Night to RISE is back on Saturday, March 18. To celebrate this annual fundraiser for Neighborhood House, we’re taking a look at the community center’s history.
Neighborhood House was the first settlement house in the state and offered services like classes and lodging. Here is a brief timeline of its early history:
- 1896 | A boys club is founded by philanthropists Archibald Hill and Jane Addams in two rooms of a former saloon.
- 1897 | After outgrowing the saloon, the North Broadway Social Settlement is established at 324 E. Jefferson St. It provides literary classes for women and storytime for children.
- 1902 | The house at 428 S. First St. is donated by philanthropist Mrs. W. B. Belknap. The North Broadway Social Settlement is renamed and incorporated under the name “Neighborhood House.”
Now located at 201 N. 25th St., it functions as a community center providing programming for families in West Louisville. A look at their impact by the numbers:
- 100. The percentage of kindergarten-ready preschool graduates from the Child Development Center.
- 200. The families the Emergency Food Bank reaches per month.
- 300. The number of youths who receive academic support and cultural enrichment from the Youth Development Program.
🏡 Event details
The Night to RISE event will be on Saturday, March 18 from 6-9 p.m. at TEN20 Craft Brewery in Butchertown. Tickets are $55 and include a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.
Be sure to bring your dancing shoes. There will also be live performances by The Unlimited Show Band, plus a bourbon pull and raffle tickets.
🏡 Get involved
Can’t make the event? Neighborhood House has plenty of volunteer opportunities. You can also check out their wishlist or make a monetary donation.