Black CDC President featured in Courier-Journal

Updated: Jan 22, 2020

With 2020 on the horizon, The Courier Journal peppered questions on a number of influential Kentuckians for their view

on the new year’s priorities, opportunities and challenges.

This is the third in the series.

Terra Leavell has never let negative narratives about Louisville' West End deter her from seeing its neighborhoods' potential. 

As the president and CEO of Black Community Development Corporation, 2600 W. Broadway, and executive director of nonprofit 1619 Flux: Art + Activism, 1619 W. Main St., she's leading a growing focus on community within Louisville's western neighborhoods to empower its residents.

Black CDC, formerly known as Canaan Community Development Corporation, began at Canaan Christian Church in 1993 and became a nonprofit about a year ago. Its mission is "to foster social and economic empowerment in underserved communities" and has created several programs to serve West Louisville. READ MORE HERE...

Learn more about the Black CDC's work and mission at

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