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New Memphis Institute is a non-profit organization, formerly known as The Leadership Academy. We provide leadership training for college students, emerging leaders and seasoned executives to develop their personal potential so Memphis can reach its full potential. Through our Memphis Connect tool kit, we help companies attract, cultivate, engage and retain talent. We have an online gathering space, memphisconnect.com, for Memphians to share what they love about our city and why they choose to call Memphis home. We also inform Memphians to speak out about important issues for knowledge workers including: decreases in crime, new green assets like bike lanes, regional parks, and greenlines, and educational advancements.
BRIDGES’ mission is to build a community of leaders to advance racial, economic, educational and environmental justice. Since its inception in 1922, BRIDGES has empowered young people to reach their potential through education, leadership, diversity, and workforce development. In the early 1960s, the agency was one of the first social service providers in Memphis to racially integrate its programs through work in public housing and neighborhood groups. In 2012-13, BRIDGES will serve more than 5,000 youth ages 12-24 in the Memphis Metropolitan Area. Programs include a year-round youth leadership, diversity, and civic engagement program, a BRIDGES Corps internship and civic engagement program, an environmental education program, a GED program, and a teambuilding experiential learning program.
The BRIDGES Center, opened in 2004 as the first commercial green building in Memphis, is located in the Uptown neighborhood. The BRIDGES Center is a 55,000 square foot state of the art facility that features a forty-foot high climbing wall, a high ropes course, and an open-air amphitheater. BRIDGES also has a comprehensive workforce development/job placement program for adults ages 18-24 which will serve more than 5,000 participants during 2012-13.
The Memphis Library Foundation (MLF) enhances the Memphis Public Library (Library) through private funding. The 18 branches of the Library offers “More than Books,” through safe, comfortable spaces with free access to vast resources. Libraries engage, entertain and inspire. They are vibrant spaces with jazz concerts, film screenings, business programs, gardening help, art classes, health information and more. The MLF provides valuable funds that help bridge the gap between the City of Memphis budget and what it takes to be a world-class Library, and helps raise awareness in order to connect people to these resources. The MLF helped create CLOUD901, one of the foremost teen labs in the country with a recording studio, a video production lab, an art studio, robotics, 3D printing, coding, gaming, and more. Some of the hands-on learning is available for children in neighborhood branches. The Library helps deliver high quality art and technology programs for seniors, and job and career assistance for adults as well.
Volunteer Odyssey began because we saw a need for better ways to connect prospective volunteers with volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Odyssey founder, Dr. Sarah Petschonek, traveled across the country in 2012 to research best practices for matching volunteers. Based on that research, we began in 2013 with our first program for job seekers. Next, we added an individual matching component (matching volunteers one-on-one based on their skillsets) and also built a Calendar of Volunteer Opportunities, which now lists 250+ events monthly. In addition, we invented and launched the first virtual volunteer fair in the country: Volio. Currently, our programs and online tools reach 1,500 users monthly and this rate increases by an average of 10% per month. We provide services to more than 40 nonprofits in Memphis including Shelby Farms, MIFA, Red Cross, St. Jude, and New Memphis Institute. We also operate as the volunteer arm of cityCURRENT .
Learn more about TI Fellowship’s Volunteer Odyssey opportunity.
STAX MUSIC ACADEMY
Soulsville Foundation serves to raise funding and awareness for the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Stax Music Academy (SMA), and the Soulsville Charter School. Sitting on the historic site of the legengary Stax Records, the entities of the Soulsville Foundation inspire, educate, and preserve the legacy of Stax Records through education and youth development.
Learn more about TI Fellowship’s Stax Music Academy opportunity.
Porter-Leath is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit whose mission is empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. We have six focus areas encompassing a wide range of early childhood and social services including: Early Head Start, Head Start, Runaway/Homeless Youth Services, Foster Care, Adoption, Employment Training, Mentorship, Child Nutrition and more. Last year, Porter-Leath served over 8,000 children and over 5,000 families in the Mid-South.
The Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee (EFWT) enriches the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by meeting their social, recreational, and continued educational needs. EFWT has established a variety of programs that improve the quality of life for participants at the EFWT such as arts and crafts, health and wellness, social skills, drama, sign language and more! The Foundation also provides after-school programming for school-age children. EFWT offers twice-a-month weekend events such as dinner and a movie, karaoke and dances parties, talent shows and more! There is also an 8-week long summer day camp. EFWT also offers full-year day and half day program for after children finish school.
The Memphis Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Memphis together support the infrastructure of the Memphis Jewish community through community planning, fundraising, leadership development and resource allocation. Through an involved and committed board of directors, these central Jewish community organizations work toward building and sustaining a vibrant Memphis and world-wide Jewish community.
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