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1. Reshaping a City, One Lot at a Time -

John G. Brittle Jr. doesn’t have an office. He has a war room. The space, crowded with maps, charts, books, piles of paper and marked-up spreadsheets, is ground zero for InfillNashville, the 10-person team of site selection specialists that Brittle leads at Village Real Estate Services.

2. Neighborhood Vitality -

The history at the Four-Way Restaurant is as rich and soulful as the food.

The walls of the South Memphis institution are decorated with photographs of politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and civil rights icons – including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – who made the famous restaurant at Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue a “home away from home.”

3. Community Forums Help Parents Navigate School Changes -

As students and their parents gear up for going back to the school, a local campaign is holding a series of forums throughout the city to educate families on what to expect for the inaugural school year of the consolidated countywide school system.

4. New Campaign Urges Support of Students in Merger -

A new campaign launched Monday, June 24, to prepare for the opening of the consolidated school district in August is urging citizens to support students of the new school system.

“Our Children. Our Success.” is privately funded by SchoolSeed, which was formerly the Memphis City Schools Foundation. The campaign began Monday with new billboards across the county.

5. Leadership Memphis Starts College Help Campaign -

Leadership Memphis has launched a citywide campaign to encourage high school seniors to attend college by helping them complete FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid – forms in January.

6. Leadership Memphis Launches College Help Campaign -

Leadership Memphis has launched a citywide campaign to encourage high school seniors to attend college by helping them complete FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid – forms in January.

7. Realty Firm Gives Back Through Farm-to-Fork Fellowship -

Commercial real estate deals were put on hold Friday, Oct. 26, for Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC.

8. Memphis Urban League Awarded $20K Grant -

The Memphis Urban League received a $20,000 grant from Comcast in support of its Project Ready initiative.

Project Ready provides college and career preparatory and youth leadership development services to students at Cypress Middle and Northside High schools. The program aims to increase the students’ interests in going to college and preparing for high-demand careers, and their knowledge of what they must do to realize their potential.

9. Events -

The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will recognize filmmaker and writer William Bearden with its 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award in Creative and Performing Arts Friday, Nov. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St. Tickets are $50 per person and $400 for a table of eight. For more information or tickets, call Patty Bladon at 678-4372 or Sara Rose at 678-5086.

10. Nonprofit Excellence Gears Up for Conference -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will offer the nonprofit community a full day’s worth of respected industry speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and networking opportunities during its sixth annual conference Wednesday.

11. Obama Admin. Promotes 'Great Outdoors' Program -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is promoting a new program aimed at protecting public lands, boosting conservation and encouraging recreation. Obama said it is important to conserve public lands, even in tough economic times.

12. Group Seeks 100 Ways to Boost Degree Attainment -

Leadership Memphis wants your ideas now for boosting college education in Memphis.

With its “100 Things in 100 Days” campaign well under way, the organization is asking people to call or e-mail president and CEO David Williams. He promises a response within one business day.

13. Kroc Center Officially Under Way -

A five-year dream has become a reality for those who worked tirelessly to raise money and garner support for the multimillion-dollar Kroc Center of Memphis.

The local chapter of the Salvation Army on Monday morning held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the 100,000-square-foot center that will anchor the northwest corner of the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

14. Kroc Center Officially Under Way -

A five-year dream has become a reality for those who worked tirelessly to raise money and garner support for the multimillion-dollar Kroc Center of Memphis.

The local chapter of the Salvation Army on Monday morning held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the 100,000-square-foot center that will anchor the northwest corner of the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

15. Salvation Army Files Kroc Center Permit -

The local chapter of the Salvation Army has filed a $24 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build the Kroc Center of Memphis at the Mid-South Fairgrounds. The formal address of the 100,000-square-foot facility is 800 East Parkway S., according to the permit.

16. Kroc Center’s Backers Want It to Be a Gathering Spot for Diverse Groups -

From its days as a horseracing track in the latter half of the 19th century, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has a long and captivating history, including a fair share of disputes over the best uses for the sprawling property that sits in the middle of Memphis.

17. Funding Boost Moves Kroc Center Closer to Reality -

No matter what happens with the overall redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds – a project that could be scaled back in light of the economy – the plan to build the Kroc Center of Memphis is gaining steam.

18. Ray of Hope Offered Through Man Up Mentoring -

Mike Arnold didn't have to wonder who or where his father was when he was a little boy. Arnold said he was a fortunate child, one who grew up with his father in the home, doing the things boys do with their dads such as playing catch or just having those conversations only a dad and son can have.

19. Midtown Dev. Corp. Elects Board, Seeks Nonprofit Status -

A group of people has come together with the goal of mapping a growth strategy and revitalizing Midtown Memphis.

The Midtown Development Corp. (MDC), originally called the Midtown Redevelopment Corp., is a gathering of Midtown stakeholders such as business owners, neighborhood associations, architects and residents who want to address issues ranging from safety to beautification.

20. Grizzlies to Tout Mentoring Possibilities at Luncheon -

The Memphis Grizzlies basketball players and coaches are seeking to rack up wins on more than just the basketball court. They want to win mentors to help mold the lives of some of their youngest fans.

21. Exchange Club GetsGrizzlies Support -      The Exchange Club Family Center has received a $25,000 grant from the Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation and has been named a community partner by the organization.
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22. Beard Channels Leadership Skills Into Helping Kids -

Cheryl Beard has many children - not biological, but "ministry children and grandchildren."

That is how Beard views all the kids she helps in her position as executive director of the Urban Youth Initiative (UYI) and as co-chair of the Youth Development Collaborative (YDC).

23. CCC Looks to Children's Needs Downtown -

With the shadow of the castle-like Tennessee Brewery behind them, a small crowd of people relaxed on a recent early evening in Downtown Memphis.

Apparently oblivious to the massive redevelopment project that's been proposed for the brewery site nearby, the group - all teenagers - strolled on, some carrying skateboards, others cracking jokes, all seemingly more interested in a diversion than a new development. Some of them slowly made their way up Tennessee Street, lost in their own world, eager to take advantage of the last few hours of daylight.

24. In Pursuit of L.I.F.E. -

Editor's Note: The following stories comprise the second part of a special series on the state of children in Memphis and Shelby County. To read yesterday's pieces, visit www.memphisdailynews.com.

25. Archived Article: Daily Digest - P

P. Baum Finances Lots

in Collierville Farms

P. Baum Co. has financed nine lots in Fleming Gardens, part of the Collierville Farms Planned Development, for $2 million, according to The Daily News Public Records Database, www.memphisdailyne...

26. Archived Article: Daily Digest - Nonprofit consultants

Nonprofit consultants

move Memphis office

Fundamentals, a nonprofit fund-raising consulting firm, moved into office space at 4646 Poplar Ave., Suite 327.

The firm, which opened in a home-based office in January, off...

27. Archived Article: Assisi P.2 - Assisi Foundation awards $1 Assisi Foundation awards $1.4 million in quarter The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc. awarded more than $1.4 million in grants for the third quarter. These grants were made in the areas of health care, education, literac...

28. Archived Article: Seedtech St - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Technology at center of economic recovery plan for Binghampton area By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The digital divide can be an ever-growing chasm that lays between the tech-saavy and the dot-comless. Bridging that gulf requi...

29. Archived Article: Comm Focus - NCCJ names honorees of 2000 Humanitarian Awards NCCJ names honorees of 2000 Humanitarian Awards Four well-known men who have contributed to Memphis in a variety of ways over the years have been selected as the recipients of the Year 2000 Humanitaria...

30. Archived Article: Comm Focus - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Youth initiative producing future entrepreneurs EntreStart is minister's method to bringing the message to teens By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Anthony Branch, a vocational specialist for the Urban Youth Initiative, started o...

31. Archived Article: Real Focus Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON Constructive education Memphis receives grant to help young dropouts succeed in the building industry By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For the high school dropout, finding a well-paying job can be difficult. It can be equally chall...

32. Archived Article: Real Fcs (hud Nn) Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON Learning at home Neighborhood Networks program helps residents of HUD-assisted apartment communities get the computer skills they need to compete in the job market By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In virtually every sector of the m...

33. Archived Article: Standout - By SUZANNE THOMPSON With women at heart Dr. Phyllis Betts devotes her life work to the study of women and their roles By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News In a high school in the 1960s, a female student with stellar scores on her standardized achievem...