18 episodes

Neighborhood Connect is produced by The City of Memphis Housing and Community Development Division and is meant to provide a portal for people to learn about the rich communities and neighborhoods of Memphis, TN.

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Neighborhood Connect is produced by The City of Memphis Housing and Community Development Division and is meant to provide a portal for people to learn about the rich communities and neighborhoods of Memphis, TN.

    Neighborhood Connect Podcast|Greater Memphis Chamber: New CEO talks ECONOMICS| KUDZUKIAN

    Neighborhood Connect Podcast|Greater Memphis Chamber: New CEO talks ECONOMICS| KUDZUKIAN

    Beverly Robertson, once interim, is currently the president and chief executive officer of the Greater Memphis Chamber. She is building on the legacy left by Phil Trenary, who passed away on September 27. She is the first female president of the Greater Memphis Chamber.

    • 27 min
    Neighborhood Connect Podcast|Preserving Home Ownership in Frayser| KUDZUKIAN

    Neighborhood Connect Podcast|Preserving Home Ownership in Frayser| KUDZUKIAN

    Frayser acquire blighted houses and fully renovate to provide safe affordable descent housing opportunities. They have completed over 190 houses in Frayser. They currently own 118 beautiful homes. Frayser preserve home ownership by assisting existing owners to stay in their homes. The CDC offer HUD certified Home Buyer Education classes. Charlie Caswell talks about his role with Legacy of Legends and the impact of adverse childhood experiences.

    • 25 min
    Neighborhood Connect Podcast|Raleigh Part 2: Development in Underway in the Raleigh Community| KUDZUKIAN

    Neighborhood Connect Podcast|Raleigh Part 2: Development in Underway in the Raleigh Community| KUDZUKIAN

    In place of the old Raleigh Springs Mall, the City is building the new Raleigh Springs Town Center. This development will include a new building for the Memphis Police Department. A new library is also being constructed to replace the aging branch library in Raleigh. It will include a Cloud901 tech center, similar to the one in the Benjamin Hooks Library, with state-of-the-art technology and a layout designed to encourage innovation, collaboration and critical thinking.

    • 28 min
    Neighborhood Connect Podcast |Raleigh Part 1: Homelessness Is Not Just What You See | KUDZUKIAN

    Neighborhood Connect Podcast |Raleigh Part 1: Homelessness Is Not Just What You See | KUDZUKIAN

    Executive Director Donnie Wheeler with Refuge Memphis discusses Refuge involvement with the Homeless population in Raleigh and throughout Memphis. Kimberly Mitchell, Administrator of Homeless & Special Needs, provides insight on how the City of Memphis administers grant programs that develop housing, pay rental assistance and provide supportive services to low-income homeless and/or special needs populations

    • 29 min
    Neighborhood Connect Podcast |Cooper-Young/ Midtown: Epicenter, Hub of Entrepreneurship | KUDZUKIAN

    Neighborhood Connect Podcast |Cooper-Young/ Midtown: Epicenter, Hub of Entrepreneurship | KUDZUKIAN

    The Memphis region has a connected and collaborative entrepreneurship ecosystem led by Epicenter, the nonprofit hub of the greater Memphis entrepreneurial movement. Using a systems approach, Epicenter drives strategy and measures impact among a network of economic development, academic, corporate, and government partners to increase support to new and existing tech startups, creative and community-based businesses, student entrepreneurs, and others across industries and stages of growth.

    • 28 min
    Neighborhood Connect Podcast | Memphis Heritage Trail : Experience the African-American Journey | KUDZUKIAN

    Neighborhood Connect Podcast | Memphis Heritage Trail : Experience the African-American Journey | KUDZUKIAN

    This episode hosted by Director Paul Young and Joyce Cox, OCCE Manager, catches up with Felicia Harris of Memphis Heritage Trail and  Carolyn Michael-Banks of A Tour Of Possibilities to discuss the rich African-American history and culture of Memphis and its many neighborhoods.

    • 30 min

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