LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – The ACE Place project has been years in the making when Rose Smith’s son was killed 5 years ago at the corner of 25th and Standard--in the Park Hill neighborhood.

Today marks a day where the tragedy of Cory Crowe was turned into a celebration for a Louisville community. Rose Smith decided she wanted to make the property at 25th and Standard into something more than just sadness for her family, she wanted to make it into a good ending.

The ACE Place is intended to be a community center for the youth of Park Hill. Through ACE children will be able to find mentors, homework help and do good in their community. 

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“That’s what ACE is all about, it’s about compassion and community, and putting all the community together. Unified and with love and with compassion, it's beautiful,” Smith said.


The ACE Place still needs tons of help. This is only the beginning as they are still looking for funding and volunteers. ACE Place is located at 2336 Standard Avenue.

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