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Tegna Foundation gives Heal the Hood a $24K community grant

The grant is going towards the non-profit's goal of building the Hero Empowerment Center in Hickory Hill.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —

We are proud to announce that Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis has received a community grant from the Tegna Foundation. 

Wednesday, Heal the Hood CEO Ladell Beamon received 24-thousand dollars towards the non-profit's goal of building the Hero Empowerment Center in Hickory Hill.  

This group is planning a superhero-themed outreach center to teach kids the arts and life skills and hopefully keep them off the streets. 

"Why not Memphis? Why not be able to create a hero for Memphis?" said CEO LaDell Beamon. MEMPHIS, Tenn - You may have heard of Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis. "Hood is the suffix at the end of words like brotherhood, fatherhood, parenthood, sisterhood, priesthood, neighborhood.

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