Frayser

Frayser is one of the largest neighborhoods in Memphis, stretching north from the city’s urban core to the rural Shelby Forest across more than 20 square miles. It is one of the city’s most disinvested neighborhoods but is rich with community activism. The resident-led Frayser 2020 community revitalization plan is focused on growing youth, reducing crime, and investing in infrastructure and amenities while the annual Frayser Festival celebrates the community’s bright spots. Frayser is home to many small businesses as well as Nike’s $301 million distribution center.

Feature Story Guests of the Frayser CDC open house toured the homes and picked up literature for buying one of the three current homes or the 27 more that Frayser CDC hopes to build in the next two years. (Cole Bradley)

Frayser CDC unveils new homes, hopes for new momentum


Feature Story Stephanie Parker-Bradley and her daughter, Faith Bradley, celebrate after completing The Hagar Center 5K Fun Run. (Ashlei Williams)
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On the Ground Podcast: Memphis' modern-day redlining


Feature Story Crystal Bullard’s children started preschool and elementary school at Whitney Achievement Elementary School last year. (Caroline Bauman/Chalkbeat Tennessee)

When students miss school, they fall behind. Here’s how one group is curbing absenteeism.


Feature Story Erma Simpson, founder of the Hagar Center, talks about her program's Saturday Lunchand Learn classes for teen mothers where she distributes needed supplies that have been donated. Simpson is partnering with the Urban Child Institute to organize a cit

City-wide diaper drive to support Memphis families in poverty


Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Development News Readbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


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