About Us

Our Mission


         The Bridge Street Newspaper aims to bridge the gap between homeless and sheltered by providing the homeless community of Memphis with tools to obtain a self-generated income, college students with publication and non-profit experience, and Memphians with increased community engagement and awareness of issues surrounding homelessness.

Board Members


Warren “Bud” Richey – Associate Vice President at Rhodes College

Kirk Whalum – Grammy Award Winning Saxophone Player and Memphis Activist

Roderick Baldwin – Social Worker at Door of Hope

Don Hutson – C.E.O. of U.S Learning

Tim Sampson – Communications Director at Soulsville Foundation

Jackie Prester – Attorney at Baker Donelson

John Marek – Attorney

Jimmy Dickey – Co-Owner at The Marston Group

William McCorkle – Former President of Memphis Net & Twine

Nita Black – Management Consultant

Pierre Landaiche – General Manager at Memphis Cook Convention Center