Safe Place for Kids

Career and Life Skills

Community Green Space

The Wheelhouse Project

Voices of the Neighborhood

For more than two years The Wheelhouse Project has worked side-by- side with the Smoketown residents to envision what types of innovative buildings, programs, and partnerships can best serve their neighborhood in the future.

The Wheelhouse Project

Established in 2015 The Wheelhouse Project is a community development partnership with the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. The Wheelhouse Project will create a pathway to allow the longtime residents of Smoketown to participate in the economic advancement of the broader area and to eliminate multidimensional poverty in the neighborhood. Together we will drive the social and economic revitalization of the historic, but underserved Smoketown.

Smoketown residents have asked The Wheelhouse Project to focus: a safe place for children to play, a place that will foster economic opportunity, community green space, and a place for programming that will benefit family learning.

Central to the Wheelhouse Project’s success is the utilization of a strategic property generously donated by Hillerich & Bradsby Co. to the Community Foundation of Louisville.

Smoketown's Future

Smoketown residents have asked The Wheelhouse Project to focus on: a safe place for children to play, a place that will foster economic opportunity, community green space, and a place for programming that will benefit family learning.

So tell us, can Smoketown count you in?

Boys & Girls Club and Bernheim.

Welcome to our Smoketown Family.

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