North Memphis Community Development Corporation
262 Chelsea
Memphis TN 38107
Phone: 901-907-0035
Fax: 901-907-0055


Cornelius Sanders
Executive Director

Brenda Brown
Office Coordinator

Makita White
Housing Coordinator


Board of Directors:
Kim Proctor, Board Chair

Nikia Hughes, Vice Chair





To enhance the quality of life in the North Memphis Community through promoting economic development opportunities; creating and preserving affordable housing; and encouraging a greater sense of community life, commitment and involvement.



A Better Community To Live, Work & Play
The North Memphis CDC (Community Development Corporation) is a nonprofit organization established in 2000. We are dedicated to making the North Memphis Community a better place to live, work & play b
y means of better education, employment and housing.


The neighborhood boundaries are Firestone, Danny Thomas, North Second St., and Looney. CLICK HERE to get boundary map.


The North Memphis community was once a community with rich, vibrant people; however, the community is now faced with many challenges. Few businesses have survived, and much of the housing stock is old and in poor condition. Unemployment and under-education are severe problems. The population is aging and dwindling. In addition, the community must confront a citywide misconception of being dangerous, drug-infested and prohibitive. In February of 2000, The North Memphis Community Development Corporation (NMCDC) was created to directly confront these problems and create solutions through a formal organization with a comprehensive management structure. We provide the residents of North Memphis the opportunity to successfully rebuild their community from the inside out.




  • Fund New Construction
  • Rehab Existing Homes
  • Improve the Affordabitility of New Homes
  • Landlords Will be Held Accountable to Rental Property Conditions


  • Seminars will be available to establish business plans, create budgets, learn accounting practices, teach marketing plans
  • Encourage Service Industry Business to the Area to Supply Immediate Jobs
  • Supply an Eager and Educated Workforce
  • Establish and Assist New Businesses in the Area


  • Life Skills: Communication Skills, Resume Building, Conflict Resolution, Telephone Etiquette, Self- Esteem Building and Computer Skills for Single and
    Recently Divorced Mothers
  • Job Readiness: Teaches Responsibility, Respect, Anger Management and Other Skills to Obtain
  • Employment to Men Over the Age of Seventeen (17)
  • Job Placement: Available for Participants Who successfully completes a program in the
    Career Center


  • Provide Volunteers to be Mentors, Tutors, and School Monitors.
  • Provide Chaperons for School Field Trips
  • Recruit for GED Classes
  • Establish College Entrance Programs
  • Learning Academies for Early Childhood Development
  • Reduce the High School Dropout Rate
  • Increase College and Technical School Admissions


Helpful Links:

Printable Brochure

Boundary Map

Please contact us about housing availability