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Sharon Byrd is owner of The Byrd Nest

The Byrd Nest finds catering success in Frayser

Sharon Byrd opened The Byrd Nest catering company in Frayser in 2011. She hopes to turn the side business into a restaurant that can better serve Frayser, a community lacking in local restaurant options.

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Ed Rice Community Center anchors Frayser

Frayser’s Ed Rice Community Center serves the neighborhood from a site that once served as a pauper’s graveyard for Shelby County.

Westside Elementary

Westside Elementary stands out in Frayser

In a community where failing schools has been the headline, Westside Elementary attempts to rewrite the education story in Frayser.

New Hope Christian Academy urban farm

VIDEO: Community collaboration in Frayser

The Frayser neighborhood has come together to tackle blight, improve public safety, improve educational options and strengthen community identity.  

Pathways in Education

Pathways in Education gives alternative in Frayser

Pathways in Education opened its alternative school setting in Frayser in 2014 and has quickly grown to serve hundreds of students needing another route to education.
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