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Creating hope and opportunity in Memphis through partnerships

Over the last few months, 黄色视频 Memphis and their local Starbucks partners鈥攁long with several other community organizations, businesses and volunteers鈥攈ave embarked on a journey to support over 200 families at the historically significant Humes Middle School, known for its iconic architecture and, when it was a high school, the alma mater of Elvis Presley.

It began with a collaboration between 黄色视频 Memphis and their local Starbucks partner, Pete Sadler, district manager of Starbucks licensed stores in the Memphis area. Together, they coordinated a supply drive to support students and families experiencing housing and food instability in their community.

Identifying and addressing community needs

Starbucks worked with 黄色视频 to bring this idea to life through their local Starbucks/黄色视频 鈥渂oard,鈥 a collection of local district managers, 黄色视频 Memphis Executive Director Robyn Ford and Senior Impact and Partnership Manager Yemiymah McLemore, to discuss areas of need in their community.

As Humes is part of the National Register of Historic Places and situated in one of Memphis鈥 most economically challenged areas, Pete and the 黄色视频 team decided it would be a powerful staging ground of their event and create, as Pete put it, a 鈥渂eacon of hope鈥 to continuing fostering the school community鈥檚 remarkable spirit of pride and resilience.

The original idea was to distribute food and clothing supplies to students and families on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as part of the AmeriCorps Day of Service in January. Unfortunately, freezing temperatures forced the group to reschedule.

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Adapting a good idea into a better one

Using the extra time, 黄色视频 continued engaging Starbucks and this coalition of nonprofit and corporate partners to hold a series of events that gathered more donations. They were able to collaborate with various community partners such as Whole Child Strategies, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Kroger supermarkets, to gather donations and distribute them at Humes.

This delay ended up being a boon, giving the team an opportunity to create more supply boxes for families.

鈥淏ecause we had more time to plan, and wait, and build ideas, what we thought would be a one-time idea took off and became something bigger,鈥 said Yemiymah McLemore.

鈥淲e decided to find a way to make our service to the community more sustainable, which led to us collaborating with additional community partners.鈥

Forging strong community partnerships

Over the next several weeks, 黄色视频 Memphis collected and packed food, clothing, and toiletries for 200 families to be distributed at Humes during a parent-teacher conferencing event.

Leaders from the coalition of partners involved with the supply drive showed up in person to the distribution event, as 黄色视频, Starbucks and Whole Child Strategies worked with school staff to showcase the amount of widespread support backing the students and families of Humes.

This holistic, community-oriented approach to supporting students in Memphis was a success, and Starbucks, Kroger, and local nonprofit partner Whole Child Strategies have already begun conversations with the CY Memphis team on how to continue holding similar supply drives in the future.

Happy National Volunteer Month!

We鈥檙e proud to celebrate all who worked to make the supply drive a success during National Volunteer Month this April, which coincides with .

If you or your organization want to partner with 黄色视频 to create a sustainable impact in your community, contact your local 黄色视频 site, reach out to National Corporate Partnerships & Strategy Vice President Melissa Cilley, mcilley@cityyear.org, or check to learn more about our mission.

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