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MIFA’s Something Good in Memphis campaign is designed to celebrate those who make Memphis better, whether it’s the stranger who helps change your flat tire in the rain or a human services pioneer who changes the lives of a hundred poor Memphians. Sometimes people tend to focus on the bad and forget the good, but we see reminders of the good in Memphis every day!


Recognizing someone is quick and easy – just send us an email! Acknowledge friends, neighbors,and colleagues whose daily efforts or remarkable deeds embody the spirit of positive action in our community. Thank you for being a part of the good in Memphis!


The Something Good in Memphis project was created by MIFA in 2009 to advance our vision of uniting the community through service. Our mission is supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Our values are to welcome and respect all people, act with integrity, value individual initiative and ability, serve individuals and the community as an act of faith, and balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices. Learn more about MIFA here





the good in memphis

Chauniece Conner brings ballet to all Memphians

Chauniece Conner is truly Something Good in Memphis! "Ballet On Wheels, Theatre of Dance is Memphis' only African American ballet school and dance company. As a non-profit organization, Ballet On Wheels relies heavily on community support to provide a culturally enriched development program to students from a variety of economic backgrounds. It has been proven that when young people are exposed to mentally and physically stimulating activities they perform better in the classroom and are motivated to excel beyond the requirements above those not exposed to such activities. Ms. Conner founded Ballet On Wheels and has served as a creative dance outlet for young people ages 6 to 18 since 2002. BOW teaches the art, theory and appreciation of classical ballet. Our traveling school has grown from its inception of 2 students to 50. The school currently offers classes at TheatreWorks, Ross Road Elementary, Snowden Elementary, Vollentine Elementary and Southern Avenue Children's Care and Development Centers, Inc. Economical tuition coupled with merit scholarships makes Ballet On Wheels affordable to current and potential students." Nominated by Erin Simpson.

Posted by Thomas Robinson at 11:28 AM