Commodities trader McVean pushes own school reform, pays students to tutor

November 9th, 2012

Seven years after McVean created Peer Power — a student-to-student tutoring program where tutors are paid up to $10.50 an hour — at East High, his alma mater, he's out to double the schools in the fold and export the notion nationwide. read more »

With bicycle and pedestrian bridge, Main Street riding Harahan’s coat tails

June 26th, 2012

The tantalizing prospect of a bicycle and pedestrian bridge linking two states and cities did the heavy lifting for an elusive face-lift of Main Street's dog-eared infrastructure. Downtown boosters credited private sector involvement, spearheaded by bicycling trail advocate Charles McVean, with helping this project succeed where a previous grant application had failed. read more »

Memphis gets $14.9M grant to help build pathway across Harahan Bridge

June 19th, 2012

Memphians could be bicycling and strolling across a specially designed boardwalk over the Mississippi River within about two years, now that federal officials have approved a critical piece of funding for the project. read more »

Trail may offer path over Mississippi River from Downtown Memphis to Arkansas

March 10th, 2012

With a bicycle-pedestrian pathway across the Harahan Bridge as its centerpiece, a proposed $30 million project would link Main Street Mall in Downtown Memphis with Broadway Boulevard in West Memphis. read more »