Impact University: Stories from the Line

Stories from the Line

Hometown >

Alan King, Sr., 37, has lived in the Frayser neighborhood of North Memphis for nearly three decades. In his own words, Alan details his troubled adolescence and how he and…

Stories from the Line

Xavier >

Xavier knows that there are a lot of negative perceptions about his Memphis neighborhood and the people who live there.  And yes, his neighborhood has its share of problems -- but there…

Stories from the Line

Back on the Clock >

Dorothy Turner, 70, tells about starting out as a young, single mother with the added challenge of fighting a debilitating disability, which ultimately caused her to lose her job, her home, and her livelihood. Now,…

Stories from the Line

Para Los Niños (For the Children) >

Brigido is a proud father, a loving husband, and a diligent fieldworker. He and his family move with the crop seasons, spending winter and spring in Florida picking strawberries and summer…

Stories from the Line

Recipe for Success >

What is the value of a positive, caring male role model for a teenage boy? Just ask Terrence Bowen. Growing up in his South Memphis neighborhood, where "violence is everywhere"…

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Impact America, an AmeriCorps Program, is housed and supported by the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama.  Additional office space is provided by UAB and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.