Change Today, Change Tomorrow Mourns the Tragic Loss of Julius Chuckie Coleman, a Beloved Community Member and Dedicated Employee at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 12, 2023) — Change Today, Change Tomorrow, a Black women-led nonprofit organization in Louisville’s West End, is deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of Julius Chuckie Coleman, a cherished member of our community and a dedicated employee at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Julius Chuckie Coleman, 33 years old, was a remarkable individual who embodied compassion, love, and dedication. He gave his heart and time to his family, including his nephews, nieces, and sisters. As the only boy in the family, he played an instrumental role in their lives, always striving to ensure their happiness and well-being. His love for the children at Parkland was evident, as he devoted himself to their joy and personal growth. Julius had an unwavering desire to see everyone around him living a fulfilled and happy life.

Known for his reliability, humor, and unwavering commitment, Julius was an invaluable member of the Parkland Boys and Girls Club community. His dedication and dependability made him an exemplary role model for the children he served. He had a gift for making people smile, brightening their days with his endless repertoire of jokes.

Change Today, Change Tomorrow has had the privilege of working closely with the Parkland Boys and Girls Club, where Julius played an integral role. It was through this partnership that our organization was able to launch initiatives such as Feed the West and our summer horticulture program, creating positive change within the community we serve.

In the wake of this tragedy, we stand united with Julius’s family and loved ones. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held next weekend. Change Today, Change Tomorrow will be providing food for the service as a gesture of support and comfort to those in attendance.

We are calling upon the Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana and our surrounding neighbors to join us in filling the void left by Julius’s untimely passing. His family has established a GoFundMe campaign to help support them during this difficult time. We urge the community to come together, show their support, and contribute to this fund, which will provide assistance and solace to Julius’s loved ones.

To make a contribution and support Julius Chuckie Coleman’s family, please visit the GoFundMe page @ 

Checks can be made payable to Velma Coleman and can be sent to 902 South 15th Street Louisville, KY 40210.

Change Today, Change Tomorrow remains committed to addressing the systemic injustices that disproportionately affect Black communities, including food and public health disparities. We will continue our work in advocating for positive change and fighting for justice in honor of Julius and all those who have been affected by violence and inequality.

For further information, media inquiries, or to learn more about Change Today, Change Tomorrow’s initiatives, please contact:

Media Contact Name: Angela Masden


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