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RESTORING A CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOOD LANDMARK FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Get In The

HOUSE

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LEARN
about the Legacy of CALIFORNIA DAY, one of our biggest events!

JOIN US THIS YEAR!!!

California Day 2022

WORLDWIDE

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HARD WORK
DILIGENCE
PRODUCTIVITY
PERSISTENCE

SPARROW HOUSE CORE VALUES

In 1940, Domestic Worker Evelyn Sparrow purchased a home in what is now known as West Louisville’s California Neighborhood. Mrs. Sparrow passed this home on to her two daughters; Educator Jessie Goree and Community Leader and Activist Anna. J. Smith. Now more than 80 years later, Sparrow’s Great Granddaughter Markesha Smith-Bell is reclaiming the legacy of the home to benefit California’s current and future generations.

Friendly Business Team
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OUR MISSION

The Sparrow House, Inc is a collaborative workspace that unifies California residents, businesses, and community resources.

The Sparrow House provides space for Office space/meeting rentals, workshops and training, mental healthcare, networking, and more.

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OUR THREE FOCUS
AREAS ARE

COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

FOOD SECURITY

Packing Food

As a 3rd Generation Home Owner, it’s my responsibility to continue building the legacy that was passed on to me by my Grandmother and Great Grandmother. After my grandmother, Anna J. Smith, transitioned, I felt the need to give back to the California Neighborhood growing stronger in my heart. As a child, I benefited from California community resources and recognize the importance of working together. Let’s now work together to build on the dream and watch

our community take flight from

The Sparrow House.

#DontSellGrandmasHouse

"I GREW
UP HERE
AND NOW CALIFORNIA
GROWS HERE!"

MARKESHA SMITH-BELL

FOUNDER · THE SPARROW HOUSE

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WE CAN
DO THIS TOGETHER

Get involved in the work and help us bring the vision of The Sparrow House to life. Economic Development, Collaboration, and the Promotion of Food Security; all from the heart of the California Neighborhood.