"Community First" 4/10/2014 e-News


Community First - 4/10/2014


Attica Woodson Scott


601 W Jefferson Street

Louisville KY 40202

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

Donna Sanders

Legislative Assistant

502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)

Kelsey Goff


502-574-1101 (office)

502-574-4201 (fax)


We are committed to building relationships, respecting and valuing our elders and our youth, taking care of our built and our natural environment, advocating for economic growth, and developing a district where residents are healthy, and where unity is felt from the southwest to the west.


On Saturday, April 12th from 9AM-12PM we will join the Center for Neighborhoods and community volunteers to turn the Ashanti House at 1150 South 28th Street into a public art project as part of Give-A-Day. You can participate in the "When I Graduate..." west Louisville wall project by signing up on the Metro United Way website at https://volunteer.truist.com/muw-3/user/events/register.tcl?slot_id=10637272777&return_template_key. We are seeking volunteers to help clean up the Ashanti House site and build a temporary chalk board for youth and neighborhood participation.

Thank you!


Project Information
Organization: Center For Neighborhoods
Project Name: "When I Graduate..." west Louisville wall
Address: The Ashanti House @ 1150 S 28th St

Date & Time: April 12, 2014 from 9AM-12PM

Description: We are seeking volunteers to help clean up a site at the Ashanti House (1150 S 28th St) and install a "When I graduate..." temporary chalk board for youth and neighborhood participation.

Register below to reserve your spot.




                           Public Comment Period for City’s

                    Community Services Block Grant Annual Plan

 Plan outlines service programs and financing provided through Community Action Partnership

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 10, 2014) -- The public may inspect the Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization’s 2014-2015 Community Services Block Grant Annual Plan on-line now through Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
The Annual Plan outlines service programs and financing provided through Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funds in Jefferson County. CSBG provides federal funding to Community Action Agencies across the nation that addresses the causes and conditions of poverty at the community level.

Locally, CSBG is administered by Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership, part of the city’s Department of Community Services and Revitalization (CSR). An advisory board with one-third public sector representation, one-third private sector representation and one-third community sector representation makes recommendations to CSR’s Director.

The full Plan is available for viewing by clicking here or visit the website at www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR under “Public Notices and Federal Plans”. Any interested agencies, groups, or persons may submit comments regarding the proposed plan to the CSBG Annual Plan Comment Form, fax to (502) 574-5548, or postal mail to the CSR office at the Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Avenue, 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY 40204 during the comment period now through April 16. For further information, please call (502) 574-6311.

The mission of the Department of Community Services and Revitalization (CSR) is the revitalization of Louisville Metro communities by assisting low to moderate income residents of Metro Louisville in need with economic assistance, social services, and affordable housing with the goal of making them safe and self-sufficient. For more information about CSR, visit our website at www.louisvilleky.gov/csr or call 574-4377 (TDD available at MetroCALL, 574-5000). CSR is funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.




External Agency Funding Grants

Applications for Louisville Metro Government's FY15 external agency funding are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 21st by 4:00 p.m. Please click here for guidance that includes links to the application. Louisville Metro External Agency Funds are Louisville Metro General Funded grants awarded to non-profit organizations offering programs or services that advance the long-range vision and goals established by Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government.



Thank you to all of the wonderful folks from District 1 and from across Louisville who participated in the TARC Trolley Tour of the historic Parkland neighborhood! Our young docents were phenomenal thanks to the mentoring of Ambassador Shabazz of the Humanity Passport Project.


Volunteers needed to help get the campus at Spalding ready for the upcoming Gentlemen’s Academy. The plan is to clean and paint the rooms on the south side of the building that we will use for 2014 season. Volunteers can just meet us there on Thursday April 14th from 1000-1600 hrs.

Location: Spalding University _Morrison Hall at 947 South 4th

When : April 14th, 2014 from 10am-4 pm

Please show up with a smile and some old clothes ready to put in some work for our young men!



Tired of bad smells in the air and ready for things to change? Join  a community Odor Response Team project, organized by Rubbertown Emergency ACTion (REACT) and Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC). To join, contact us at louisvilleort@gmail.com or 502-589-3188. For more information about the project or to find out how to report bad odors in the air visit: http://www.kftc.org/chapters/jefferson-county/air-quality



SIGN UP for Code Red!

Chemical leaks. Chemical spills. Train Derailments. Get emails, phone calls and text alerts to notify you of potentially life-threatening events, including severe weather, and wants steps you need to take to stay safe, including shelter-in-place.  

There are three types of alerts:

Emergency notification:  These are the highest and most urgent of alerts in which there is immediate danger to life and health. An example of an emergency alert would be a chlorine leak from a rail car. All phone numbers in city databases will receive phone calls, texts or emails when there is an emergency, regardless of if residents have signed up with Code Red.

General notifications:  These are alerts to help warn the public of potential dangers. The Carbide incident would have fallen into this category because residents near the plant were not in immediate danger. Residents must sign up to receive these alerts.

Severe weather notifications:  These are to warn residents about tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and other weather bulletins. These alerts are sent directly from the National Weather Service, allowing residents to be alerted about danger at the same time as the weather service alerts MetroSafe. Residents must sign up to receive these alerts.

Residents who do not have access to computers or the Internet may visit public libraries to sign up for Code Red. Residents who cannot visit the library may call MetroCall 311 and have a city employee enter their information into the system. MetroCall will be helping residents sign up for Code Red every weekday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SIGN UP NOW at https://cne.coderedweb.com/Default.aspx?groupid=kQgqqvlabhKHJciBj0wZEQ%3d%3d or call 3-1-1.

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The Office of Multicultural Ministry’s Catholic Enrichment Center will offer ACT/SAT Prep Sessions on Saturdays from March 8 – April 12, 2014.

What: ACT/SAT Prep

When: Every Saturday from March 8 – April 12, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Where: Catholic Enrichment Center

             3146 West Broadway

             Louisville, KY 40211

Cost: $25.00 for the six-week session

Individual assistance will be available the week prior to the April 19, 2014 test date from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday – Thursday.

Contact the Catholic Enrichment Center at (502)776-0262 for additional information or to register. If you have any questions in Spanish, please call the Office of Multicultural Ministry at 502.471.2146.



Do you see that junk dumped in the alley? Or that abandoned car on the street? If so, contact 3-1-1 today to report and to have the junk cleaned up and the car removed. 

It is you making one call that can make the difference in your neighborhood.

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METCO is the city’s small business lending program, to help small business owners grow or startup their business. METCO also has programs to assist commercial property owners in renovating the façade of their building, make the property handicap accessible and make it a more energy-efficient building. METCO has two major goals:

(1) create jobs and

(2) assist businesses in underserved areas to provide services that the community lacks and needs.

METCO has been providing small business loans since the late 1970’s and relies primarily on repayments to supply the necessary funding for small business owners.

For more information on the METCO program, visit:







                                     2014 MEETING SCHEDULE 

                                                                             April 17, 2014

                                                                              May 15, 2014

                                                                            June 19, 2014

                                                                              July 17, 2014

                                                                           August 21, 2014

                                                                        September 18, 2014

                                                                           October 16, 2014

                                                                          November 20, 2014

                                                                          December 18, 2014

Should you have questions or require assistance, please contact Paul Mastrolia at 502-574-2321 (phone) or 502-574-4199 (fax).


Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Location

Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization

Metro Development Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

444 South 5th Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Scheduled meetings can be cancelled for a lack of business or if a quorum is not established.


Please join Team ElderServe (from the comfort of your couch if you prefer) as we participate in the KY Derby Festival miniMarathon, April 19, 2014.

We want to raise $10,000 to empower older adults to live independently with dignity! I will be running the mini for the first time EVER and could use your support. Thanks, Lisa Cobb, Development Director


Please support ElderServe by considering an option below:

1. Donate -  go to: www.active.com/donate/elderserve2014 or Sponsor Lisa Cobb -  go to: www.active.com/donate/elderserve2014

2. Set up your page to become a fundraiser (you will register with Active.com to start your own fundraising page), go to: www.active.com/donate/elderserve2014 and click on Become a Fundraiser.

3. Volunteer with ElderServe at the event, April 19, 2014 – contact Lisa Cobb at ltcobb@elderserveinc.org  or 736-3825 for more information.

4. Join as a Team ElderServe miniMarathon runner - go to http://derbyfestivalmarathon.com/ and, if you want, then do step 3 to set up your fundraising page on Active. com




                                          AGENCY OF LOUISVILLE

                                         2014 MEETING SCHEDULE  

                                                                                April 28, 2014  

                                                                                 May 26, 2014  

                                                                                 June 23, 2014

                                                                                 July 28, 2014

                                                                               August 25, 2014                                           

                                                                            September 22, 2014

                                                                               October 27, 2014     

                                                            Required Annual Meeting,  Monday, December 1, 2014

Should you have questions or require assistance, please contact Paul Mastrolia at 502-574-2321 (phone) or 502-574-4199 (fax)

Regular meetings of the Commission are scheduled for the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. from January through October.

The Required Annual Meeting is held on the first Monday in December and it substitutes for November and December meetings.

Meeting Location

Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization

Metro Development Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

444 South 5th Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Scheduled meetings can be cancelled for a lack of business or if a quorum is not established.