We love our neighborhood: the people, the location, the schools, and lots of other things. Like any neighborhood, it could be better, but we have some great things to build upon and that is exactly what we told our leaders in D.C.
Five Federal agencies have picked our community to be a part of the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP). The Heights was one out of only eight neighborhoods chosen for this program. The goal is to increase our capacity as a community and produce a resident-led revitalization plan. Last month, Kisha Greer, Anna Terry, Tamekia McGhee, Jared Myers and Ed Nance traveled to DC to speak with the federal partners. This is neighbors working for neighbors and they are fired up!
At the top of this post, you can see Ed Nance hard at work at the Department of Justice. Ed came back to Memphis, excited to engage the younger residents in the Heights and see what their hopes and dreams are for our community.
The team is now back in Memphis, and you will see them knocking on doors and hosting community meetings. If you would like to be a part of the planning process, email us. You will soon hear about opportunities to get involved with our schools, run-down properties, a spring clean-up and plans for the future.