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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!!

Choose Membership Level

All memberships will automatically renew yearly unless canceled.

Senior Membership

$5 per person (55 and older)

Household Membership

$20 per household

Trestle Tender

$50 per household

Become a LampLighter Benefactor

Become a recognized benefactor of The LampLighter by making an annual donation of $60 or more or a monthly donation of $5 or more.

$60 Yearly


$5 Monthly, Recurring

Donate Any Amount

The Cooper-Young community relies on residents and thought leaders like you to help us sustain our great neighborhood. Feel free to donate any amount by mailing a check to 2298 Young Avenue, 38104, or sending money online through PayPal.

Some of what we do:

  • Curbside tree replacement on Cooper Street and other beautification initiatives
  • Blighted properties action and graffiti cover-up
  • 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 (
  • Neighborhood advocacy with government, police department, fire department and other entities
  • 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

Why be a member?

Your membership supports the many productive things that happen in Cooper-Young, such as neighborhood clean-ups, graffiti cover-ups, 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, we gather info and share information with neighbors, informing them of their options and best routes for providing feedback. A perfect example is the Fairgrounds Redevelopment happening at our back door.

The LampLighter, our free neighborhood newspaper, depends on ads sold, membership benefactors 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, Transportation Committee, Membership Committee, 4 Miler Committee, Beautification Committee, Youth & Family 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!

901 Comics – 10% off new printed material

901 Home Inspection – 10% off any home inspection.

Affordable Bounce-N-Slide Rentals  – 10% off Inflatable Units (Bounce Houses, Combo Units wet/dry, Super Slides wet/dry), Cotton Candy, Snow Cone, and Popcorn machines with Supplies.

Amity Accounting & Tax Services – $50 off tax prep

Buff City Soap – 10% off every day

Burke’s Books – 10% discount with any purchase anytime.

Calming Influence Massage & Bodywork – 5% discount with membership card all year (does not include gift certificates).

Celtic Crossing – 10% off on Thursdays after 2 p.m.

Cooper Street 20/20 – $5 off $35 purchase

Cooper-Young Beerfest – $5 discount on ticket purchases.

Cooper-Young Gallery and Gifts – 10% off on Tuesdays

Epicenter – 25% off first month membership & 10% off meeting rooms unlimited

Goner Records – 10% off everyday

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.

June Hurt, Notary Public – Free notary services for current members, call 901-488-0022.

JR Clothier – 15% discount on any purchase over $100

Knifebird – extended Happy Hour house wine specials for members every day – $6 a glass

Maury Ballenger – 10% discount off massage services every time you show your membership card.

Memphis Animal Clinic – One night of boarding free with a three-night minimum stay every time your card is shown.

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.

Olga Wilhelmine – 15% off wedding officiant services 

Otherlands Coffee Bar – One free cup of coffee or coffee drink up to $3 value; one time only.

Ounce of Hope – 10% off every day

Playhouse on the Square – Buy 1 get 1 ticket free, up to four tickets for shows on Thursday or Sunday.

Polish Bottle – 10% off manicures, pedicures, facial & brow waxing and temporary lashes each time the membership card is presented.

Ray Rico Freelance – 50% off all in-house printing for members

Somos Un  – 20% off any one service

Soul Fish – One complimentary lunch or dinner entrée when a second is of equal or greater value is purchased (up to $7); one time only.

Stone Soup Cafe – Receive a free iced tea with the purchase of an entrée.

Sweet Grass & Next Door – 10% off a single entree every time you show your card.

Tara Taylor, Personal Fitness Trainer – 10% discount off one training session with Tara at InBalance; one time only.

Two Rivers Bookstore – 5% off all purchases

Wild Nutrition – $1 off all beverages

Young Ave Deli – 30% off any one entrée; one time only.

Membership costs

Membership is inexpensive, and there are multiple levels at which you can participate. Just choose your level and click “Become a Member Now!”

Senior Membership – $5.00 (55 and older)
Household Membership – $20.00
Trestle Tender – $50.00

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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