From parolees to CEOs, a diverse group is working on a plan to ease inequities in Memphis

Media June 7, 2021

“This data is, in part, what led Blue Meridian Partners to join Seeding Success and be among the many local, statewide and national donors.

‘I came to know a long time ago, even from my own experience, that geography is destiny,’ said Tomeka Hart Wigginton, a managing director at Blue Meridian and native Memphian. ‘If we’re really going to have change in this community…it has to be driven by the people who are the voices of the community.’

The long-term effects of the program that Seeding Success is working to build may not be felt immediately, but Sturgis believes that the model they use will provide innovative techniques for investing in disenfranchised communities in Shelby County going forward.”

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