Developing and highlighting leaders in the South and Southwest communities of Louisville
Future Dreamers is a community-centered leadership course that cultivates a network of lifelong advocates and ambassadors for South and Southwest, builds community social capital, and acts as a pipeline to fill leadership roles in the city with members and supporters of South Louisville.
Leaders explore Asset-Based Community Development, Neighborhood Development, Local Economies, Local Government, and Arts & Culture.
Now in its fourth year, the Future Dreamers Civic Leadership Academy has graduated 40 leaders from 13 zipcodes.
Spring 2022 Cohort | 11:59pm Monday, January 24, 2022
Fall 2022 Cohort | 11:59pm Monday, September 12, 2022
This program is for emerging leaders who want to:
Who Should Apply
Open to all residents of the greater Louisville area, community leaders, business owners and their employees, students, homeowners, renters, and everyone in between. Must have vested interest in and commitment to cultivating a thriving South and Southwest Louisville region.
Cohort members attend one program session per week for six consecutive weeks. Each session is typically two and a half hours long. Participants must be able to attend four out of six sessions. Program sessions are held at various locations throughout South and Southwest Louisville and will be in person according to CDC guidance.
The course fee for the Future Dreamers Civic Leadership Academy is $150. This includes program materials and catered dinner served at each session.
Scholarships are available. Indicate your request for a scholarship on the application form, or contact Rebecca Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2022 Cohort
11:59pm Monday, January 24, 2022 | Spring 2022 application closes
Week of January 31, 2022 | Spring 2022 Cohort notified
All meetings will take place on Tuesdays, 5:30-8pm. Locations TBA.
February 22, 2022 | Session #1
March 1, 2022 | Session #2
March 8, 2022 | Session #3
March 15, 2022 | Session #4
March 22, 2022 | Session #5
March 29, 2022 | Session #6
Fall 2022 Cohort
11:59pm Monday, September 12, 2022 | Fall 2022 application closes
Week of September 19, 2022 | Fall 2022 Cohort notified
All meetings will take place on Thursdays, 5:30-8pm. Locations TBA.
October 13, 2022 | Session #1
October 20, 2022 | Session #2
October 27, 2022 | Session #3
November 3, 2022 | Session #4
November 10, 2022 | Session #5
November 17, 2022 | Session #6