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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

Jun
20
Wed
Garden Club meeting
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly Garden Club meeting

Jun
23
Sat
Your Place at the Table Community Picnic
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Jun
25
Mon
CYCA Office Closed
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
Jul
4
Wed
Cooper-Young 4th of July Parade
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul
10
Tue
CYCA General Meeting
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jul
18
Wed
Garden Club meeting
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly Garden Club meeting

Aug
7
Tue
National Night Out
Aug 7 all-day
Aug
14
Tue
CYCA General Meeting
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
15
Wed
Garden Club meeting
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Monthly Garden Club meeting

Sep
11
Tue
CYCA General Meeting
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Lamplighter News

Museum system helps parents continue ed through summer

By Dr. D. Jackson Maxwell Summer is upon us. Children are out of school and taking a much needed break from the daily education grind. Parents are happy not to have to spend their afternoons and evenings reviewing multiplication facts or assembling the latest science...

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Cooper-Young: A Perfect Home for Playback Memphis

Among the many, disparate organizations that find shelter inside of Cooper-Young’s First Congo Church is a unique theater group that is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary of not just entertaining audiences but bringing people together. Playback Memphis is...

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Event to bring neighborhoods together

The Cooper-Young Community Association invites you pull up a seat to “Your Place at the Table,” a multi-community picnic June 23 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at Glenview Park. This event is aimed at helping Cooper-Young and its neighboring communities become closer as they...

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Block captains needed to steer community efforts

Do you love your street? Do you know all the neighbors? Do you enjoy hospitality? How about parties? Well the Cooper-Young Community Association needs you. We are looking for block captains to welcome new neighbors, coordinate ways to help ill or elderly neighbors,...

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Landmarks approved, with contingencies

Many of you are aware of the recent approval of the Cooper-Young Historic Overlay District, also known as Landmarks. This was the result of almost two years of work by many dedicated volunteers. However, the approval of our Landmarks status was not without its share...

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