Gestalt Community Schools
Leveraging community assets to empower scholars to be college-ready, career-ready and community-ready.
With schools failing, families filing for bankruptcy and foreclosure, and businesses leaving a struggling community in Memphis, TN, Yetta Lewis and Derwin Sisnett saw a need for education and community revitalization. They worked to develop a community-based school that would address both.
Gestalt means “a whole greater than the sum of its parts.” We aim to integrate education and community, working with partners to achieve more than any of us could alone: a true gestalt.