The Neighborhood Institute is a neighborhood leadership-education program established in 1987 by the Center For Neighborhoods, a non-profit civic organization. The Neighborhood Institute equips neighborhood leaders with the resources necessary to effect positive change by acting through and with their neighborhoods.

Classes will meet every Monday at Oak and Acorn Intergenerational Center located at 631 S. 28th Street beginning October 26th through November 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Dinner provided.

Through a series of presentations, discussions, and learning exercises, Russell Neighborhood Institute will connect members of the community with each other, resources, and potential partners (government, non-profit, and community associations) to move their ideas and dreams into action.

Each class will seek to address questions such as:

  • What is our vision for the future of our neighborhood?
  • How do we become civically engaged?
  • How do we create community?
  • How can we organize?
  • What partnerships can we develop and engage?
  • What opportunities are available?

To register for the seven-week program contact John Hawkins at 502-589-0343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..