a Place of promise
Investing in the People and Places that make Russell special
Our Vision of building Black wealth through investment without displacement includes sharing decision-making and leadership with residents; connecting individuals and families to resources leading to homeownership and traditional and nontraditional business ownership; building pathways and opportunities to strengthen existing Black-owned businesses; creating innovative connections to career-track jobs; and community ownership of neighborhood assets.
RPOP's emphasis, priority, passion, and commitment are to amplify the voices, needs, and wants of Russell Residents.
What We Do
RPOP knows community building and partnership development are vital to establishing a safe, healthy, and hopeful Russell community. We facilitate various events and initiatives; collaborate with a host of community, business, and organizational partners; and ensure that engagement and conversations with Russell residents are active and intentional.
The vibrant historic Russell community is a predominantly Black neighborhood located in Louisville's West End. Russell is the heart of nine neighborhoods west of the city's central business district. The neighborhood boundaries are west of Ninth Street, north of Broadway, east of 32nd Street, and south of Market Street.