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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

Coach Corey Smith is something good!


I am nominating Coach Corey Smith. He is a mentor and basketball coach for a group of inner city young boys from ages 10-13 years. Coach Smith is a native of Memphis. He attended LeMoyne-Owen College where he played basketball for the school and majored in History. Coach Smith has also worked with children in Memphis City Schools as a teacher asst./tutor and mentor. His team The Memphis Shockers Basketball Team won the championship in their division this season 2013. Under the mentorship of Coach Smith these boys have excelled academically and athletically. Coach Smith is patient, kind and a a firm believer in self-discipline. In conjunction with MOMs Inc. Coach Smith initiated a program that encourages young men not to sag their pants and to wear a belt. The motto is "Don't brag because there is no swag in the sag! Wear a belt!" Belts will be donated to different schools across the city courtesy of Moms Inc. and the Memphis Shockers. Nominated by Margie Nolan.

Posted by Ellen Whitten at 9:56 AM