If you are looking to get involved in the community The Corners of Highland Heights could be the place for you. Founded in 2010 by Highland Heights Methodist Church, Jacob’s Well, Highland Heights Baptist Church and New Tyler AME Church, they have grown to include the Mitchell Heights Neighborhood Association, Christ Community Church, Jacob’s Well and First Works.
The mission of the Corners of Highland Heights is to rebuild a connected and cohesive community, which promotes safety, exemplifies tolerance, and works together in unity to realize a higher quality of life .
The Corners is part of the Communities of Shalom network in Memphis. Shalom is a faith-inspired movement that seeks to bring neighbors together to build stronger social networks and stronger communities. Amy Moritz, from Center for Transforming Communities says, ” Over the past two years, The Corners’ first initiatives that include children’s programming, neighborhood prayer walks, festivals, town hall meetings, and more serve to build capacity and connections for larger and more ambitious initiatives”.
Last summer they provided a day camp for children in grades 3rd through 6th which they will be doing again this year. They took the children on field trips around Memphis and visited some local college campuses. The Corners has some great activities planned for this year and none of it would be possible without the dedication of Mr. Fred Morton who is the backbone of the organization. Thank you Fred for all your hard work!