Union Avenue Campus
901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
August 17, 2000
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Stephanie Richards, 901/333-4368
AmeriCorps Team Plans Ribbon Cutting Ceremony;
Event to Highlight Program's
A new wheelchair ramp complete
with a ribbon cutting ceremony, is in store for Mrs. Dora Hill, 87, 1603
Wilson Street, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 22. Hill is getting the ramp and
other much needed home improvements through a community revitalization
program that is being spearheaded by Southwest Tennessee Community
College's AmeriCorps team.
The Hamilton Neighborhood
Initiative is designed as a fix-up and cleanup project for individuals
involved with the STCC AmeriCorps Program. The project target area is
bounded by South Parkway on the north, Airways on the east, I-240 on the
south, and Elvis Presley Boulevard on the west.
Dr. Jim Willis, Vice President
for Workforce Development, the division that oversees AmeriCorps, will cut
the ribbon signaling the first phase of the renovation for Mrs. Hill is
complete. Willis said the purpose of the ceremony is to highlight the
College's commitment to the AmeriCorps project, and to encourage residents
in the target area to take advantage of the free services offered by the
The AmeriCorps Program is
based at the STCC Union Avenue Campus. Since 1998, the Tennessee Commission
on National and Community Service has awarded more than $300,000 to the
project. Annually, the City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community
Development provides matching funds to the program.
This community outreach
initiative addresses planning, redevelopment and safety. Objectives of
the project include implementing neighborhood and safety planning programs;
helping residents to effectively participate in their own community
revitalization; strengthening and coordinating efforts to improve the
environment of neighborhoods; providing minor repair services for eligible
residents; and increasing community awareness of safety issues.
For more information about the
Hamilton Neighborhood Initiative, call STCC at 333-5298.
Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.