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Membership

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.

Resources

Have a question about code enforcement? Need help with a lost pet? Check out these great resources to help you get the most out of Cooper-Young.

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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Projects and Programs

Proposed Landmarks

Cooper St. Trestle Art

Annual Events

Beautification and Sustainable Living

CY Arboretum

Transportation

Youth and Family

Communications

Safety Awareness

Calendar

Aug
1
Tue
National Neighborhood Night Out
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
12
Tue
CY Festival / 4-Miler Volunteer Info @ 2298 Young
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sep
15
Fri
CY Festival Friday 4-Miler
Sep 15 all-day
Sep
16
Sat
CY Festival
Sep 16 all-day
Oct
10
Tue
Beer 101
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
14
Sat
Beerfest
Oct 14 all-day
Oct
26
Thu
Great Pumpkin Halloween Contest Judging
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oct
28
Sat
Kids’ Halloween Party
Oct 28 all-day
Nov
11
Sat
Community Leaf Shredding and Info
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
18
Sat
Food Drive
Nov 18 all-day

Lamplighter News

Cooper-Young Pup Crawl benefits Humane Society

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will benefit from the Cooper-Young Pup Crawl on Thursday, May 11th, from 6-9 p.m. The Cooper-Young Pup Crawl is hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association and presented by top sponsors Memphis Animal Clinic and...

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Strano! hosts wine tasting

Cooper-Young restaurant Strano! Is hosting its first wine tasting event Thursday, June 8, at the restaurant, 948 S. Cooper. The event will feature Italian wines from Crown Distributors presented by Bobby Maulpin and paired with a four-course Sicilian meal prepared by...

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New concert series has community focus

Memphis Made Brewing has started a concert series to support local musicians and benefit community organizations. Each month, the brewery, located in the Cooper-Young area, will host a local band with profits going toward a local non-profit organization. “We’re very...

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