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Harwood Center helps kids with autism, developmental disabilities build skills for lifelong success

By Baris Gursakal, High Ground News Ashton Hall is the father of five-year-old identical triplets. All three are on the autism spectrum and attend the Harwood Center's day program for children with developmental delays and disabilities. “I’m not a very religious or spiritual person, but the...

Memphis needs more African American organ donors

A.J DUGGER III AND COLE BRADLEY, High Ground News According to the Mid-South Transplant Foundation, there are approximately 4,000 Mid-Southerners in need of an organ transplant. In Tennessee, African Americans represent 17.% of deceased donors and 10.6% of living donors but 49% of patients waiting for a transplant. That disparity matters. While race...

Nonprofits strike history-making deal with Shelby County for land transfer in Klondike, Smokey City

On January 24, a ceremony was held at 943 Vollintine Avenue to celebrate the historic transfer of properties from the Shelby County Land Bank to Klondike Smokey City Community Development Corporation and its partner, Neighborhood Preservation, Inc.Nearly 30 guests attended the event where Shelby County Mayor...

Memphis’ future is in its past. Pizza with Planners explores why – this evening at The CMPLX

Why is quality of life in North and South Memphis so drastically different than life in Midtown or East Memphis? The answer is in our history. On January 28, Pizza with Planners will explore how history and historical narratives have shaped Memphis neighborhoods and continue...

The power of knowledge brings power to the people in North Memphis

'Knowledge is power' is an old adage, but for the nonprofit Our Grass Our Roots, it's a core philosophy for resident-led revitalization in North Memphis. “We’re not a housing community development. We don’t buy land. We don’t transform homes. We’re not doing giveaways. We’re doing informative...

Program pays at-risk teens and young adults to find and follow career goals

By A.J. Duggar III, High Ground News Teens and young adults are often in need of work experience, a steady job, or help deciding their next steps towards education and a long-term career path. For those who experience personal or family hardships and instabilities, achieving...

MEMShop expanding to Frayser and Whitehaven in 2020

By Jeff Hulett, High Ground News Frayser and Whitehaven will be the newest neighborhoods to shop local with MEMShop. Communities Unlimited’s MEMShop program will help Memphis-area entrepreneurs launch six new stores in early 2020. The business owners will receive assistance locating a vacant space, help negotiating...

College isn’t cheap. January workshop will help teens find music scholarships and nail auditions.

By Baris Gursakal, High Ground News Did you know that both music majors and non-music majors can get a music scholarship to cover college costs? PRIZM Ensemble will host its second annualCollege Audition Preparation Workshop on Saturday, January 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for...

GoDaddy supports small business in Memphis, premiers docu-series

By Cole Bradley, High Ground News Memphis entrepreneurs are getting national attention thanks to GoDaddy, the world's largest digital platform for small businesses, and their local nonprofit partner Communities Unlimited. On November 22, the organization hosted a premier at the Halloran Centre of its new short format doc-series,...

Dementia is isolating. In Memphis, Dorothy’s Place keeps people connected and helps slow decline.

People living with Alzheimer's and dementia can often become increasing isolated as their condition progresses. Social interaction and activities that stimulate the brain are critical to mental and behavioral health and help slow deterioration. Dorothy's Place is a day facility offering a solution to isolation for patients and their caregivers....
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