Organized Neighbors of Edgehill Community Garden Achievements

Terrance Murray Edgehill Community Memorial Garden provides: The opportunity for all members of the community, all ethnic groups to come together and get educated on growing food, preparing and storing their food for future meals. There are 5 different ethnic groups growing food together in the community garden. Groups from Black, White, Indian, Puerto Rican, Irish, and Muslims come together to learn more about each others culture build relationships. There is also the combination … [Read more...]

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, works to help give low income Tennesseans a Voice

  As part of a statewide organizing effort, communities across Tennessee are meeting with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) staff to discuss extreme energy burdens and how the utility can help reduce unnecessarily high utility bills, especially for low-income customers. In Memphis, Tennessee’s largest city, old housing stock and a lack of economic resources to make home improvements has led to energy bills that can represent more than 25% of a family’s annual income. Generally, energy … [Read more...]

Empower TN Community Conversations for Change

Empower TN is currently involved in a multi county Community Conversation. We are holding these conversations in all 7 counties to which Independent Living services are provided through Empower TN. These conversations are unique in the fact that they are geared toward individuals with disabilities and not service providers. We want to hear from the communities on what independent living means to them, what services they are currently receiving, and what services they hope to see in their area. … [Read more...]

Victories in the Fight Against Sexual Violence

TENNESSEE COALITION TO END DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE The following information comes directly from our 2014 Annual Report: Letter from the Executive Director For many of us who have been working for more than 30 years to end rape and abuse, 2014 emerged as a tipping point – the culmination of a series of small changes or events significant enough to cause a larger, more important change. High profile cases in the news and rapidly growing efforts to address sexual assault and domestic … [Read more...]

Statewide Organization for Community eMpowerment,

Back in the 70’s, a small, devoted group of environmental ninjas tried to stop the big bad strip miners. This little group packed a huge punch, and an arsenal of daring, taking-it-to-the-limit strategies. One member of this fearless group was a man named J.W. Bradley. This man had watched his beloved homeland- one that was passed down through the generations, a sanctuary of unadulterated peace and beauty- become carelessly torn up and flooded with a cacophony of mechanical noises by the machines … [Read more...]