Understanding New Identifiers That Empower Youth

(UNITEYCDC) is a non-profit Community Development Corporation. We are committed to building and connecting a bridge for Black youth and young adults in our communities. By providing educational, recreational, and social enrichment for underserved Black youth and young adults we help bridge the gap between these bright minds and access to the Social and Human Resources they need. It is our mission to provide a streamline approach to these resources and to assure a quality tomorrow for the youth and young adults who reside in the city of Memphis, TN. Food Traditions are not only rooted in historical meaning but also serves as the vehicle for the transmission of oral narratives. By combining musical and culinary heritage with history we provide a more comprehensive backdrop to tell Black people’s collective story.

Our Vision

To be the community leader that increases access and awareness to resources producing skill sets that forms a prosperous and civic-minded future for Black youth and young adults.

Our Mission

To be a builder of positive powers that will enhance the potentials of Black youth ages 12 – 17 and young adults ages 18 – 26, thereby enabling them to efficiently navigate and be of service to their neighborhoods.

Our Goals

To Motivate

Youth and young adults to participate in the revitalization of their community.

To develop

Human and physical capital of neighborhoods through youth and young adult involvement

To organize

Community and civic engagements that will bridge the gap between youth and young adults and their neighborhoods

To transform

Dreams into reality through community development and people self-empowerment.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Linda Parham
Sonia Silliah
Chair of Board of Directors
Florence Healthcare IT Security Intern
Former Early Childhood Admin and Educator
Small Business Owner
Armani Alexander
Catherine Fleming
Nameshia Tetteh
Katrina Humphrey
Brandi Bradley