We are often asked from neighbors What does the association do and what do I get out of it? What a hard question to answer with just a few words, because we do so many little things in addition to the tried and true events that everyone has come to love. For one, you get the satisfaction of supporting the projects of the Cooper Young Community Association. We are a volunteer-based community association that recognizes that each of us has the duty to support the neighborhood that we love.
Like any other nonprofit, we depend on the financial support of our members to keep doing all the background activities as well as the public events that make Cooper Young a more desirable and safer place to live, worship, work, and play. If you are ready to purchase your membership, please scroll down and click on Buy Membership Now. Thank you!!
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$5.00 (55 and older)
Some of what we do:
- Curbside tree replacement on Cooper Street and other beautification initiatives
- Blighted properties action and graffiti cover-up
- Sponsorship of the CY Parents Network’s annual Easter egg hunt
- Sponsorship of community recycling bins
- Community office and meeting space
- LampLighter community newspaper and LampLighter online
- Our Executive Director and LampLighter editor
- Neighborhood Hotline (901-272-2922) and website (www.cooperyoung.org)
- Neighborhood advocacy with government, police department, fire department, and other entities
- Community Safety and Lost Pet alerts
- Annual community yard sale
- Maintaining, insuring, and lighting of the Cooper Street trestle art including recent conversion to solar power
- July 4th neighborhood parade
- Quarterly neighborhood clean-ups
- Block clubs and Neighborhood Night Out block club grants
- Sponsorship of the McLean and Barksdale trestle mural projects
- Sponsorship of Peabody Elementary fundraisers
- “Yard of the Month” and Halloween decoration contests
- Special events and other services as needed
Any ideas you may have to promote membership or if you want to get involved with this committee, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why be a member?
Your membership supports the many productive things that happen in CY such as neighborhood clean ups, graffiti cover-up, informative neighborhood meetings, beautification and public art initiatives, and action regarding blighted property issues just to name a few.
The CYCA also advocates for Cooper-Young to government entities, supports Peabody Elementary fundraisers, organizes block clubs, and forges good relationships with our local police force to help us stay informed on issues that face our community.
When important things happen in or around our neighborhood that would affect our lives, we collectively try to gather info and find out what residents want. A perfect example is the Fairgrounds Redevelopment happening at our back door.
The LampLighter, our free neighborhood newspaper, depends on ads sold and your support to get the information to you 11 times a year.
As a member, you will be added to our email network that allows you to get reminders of meetings, volunteer opportunities, social functions, safety alerts and more.
We have a full-time Executive Director that provides support to residents and to the committees that keep our projects and events on target. Some of the committees include Safety Committee, Membership Committee, Race Committee, Beautification Committee, Code Awareness Committee, and Communication Committee.
Our membership committee has worked hard in the past and will continue to work to provide tangible benefits such as free notary services to members as well as many offers of discounted goods and services from our local membership sponsors. See the “Extra Benefits of Being A Member” page link for a list of discounts and services.
Collectively, we have a stronger voice when it comes to seeking assistance with our local political leaders and working with the local police department.
Your annual membership enables you to be a voting member of the CYCA.
Benefits of membership
Take a look at all the additional benefits being a CYCA member brings you at local businesses!
AM Photography -$25 off the headshot session fee or a complimentary 1114 fine art print for any other session booked. Both are one-time use for members.
Burkes Books – 10% discount with any purchase anytime.
Calming Influence Massage & Bodywork – 5% discount with membership card all year (does not include gift certificates).
Camys Food Delivery – Buy any specialty pizza and get a free dessert. One time only.
Celtic Crossing – 10% off on Thursdays after 2:00 pm.
Cooper-Young Regional Beerfest – $5 discount on ticket purchases.
Hollywood Feed on Union – 5% off every time you show your CYCA membership card.
Hub Automotive – Free tire rotation and free courtesy checks (tires & fluid check/top off) whenever membership card is presented.
InBalance Fitness – 10% discount on group classes (not personal training and specialty programs).
June Hurt, Notary Public – free notary services for current members, call 901-488-0022.
Maury Ballenger – 10% discount off massage services every time you show your membership card.
Memphis College of Art – 10% discount on the tuition for Summer Art Camp and Saturday School classes.
Midtown Massage & Bodywork – $5 off services (excluding gift certificates) each time you show your membership card.
Mr. Scruffs Pet Care – 15% off purchases of the TLC Visit Package (includes 24 TLC Visits).
Mulan Asian Bistro – 10% off entire check each time you show your membership card.
The Nail and Skin Bar – 10% discount off a Spa Pedicure every time you show your membership card.
Otherlands Coffee Bar – One free cup of coffee or coffee drink up to $3 value. One time only.
Painted Planet – 25% off jewelry each time the CYCA membership card is shown. Not valid on previously discounted or sale items
Playhouse on the Square – Buy 1 get 1 ticket free up to four tickets for shows on Thursday or Sunday.
Polish Bottle – 10% off pedicures, facials and waxing services each time the membership card is presented.
Quan Am Monastery – $7 yoga class when membership is presented.
Soul Fish – 1 complimentary Lunch or Dinner Entrée when a 2nd is of equal or greater value is purchased Up to $7. One time only.
Stone Soup Cafe – Buy one menu item and get a second item of equal or less value 1/2 off. One time only.
Sweet Grass & Next Door – 10% off a single entree every time you show your card.
Tara Taylor, Personal Fitness Trainer – 10% discount off of 1 training session with Tara at InBalance. One time only.
Young Ave Deli – 30% off any one entrée. One time only.
Membership is cheap, and there are multiple levels at which you can particpate. Just pick what fits your budget, and click Become a Member Now!
Senior Membership – $5.00 (55 and older)
Household Membership – $20.00
Trestle Tender – $50.00
PLEASE NOTE: CYCA memberships run January through December, and are valid ONLY for the calendar year in which they are purchased. Also, for Memberships purchased in December, cards will not be sent out until January.
We are an IRS-recognized 501 (c)(3) and 100% of your donation/membership may be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law; please consult your accountant or financial advisor.
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