Girls Inc. takes mission to roots with Frayser Youth FarmRead Article

Part of Girls Inc.’s focus on Frayser is through its Youth Farm, where girls are employed as farmers to cultivate some 50 vegetable varieties all while learning entrepreneurial skills.
A banner outside of 3309 Riney reads, "Don't rent for $700. Own in Frayser for $450."

The Byrd Nest finds catering success in FrayserRead Article

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.

White focuses on education to lift FrayserRead Article

Bobby White returned to his native Frayser in 2012 after 12 years spent working in the Memphis City Schools system. Today, he works as Founder and CEO of Frayser Community Schools where he wants to create an educational system that can become the center of the community

Wolf River Greenway transforms city's greenspaceRead Article

The coming choice of a contractor for the Epping Way phase of the Wolf River Greenway is the latest sign that the 23-mile path is nearing reality.

New Hope Christian Academy uses an urban forest as part of its outdoor classrom New Hope Christian Academy urban farm

$60M down payment fund invests in Memphis' "hardest hit" neighborhoodsRead Article

“The idea here that neighborhood investment requires more than investment; it requires the presence of an invested owner," said Ralph Perrey, executive director of the Tennessee Housing Development Agency about the state organization's $60 million fund to help Memphians purchase homes ...
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Frayser is one of the largest neighborhoods in Memphis, stretching north from the city’s urban core to the rural Shelby Forest across more than 20 square miles. It is one of the city’s most disinvested neighborhoods but is rich with community activism. The resident-led Frayser 2020 community revitalization plan is focused on growing youth, reducing crime, and investing in infrastructure and amenities while the annual Frayser Festival celebrates the community’s bright spots. Frayser is home to many small businesses as well as Nike’s $301 million distribution center.

Feature StoryStephanie Love stands in front at Whitney Elementary in Frayser, which residents say is negatively affected by a nearby landfill.

Community activists affect change in Frayser and North Memphis

Feature StoryThe exterior of Stylist Salon, a locally-owned business in Frayser.

Locally-owned business brings jobs back to Frayser

Feature StoryAccelerator programs hosted by organizations such as EPICenter Memphis, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co., help entrepreneurs launch businesses and   connect them with pathways to capital. To date, EPICenter has raised more than $16 million in capital.
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Innovation & Job NewsHug Neighborhood Park Friends encourages engagement with city parks with activities like bicycle clubs and rodeos.

Adopt-A-Park program ramping up the call for volunteers

Innovation & Job NewsResidents of Memphis Teacher Residency spend a school year in the classroom with a mentor-teacher getting hand-on training.

Memphis Teacher Residency prepares students for success

Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis

Development NewsJeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning

Feature StoryLiz Gutierrez, founder and CEO of Enterprising Latinas.

How to create jobs and help neighborhoods prosper? Support local entrepreneurs

Feature StoryGhost Signs

Ghost signs show Memphis commerce of days long gone

Feature StoryDr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls

Development NewsMemhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress