Monday, May 2, 2016

I was so honored to keynote speak at the Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis

The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) announced Friday it will grant $1 million to 22 partner organizations as an investment in the South City community.

The non-profit organization is making the donation to improve quality of life in 38126, “the poorest zip code in Memphis” said deputy director Shante Avant.

The ZIP code south of Downtown includes Foote Homes, the city’s last remaining housing project. The complex will soon be demolished and redeveloped as mixed-income housing with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The foundation is giving to organizations that will help with the five tenets of its “Vision 2020” plan: provide wraparound services to fill basic needs, equip residents with marketable job skills, focus on early education and care, focus on youth development and improve financial literacy, Avant said.

Andy Childs joined me... what a great organization!