniors

Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Louisville’s Seniors
One Valentine’s Day Card at a Time

DoSomething.org and Meals on Wheels America join forces for third
annual Love Letters campaign 

Dec 1 2015 Retired and Senior Volunteers Honored for Service

Louisville Metro’s RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) will host their annual recognition event, “Celebrating Volunteer Giving,” on Wednesday, December 2, from 12 - 3 p.m. at The Olmsted, (Masonic Home Campus) 3701 Frankfort Ave.  The event is generously sponsored by Passport Health Plan – sharing in RSVP’s goal for seniors’ healthy living and community involvement.

Nov 9 2015 Veterans in Senior Corps Recognized for Service to Louisville
Veterans Week puts spotlight on veterans serving through Senior Corps
Oct 19 2015 Louisville Named 2015 Model City for Compassion

Represents fourth year winning national award

For the fourth year in a row, the Charter for Compassion International has named Louisville as its Model Compassionate City. (Visit Charter for Compassion's Sponsor a Child webpage.)

Oct 8 2015 Brightside/Waste Management of Kentucky’s Premium Compost Sale Returns October 10 and October 17, 2015

Brightside’s bi-annual compost sale and fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 10 and October 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility located at 2673 Outer Loop, Louisville, Kentucky 40219.

Brightside’s community partner, Waste Management of Kentucky, generously donated the organic, plant-based compost again this fall.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Brightside’s beautification and sustainability efforts. 

Aug 28 2015 Mayor Fischer Unveils Inaugural Project of Louisville Metro’s Public Art Initiative

Mayor Greg Fischer today unveiled the inaugural project of Louisville Metro’s Public Art Initiative, Connect|Disconnect: A Public Art Experience. The exhibition of five, site-specific installations was created in partnership with Louisville Forward the Commission on Public Art to promote the understanding and enjoyment of public art in Louisville.

Jun 29 2015 Public Art Exhibition Announced

Mayor Fischer is pleased to announce Connect/Disconnect, a public art exhibition in Louisville that will take place during the fall of 2015. Louisville Metro Government, in conjunction with the Commission on Public Art (COPA), has invited artists to transform a unique riverfront site at the Ohio River through an exhibition of site-specific, temporary public art installations.

Apr 29 2015 Give A Day Week Produces Over 166,000 Volunteers, Acts of Compassion

The volunteer projects ranged from helping distribute toys to needy kids to renovating abandoned houses for deserving families to repairing bicycles for use by refugees. Those and many other projects and deeds produced more than 166,000 volunteers and acts of compassion during Louisville’s fourth annual Give A Day week of service which ended April 26.

Apr 16 2015 Mayor, Volunteers Set to Launch Annual Week of Service

Volunteers will help distribute toys and other items to needy children. Abandoned homes will be rebuilt for deserving families. Elementary students will hold a read-a-thon to fight child abuse and volunteers will build “Little Libraries” to place in West Louisville neighborhoods.

Mar 19 2015 Brightside/Waste Management of Kentucky’s Premium Compost Sale Returns March 21 and April 25, 2015

Brightside’s bi-annual compost sale and fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility located at 2673 Outer Loop, Louisville, Kentucky 40219.

Brightside’s community partner, Waste Management of Kentucky, generously donated the organic, plant-based compost again this spring.  All proceeds from the sale will benefit Brightside’s beautification and sustainability efforts. 

Mar 10 2015 Mayor Rallies Community for "Give A Day" Week of Service, April 18-26

A tractor-trailer load of toys and supplies for school kids in need, bikes for refugees from war-torn countries and a community drive for stuffed animals for kids who have experienced crime, fires or other crisis. Those are some of the projects planned during the fourth annual Give A Day volunteer week April 18-26. The week of service helps launch the 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival.

Feb 4 2015 Retired and Senior Volunteers Honored for Service

Louisville Metro’s RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) will host their annual recognition event on Thursday, February 5 from 12 - 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY  40203.