Create Change

Behind the Citizens

Behind our great city are the people of Memphis striving to make change happen every day. That’s why we’re proud to announce Behind the Citizens, an online series highlighting the change-makers and world-shakers ushering in a New Century of Soul.

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Next Century Memphians

We stand at the edge of a new century, taking a moment to celebrate our artists and innovators. A new generation is taking its turn, hungry to create change in Memphis yet again. Learn more about our Next Century Memphians below!

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New Century of Soul Challenge

The New Century of Soul Challenge is driven by community. It’s your chance to create projects of lasting impact in your neighborhoods–it could be new park benches or a community garden.

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Year to Volunteer

Want to be part of a year-long initiative to mobilize volunteers in the country’s most generous city? Learn more about Volunteer Odyssey and the Year to Volunteer bicentennial challenge.

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Get Involved

The best way to make a difference is to get involved.

Next Century Memphians

Kela Jones

Jonathan Mosley

Brandon Lewis

Almetria Turner

C.A. Traen

Porsha Parks

Connect With Mem200

Get the latest updates about the Memphis & Shelby County Bicentennial Celebrations.