Community Development Council

Livable Memphis

Community Development Council

Livable Memphis

What's Happening Now

Pizza w/ Planners - VECA & ioby: Neighborhood Projects & Lessons Learned

Have you wanted to learn what it really takes to get neighbor-led public space projects implemented? Leaders in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood have implemented a variety of ioby projects to address blight, safety, neighborhood identity, art, and play. Learn how they formed partnerships, worked with city officials and other institutions, and got their hands dirty to make real change in their neighborhood.

Feb. 28, 5:30-7pm, VECA Welcome Center, 1680 Jackson Ave. Register here.

CD Council Is Hiring!

After more than 16 years heading the organization, our fearless leader Emily Trenholm has announce she will be passing the torch - click here for a description of the executive director position and details on how to apply. We are also hiring a full-time Capacity Building Program Manager!

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Member Spotlight

Our newest member spotlight is on The Works, Inc, a community development corporation located in South Memphis. The Works, a CDC born from the work of St. Andrew AME Church, has a rich history and presence within its neighborhood. Their mission is to rebuild, restore and renew families and the environments in which they live through housing, social services, and economic development.

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About Us

Community Development Council of Greater Memphis (CD Council) is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support the development and redevelopment of healthy, vibrant, attractive, and economically sustainable neighborhoods throughout the Memphis region. We accomplish this through policy and advocacy; community engagement and civic engagement; and capacity building programs for community development organizations. 

Livable Memphis, a program within CD Council, promotes the same priorities with a special focus on growth and development issues – including land use and transportation – and on increasing public participation in planning and development decisions. 

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