June CYNW Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, June 7th for our next Cooper Young Neighborhood Watch meeting! We’ll meet at The Hub in First Congo at 6:30 p.m. with yummy refreshments from Central Barbecue, and then we’ll settle in for the business agenda starting promptly at 7 p.m. sharp. There’s a lot to cover at this meeting, including post-grant organizational structure for the NW, recent robberies and burglaries, next steps for the camera program, and new projects for crime deterrence. Hope to see you there!!!

Halloween Safety Tips

Happy Halloween! We hope everyone in the neighborhood has a blast tonight with all the ghouls and goblins! But we also want to remind everyone to take precautions and stay safe. Travel in groups, avoid dimly-lit areas, and avoid areas with overgrown vegetation that might obscure visibility or create trip hazards. Don’t eat candy that isn’t wrapped or has been opened. Avoid being distracted by cell phones or text messages, keep your head up, and stay attentive to your surroundings.  Continue reading

CYNW June 8th Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at the Memphis Made Brewery (southeast corner of York and Cooper; click here for map). Our main order of business will be to discuss plans for the cameras we will purchase with the 2016 Cycle I grant awards. Please join us at 6:30 to catch up on friendly smiles, handshakes, snacks, and beer, after which the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Continue reading

CWNW May 4th Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, at the Memphis Made Brewery (southeast corner of York and Cooper; click here for map). Our main order of business will be to discuss plans for the 2016 Cycle I grant awards. Please join us at 6:30 to catch up on friendly smiles, handshakes, and hugs (libated with beer, of course), after which the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 pm. See you there! Continue reading

CYNW: Building Momentum!

The effort to revamp the Cooper-Young Neighborhood Watch program continues to build momentum!  A total of 55 concerned neighbors and guests packed the community room at Memphis Made Brewing on Wednesday, February 3rd, with the main topic of the evening being “CYNW needs you!”  Attendees were provided a list of over a dozen ways to get involved and asked to indicate their particular area(s) of interest and how many hours per month they could commit.  The response was overwhelming, with 37 of the 55 neighbors present offering an average of 4-6 hours per month towards making their neighborhood a safer place to live.  Each hour of volunteer service is worth $23 in required matching in-kind services, applied towards the $30,000 in grant funds that CYNW is in the process of applying for 2016. Continue reading