It is an extraordinary gift and opportunity to invest in the health of one’s community. To do so endows the abundant crossroads of creativity and preservation, accessibility and innovation, tradition and celebration.
In the years to come, we will have the great honor of seeing the University of Louisville’s Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute—New Vision of Health Campus spring to life in the historic “Heart of the City.” Stretching across West Muhammad Ali Street, this campus
will house interdepartmental offices and laboratories “where researchers [...] will study how natural, cultural, and personal environments affect human health.”
This new campus will blossom from the roots cultivated by the racially integrated Business Women’s Club which broke ground in 1899 and served the city’s women for five decades. It will also grow from the grounds where the historic Black Business District once flourished in the 1950’s and early 60’s. Eventually leveled by urban renewal policies, many felt concerned that both the history and the cultural richness of the area had been laid to waste.
And yet, decades later, we never stopped dreaming about the seeds of possibility buried beneath the surface. Earlier this month, a partnership with the University of Louisville cemented what’s to come for the heart of our city and the many new opportunities therein. As we envision these new horizons, we invite you to invest with us, to dream with us, and to cultivate a New Vision of Health.