PCN was launched in the neighborhood of Whitehaven, located near Memphis International Airport. Services were focused in a pocket of PCN communities with identified increased levels of poverty and homelessness. In 2015, 1,321 Whitehaven children and families were served through PCN.
Agape began serving in the Hickory Hill community in January 2011, at the Autumn Ridge Apartments. In 2012, Agape’s Powerlines Community Network expanded to two additional apartment communities which gave Agape the ability to reach a broader population of under-served, families in the Powerlines communities. Hickory Hill has experienced massive demographic and economic change within the last decade, with increased levels of crime and poverty. In this community, last year 2,235 children and families were served through PCN.
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Agape began serving this high-need, under-resourced community in November of 2011. Services were focused in the under-served Raleigh community. Just 7 months later Agape further broadened and replicated their successful, site-based model to the Frayser community. In 2015, more than 1,009 youth and families were served in Raleigh and Frayser through PCN.
The Raleigh/Frayser Powerlines communities are some of the most socially, educationally, and economically challenged neighborhoods in the city. At present the community experiences a high rate of crime, poverty, and teen pregnancy. A top priority of Tennessee’s Governor is attacking low education performance. According to Achievement School District, as a state, Tennessee ranks 46th in educational performance.