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Salvation Army Red Kettle volunteer Painting at Pilgrim's Rest House St. Mary's Soup Kitchen
Dr. Chandra Sledge Mathias moved to Memphis from North Carolina last month to begin her work as the Principal of Crosstown High.

Crosstown High School driving to be a 21st century model

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BLDG Memphis spearheads city’s MEMFix efforts

The boarded up storefront on Vance Avenue near Danny Thomas Boulevard most recently served as a corner store.

Unbanked: The high cost of doing business in ZIP 38126

Memphis Fire House #3

Former Downtown fire station to ignite musical creativity

Students are learning how drones are used in agriculture.

Summer AgTech Youth program takes off at the Agricenter

250 youth were hired on the spot at a recent event held by My Brothers Keep Alliance.

Sound & Color: Juvenile justice and jobs for youth

HopeWorks will be moving into the neighborhood in September.  They are in the process of renovating the former Southern Security Federal Credit Union on Summer Avenue to equip it for classroom instruction for the Personal and Career Development and a

New hope brims for HopeWorks’ new Summer Avenue location

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The impact and strength of the rich collection of active and creative non-profit organizations in Memphis cannot be underestimated. Foundations, non-profit organizations and hospitals make up a large percentage of the business community, and are thus significant employers. And in a town that is steeped in a history of grassroots movement and social activism, it was an easy lesson: when you invest in non-profits you invest in building a stronger community.

Our city can boast being a part of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's sweeping goal to advance cures and prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment (without denying treatment because of a family's ability to pay). Ducks Unlimited, headquartered here, is the world's largest waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. From one-woman start-ups like Project Greenfork to the revolutionary new strategies in healthcare at the Church Health Center, our non-profits – large and small – are making big waves. Whether the groups are enriching lives with art and culture, or saving lives with critical research, Memphis has become a hospitable home for those who want to make a difference.

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