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About Us

MPAC is a community-based organization that:  

  • Creates neighborhoods of high quality, low-income, affordable and mixed-income housing

  • Supports education with local control

  • Delivers workforce training and development and other social services

  • Offers infrastructure and services that enhance the quality of life

  • Facilitates commercial investments, including a grocery store, banks, retail, and restaurants

MPAC is committed to building neighborhoods that are safe and economically sustainable with rising incomes and property values that can attract middle-income families to its high-performing schools.  These attributes are a result of a planning and implementation process coordinated across a variety of strategic partners from Federal, State, and local government, the philanthropic community, and private investors with a singular mind of neighborhood transformation.

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Underserved communities have been neglected for far too long. Let's change them together.

Our Mission

Our mission is not to merely help communities survive, but to thrive; and to do so with passion, some compassion, and a commitment to serve.

Our Vision

Our vision is to initiate and provide opportunities for community residents to live in safe, affordable housing and to help develop, preserve, revitalize their communities, and help lift its residents out of poverty through homeownership as its catalyst. Through collaboration and with residents’ needs at the forefront, MPAC will connect residents to services and opportunities, and help foster great neighborhoods where people can thrive.

Angela Martin, Ed. D.

Dr. Angela Martin is the Executive Director of MPAC. With over a decade of experience as an educator and social science researcher, Dr. Martin is recognized as a social advocate and change agent, offering critical insight into matters of restorative justice programs and initiatives. 

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Lorenzo Williams

Lorenzo Williams is the Founder of Memphis Partnerships Advocates for Community Development (MPAC) and

Founder and Managing Partner of SweetWater Global Partners.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Lorenzo Williams 

Founder & Managing Partner

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Carl Williams

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

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Manzoor Hasan

Chief Financial Officer

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Dr. Angela S. Martin

Executive Director, MPAC

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Michael Niemann

Senior Advisor, Housing Development 

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Vernon Williams 

Senior Advisor, Real Estate Planning & Design read more

Dr. Deborah Stewart

Senior Advisor, Training & Development

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Lee Robinson

Project Manager, Field Services

Board of Directors

Lorenzo Williams

Founder

SweetWater Global Partners

Carl E. Williams

Senior Advisor, Human Resources

U.S. State Department & Homeland Security

Dr. Deborah Stewart   

Assistant Superintendent

CY Fair School District

Candace R. Williams

Manager, Client Services

Thomson Reuters

Dr. Ronald Jackson

Vice President, Student Affairs

Brooklyn College - Brooklyn NY

Willeen Hastings

Retired CEO

Memphis Health Centers