North Memphis

North Memphis is a collection of distinct communities stretching roughly seven miles east from the Mississippi River. While there's debate over exact boundaries, North Memphis sits roughly between the river, North Parkway, James Road, and the northeastern curve of Jackson Avenue. The area includes Bickford, New Chicago, Douglass, Hollywood, Springdale, Hyde Park, and many other small communities within larger North Memphis.

High Ground is embedded in North Memphis from January through July 2020.

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.


Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Feature Story AngelStreet

Video: AngelStreet choir brings music and mentorship to North Memphis


Feature Story Angel Street Choir Director Angela Hyde begins rehearsal with students in the program
Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Feature Story Young men play basketball in Booker T. Washington park.
Development News Readbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Innovation & Job News Choose901 hired Joi Taylor, bottom row, third from left, as their new Alumni coordinator.

Making Memphis a first choice for new graduates


Feature Story Miles Tamboli

Opinion: If it’s food security you want, grow your own food. Seriously.


Development News MLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Innovation & Job News The new segment of the Wolf River Greenway has a 1.2-mile paved trail, wide concrete and asphalt paths and a boardwalk.

Opening of Confluence Park marks newest segment of Wolf River Greenway


Development News The Heights Line

The Heights Line pop-up project reinvigorates National Street


Feature Story Stephanie Love stands in front at Whitney Elementary in Frayser, which residents say is negatively affected by a nearby landfill.

Community activists affect change in Frayser and North Memphis


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