Community Impact

Community Impact seeks to connect and support evidence-based literacy programs and partners that expand access to services and programs for residents throughout Memphis and Shelby County and lead to community-level change that impacts literacy across the lifespan.


Our Impact

Program Level Impact – We support literacy programs in our community by managing and assisting individual programs as they work to impact the Memphis and Shelby County communities.

  • Welcome Bluff City Baby at Methodist South Hospital
  • Welcome Bluff City Baby at Regional One Hospital
  • Books from Birth

Community Level Impact – While encouraging collaboration, we support multiple partners to impact community-wide literacy across Memphis and Shelby County in a way that celebrates literacy across the lifespan.

  • Memphis-Made Authors and Books

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale