CYCA Resolves To Make Big Changes in New Year

By Kristin Schebler On Saturday, January 14th, the Cooper-Young Community Association board of directors got together and created a fantastic plan for 2017. Last year, we focused on learning about your needs through our 5 Year Plan process, and now we’re ready to start working on some of your great ideas. You can check out our specialized teams below to find what most interests you in the neighborhood plus take a look at the schedule...

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Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young  Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved
Mar02

Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved

By Kim Halyak Whether you’re a longtime resident of Cooper-Young or new to the neighborhood, there are many groups and organizations that welcome your membership, ideas, and participation. Resolve to get more involved in your community while actively pursuing your passions. Key: (FB=Facebook page; ND= Nextdoor event; MU=Meet-up Memphis, join through http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/tn/memphis/. (Call ahead to confirm meeting)....

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Cooper-Young restaruant teams with First Congo for special community lunch
Feb17

Cooper-Young restaruant teams with First Congo for special community lunch

By Cheryl Cornish Two Cooper-Young institutions, Strano! Sicilian Kitchen and Bar and First Congregational Church, are partnering for a special edition of First Congo’s   Community Lunch on Wednesday, February 24th. Part of the church’s Food Justice Ministry, First Congregational Church offers no-cost lunch to the community Mondays-Fridays as part of a commitment to alleviate food insecurity in our neighborhood and to provide a happy...

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First Congo opens new community space
Feb04

First Congo opens new community space

A new space at First Congregational Church provides a place of gathering, welcome, and outreach to the Cooper-Young neighborhood. The Hub, located in the center building with a Cooper Street entrance, opens up 8,000-square-feet of space, which have been renovated to enable more convenient access to some of the exciting things that happen at 1000 South Cooper. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Friday, folks can gather for the...

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Cooper-Young feeds the need
Nov02

Cooper-Young feeds the need

November is a wonderful month to give thanks and help provide for others in our community. In memory of longtime community volunteer Suzzane Striker, the Cooper-Young Community Association is once again excited to organize our annual drive to support our own neighborhood food pantry at First Congo’s Food Ministry. This wonderful organization helps support over 150 of our neighbors each week through meal programs and over 350 families...

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First Congo Church offers haven for strangers for 150 years

It’s not often that a church is born from the politically volatile and contentious repercussions of the Civil War, but First Congo was. As mentioned in last month’s edition, First Congregational Church celebrated its 150-year anniversary as a church in the Bluff City. From its humble origins as a church that once welcomed Union soldiers and travelers, to their relocation to the corner of Young and Walker 10 years ago, the socially...

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