In our Community

At Gaskill Strategies, we value all things community.  We work with organizations that are community-minded and that want to make our city a better place.  Here, we'd like to focus on the people, places and things that are improving and inspiring our world.

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The Memphis Flyer just came out with their annual list of young ambassadors for our city. It's a diverse, talented group, but they all have one thing in common - they're all under 30 years old. "The members of this group can dribble a ball, carry a tune, cook a meal, tell a joke, take a picture, book a show, raise money, raise awareness, and raise us all up if we put ourselves in their capable, young hands."   Check out this year's top 20 under 30!   Read More
Posted by John Gaskill at Thursday, January 24, 2013

Difference makers in Memphis

The Commercial Appeal recently featured 12 people in Memphis who are really making a difference - working, volunteering and sacrificing in countless ways to make our community a little (a lot) better and brighter. Have you seen the series? We were proud to nominate Mauricio Calvo - director of Latino Memphis. His work is more than a job. It's his passion. And, his advocacy for the Latino community in Memphis is moving and inspiring. Read about Mauricio - and about 11 more influential... Read More
Posted by John Gaskill at Friday, January 18, 2013

Mario Hendrix on fear

Mario Hendrix has been involved with BRIDGES more than half of his life, starting as a reluctant Bridge Builder in 1992. Now, as director of the program, he witnesses transformation in thousands of youth in Memphis each year. Today in the Commercial Appeal, Mario responds to recent actions of the Ku Klux Klan - their distribution of fliers and invitations late one night - and the fear that spawns misunderstanding and hate. Read Mario's inspiring letter here. Read More
Posted by John Gaskill at Thursday, January 17, 2013

Meet the Haizlips

We're proud to share space and work with the coolest architects in the world. Reb and Mary Haizlip were profiled in an article in The Commercial Appeal about their work with museum exhibits - more specifically, a series of Civil War interpretive exhibits in Tennessee welcome centers from Memphis to Bristol.   Read about the Haizlips, their studio and their amazing work. Read More
Posted by John Gaskill at Monday, January 7, 2013