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The Barber School brings needed job skills to North Memphis
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Now in its 17th year, the Barber School in the Klondike neighborhood is a federally accredited school with an average enrollment of 125 students.
It's up to us: Considering economic justice in Memphis
Thursday, March 02, 2017
A diverse crowd stood up for inclusion of Memphis' minority-owned businesses at "Economic Justice in the City," a panel event hosted by High Ground News and EPIcenter Memphis at the historic Clayborn Temple. The full program can be viewed below.
Grassroots efforts in Klondike Smokey City stem from one woman
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
The Klondike Smokey City Community Development Corp., works to shape a brighter future for this North Memphis neighborhood. It starts with its longtime executive director.
Prosperity and decline shape Klondike Smokey City's history
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Klondike Smokey City’s history tells a story of prosperity but also one of decline with shuttered factories, white flight and racial segregation at its core.
Join High Ground News for "Economic Justice in the City"
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Join High Ground News on Feb. 28 at Clayborn Temple for “Economic Justice in the City,” a conversation with five Memphis business leaders on the strength of entrepreneurship as a strategy to grow the middle class and what barriers remain in the effort to spread Memphis’ wealth.
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Food desert no more: Grocery, retail and jobs on the way to Binghampton Gateway
The $6.8 million project will create 55 jobs and will bring a new Save-A-Lot grocery store, Dollar Tree store, and other retail to a formerly blighted area classified as a food desert, with a lack of healthy food options for nearby residents.
Mayor Strickland’s first State of the City address touts new development
Community LIFT launches fund to boost community development
Adult education facility a new neighbor to the Heights and Binghampton communities
Local industry welcomes students for National Manufacturing Day
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Crosstown Concourse seeks 100 workers at job fair
To gear up for Crosstown Concourse's spring opening, the building's office tenants are participating in a job fair to recruit positions in healthcare, arts, operations, retail, and security.
Whitehaven High School celebrates 'million dollar scholars'
Lessons in building soft skills for youth
Brain Awareness Night highlights importance of childhood resilience
UofM will offer STEM Academy for high school students
Smart meter installation creates local jobs
New grant will help UofM transform teacher preparation program
EPIcenter Germantown launches new co-working space, resources for entrepreneurs
New Tech901 advances technology careers
Memphis Library opens teen tech center
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New online tool launched for job seekers and employers
Source: Greater Memphis Chamber
CodeCrew puts underserved minorities in the tech game
Source: Black Enterprise Magazine
Workforce to Work Transportation Summit exlores connecting people to places
Source: Innovate Memphis
Memphis one of '20 bet cities for 20-somethings'
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