Russell for Russell Resident Coalition
Russell Small Business Accelerator

Community Based Organization (CBO) Learning Circle

RPOP launched the CBO Learning Circle focused on resident involvement and organizing in the Summer of 2021. The program consisted of 8 participants from various organizations that serve the Russell neighborhood or West End of Louisville. The Learning Circle serves as an opportunity for RPOP, guest speakers and participating CBO's to share resources and learn together in deepening their engagement with residents, partners, funders, and other organizations

CBO Learning Circle Participants

  • Stephen Lewis Ag in the City Lou
  • Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye Bridge Kids International
  • Amber Brown Chalk-it Up Kentucky
  • Eboni Cochran West Louisville Math & Science Project
  • Yolanda Walker California Neighborhood Leadership Council Inc.
  • Angela Hollingsworth & Dr. Kim Mapp Shawnee Transformation Youth Coalition (STYC)
  • Elmer Lucille Allen & Al Mortenson Western Branch Library Support Association
  • Loueva Moss & Verna Goatley Shawnee Neighborhood Association

Summer Learning Series

What is a Community Land Trust?

Universal Basic Income and Guaranteed Income

What is a Cooperative?

Wealth-Building Pathways


Whether you're a long-term home owner, someone who chooses to rent or an aspiring homebuilder, Russell residents can take advantage of a number of housing resources available from these organizations.

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Small Business

Ready to make your dream of business ownership a reality? Need funds to grow your existing business to reach more customers? Interested in connecting with other small business owners for networking and partnership? These organizations can help Russell entrepreneurs and small business owners take their businesses to the next level.

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Workforce & Job Placement

Looking for new skills to grow your income in your current position? A new career path that matches your interests and strengths? A better paying job? Russell residents can connect with these community partners to receive support for these and other workforce and career development needs.

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RPOP 2018-2021 Impact Report

Ujamaa Workbook

Virtual Library

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