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Memphis black history: Orange Mound as a haven for black Memphians

Memphis’ own neighborhood of Orange Mound has a significant spot in African-American history asit was the first residential neighborhood in the south open to African-Americans.

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SOS brings home-repair hope to urban communities

In its 30th year, Service Over Self has given new hope to countless homeowners across Memphis through its ministry of home repairs concentrated in Binghampton and Orange Mound.

eventy five middle and high school students from around Memphis took part in PRIZM Ensemble's largest summer camp festival to date at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church.

Community outreach through classical music

A number of youth classical music organizations provide opportunities for underserved communities in Memphis. With the highest participation rate to date, a summer orchestra camp connects local youth to futures in music performance -- and more.

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Know your nonprofits: Theatre Memphis

Noted as one of the oldest and most successful community theaters in the country, Theatre Memphis seen lots of change over the years. Even with ever growing outreach and education programs, their core mission of bringing quality volunteer theatre to the city has been persistent.

Suzanne Carlson

Changing the way we get around

In a city as car-reliant as Memphis, getting people to explore alternate ways to travel is tough. But that's the task before Suzanne Carlson, who joined the Innovation Team this year. Along with a growing list of strategic partners, she is improving transit choices in Memphis, particularly for those dependent on public options.  
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