Whitehaven is a neighborhood in South Memphis and is roughly bounded by Brooks Road on the north and the Mississippi state line on the south, with the Illinois Central Railroad on the west and Airways Boulevard on the east. The major traffic artery of the community
The Aretha & C. L. Franklin Center (ACLFC) is a Community effort by thought leaders and innovators committed to restoring and preserving the birthplace home of Aretha Franklin and honoring the legacy of her father, a renowned gospel preacher. While being committed to stabilizing
The Department of Labor recently announced SMRCDC as its 2019-2022 the YouthBuild program in Memphis. The YouthBuild program is administered by the Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Workforce Investment, Division of Youth Services.
South Memphis Renewal Community Development Corporation
We help develop, support, and steward community revitalization that maximizes housing, economic and community development and innovation in Memphis, TN.
SMRCDC is a nonprofit, community-based organization focused on revitalizing the South Memphis area. Our services area is bounded by E. H Crump Blvd. on the North; Elvis Presley Blvd. on the East; Third Street to the Mississippi River on the West and Triggs Ave to the South. Our boundary in which we work is typically low-income, underserved neighborhoods that have experienced significant disinvestment. We are most commonly celebrated for developing affordable housing; we are usually involved in a range of initiatives critical to community health such as economic development, sanitation, streetscaping, and neighborhood planning projects, and oftentimes even provide education and social services to neighborhood residents. (More About Us)
SMRCDC is organized around the division of work to better gain traction in transforming the community we live, work and play in.
Slum & Blight removal in Soulsville USA Join Mayor Jim Strickland, City Councilman Martavious Jones and County Commissioner Mickel Lowery Monday, November 16, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m. as we make way for progress in SouslvilleUSA. South Memphis Renewal CDC and Lemoyne Owen College CDC, along with it many partners invite you to the demolition of […]
THE GOOD NEWS The major property crime rate continues to drop – down 12% compared to 2019. Since 2006, it has dropped by almost 38%. This huge drop is driven primarily by a 67% decline in reported burglaries since 2006. Reported robberies continue to go down, with a drop of almost 15% compared to 2019 […]
Dear Participants, Partners and Memphis Community, We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, participants, partners and others very seriously. Like you, we’re closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will practice social distancing. We […]
YouthBuild is a community-based pre-apprenticeship program that provides job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24 who have previously dropped out of high school. Youth learn vocational skills in construction, as well as in other in-demand industries, including health care, information technology, and hospitality. (More About YouthBuild)