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Frayser CDC held an open house July 13 for three newly-built homes. They plan to build 30 over two years and hope the activity will increase home values, homeownership, community pride and new investment.
The $5.4 million renovation of David Carnes Park will add a splash pad, walking track and more. It will also honor namesake David Carnes, a blacksmith and one of Whitehaven's first African-American settlers.
Shamara Rogers' search for quality childcare lead her to launch Ready, Set, Grow Learning Academy, a STEAM-focused childcare center in the Medical District. Seven months later, she's planning for expansion.
Continuing a series on homeownership, Tennessee Housing Development Agency's Ralph Perrey and United Housing's Amy Schaftein talk down payment assistance programs, homebuyer education and other initiatives for Mid-South families.
Spikner Embroidery and Screen-Printing has been cranking out custom swag and promotions for 24 years. Now the Memphis-based, Black-owned business is hoping its neighborhood sees the same success its enjoyed.