Neighborhood Selection

River City Capital's affiliate, Community LIFT, utilized GMN's Strategic Framework for Prioritizing Investments, which enabled LIFT to score and evaluate the positive aspects of communities.  This tool identifies opportunities and recognizes areas in need of improvement.  The data driven and asset based assessment tool was completed as a method of identifying LIFT's initial priority communities.

LIFT has selected the initial three communities for the first three years- Greater Binghampton, Frayser and Upper South Memphis.  At the end of three years (2014), new areas can qualify to become a LIFT Community. This will create a rolling calendar so that each new priority community becomes the focus of an intensive effort. The three initial priority areas will be expanded to include other neighborhoods over time with the utilization of GMN's Strategic Framework for Prioritizing Investments.

The goal is to focus investment on a limited number of neighborhoods.  By targeting resources, the ability to maximize investment and achieve real improvement is increased.

Community Lift