Community Partnership Featured in Local Newspaper

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Publication Date: 4/11/2007

The Rhodes Hollywood Springdale Project recently received front page coverage in The Commercial Appeal. Faculty, staff and students have partnered with the Hollywood Springdale neighborhood in North Memphis to help improve the community′s physical conditions through trash removal and reduction of crime through increased neighborhood watch, resident surveys and a community revitalization plan.

The partnership also includes a community center, Shasta Central. In the article, reporter Alex Doniach describes the center’s “Healthy Thursdays,” that has become a favorite gathering for lunch and health tips, as “buzzing with activity.” City councilwoman Barbara Swearengen Ware, whose district encompasses the neighborhood, says in the article, "I find that anytime people take ownership of their neighborhood that ownership generates pride.”

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