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CYCA members represent our most dedicated neighbors, volunteers, and learders. Join us today and become a part of everything we do!

Events

From our annual Festival Friday 4 Miler and Cooper-Young Beerfest to our fantastic holiday events, we love hanging out in the neighborhood.

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Cooper-Young Community Association

The Cooper-Young Community Association (CYCA) was created in March of 1977 and is a fully registered and recognized nonprofit 501(c)3. With an initial goal of mobilizing residents to stem the tide of decay that so many urban areas experienced, this organization has always functioned as a grassroots, volunteer effort. The CYCA has assisted with a number of projects including an early neighborhood watch, the installation and maintenance of the nationally-recognized Cooper Street Trestle Bridge, and the redevelopment of the communities’ eponymous corner at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. It also began publishing its monthly community newspaper, The Lamplighter, in the early 1990s; this publication continues today and is hand-delivered to each residence within the neighborhood. This organization currently maintains community office space within a redeveloping commercial area in the southeast quadrant of the neighborhood. It is financially supported through events including its annual Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-Miler and Beerfest as well as membership dues and donations. While it continues to be a predominantly volunteer organization, it does employ a full-time executive director as well as a small part-time staff for The Lamplighter.

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Calendar

Dec
2
Sat
St. Jude Water Table
Dec 2 all-day
Dec
12
Tue
Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
14
Thu
Transportation Team Meeting
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec
24
Sun
MPD / MFD Treat Bags
Dec 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
4
Thu
Transportation Team Meeting
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Feb
1
Thu
Transportation Team Meeting
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
1
Thu
Transportation Team Meeting
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Apr
5
Thu
Transportation Team Meeting
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
3
Thu
Transportation Team Meeting
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
7
Thu
Transportation Team Meeting
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Lamplighter News

Club seeks gardens for annual walk

by Judy Neal Fall and winter are the best times of year to take a look at your garden and think about what you like best, what you want more of, and what you never want to grow again. You may not have a complete blank slate, but you do have a lot of opportunity. The...

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Landmarks Fees Explained

The table of fees that was sent by the Office of Planning and Development is a list of all of the fees that MIGHT apply in a given Historic District in Memphis. To determine if those fees apply to a specific Historic District, one must consult the guidelines for that...

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CYCA shreds the community

Have you ever wondered how to turn those leaves all over your yard into mulch for your garden? Join us at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers’ Market on November 11th at 9 a.m. for a demonstration on leaf shredding using our very own community shredder. We’ve also got...

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Annual food drive aids First Congo

Each year, the Cooper-Young Community Association hosts the community-wide Suzzane Striker Memorial Food Drive benefiting the Food Justice Ministries at First Congo. This year we’re doing something a little different. Earlier in 2017, First Congo’s facilities were...

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