Register to Youthbuild program in Memphis

YouthBuild is a community-based pre-apprenticeship program that provides job training and educational opportunities

Whitehaven Homeownership Initiative

Whitehaven Homeownership Initiative

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

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Aretha Franklin House Preservation

Aretha Franklin House Preservation

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

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Youthbuild Memphis

Youthbuild Memphis

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.

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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.

YouthBuild memphis

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)

Memphis Regional YouthBuild

Funded by: Workforce Mid-South

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South Memphis Special Appearance

Special appearance on Brink TV

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SMRCDC plays a critical role in building community wealth for several key reasons:


Property Development

We anchor capital in communities by developing residential and commercial property, ranging from affordable housing to shopping centers and even businesses.

Resident Participation

At least one-third of a CDC’s board is composed of community residents, allowing for the possibility of direct, grass-roots participation in decision-making.

Neighborhood Organization

SMRCDCs’ work to enhance community conditions often times involve neighborhood organizing, a process critical for empowering residents and gaining political power.