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Goals

The Sparrow House, Inc. is a collaborative workspace that unifies California residents, businesses and community resources. Our mission is achieved by offering space for programs and initiatives in the following avenues; Economic Empowerment, Collaborative Development, and The Promotion of Food Security.

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Economic Development

We look forward to collaborating with organizations to encourage

credit building, home ownership and entrepreneurship

through workshops.

 

Traditional economic development emphasizes  investments in places over investment in people. It  has focused simply on expanding the tax base  instead of explicitly creating economic opportunity  for marginalized communities. These policies historically disenfranchised  communities of color and continue to perpetuate  the displacement of low income communities.  Equitable economic development empowers low  income communities, immigrant communities, and  communities of color in accessing good jobs and  stable neighborhoods. If there is racial and  economic justice, there is economic opportunity. 

 

SOURCE - Equitable Economic Development

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Collaborative Development

We will be partnering with mental health specialists to provide onsite services. promoting family reunification and to create social impact.

The dynamism of cities represents a major  sustainable development opportunity. By getting  urban development and collaborative  development right, cities can create jobs and offer  better livelihoods; increase economic growth;  improve social inclusion; promote the decoupling  of living standards and economic growth from  environmental resource use; protect local and  regional ecosystems; reduce both urban and rural  poverty; and drastically reduce pollution. Sound  urban development will accelerate progress  towards achieving the end of extreme poverty. 

 

SOURCE - Urbanization and Sustainable Development

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Promotion of Food Security

The Sparrow House Farm, LLC is collaborating with local Chef and food grower, Chef E, owner of Greenz N Tingz for the community garden. Learn more about Chef E here:

www.GreenzNTingz.com 

Food deserts are a weakness in a city infrastructure’s  ability to provide poorer residents with access to healthy  food options. A lack of access to nutritious food options  multiplies the barriers to health and wellbeing that  individuals who live in multidimensional poverty face  daily. For many living in food deserts, gas stations or  convenience stores are the closest options for obtaining  sustenance. For individuals already experiencing  multidimensional poverty, living in a food desert can  lead to malnutrition, obesity, or decreased educational  and economic achievement. 

Louisville currently ranks 10th among its peers in  households living in a food desert with 3.56% of  households living in a food desert. 

 

SOURCE - Greater Louisville Project