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Get In The

HOUSE

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RESTORING A CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOOD LANDMARK FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

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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.

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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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SELF-

RELIANCE

Creating opportunities for communities

to provide for their own food needs

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FIGHT

ILLNESS

Improving health outcomes through

education and access

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Educating our community on how to build and maintain businesses

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I GREW

UP HERE

AND NOW CALIFORNIA

GROWS HERE

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.

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.