Why is this work so crucial?
Their futures depend on it
Financial and social vulnerability take many forms within a community. From underfunded schools and resource instability to lack of essential services, each missing piece of the puzzle impacts student attendance, behavior and outcomes.
How We Do It
Coordination and Cooperation
A whole community is a system of interconnected parts, each relying on one another to achieve large-scale, sustainable change. By supporting existing connections and creating new ones through place-based, resident-lead solutions, we advocate meaningful change to the public policies and social systems that impact our communities.
Two of the oldest African American neighborhoods in Memphis, Klondike and Smokey City have a rich history associated with civil rights leadership and school integration. Now known as a single, combined North Memphis community, Klondike-Smokey City has been adversely affected by urban disinvestment and economic exclusion for many years.