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Soulsville artists in residence combine creativity with community outreach

As the home of legendary Stax Records, Soulsville is known as Memphis' music-first neighborhood. As part of a unique artists-in-residency program, a muralist and filmmaker have moved into the neighborhood to encourage creativity among their neighbors.

Over 100 people gathered at Martyr Park and marched down Riverside Drive to Beale Street in order to create visibility around the impact the Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids have had on the Latin American immigrant population in Memphis.

ICE Storm: Immigration officers target Latino families; worry Shelby County Schools

The flurry of arrests made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the past week drew the attention of Shelby County Schools, which worries that undocumented parents will not enroll their children in the next school year out of fear of deportation. 

Georgia Avenue Elementary sits partially boarded up and vacant across the street from Booker T. Washington High School.

Girls Inc. plans to add a massive center in former South Memphis school

Girls Inc. of Memphis plans to renovate part of Georgia Avenue Elementary, which has been shuttered since 2012. In the building, Girls Inc. will install a 30,000-square-foot center unlike anything else in its Mid-South footprint.

 Jameelah Jordan, CEO and co-founder of Mozak on the second floor balcony of Start Co. in Downtown Memphis.

Finland-to-Memphis startup provides virtual assistants for real estate agents

“I was in another country, I didn’t speak the language, and it was a time for me to figure out what I wanted to do with my life,” said Jameelah Jordan, founder of Memphis-based Mozak. 

A May 13 clean-up day at the site of a future homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth.

Nearly half of homeless youth are LGTBQ. OUTMemphis is doing something about it.

OUTMemphis could soon begin construction on an innovative shelter complex made out of shipping containers. Once completed, LGBTQ youth will be allowed to stay at the facility and receive wraparound services to help them make the next step to stability.
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