Why you should join the mission

Smoketown is one of the oldest and most storied neighborhoods in Louisville. It is our goal at Bates Community Development Corporation to provide the programs and services necessary for social, economic, and social prosperity.


Come on down and enjoy beautiful Smoketown! We have several projects at BCDC that need lots of help. You are welcome to help with painting, tutoring, organizing donations, etc. Please visit our Programs page to see where you want to make your mark. Contact Nachand Hyde Trabue at NachandT@batescdc.com to organize a fulfilling day of service.

Help with Promotion

We are very proud of our events and we need help getting the word out. Come out and join us! We're always in need of folks willing to help with outreach and social media.


We need help supporting our mission. That help can start with a donation from YOU! Every dollar counts while trying to uplift the Smoketown community and its residents.

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