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 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 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.
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
Founder & Managing Partner
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Angela S. Martin
Executive Director, MPAC
Senior Advisor, Housing Development
Senior Advisor, Real Estate Planning & Design read more
Dr. Deborah Stewart
Senior Advisor, Training & Development
Project Manager, Field Services
Board of Directors
SweetWater Global Partners
Carl E. Williams
Senior Advisor, Human Resources
U.S. State Department & Homeland Security
Dr. Deborah Stewart
CY Fair School District
Candace R. Williams
Manager, Client Services
Dr. Ronald Jackson
Vice President, Student Affairs
Brooklyn College - Brooklyn NY
Memphis Health Centers