Frayser

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.

Development NewsFrayser CDC Executive Director Steve Lockwood (center) talks with local residents Gilbert Wright (left) and Morriston Edmonds after a Frayser Neighborhood Council meeting at the Ed Rice Community Center in Frayser

Frayser CDC lands Hyde grant


Development NewsMayor Strickland celebrated at the event marking the completed renovation of a once-blighted home in Frayser

Frayser CDC focuses in on blighted MLK zone


Frayser barbershop renovates, plans job growth


Feature StorySharon Byrd is owner of The Byrd Nest

The Byrd Nest finds catering success in Frayser


Feature StoryEd Rice 2

Ed Rice Community Center anchors Frayser


Feature StoryWestside Elementary

Westside Elementary stands out in Frayser


Feature StoryNew Hope Christian Academy urban farm

VIDEO: Community collaboration in Frayser


Feature StoryPathways in Education

Pathways in Education gives alternative in Frayser


Feature StoryBobby White

White focuses on education to lift Frayser


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