HCD Fellow, and MPA student, Cecell Hite is interning with the University Neighborhood Development Corporation (UNDC). The UNDC is a private, nonprofit, neighborhood-based organization, distinct from the University of Memphis, focusing on a community and economic development strategy in the area surrounding the University of Memphis (University District) that is closely coordinated with University leadership.
Southern Sweep is involved with another program Cecell Hite is working with at the University of Memphis called Adopt-a-Street. This program brings together the University of Memphis and surrounding neighborhood groups to clean up the University District. The event on Saturday will focus on cleaning up the bike lane on Highland. The bike lane is an asset to the University District, as many students ride their bikes to school, and the bike culture in Memphis as a means for transportation and recreation is growing.