Cooper-Young is readying for a night of block parties and neighborhood engagement as National Night Out moves to October 1.

Previously held in August, National Night Out is held every year as a community-building initiative that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

The Cooper-Young Community Association is looking for Cooper-Young residents to host informal gatherings at their homes for the occasion. It’s a great way to meet new block members and hang out with old friends as part. Hosts can be reimbursed up to $50 for party supplies (excluding alcohol). Just email your receipts or bring them to the CYCA office at 2298 Young after your event.

Block captains can sign up to host a party by emailing If a block does not have a block captain, any resident on that block can sign up to host. You can also register your party with Memphis Police Department’s Crump Station to arrange a friendly visit from one of our local MPD officers; it’s always great to meet up and know who helps us out throughout the year.

To confirm if your block has a captain or to get details on a party site, email or Just bring your receipts into our office at 2298 Young after your get-together, and we’ll get you squared away. — Sheree Stubblefield

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