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1. Commitment to Memphis Shows in Wolowicz’s Work
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Melissa Wolowicz is up with the chickens every morning, working to make Memphis a better place.
The new vice president of development for BRIDGES has been raising chickens in her backyard since she, husband Shawn and son Grayson moved into Midtown and a house shaded by a canopy of trees.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friends for Life will host the fifth annual Dining Out for Life, part of a national fundraiser for AIDS support organizations, Thursday, April 25. Visit diningoutforlife.com/memphis for a list of restaurants donating a portion of proceeds from Thursday sales.
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Methodist North Hospital will hold a hip- and knee-replacement information class on Wednesday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to noon at the hospital’s Total Joint Center, 3960 New Covington Pike. R.S.V.P. at 516-5639.
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ballet Memphis will present “Wizard of Oz” Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, at The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St. Visit balletmemphis.org for tickets.
5. Stories of the Street
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
On a frosty Monday afternoon in late March, Cynthia “Cee Cee” Crawford stood at the intersection of Park Avenue and Getwell Road waving copies of Memphis’ new street newspaper, The Bridge.
6. Partnerships Key in Baptist Operation Outreach
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Last week we highlighted the On Location: MEMPHIS International Film & Music Festival and “Memphis Rocks” category, which is a free opportunity for Memphians to submit short videos that spotlight positive perspectives about our city for a chance to see them shown on the silver screen. This week let us turn our attention to an organization that is now “well beyond a century” with a true heartbeat of giving back to the community: Baptist Memorial Health Care.
7. Inferno Celebrates Employees’ Philanthropy
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, recently celebrated the dedicated members of its Fuelanthropic program with a special Happy Hour in the city’s South Main Historic Arts District.
8. McIver Celebrates 15 Years at MALS
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Harrison McIver has entered his 15th year as executive director of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. with a daunting challenge that’s as constant as it is acute.
9. Your Legacy Statement
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Last week we highlighted the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, which is focused on keeping homeless families together by providing free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence. This week, following the recent loss of two of my family members, let us explore the importance of a legacy statement.
10. ‘All is Not Lost’
- Thursday, March 07, 2013
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has been nationally recognized for its work providing health care services for the homeless population of the Mid-South, helping people like Grace Hilton-Young transform their lives.
11. Alternative Spring Break on Docket for Law Students
- Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and its Public Action Law Society are sponsoring the fourth annual alternative spring break next week.
It’s a series of events that will involve 48 law students from seven law schools, some of whom will come here from out of state to participate alongside Memphis law students.
12. Dorothy Day House Provides Families Hope
- Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Last week we discussed BRIDGES, which is an organization working to unite and inspire diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This week, let us highlight an organization focused on keeping homeless families together by providing free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence: the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (DDHH).
13. Epic Marketing Failures of 2012
- Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Despite their considerable marketing budgets and extensive teams, some of the world’s most well-known brands made significant marketing missteps in 2012. Learn from these epic fails to protect your brand.
14. Overcoming Addictions
- Monday, December 31, 2012
Last week we highlighted Juvenile Intervention & Faith-based Follow-up (JIFF), which is working with youth from in and around the juvenile justice system to equip them with the skills and support necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior. Drawing from another side of crime prevention, related to helping adolescents and adults fight drug and alcohol addiction, this week let us explore Memphis Recovery Centers.
15. Spirit of Giving
- Monday, December 31, 2012
For several thousand homeless Memphians, the winter months can be especially rough being exposed to the harsh elements without money, food or warm clothing.
Several local organizations and volunteers took time to give back during this holiday season by donating warm clothes, preparing hot meals and providing health care for those less fortunate just as the first signs of freezing conditions and snow hit the area.
16. Census to Offer Internet Option in Government Surveys
- Tuesday, December 18, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates in a digital age.
17. Local Organizations Help Homeless Community
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Baptist Operation Outreach and Soles4Souls offered assistance to those less fortunate, providing health care services, food and clothing to the homeless, at annual events held during the Thanksgiving holiday.
18. Opponents of School Closings Raise Concerns
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The first of three of the most politically challenging decisions the countywide school board has to make about the consolidation of public schools probably won’t happen this week.
Instead of taking a first preliminary vote Thursday, Nov. 29, to close 21 schools by the August merger date, Memphis City Schools superintendent Kriner Cash is asking the board to start a set of “impact studies” and schedule public hearings for closing five elementary schools.
19. Garage Demolition First Step for Downtown Project
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Downtown parking garage attached to the 147 Jefferson Ave. building is being demolished, the first of many steps the property owner is taking to redevelop its adjacent 12-story masonry office building for a proposed mixed-use facility.
20. More Ideas for Holiday Givebacks
- Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Last week we spotlighted The Exchange Club Family Center, which is an organization focused on helping families and breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Before we announce the topic for this week’s column, let us thank the hundreds of volunteers that came out on Saturday, Nov. 17, for the McKellar Lake Cleanup. More than 5,000 pounds of trash was removed from the area with 2,750 pounds being recycled. Now it is time to explore a few ways we can give back using holiday cards, honorariums and unwrapped toys.
21. Grizzlies Ramp Up Charitable Efforts as Holidays Begin
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
On the court, the Grizzlies have given away next to nothing. They reeled off an eight-game winning streak. Night after night, 48 minutes at a time, they have been stingy – selfish, even.
But off the court, the Grizzlies have embraced this holiday season of giving as though it, too, were a competition. This month, they haven’t just been making baskets but giving them away hundreds at a time: Zach Randolph distributing food baskets to families from Carver and Booker T. Washington high schools; Rudy Gay passing out foodstuffs at The Pursuit of God Power Center; and Quincy Pondexter’s food basket give-away at New Direction Christian Church/Power Center Academy as part of his ongoing “Random Acts of Q-Ness.”
22. Housing, Voting, Power: Problems Abound Post-Sandy
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, government officials are still facing multiple fronts in the efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. All that, and there's another storm coming.
23. Memphis Area Legal Services Relies on City’s Legal Community
- Monday, November 05, 2012
The description of Memphis Area Legal Services Inc. as a law firm works in some ways.
But unlike conventional law firms, the attorneys work with clients across several institutional boundaries that might not ordinarily be part of the services offered by a conventional law firm.
24. Baker Donelson Adds Five Attorneys in Memphis
- Thursday, November 01, 2012
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC has added five attorneys to its Memphis office.
They are Luke Cantrell, Kristin Clay Dunavant, William O’Connor, Sarah Pazar and Mary Wu.
25. Tennessee Sees 74 Percent Increase in Homeless Students
- Wednesday, October 31, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee saw the number of homeless public school students increase by 74 percent between 2007 and 2010.
That number was well above the national average of 38 percent, but the true number may be even higher.
26. City Council to Vote on Discrimination Ordinance
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
With a legal opinion from City Attorney Herman Morris in hand, Memphis City Council members on Tuesday, Oct. 16, again take up an ordinance that would ban the city from discriminating in hiring and promotions based on sexual orientation.
27. Robinson Brings ‘Even Keel’ to Role at Methodist South
- Monday, October 15, 2012
For a newly appointed CEO responsible for managing a nationally acclaimed hospital, James “Jay” Robinson III seems surprisingly laid-back.
The tone of his voice is relaxed and conversational as he discusses his new leadership role at Methodist South Hospital and the path that led him there. This calm and congenial demeanor, cultivated during his 20-year career, is one of Robinson’s keys to effective management.
28. Campaign Targets City’s Homelessness
- Wednesday, October 10, 2012
For three days last week, a group of volunteers assembled Downtown before dawn at Calvary Episcopal Church and from there spread out across the county looking for the homeless.
The new effort is an addition to the twice-a-year “connect,” or census, in which the local “Community Alliance For The Homeless Inc.” tries to get an idea of the general population of homeless in the county and offer a wide range of services.
29. Solomon Shares ‘Pictures of Hope’ With Children
- Thursday, September 20, 2012
Nationally recognized photojournalist and author Linda Solomon traveled to Memphis Tuesday, Sept. 18, to share her lifelong passion for photography and to encourage children from underprivileged backgrounds to follow their own hopes and dreams.
30. Non-Discrimination Up for Final Vote
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Memphis City Council members should have a full chamber Tuesday, Sept. 18, as the council takes a vote on third and final reading of a non-discrimination ordinance.
The council meets at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.
31. Agape Love Bus Offers Tours of Places Served
- Monday, September 17, 2012
Agape is offering Mid-Southerners a chance to visit the people and places served by the nonprofit by reserving a spot on the Agape Love Bus.
The free, two-hour Agape Heart Shares tour will depart from Agape’s office at 111 Racine St. Sept. 26 and Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Individuals and groups are welcome.
32. Terry Dedicates Career to Betterment of Community
- Friday, September 14, 2012
Memphis native Laura Terry, development officer at The MED Foundation, has dedicated her career to bettering the community by working in the Bluff City’s nonprofit sector – something she attributes to her parents’ influence.
33. Weinreich Switches Gears at College of Optometry
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
An attorney by profession, Christine Weinreich recently switched gears, taking on the role of director of corporate and foundation relations for the Southern College of Optometry, an independent, nonprofit academic institution at 1245 Madison Ave.
34. Pull a Plane for Special Kids and Families
- Monday, September 03, 2012
Last week we discussed Calvary Rescue Mission, which is an independent, Christian organization focused on providing temporary shelter, food and clothing to homeless men in need. This week let us highlight a local nonprofit that provides family centered programs and services that address the unique abilities and challenges of young children with special needs: Special Kids and Families.
35. Calvary Mission Building Hope
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Last week we highlighted Agape Child & Family Services, a Christian-based organization that is providing children and families with healthy homes. This week let us discuss an independent, Christian organization focused on rebuilding the lives of homeless men while ministering to their physical and emotional needs and working to restore them to personal and spiritual fulfillment: Calvary Rescue Mission.
36. Being Rainbows
- Tuesday, August 28, 2012
American literary and civil rights icon Dr. Maya Angelou repeatedly encouraged audience members to “be a rainbow in somebody’s cloud” Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Memphis, during the Agape HeartLight 2012 benefit.
37. Pediatrician Shares Vision of Health Care in Memphis
- Monday, August 27, 2012
Dr. Randy Christensen is a pediatrician who came to Memphis to share – with audiences that included medical professionals as well as members of the broader business community – his vision of how health care should be approached.
38. Agape Means Love
- Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Last week we spotlighted SRVS, which is an organization that is now celebrating 50 years of enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and bringing peace of mind to their families. This week let us turn our attention to a Christian-based organization that is providing children and families with healthy homes in the regional area through community restoration, homeless services, mentoring, foster care, adoption, maternity services and counseling: Agape Child & Family Services.
39. US Economic Recovery is Weakest Since World War II
- Thursday, August 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The recession that ended three years ago this summer has been followed by the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression.
Since World War II, 10 U.S. recessions have been followed by a recovery that lasted at least three years. An Associated Press analysis shows that by just about any measure, the one that began in June 2009 is the weakest.
40. Trustee and County Land Bank Prepping Road Show
- Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The office of Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and the Shelby County Land Bank are teaming up to present a “Real Estate Road Show” starting later this month.
41. Gathje Finds Avenues Of Service in Memphis
- Friday, July 27, 2012
While working toward his undergraduate degree at St. John’s University in Minnesota years ago, Peter Gathje – now professor of Christian ethics and associate dean at Memphis Theological Seminary – felt called to practice the lifestyle of the monks at the Benedictine monastery affiliated with the academic institution.
42. Breaking Barriers
- Friday, July 20, 2012
It seems simple. Match the homeless with homes.
The problem becomes more complex once one starts trying to carry out what quickly becomes a not so simple process.
For the last year, the city’s Community Alliance for the Homeless has been forming the framework for that – a system that will begin with those who most urgently need to get off the streets and work through making that stability long term and then to heading off homelessness before it begins.
43. Economic Dev. Conference Slated for Saturday
- Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Home for the Holidays Summer Conference 2012 is slated for Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Union Avenue Campus of Southwest Tennessee Community College in the Verties Sails Gymnasium (Building E).
44. Organization Gives Hope to Homeless Community
- Tuesday, July 10, 2012
When two homelessness initiatives received $450,000 in Shelby County funding in the most recent budget, the members of Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality (H.O.P.E.) celebrated with a victory party that featured music, dancing, cake and a home-cooked meal.
45. Court’s Ruling Won’t Impact Orgs.’ Missions
- Tuesday, July 03, 2012
In 1987, Dr. Scott Morris, a physician and United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center, a health care ministry that serves the working poor and their families.
46. Saving the Haven
- Monday, June 25, 2012
With lush vegetation and a smattering of homes on large lots, Northaven is reminiscent of neighboring Shelby Forest.
But the community that sits north of Memphis and south of Millington also contains plenty of homes on smaller lots with the traditional layout of a 1970s-era suburban neighborhood. Northaven isn’t Shelby Forest. It isn’t Memphis, either. The unincorporated Shelby County neighborhood is where rural and suburban meet – and the combination hasn’t aged well.
47. Orgs Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Homelessness
- Thursday, June 21, 2012
Several organizations and individuals focused on issues of homelessness were honored Tuesday, June 19, during the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium’s annual meeting at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.
48. Baker Donelson’s Bogard Honored for Pro Bono Work
- Thursday, June 07, 2012
Kate Bogard is one of a group of five attorneys at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC recently named by the firm as its Memphis Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year.
49. Commission Approves $1.2 Billion Budget
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Shelby County Commission may not have the last word on a county government operating budget it added nearly $1 million to and for which it raided the county’s $90 million reserve fund to balance the budget.
50. County Commission Amends Budget, Moves Basketball Complex
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners added nearly $1 million in grants to county government’s $1.1 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The commission balanced the budget Monday, May 21, over the objections of Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell by taking the money from the county’s $90 million reserve fund. The amount is 24 percent of the county budget total that doesn't include elected officials outside the county administration.
51. Commission Nears Budget Conclusion
- Monday, May 21, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners could end their budget season Monday, May 21, with votes on two budget resolutions.
One is a $1.1 billion consolidated operating budget. The other is a five-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) budget that totals $36.9 million in the first year – the fiscal year that begins July 1. The plan through June 30, 2017, totals $326.9 million.
- Friday, May 18, 2012
Bike-to-Work Day activities will be held across Memphis Friday, May 18, as part of National Bike-to-Work Day. Visit downtownmemphis.com/biketowork for a list of events.
53. Baptist $50K Donation Helps Growing Agape Program
- Friday, April 27, 2012
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. has donated $25,000 to Agape Child & Family Services’ Families in Transition (FIT) Program – the second installment of a $50,000 total donation to the growing program.
54. Breaking Free With The Salvation Army
- Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Last week we offered a prayer of support and a personal “thank you” to our military and all of the other brave men and women, who place their lives on the line each day to protect our freedoms. This week let us highlight an organization that is known for “doing the most good” and working everyday to fight hunger, homelessness, addiction, poverty and abuse: The Salvation Army.
55. New Firm Brings Fresh Perspective to Industry
- Friday, April 06, 2012
The past few years have been among the toughest ever for interior designers, but Lynne Catron chooses to view the downturn as an opportunity, not a hardship.
56. 6 Months Later, What has Occupy Protest Achieved?
- Monday, March 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed demonstrations six months after the movement was born.
57. Revealing Character
- Monday, March 05, 2012
Not long after the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature was awarded to “Undefeated” during the 84th annual Academy Awards, the film’s big-name executive producer excitedly sent out a flurry of tweets.
58. Calvary Kicks Off Lenten Festivities
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
In a Memphis tradition dating back to 1928, locals from all walks of life gather each weekday during Lent at Calvary Episcopal Church to nourish their bodies with warm, home-cooked meals and their souls with the word of God and the fellowship of neighbors.
59. Firm Reassures Commitment To House Of Mews
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
When Memphis-based information technology outsourcing firm Service Assurance last week announced it had been bought out by a division of New Jersey-based Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc., some Memphians questioned whether the acquisition would put the House of Mews in jeopardy.
60. Applying Pressure
- Monday, February 20, 2012
On Super Bowl Sunday, a group of 20 people huddled near a set of about as many tents on the Civic Center Plaza – the part of the Main Street Mall that is home to City Hall as well as the county, state and federal buildings.
61. Biz Owners Find Value In Giving Back
- Monday, January 30, 2012
There’s a growing breed of innovative for-profit entrepreneur that views positive social change as the foundation of business.
Rather than garnering donations or applying for grants as a nonprofit entity, social enterprise entrepreneurs are generating revenue and reinvesting profits in the community by providing services or manufacturing products.
62. Artistic Support
- Friday, January 27, 2012
Jerry “The King” Lawler, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, District Attorney General Amy Weirich and Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy are just a few of the local celebrities who’ve channeled their inner Renoirs to raise money in support of local victims of domestic violence.
63. Crossing Boundaries
- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Philanthropy takes a lot of planning and a lot of caution – so much so that young adults might give it a wide berth when it comes to ongoing involvement in the fundraising that is a central function of philanthropy.
64. Philanthropic Photography
- Friday, January 06, 2012
Whereas many people are accustomed to ignoring the homeless, photographer Bill Piacesi devotes himself to taking a closer look.
Black-and-white portraits capturing the weary, forgotten faces of Memphis’ most disenfranchised individuals adorn his workspace inside The Commons, a multi-tenant nonprofit center at 258 N. Merton St. in the city’s Binghampton neighborhood.
65. CCHS CEO Recognized With Leadership Award
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Burt Waller, CEO of Christ Community Health Services, recently was honored with the Logan Beasley Leadership Excellence Award for his work in expanding access to primary health care.
The award was presented by The Tennessee Primary Care Association, a nonprofit corporation connecting Tennesseans, especially the medically underserved, with health care services. The award is named in honor of Logan Beasley, whose work with the U.S. Public Health Service helped develop primary care services and strengthen community health centers.
66. FCC Contest Develops Apps for Government Services
- Friday, December 16, 2011
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) – A cellphone application that tells residents when the next bus is coming is the winner of a competition held by the Federal Communications Commission to help Americans access government services.
67. Agape Honored as 'Angel in Adoption'
- Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute recently honored Agape Child & Family Services of Memphis and Jackson as a 2011 Angel in Adoption for its advocacy of adoption and foster-care issues.
68. Commission Approves Flat Bonus, Moves Toward Redistricting End Game
- Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Shelby County Commissioners approved a flat $650 bonus per county employee Monday, Dec. 5, after a lengthy debate about what to do with $2.5 million of an $8.7 million surplus from the fiscal year that ended June 30.
69. Juvenile Poverty's Bite is Deep in Tennessee
- Thursday, December 01, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – U.S. Census figures bear out the anecdotal evidence of more children in poverty that Tennessee schools have been seeing.
The percentage of children from economically impoverished families rose 1.8 percent in Tennessee from 2009 to 2010 – two-tenths of a percentage point more than the national average increase.
70. Firm That Threw Foreclosure Costume Party Closing
- Tuesday, November 22, 2011
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – An embattled foreclosure law firm that was criticized for a Halloween party that mocked the homeless and was recently shunned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will close.
71. Foundation Gets Dogs Off Streets, Into Homes
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
On a rainy Memphis afternoon, a small pit bull-mix named Snow White wagged her tail cheerfully as a volunteer led her on a leash through the lobby of a vet’s office, following a procedure that left her with a bandaged foot and a cone around her neck.
72. Homewood Suites' Duncan Receives Leadership Award
- Friday, November 11, 2011
Bill Duncan, global head of Brand Management for Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton, has received the Executive Leadership Award at the Corporate Neighbor Awards breakfast held at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.
73. Prison Stories Lends Ear to Women Behind Bars
- Friday, November 11, 2011
Elaine Blanchard has a reputation in the Memphis community as a gifted storyteller, but her greatest gift seems to lie in her willingness to listen, particularly to those who are listened to least.
74. Agape Receives $40,000 from Grizzlies, Valero
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
Agape Child & Family Services has received donations from Valero Memphis Refinery and the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation.
Valero Memphis Refinery donated $20,000 in support of Agape’s Families in Transition program, which serves homeless, pregnant women and their children.
75. US Curbs Work Program for Foreign College Students
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The State Department put a freeze Monday on expansion of a program that lines up summer jobs in the U.S. for foreign college students, citing persistent complaints about young people getting ripped off and exploited.
76. O’Brien’s Lens is ‘Passport to the World’
- Friday, November 04, 2011
Michael O’Brien regards his camera as more than just the tool of his profession. O’Brien, a former Memphian who now lives in Austin, Texas, considers it his “passport to the world.”
77. Agape Receives $250K DOJ Grant
- Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has announced the approval of Agape’s collaborative proposal for a three-year, $250,000 grant to expand Agape’s Families in Transition Program with five additional FIT units at the Bent Tree apartment community.
78. Sneed Promoted At Humane Society
- Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Kerry Sneed has been promoted to community outreach and humane education coordinator at the Humane Society of Memphis.
79. Homeless Reduction
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The end of this month will mark the first three months of the new local effort with a goal of ending homelessness in the next 10 years.
The Community Alliance for the Homeless Inc., a private nonprofit organization, has written several grant proposals in pursuit of an action plan that would reduce transitional housing for the homeless by 300 units and replace it with more than 300 units of permanent supportive or other long-term housing.
80. Project Homeless Connect Gives One-Stop Help
- Friday, September 16, 2011
The joint city-county effort to end homelessness in the next 10 years goes to the streets Friday, Sept. 16, for its kickoff.
Project Homeless Connect is a different kind of canvassing effort than the annual homeless census count or attempts to get the homeless to seek different kinds of services.
81. Word to Expand Fundraising For Catholic Charities
- Friday, September 02, 2011
Anna Kathryn Word couldn’t help but notice the countless amounts of people standing outside the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association on her way to work each morning.
82. Homeless Connect Set For Sept. 16
- Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Leaders of the combined city-county effort to end homelessness within 10 years are mounting their first attempt to bring the homeless without shelter in for a one-stop shop of services.
The Project Homeless Connect will be Sept. 16 at the Pipkin Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds.
83. CBU Students to Do Volunteer Work
- Tuesday, August 23, 2011
MEMPHIS (AP) – Students at Christian Brothers University in Memphis will volunteer 20 hours throughout the school year to help those less fortunate.
Students also will have discussion groups about the plight of the homeless and the journey of refugees.
84. Arkansas Getting $33 Million in HUD Funding
- Thursday, August 11, 2011
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The state of Arkansas and the cities of Fort Smith and West Memphis will share $33 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding to support community development and produce more affordable housing.
85. Wells Donates $10K to Memphis Nonprofits
- Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wells Fargo has donated $10,000 to support two Memphis-area nonprofit groups providing education and other support to women and children in need.
Wells donated $5,000 each to Agape Child & Family Services and the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA).
86. CCHS to Open Family Medicine Center
- Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Christ Community Health Services on Thursday, Aug. 11, will unveil the new University Family Medicine Center, a clinic in the heart of the Memphis Medical District that will serve medically underserved members of the community.
87. CBU Donates Furniture to Catholic Charities
- Friday, August 05, 2011
Christian Brothers University recently donated furniture from its dormitories to Catholic Charities of West Tennessee to furnish permanent housing for individuals and families in both the residential treatment and refugee programs.
88. Clayborn-Ball Temple Plays Role In Area’s Future
- Monday, August 01, 2011
A historic Downtown church is for sale after decades of attempts by the AME church leadership to bring it back.
What happens to Clayborn Ball Temple could be a bellwether for redevelopment efforts for the area just south of FedExForum. It’s an area developers and planners refer to as SoFo.
89. Powerlines Bring More Than Electricity
- Monday, July 11, 2011
Last week we offered an example of how corporations can leverage their marketing power to benefit nonprofits, like ePaymentAmerica’s “Swing for the Stars” promotion benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South. This week let us spotlight a holistic program that is connecting under-resourced neighborhoods with the resources and services needed to help create a more nurturing environment for children and families: the Powerlines Community Network.
90. Program Furnishes Apartments of Formerly Homeless
- Wednesday, July 06, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A new program in Nashville provides furnishings to homeless people entering a new apartment.
Adopt a Unit is a program of the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission's fundraising arm, The Key Alliance.
91. Keeping Families ‘FIT’
- Friday, June 10, 2011
There are few situations as stressful as being a homeless pregnant mother, wandering weary, hungry and often hopeless from one shelter to the next with young children in tow.
But it’s not unusual in the Memphis area, which has as many as 10,000 homeless individuals, one-third of those being women and children – and two-thirds of those being children under 5.
92. Shelby Forest Residents Wait, Watch
- Tuesday, May 10, 2011
As the region prepared for the Mississippi River to crest, it was pretty much business as usual Monday morning at Shelby Forest General Store, 7729 Benjestown Road, near Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, as regulars stopped in for breakfast and exchanged neighborhood news on the front porch.
93. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding
- Monday, May 09, 2011
Mud Island River Park Closed Indefinitely
Mud Island River Park closed Friday for safety reasons as the waters of the real Mississippi River flooded the park’s scale model of the Mississippi River.
94. Calling All Girl Scouts
- Monday, April 25, 2011
Last week, we spotlighted the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, which is providing homeless families with free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence. This week, let us discuss a local organization preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary and widely known for building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place: Girl Scouts Heart of the South.
95. A Pause for Homelessness
- Monday, April 18, 2011
Last week, we focused attention on the Mid-South STEM Alliance, which is bringing government, business and education together to focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This week, let us discuss an organization giving homeless families a “pause” in life with free, temporary housing and the means to re-establish their independence: the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (DDHH).
96. Council Could Vote On Police Director
- Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Memphis City Council members have their first one-on-one meeting Tuesday with Memphis police director designate Toney Armstrong.
Armstrong makes his appearance before the council’s personnel committee at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 250 N. Main St.
97. MIFA’s Day of Reflection to Honor MLK Legacy
- Friday, April 01, 2011
Memphis Inter-Faith Association will commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday during its 12th Annual Day of Reflection and Service.
98. Memphis Leaders Urge Donations to Japan
- Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Japan-America Society of Tennessee has established the “Tennessee Tomodachi Fund” as a relief drive in response to the widespread and deadly natural disasters that recently struck Japan, crippling infrastructure and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.
99. Body and Soul
- Monday, March 14, 2011
From now through April 15, a cross-section of Memphians will pour into Calvary Episcopal Church each weekday at lunchtime to nourish their bodies with warm, home-cooked meals and their souls with the word of God and the fellowship of neighbors.
100. CCHS Opens Binghampton Dental Clinic
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Christ Community Health Services on Tuesday opened its state-of-the-art, $1.4 million, 5,000-square-foot dental facility at 2953 Broad Ave. in the heart of Memphis’ Binghampton neighborhood.