Legacy Of Legends CDC
Committed to developing trauma informed and resilient communities that is focus on preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACE). And building vision based communities.
Creating communities that has the capacity to address traumatic experiences, so that all stakeholders can enjoy a better quality of life.
Why We Do This Work
The city of Memphis has a poverty rate of 26.9%. Child poverty is 44.7% and black children is 48.9%. Memphis has reverted to being the poorest MSA with a population over a million people. (UofM report) Shelby County Schools has over 40K students living in households that has $10K or less annual income. 1 in 4 Tennessean has 4 or more adverse childhood experiences. (SCS and BSBTN reports)
Our Service Model
Legacy of Legends CDC (LLCDC) provides holistic high-fidelity wraparound 2-Generation Approach through our Legacy Family Connect Centers (LFCC) to help children and parents to overcome traumatic experiences and other adverse experiences.
We utilize a three-part strategy to significantly reduce ACEs, gang and youth violence, family violence, and poverty in Memphis communities.
- ACE-Based Prevention
- Intervention, Treatment, and Response
- Supplemental Natural Supportive Response Services
Our approach is effective because we focus on building Natural Community Supports by developing genuine relationships with our 7Ps (Parents, Pastors, Principals, Police, Politicians, Proprietors, and Partners in our communities.
Our model of work is being duplicated by the Rotary-Family Youth Initiative in other cities across Tennessee and Mississippi.