Jan 28 2015 Young People Set to Lift the Spirits of Louisville's Seniors One Valentine's Day Card at a Time

DoSomething.org, Mentor Up and actress China Anne McClain join forces for second annual Love Letters campaign in partnership with Meals On Wheels Association of America


Jan 24 2015 "Be The One" Mentoring Challenge

Mayor Fischer launched the “Be The One” Mentoring Challenge with Metro United Way and numerous mentoring organizations, a citywide challenge to connect mentors with young people.

Nov 5 2014 Inaugural Week of Valor Honors Veterans and Active-Duty Service Men and Women

Mayor Greg Fischer and numerous community partners today announced the inaugural Mayor’s Week of Valor — a week-long series of events to honor and celebrate the contributions of active-duty military, veterans and their families. 

Oct 20 2014 Brightside/Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to be held Saturday, October 25, 2014

Over 4,000 volunteers will join together on Saturday, October 25 for the Annual Brightside/Passport Health Plan Fall Community-Wide Cleanup to pick up litter and beautify nearly 150 sites in Louisville. 

“Joining forces and pulling together to make our city cleaner creates a more attractive city for residents and visitors,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “It’s also a super pride-booster, developing stronger neighborhoods, with engaged and connected citizens.”

Oct 18 2014 Brightside Compost Sale and Fundraiser Saturday, October 18

Brightside’s bi-annual fall compost sale and fundraiser will be held Saturday, October 11th and Saturday, October 18th from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility located at 2673 Outer Loop.

Waste Management of Kentucky is donating the organic, plant-based compost to Brightside. Proceeds from the compost sale will benefit Brightside’s beautification and sustainability efforts. 

Oct 9 2014 Brightside Youth Summit to Focus on Local Food System

Over 150 local middle and high school students will participate in the Fall 2014 Food Systems Youth Summit sponsored by Brightside and the Partnership for a Green City, in collaboration with Healthy Foods, Locals Farms Conference.

The Youth Summit will be held at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Downtown Campus, Health Science Building on Friday, October 10 from 8a.m. – 1:30p.m. Mayor Greg Fischer will address students at the close of the event.

Aug 27 2014 500 Youth Will Benefit From New Resource

Five hundred Louisville youth involved in the juvenile justice system have new resources to get back on the right path for completing school, planning for careers, getting training and finding employment with two new programs, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. 

Jun 25 2014 Louisville Awarded ArtPlace America Grant

Louisville is receiving a $250,000 national arts grant to develop a unique Creative Innovation Zone (CIZ) to fuel citizen engagement in the Smoketown neighborhood. The CIZ will advance economic, educational and environmental infrastructure development in the Smoketown community by placing artist/innovators in advisory and supporting roles in revitalization efforts. The initiative is a partnership between IDEAS 40203, YouthBuild Louisville, and other community partners.