Agape and its collaborative partners are currently serving children and families in under-resourced communities in West Memphis through Powerlines Community Network (PCN). In 2012, Powerlines served 6,613 youth and families in 7 apartment complexes in 3 communities: Whitehaven, Hickory Hill and Raleigh/Frayser.
Hickory Hill/Southeast Memphis Area
Agape began serving in the Hickory Hill community in January 2011, at the Autumn Ridge Apartments. In 2012, Agape's Powerlines Community Network expanded to two new apartment communities: Bella Vista and Wingood Manor Apartments. This gave Agape the ability to reach a broader population of underserved, families in this community. Hickory Hill has experienced massive demographic and economic change within the last decade, with increased levels of crime and poverty. In this community, last year 3,274 children and families were served through Powerlines.
Agape began serving this high-need, under-resourced community in November of 2011. Services were focused in the Ashton Hill Apartments, an under-served Raleigh community. Just 7 months later Agape further broadened and replicated their successful, site-based model to the Frayser community in Todd’s Creek Apartments. More than 607 youth and families were served.
The Raleigh/Frayser community is one of the most socially, educationally, and economically challenged neighborhoods in the city. At present the community experiences a high rate of crime, poverty, and teen pregnancy. A top priority of Tennessee’s Governor is attacking low education performance. According to Achievement School District, as a state, Tennessee ranks 46th in educational performance.
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