The Fall 2023 cohort application is due Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 11:59pm EST.

Contact Rachel Roarx at or 502-724-7529 if you have any issues or questions.

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 (6) consecutive weeks. Each session is typically two and a half hours long. Participants must be able to attend five (5) out of six (6) sessions. Program sessions are held at various locations throughout South and Southwest Louisville.

Course Fee

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

Program Calendar