UofL’s Office of Community Engagement launching listening tour



    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Office of Community Engagement is launching a listening tour to gather community input that will help it assess and plan the next phase of the Signature Partnership Initiative.

    The Signature Partnership, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017, is one of UofL’s most vital community outreach initiatives. Its focus is to improve the quality of life for residents of West Louisville, an underserved area of the city that stretches from Ninth Street west to the Ohio River and south to Algonquin Parkway.

    In the 2015-2016 academic year, there were 111 university community partnerships in West Louisville through the initiative. Thousands of UofL students and hundreds of faculty and staff have been involved in these partnerships.

    The public is encouraged to attend the sessions, which will be Nov. 10, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Oak & Acorn Intergenerational Center, 631 S. 28th St., and Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway.

    For more information, contact Ralph Fitzpatrick, associate vice president of community engagement, (502) 852-3163, ralph.fitzpatrick@louisville.edu.


    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.