Bishop David A. Hall Sr. has embraced a theme that reflects a nonprofit group’s resolve to more directly affect the course of revitalization in the inner-city section of South Memphis that is re-emerging as South City.
“South City, can we have a Life Together?” That’s the theme associated with the Life Together 501 (c) 3, which Hall champions as pastor of historic Temple Church Of God In Christ (COGIC).
The City of Memphis is moving forward on its $250 million South City revitalization project, which includes a remake of the area that housed the Foote Homes and Cleaborn Homes housing developments.
Temple COGIC – known as the Mother Church – looks west toward Booker T. Washington High School and is next door to a boarded-up facility that has served the community in multiple incarnations, most recently as the Martin Luther King Center and Boys & Girls Club.
Hall has presented city officials with plans designed to breathe life into the vacant structures. The plans feature a cybercafé, medical clinic, senior citizens’ initiatives, a community theatre, youth initiatives and an entrepreneurial school.
“Life Together envisions a facility that will embrace and enhance the changing environment of the area and the diverse cultural needs of South City,” Hall said. “Life Together will be a thriving community renaissance project.” - via Tri-State Defender
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