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Porter Leath Childrens’ Home on Manassas Street is the oldest structure in Klondike/Smokey City. It was an orphanage until 1969 when it became a multi-service agency to serve more children in need.

Prosperity and decline shape Klondike Smokey City's history

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. 

Economic Justice

Join High Ground News for "Economic Justice in the City"

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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Welding served with hot tamales at DJ’s on Summer Avenue

Entrepreneurship is runs deep in Dewayne Johnson's family. He's combined a welding practice with a love for cooking with his shop on Summer Avenue. Next is a restaurant near the Broad Avenue Arts District and investing in Memphis' next generation of metalworkers. 

Carpenter Art Garden

VIDEO: Carpenter Art Garden engages Binghampton

The Carpenter Art Garden is a colorful pocket of education, community and play in Binghampton. 

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Hugs come with opportunity at Carpenter Art Garden

The Carpenter Art Garden provides opportunities for Binghampton children where everything is centered on the wonder and possibilities of artistic expression.
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