A Safe and Thriving City: Strengthening our community’s ability to prevent violence

Safety is the basic ingredient for urban prosperity.  The costs of violence on a city are incalculable – both the real and perceived safety of the city of Louisville affects all citizens and the businesses that support our economy.  As we seek to be the location of choice for our families, employers and new residents, we must dedicate attention and resources to ensure the highest quality of life in Louisville.

Violence in any part of our city is a threat to prosperity everywhere.  Far too many families and neighborhoods are grieving from the loss of life suffered from homicides, shootings, suicides and drug overdoses.  For Louisville to be a safe, healthy and vibrant city, we must strengthen our community’s ability to prevent violence and work to resolve underlying issues that lead to it.

Community norms and actions can have tremendous impact in addressing the social and economic root causes of violence in cities. The Bingham Fellows Class of 2018 will gather participants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to create the conditions for collective action, leading to a safer and more prosperous future for us all.

Learn more about the Bingham Fellows program

Applications will be open Monday, September 11 – October 27, 2017.

RSVP for the info session on Thursday, October 5th 

Program calendar for 2018 Bingham Fellows

Program days are usually held on Thursdays and will begin at 8:00 a.m. and adjourn at 5:00 p.m. unless otherwise communicated in advance.

January 18, 2018 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Orientation; (mandatory) – Cocktail reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 1 and 2, 2018 Opening session (Mandatory, all dayThursday and half-day Friday, not overnight)

February 15, 2018

March 1, 2018

March 22, 2018

April 26-27, 2018 Two-day overnight retreat (mandatory)

May 24, 2018

June 21, 2018

July 19, 2018

August 30, 2018 (half day – 8 a.m. – noon)

September 27, 2018  Project evaluations scheduled on this date, 60 minutes per team (time TBD)

October 18, 2018 (half day – morning)

November 15, 2018  Project evaluations scheduled on this date, 60 minutes per team (time TBD)

December 6, 2018 Graduation (2-7 p.m.)

January 17, 2019 Public Launch of projects  (3-6 p.m.)