Gestalt charter school system begins Hickory Hill revitalization project

By , Daily Memphian Published: September 18, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Rahnyiah Washington (far right) and her Power Center Academy Elementary School classmates listen as state Sen. Katrina Robinson addresses the crowd at the school's Hickory Hill campus Tuesday, Sept. 17.&nbsp;&ldquo;Hickory Hill has experienced its challenges, but Power Center Academy has been a mainstay in Hickory Hill,&rdquo; said Robinson, a &ldquo;founding parent&rdquo; at the school. &ldquo;Power Center is now going to be the nucleus of Hickory Hill.&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Rahnyiah Washington (far right) and her Power Center Academy Elementary School classmates listen as state Sen. Katrina Robinson addresses the crowd at the school's Hickory Hill campus Tuesday, Sept. 17. “Hickory Hill has experienced its challenges, but Power Center Academy has been a mainstay in Hickory Hill,” said Robinson, a “founding parent” at the school. “Power Center is now going to be the nucleus of Hickory Hill.” (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Over the next three years, the charter school system plans to work with community partners to add amenities including a small grocery store, affordable child care or preschool and community green space.

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Gestalt Community Schools Hickory Hill Katrina Robinson Neighborhood Christian Centers Inc. Power Center Academy
Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry is a reporter and digital producer. The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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