By. Marie Dennan
School of Urban Affairs and Public Public Policy
University of Memphis
There are so many organizations in Memphis that are committed to working with communities to alleviate major issues associated with poverty, such has housing, food access, opportunities for personal and professional development, and access to social services. The organizations listed below take asset-based approaches to community development strategies in Memphis. These organizations have also worked closely with the University of Memphis, have allowed students to be engaged in meaningful internship opportunities, and have all hired graduates from the Anthropology, and Public Administration and Nonprofit Management departments at the University of Memphis. Please consider making a donation of any kind today on GIVING TUESDAY to support these organizations holistic approaches to community development in the city of Memphis:
United Housing, Inc. has developed models which allow more Memphians to become homeowners.
GrowMemphis has increased communities’ access to healthy foods, and encouraged opportunities for community building.
The Center for Transforming Communities at the The Commons on Merton engages in asset-based community development strategies, and shares its building space with four other grassroots nonprofits (Door of Hope, Memphis School of Servant Leadership, Refugee Empowerment Program, Memphis Immigration Advocates) that are committed to helping communities be connected with resources, and offer opportunities for growth to better peoples’ lives.
GivingTuesday Open House at the Commons
258 N. Merton Street
Tuesday, December 2
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Refreshments and Live Music