Founder - Lindsey C. Langley (Lynclair)
Lindsey (aka Lynclair ) is a community organizer/activist in the Northeast Nashville neighborhood of Katie Hill. Lindsey is a Nashville native and transplant from New Orleans. Moving back to the city in 2012, she started working in her adopted neighborhood of Katie Hill to improve the lives of it's residents by building relationships with residents and community officials to provide resources to families and children such as school supplies, basic necessities, and toys at Christmas. . Lindsey is well known for her grassroots efforts in bringing awareness to social issues such as gentrification, race and gender equality, affordable housing, and even political corruption within Nashville communities. Her blog receives 1000s of views every week from readers who are interested about her journey challenging controversial issues that affect less affluent neighborhoods in Northeast Nashville.
Lindsey created the Katie Hill Neighborhood Association and has been dedicated to working with local business owners, community leaders, and government officials to re- brand, revitalize, and preserve Nashville's last frontier, Northeast Nashville ( Katie Hill, Talbot’s Corner, Historic Dickerson Road, Heaton’s Station/Lock One Park, and Brick Church Pike Business Park). Lindsey guest lectures at schools, universities, and businesses on many different topics related to community and public relations.
As her simple mission of helping out her neighbors has grown into a movement, she decided it was time to create an organization to benefit and empower the Katie Hill community and other Northeast Nashville neighborhoods in order to improve the quality of life of all residents.. She created Project NENA in November of 2015 to create a voice, provide assistance during times of need, and opportunities for existing residents in the Northeast Nashville community that is growing at a rapid pace.
Lindsey was also recently named Nashville Scene's 2015 Civic Do-Gooder of the year :
Written By: Jim Ridley
Rather than just joining the chorus of futile tut-tutting over gentrification, New Orleans transplant and Nashville native Lindsey Langley (aka Lynclair) is preaching a potent alternative: revitalization that lifts and invites a community without forcing out its longtime citizens. Better still, she’s doing it by example in her adopted home, the Katie Hill neighborhood off Brick Church Pike, working to improve the lives of residents and not just their property values. Langley volunteers on multiple fronts as a community organizer, including affordable housing, while pushing to rebrand the neglected neighborhood for residents of all income levels. At the same time, she has mounted school-supply drives, toy drives, clothing drives, even a GoFundMe campaign for 11-year-old shooting victim Keon Malone and his family, who were faced with crushing expenses after a stray bullet from a nearby dispute left the boy with critical head injuries. Want to avoid the tense flare-ups between old and new in communities across the city? Start by showing a genuine interest in your neighbors’ well-being.
On a more personal note, Lindsey is a mother to 4 year old Kemi, an upcycle artist, and is a part of the Erabellum gallery co-op located in the arcade on 5th Ave. She also loves her animals (bulldog - Princess/ Pitbull - Katie ), gardening and with all of the business in her life, she still manages to cut her own yard and ensure the tulips are planted in time for spring blooms atop beautiful Katie Hill.