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Meet Case Manager Alejandro

Meet Case Manager Alejandro

CASE MANAGER ALEJANDRO SALINAS ‘GOES THE EXTRA MILE’

Memphis Allies Case Manager Alejandro Salinas sees it all the time: trauma that impacts decision-making.

TWINS Founders Brandon and Bryan

TWINS Founders Brandon and Bryan

Partners Spotlight: TWINS founders Brandon and Bryan Mathis. Brandon and Bryan are key Memphis Allies partners in the fight to reduce gun violence through their own nonprofit organization, TWINS: Together We Impact Neighborhoods and Nations.

Community Attends ‘Walk Against Gun Violence’

Community Attends ‘Walk Against Gun Violence’

Change will require the ’collective us,’ Mayor Young says

Jevonte Porter, Memphis Allies’ community relations director, was pushing a stroller at the Ninth Annual Walk Against Gun Violence in Orange Mound. Porter’s passengers in that stroller were precious to him: 2-year-old Jevonte Jr., and 3-year-old daughter Madison.

Outreach Never Stops

Outreach Never Stops

Memphis Allies: Interrupting the drumbeat of gun violence Life coach Briant Kelly, also known as B Radical, has a routine with the guys he works with in Memphis Allies’ SWITCH program: he calls them first thing in the morning and again before they go to bed at night....
Leadership Promotions at Memphis Allies

Leadership Promotions at Memphis Allies

Memphis Allies announces two leadership promotions As Memphis Allies moves into its third year of providing direct services to those most at risk for gun violence, Executive Director Susan Deason has announced two staff promotions: Jevonte Porter has been promoted to...

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Meet Regional Supervisor Aviance

Meet Regional Supervisor Aviance

Right where she is supposed to be, Aviance Brown-Austin was meant for this work Aviance Brown-Austin was born to a 15-year-old mother, and partially raised by a youngish grandmother. “Technically, I raised myself,” she said. “Along with the streets.” Aviance made her...

Meet Cody

Meet Cody

Meet Cody Brown: Helping Memphis Allies participants enter the workforce  Creating strong community ties is critical when it comes to the work of Memphis Allies and that is just what Vocational Coordinator Cody Brown does. “My job is to do all the behind-the-scenes...

Meet Memphis Allies: Life Coach Tony Matthews

Meet Memphis Allies: Life Coach Tony Matthews

A MEMBER OF THE LIFELINE TO SUCCESS SWITCH TEAM IN RALEIGH/FRAYSER Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Tony is part of the Lifeline to Success Switch team serving Raleigh/Frayser community. Growing up, Tony’s life lacked family stability and normalcy....