Ira Samelson Jr. Club

894 Isabelle
Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 324-5763
Club Hours
Monday - Friday: 2:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

Ira Samelson Jr. Club

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Club Director - Gwendolyn Woods

Gwendolyn Woods was born and raised in Memphis, Tn . She graduated from Central High School and later received a track scholarship to University of Memphis where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Gwendolyn also attended University of Phoenix and earned a Master's of Business Administration and Certificate of Human Resource Management.

Growing up in the inner city of Memphis and raised by a single mom after her father passed away from leukemia when she was just four years old, Gwendolyn has faced many challenges. However, the foundation from her mother and a particular mentorship from a middle school track coach significantly impacted her life as a child and pushed her to achieve greater goals for herself. 

She is passionate about attempting to do that for our kids today. Gwendolyn has been blessed with several opportunities to work with youth in different organizations and is excited about being a part of the Memphis Boys & Girls Clubs. She is ready to "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."

Email: gwendolynw [at] bgcm [dot] org

Program Director - Fernizia Linsey

Fernezia Linsey is from the small town of Moscow, TN. She is the youngest of 14 children. She attended Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School and continued her education at Lemoyne-Owen College. "Nezi" has worked in youth development for the past 13 years. As a Youth Development Specialist, it has been a great pleasure to see life changing programs positively impact youth and is excited to be a part of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis.   

 Email: fernizial [at] bgcm [dot] org