Cooper-Young Volunteer Opportunities

Street Light Audit Sept 6th, 2016 Take a drive through the neighborhood and take note of any street lights that are out. We do this every year before the Cooper-Young 4 Miler race so that all our visitors feel welcomed and illuminated. We plan on using the SeeClickFix app on our phones, so if you have never used this app and are interested, come on out. We’ll meet at the Cooper-Young Community Association office at 2298 Young at 7:30...

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COOPER-YOUNG MONTHLY CALENDAR

A rundown of regular meetings and events in Cooper-Young: Sundays • Bike shop open to members. Weekly. 2-6 p.m. Revolutions, 1000 S. Cooper. • Women’s Bike Chat. Third Sundays. 2 p.m. Revolutions, 1000 S. Cooper. Mondays • Yoga. $5. Bring mat. Weekly. 7 p.m. 1st Congo Sanctuary, 1000 S. Cooper. • Perpetual Transition. Safe, confidential transgender support and social group. Weekly. 7 p.m. Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center, 892...

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Cash landmark hits milestone; funds still needed for project
Jul06

Cash landmark hits milestone; funds still needed for project

By Chip Armstrong On May 1st, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Sun Studio release of “I Walk the Line,” an historical marker was unveiled by Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle at the Cooper and Walker site of the proposed statue honoring American music great Johnny Cash. Among those commemorating the event were State Senator Lee Harris, Midtown city council representative Jamita Swearington, members of Cash’s family, his...

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First Congo adds programs for seniors
Apr04

First Congo adds programs for seniors

First Congregational is expanding its programming for folks over 50 in Cooper-Young! According to Rev. Cheryl Cornish, senior pastor at First Congo, “We realize that there are many seniors in our neighborhood who would enjoy the opportunity to meet each other, socialize, and find support for some of their specific needs.  We want these programs to really build a happy sense of friendship and community!” Two programs started in March....

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App puts community activism in your hand
Mar21

App puts community activism in your hand

There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is SeeClickFix. How often do you hear: What can be done about this dilapidated property? Who do I call to report a street light outage? Or when are they going to fix this pothole? Or who has dialed 311, actually gotten through only to be placed on hold, and then not received a follow up to your complaint? Well, have no fear, a new app for that is here. Available free for both iOS and Android...

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Recap: February meeting reads renters their rights

Cooper-Young is a diverse community in many ways, but our renters are often an under-served part of the neighborhood. With recent concerns over a few local landlords have come questions from renters and conscientious owners alike. To help answer these questions, the Cooper-Young Community Association invited Kate Anderson from Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) to come speak with at our February community meeting. Anderson began with...

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