Access Ventures envisions a world in which every person is able to enjoy permanent access and full autonomy within the economy. It is a world where no one is overlooked or underestimated. To get there, we need diverse approaches —a one-size-fits-all solution will not work. We need diverse channels to get diverse services into the hands of a diverse range of people who are currently excluded.
Therefore, it was in Shelby Park that we started our work in the spring of 2014. While it’s a neighborhood with a rich history and vibrant community with many long-term residents, it has been deprioritized in comparison to other regional demands.
What has transpired over the past five years of Access Ventures’ work was not a strategic plan from the start per se, but instead was simply a flexible response to the needs of the community and in response to lessons learned over time. It’s important to remember this so that our reflection on what has been successful and what lessons can be learned are put in the appropriate context. It is with this in mind that we recently completed this case study. Learn more about our work and Louisville’s Shelby Park neighborhood by downloading your copy of the case study!