The LOCCDC provides a variety of programs geared towards involving the community we serve. We believe in changing the world one neighborhood at a time and it all starts in Soulsville USA at The Lemoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation.
S.W.I.M. is a wellness institute for men using a pyramid mentoring system. This program focuses on physical health, economic disparity, job skills training and development and family health.
The Soulsville USA Wellness Corridor focuses on mental health, physical health, and environmental health. This program targets the habits of the community that can lead to poor health by educating parents on the elimination of foods that contribute to obesity, for example. The wellness corridor also focuses on teaching the community about the benefits of community gardens and farms.
Just Care 180-partnership-Operation Safe Community Strategy 9: Launch of the JustCare 180 program to "turn around" youth cahrged with unruly and delinquent offenses." The goal of Operation Safe Community is to make Memphis one o the safest communities of it's size in the nation by 2011.
CAC- Community Action Coalition
Memphis Crime Commission
HBCU Capacity Building
Strengthening Communities is an initiative of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and the Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Memphis, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and the United Way of the MidSouth.
The programs in SCI are designed to build capacity in neighborhoods and community organizations while furthering the engaged scholarship activities of the university faculty.
Grant awards are made each spring. Teams must include a community nonprofit organization and tenure track professor at the University of Memphis. Proposals should focus on implementing a neighborhood-based project.