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Embracing 38126

A Neighborhood Focus

Among the 25 partners First Evan has across the city, we are putting an emphasis on the 38126 zip code. It was once the most impoverished zip code in the nation, with low income levels, limited employment, along with an infant mortality rate rivaling third world countries. It is now showing glimpses of flourishing through the collaborative efforts of ministries, churches, and organizations investing in its revitalization. First Evan has three specific relationships in the neighborhood, listed below. If you’re interested in investing in this neighborhood, please email Andrew Beach, Pastor of Memphis Ministries, at abeach@firstevan.org. He would be glad to visit any of these ministries with you to get you connected!

Advance Memphis
Advance Memphis
exists to share the gospel through transformational relationships and economic development. The Advance Memphis office is located at 769 Vance Avenue, Memphis TN, 38126. Their flagship programs include Work Life, an introduction to the God’s redeeming value of work and vocation; Faith and Finances, which aims at financial health and independence; and Launch, an entrepreneurship class to help neighbors start their own small businesses. They also have an employment specialist office that helps graduates of their programs connect to sustainable jobs. A list of volunteer opportunities can be found here.

Christ’s Community Church
Pastor Lemar Walker has been a missionary of First Evan for nearly 20 years. Their church is located at 715 St. Paul Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38126. Their worship services are on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. They also provide after school programs and a Summer Safe Haven program for children from the neighborhood. First Evan will facilitate visiting their Sunday morning service every other month and hopes to provide volunteers for their weekly programs.

Streets Ministries
Streets Ministries
exists to engage, encourage, and equip youth to achieve their potential by realizing their God-given purpose. Their Vance location is at 430 Vance Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38126. Streets provides a safe place for students in the 38126 neighborhood to play, learn, and grow in mentoring relationships with investing adults. The literacy program and Streets Smarts program are helping students to achieve academically, while their Pathways mentoring program creates the opportunity for a mutually beneficial relationship between students and adults. Volunteer opportunities can be found here.