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!!!

Grant Close-Out

We are pleased to report that as of April 28, 2017, the six CYNW zones all submitted their grant close-out reports to the City of Memphis, officially ending the one-year grant cycle that funded the launch of the camera program! We remain grateful to the City of Memphis for its partnership and confidence in us. It has been our pleasure to work with the greater Memphis Area Neighborhood Watch program, and we were honored to be a part of the inaugural group of grant award recipients. Now that the grant cycle is over, the CYNW prepares to embark upon a new chapter of growth and innovation. As we continue on with private funding through local donations, we hope to see our neighbors pitching in and helping out even more with lots of new new projects. Thanks again to the City of Memphis for a great year!

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

Great Meeting with the MPD

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, several members of the CYNW gathered to meet with Police Director Michael Rallings and his team at the Cooper Young Community Association. Director Rallings was curious about how things were going with the camera program, so we gave a short demonstration and a neighborhood tour. Director Rallings was very impressed! His exact words were, “This could be a game changer for the city.” 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

Grand Award Ceremony

On Friday, April 29, 2016, the City of Memphis held its award ceremony to distribute funds to the 2016 Cycle I Neighborhood Crime Prevention Grant awardees. The ceremony took place at the Hall of Mayors in City Hall. All six of the CYNW Zone Coordinators attended to accept awards on behalf of their zones. We all enjoyed remarks from Mayor Strickland and Director Michael Rallings of the Memphis Police Department, both of whom expressed their sincere gratitude for the award recipients’ proactive stances on deterring crime in Memphis. Continue reading

CYNW Awarded City Grants

The Cooper Young Neighborhood Watch is ecstatic to announce that each Zone has been awarded a crime prevention grant from the City of Memphis!  We have lots of plans for the grant funds, but our primary goal is to identify willing homeowners who would allow us to install private cameras on the exteriors of their homes to help monitor problematic entry points, alleys, and other areas that have seen higher frequencies of theft. Grant recipients will be officially recognized at an award ceremony scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall. Continue reading