Healthy Communities

Feature Story Miss Bluff City 2019, Simone Wilson, poses with North Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs members. Wilson's focus area for her service to the community is working with youth at Boys & Girls club.  (Submitted)

North Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs offer youth cafe, store, and more


Feature Story A group of experts convened by the Urban Land Institute spent three days engaging stakeholders and studying several South Memphis parks. They presented their research findings at a public meeting on January 31. (A.J. Dugger)
Feature Story On February 7, “A Family Affair” will feature music, discussions, and games aimed at raising awareness of the need for organ donation among black Mid-Southerners. (Mid-South Transplant Foundation)

Memphis needs more African American organ donors.


Feature Story Edward Bogard, founder of Memphis-based nonprofit shoe manufacturer SoGiv, high fives a student at the three-day teen design charrette benefiting Shelby County Schools. (Demarcus Bowser)
Feature Story Neighborhood Christian Centers' newest location is in partnership with Power Center Academy in Hickory Hill. Students, their family members, and their neighbors now have closer access for food assistance and other supports. (Brandon Dill)
Feature Story Residents of Kirby Pines ride in style across the expansive Hickory Hill campus. (Kirby Pines)

Retirement is anything but relaxing at Kirby Pines Lifecare Community


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Podcast: The Revival of Gaisman


Feature Story World Overcomers Church has hosted previous events for single mothers in their own congregation. This year's Christmas expo event is the first event for single moms that is open to the broader community. (Terrance Davis)

Church to host Single Moms Christmas Expo in Hickory Hill


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Chalkbeat asks readers to share stories of cold classrooms


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Feature Story Participants of the Memphis Youth Crime Watch at Kirby High School. (AJ Dugger)

Cops and kids come together at Kirby High


Feature Story Community Court Referees John Cameron mediates cases involving common code violations. Community Courts are hosted in Hickory Hill and other communities, which helps residents avoid going Downtown for Environmental Court. (Lisa Harris)
Feature Story Members of STAARS pose for a group picture. Founder Barbara Davis stands at the forward center. (STAARS)

STAARS focuses the fight against breast cancer on African Americans


Feature Story Ridgeway Cougars helmets rest in the grass during practice. (Malik Martin)

In Photos: Practice makes perfect


Feature Story School nurse Patricia McCraw prepares medication for a student at A.B. Hill Elementary. McCraw is part of a school nurse pilot program facilitated by Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Shelby County Schools and Urban Child Institute. (Cat Evans)

Can nurses keep kids in class? Pilot program seeks answer