Corie Ventura, WREG News Channel 3

Corie Ventura

WREG News Channel 3

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Corie:

Brown Baptist gives $1,000 per week for two years to WREG’s Community Changers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Brown Missionary Baptist Church has been our anonymous donor for Community Changers all along. The church has donated $1,000 per week over the past two years to organizations working hard to make Memphis better. We are thankful that we get a chance to be in the community making a difference. So Memphis, […] → Read More

Nonprofit dedicated to bringing quality food to North Memphis food desert

Every Tuesday, as part of our Community Changers series, we highlight organizations making Memphis better. This week, we caught up with a group that believes in quality food closer to home. The Works is a nonprofit community development corporation. Their Mobile Grocer pulls up in front of Legends Park North Senior Building every other Thursday. […] → Read More

Group dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every Tuesday, as part of our Community Changers series, we highlight organization making Memphis better. This week, we caught up with a group that uplifts the soul during a dark time. At the age of twenty-seven Jasmine Smith, a mother of four, was diagnosed with breast cancer after discovering a lump during a […] → Read More

Indomitable Families helps those impacted by incarceration

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every Tuesday, as part of our community changers series, we highlight people and organizations making Memphis better. This week, we caught up with a group that believes in happily ever after, after bars. Bernice Ware is a mother of three, recently lost her husband and one of her sons is currently incarcerated. […] → Read More

Carpenter Art Garden helps the community grow

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we shine a light on organization making a positive impact in our community. This week, we caught up with a group who believes in art and therapeutic landscapes. Megan Banaszek is the Executive Director of the Carpenter Art Garden. A non-profit organization providing […] → Read More

The Collective Blueprint asks what’s your why?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we shine a light on organization making a positive impact in our community. This week we caught up with a group who loves to ask: what’s your why? Arianna Whitlow and Alonzo Grant IV, discovered the collective blueprint at the perfect time. “I […] → Read More

In the Arms of An Angel empowers youth and gives back

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we shine a light on organization making a positive impact in our community. This week, we caught up with a group that bring social needs to the front of the line. Grace Hilton-Young and her husband Antonio are the founders of In the […] → Read More

Crashes on Austin Peay, Covington Pike kill two

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two people were killed in two separate crashes in Raleigh just hours apart Thursday morning. At 3:21 a.m., police say a tractor-trailer crash closed Austin Peay Highway at Joslyn Street. One person was killed at the scene. At 6:30, police say a pedestrian was hit and killed on New Covington Pike at […] → Read More

Group helps men of color receive their teaching certifications

Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we shine a light on people and organizations making a positive impact in our community. This week, we caught up with a group that is changing the landscape of public education. “Two percent of educators are black males. We have true problems in our community sometimes […] → Read More

Southern Reins offers therapy for those with disabilities

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we shine a light on people and organizations making a difference in our community. This week, we caught up with a group that celebrates ability and individuality. Every Wednesday you’ll find Clark Tompkins saddled up on Shiloh, a therapy horse at Southern Reins. Clark […] → Read More

Orange Mound Outreach opens doors to neighborhood kids

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we shine a light on people and organizations making a difference. This week, we caught up with a group that believes in stability. Orange Mound Outreach Ministries started out as a drug and alcohol ministry. However, the founders, Reverend Reginald Tucker and his […] → Read More

One organization helps abuse victims restore hope

Every Tuesday, as part of our Community Changers series, we bring you good news about great people doing wonderful thing in our community. This week, Corie introduces us to a group that believes in restoring hope. One woman is sharing her story with us, but she doesn’t want to reveal her identity. “I have two […] → Read More

Memphis Youth Arts Initiative gives kids a chance to play

Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we highlight organizations making Memphis better. This week we caught up with a group that believes all kids need something to do. Memphis Youth Arts Initiative is a non profit organization that provides access to performing arts. Corey Travis is the founder and executive director. He […] → Read More

Retired army veteran, MPD sergeant creates outreach program for Memphis youth

Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we highlight organizations making a difference in our community. This week, we caught up with Craig Littles- a retired police sergeant giving back to the community where he was born and raised. “Everything we do is an extension of what I wanted as a kid in […] → Read More

Compost Fairy puts dryer lint, food waste to soil use

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Caroline Norris is the president of Compost Fairy, a non profit organization that works hard to reduce food waste by educating Memphis and the Mid-South. “We all feel like compost is the number one easiest way to make a difference today, right now,” Norris said. “Just go home and recycle your food […] → Read More

Group teaches children how to create a cleaner environment

Each Tuesday, as part of our Community Changers series, we highlight organizations making Memphis better. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One group is helping Memphians make a collective difference. “We produce one point seven tons of waste annually in Shelby County and we’re only recycling about 8%. The national average is about 35%,” Boscarino said. Janet Boscarino […] → Read More

Morning Center offers free support to expecting mothers

Every Tuesday, as part of our Community Changers series, we highlight organizations making memphis better. This week, we sat down with a group that believes every expectant mom in need should be surrounded by love and support no matter their income. → Read More

South Memphis Alliance improves lives, one wash cycle at a time

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every Tuesday as part of our community changers series, we highlight organizations making a positive impact in our city. This week, we caught up with a group that improves the lives of all Memphians one wash cycle at a time. When you head to the laundromat, you spend a lot of time […] → Read More

New Year, New Jerseys: Grizzlies offer free jersey swap

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Grizzlies want to make sure their young fans are outfitted for the games with new jerseys. It’s the New Year, New Jerseys fan promotion! Children 12 and under can swap any old opposing player NBA jersey for a new Grizzlies Ja Morant or Jaren Jackson Jr. jersey. The swap starts at […] → Read More

Habitat for Humanity ReStore helps families in need

Every Tuesday as part of our Community Changers series, we highlight organizations making a positive impact in our city. This week, we caught up with a group turning used furniture into new homes. When we caught up with Don, he was shopping for a young lady who needed flooring. “Her water tank busted and she’s […] → Read More