Creating Change

Together

Our Vision

We strive to replace battlegrounds with playgrounds.

“The city streets will be filled with boys and girls playing there.” Zechariah 8:3-5

Our Mission

To EQUIP and EMPOWER grassroots urban leaders to transform lives and communities in Memphis.

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  • Engaging Leaders of Good Faith and Good Will

    We move isolated individuals to collaborative engagement.

  • Building the Capacity of Others

    We move under-resourced work to empowered action.

  • Developing Joint Initiatives

    We move independent efforts to collective impact.

Seeing the city as a playground

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Board of Directors

Charlotte Freeman

CHAIRPERSON, Psychologist

Brandis Leverette

VICE CHAIR, Memphis Athletic Ministries

  • Hon. Judge Chris Craft, Shelby County Criminal Court

  • Jimmy Dickey, The Marston Group

  • Findley Frazier, Wolf River Conservancy

  • Fred Geyer, CFO Ring Container

  • Sam Holcomb, Vining Sparks        

  • Ben Landess, First Horizon

  • Will Levy, Oak Hall Clothiers

  • Barry Maynard, Gill Properties
  • Phil Mischke, Farris Bobango PLC

  • Charlie Powell, Milwaukee Tool Distribution

  • Dale Robinson, Information Systems

  • Bobby Wade, W Advisors LLC

  • Daniel Walker, Dan Walker Associates

  • Morgan Walker, White Oak Development

  • Earl Williams, Fogelman Properties

Executive Team

Larry Lloyd

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Anthony Branch

PRESIDENT/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Shawn Taylor

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER

Ramsay Clark

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

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Transforming the city of Memphis for over 40 years

Laura Bell

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

Brooke King

LEAD STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Melanie King

DONOR DATABASE MANAGER

Katherine Person

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Kirsten Simmons

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Taneisha Wynn

CONTROLLER

Jackie Zywicki

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Loving our City into greatness

Real Change Requires Real Relationships. Join Us!