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College Fairs @ Central Library 1/14/14 & 1/15/14

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Upcoming Graduate Memphis Workshops – Financial Aid and More

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Workshops

Financial Aid 101

December 10th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We will give you the inside scoop on all aspects of financial aid, from FAFSA completion to Federal and State financial aid available for adult learners to scholarship funding in the community.  If you think that college degree is out of reach financially, come to this workshop and find out options for paying for college that you haven’t even considered.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
Benjamin Hooks Central Library,
3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis
Meeting Room C 
There is no charge for this workshop.
Click here to register.

Financial Aid 101

December 17th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We will give you the inside scoop on all aspects of financial aid, from FAFSA completion to Federal and State financial aid available for adult learners to scholarship funding in the community.  If you think that college degree is out of reach financially, come to this workshop and find out options for paying for college that you haven’t even considered.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
Cordova Library
8457 Trinity Rd., Cordova, TN 38018
There is no charge for this workshop.
Click here to register.

Financial Aid 101

January 7, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

We will give you the inside scoop on all aspects of financial aid, from FAFSA completion to Federal and State financial aid available for adult learners to scholarship funding in the community.  If you think that college degree is out of reach financially, come to this workshop and find out options for paying for college that you haven’t even considered.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at

Benjamin Hooks Central Library,

3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis

Meeting Room C

There is no charge for this workshop.

Click here to register.

Financial Aid 101

January 16th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We will give you the inside scoop on all aspects of financial aid, from FAFSA completion to Federal and State financial aid available for adult learners to scholarship funding in the community.  If you think that college degree is out of reach financially, come to this workshop and find out options for paying for college that you haven’t even considered.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
Bartlett Library
5884 Stage Road Bartlett, TN 38134
There is no charge for this workshop.
Click here to register.

Understanding the College/University Campus and Using Resources

February 11, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Are you new on campus?  Do you want to learn how to maneuver the campus resources?  Attend this workshop and you will become familiar with where to go on campus to get the information you need.   You will learn what different departments can offer for you to be successful.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at

Benjamin Hooks Central Library,

3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis

Meeting Room C

There is no charge for this workshop.

Click here to register.

Financial Aid 101

February 25th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We will give you the inside scoop on all aspects of financial aid, from FAFSA completion to Federal and State financial aid available for adult learners to scholarship funding in the community.  If you think that college degree is out of reach financially, come to this workshop and find out options for paying for college that you haven’t even considered.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
Germantown Library
7200 East Shelby Dr. (East Shelby Dr. & Old Germantown Rd.) Memphis, TN. 38125
There is no charge for this workshop.
Click here to register.

Financial Aid 101

March 20th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We will give you the inside scoop on all aspects of financial aid, from FAFSA completion to Federal and State financial aid available for adult learners to scholarship funding in the community.  If you think that college degree is out of reach financially, come to this workshop and find out options for paying for college that you haven’t even considered.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
Cordova Library
8457 Trinity Rd., Cordova, TN 38018
There is no charge for this workshop.
Click here to register.

Financial Aid 101

April 15th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

We will give you the inside scoop on all aspects of financial aid, from FAFSA completion to Federal and State financial aid available for adult learners to scholarship funding in the community.  If you think that college degree is out of reach financially, come to this workshop and find out options for paying for college that you haven’t even considered.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
West Memphis Library
213 N Avalon St, West Memphis, AR 72301
There is no charge for this workshop.
Click here to register.

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If you’re on the fence about going back to school because of financial issues, let us help! Many adult learners are heading back to school next semester, and if you’re one of them or know someone who is considering it, check out the Graduate Memphis Financial Aid workshops! We’ll help you figure out tuition, fill out your FAFSA and find opportunities for scholarships.

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Job Opportunities with GM and LM

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We’ve got a couple of great opportunities for driven and ambitious individuals looking to join our team over here at Leadership Memphis! Graduate Memphis is accepting resumes for the position of Director of Memphis Talent Dividend.  LM is seeking an operations coordinator to assist in administrative tasks, help manage day-to-day operations and support the staff in their duties. Read on for job descriptions!

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How to Become a Successful Student 11/12/13

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How to Become a Successful Student

November 12th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Make this workshop a priority to help you ensure success when you return to college.  One of the best ways to make sure your experience is different this time around is to become an intentional learner.  This workshop will assist you with adopting a realistic plan, and will enable you to merge best practices in study skills and classroom learning into your learning process.  We will help you develop the skills to be knowledgeable in classroom protocol and strategies, use learning style strengths and overcome weaknesses, maximize the information in a course syllabus, improve note-taking skills, and more.

The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
Benjamin Hooks Central Library,
3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis
Meeting Room C
There is no charge for this workshop.  
Click here to register.
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Graduate Memphis Financial Aid Workshop @ Whitehaven Library 9/26

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College Fair @ Central Library 4/12/13 10-2:30

 

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FAFSA Application Assistance January 2013

Leadership Memphis Launches Campaign to Help Students Complete FAFSA

— Posted on January 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm.

Memphis, TN – December 19, 2012 – Leadership Memphis is launching a campaign to encourage high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications in January. The goal of the campaign is to increase the total number of FAFSA completions in Memphis/Shelby County by 20 percent in 2013.

The campaign includes a number of hands-on “Fill out the FAFSA” events from January 10-27, 2013 at various locations around the city.  (See list of dates, times, locations below.)

The sessions are for students and parents who want help completing the forms.

DATE    TIME             LOCATION                              

1/10      3pm – 7pm     Whitehaven Library Career, Coach Mobile Unit

1/12      10am – Noon   Southwest Tennessee Community College (Whitehaven, Corner of Airways and Brooks)

1/12      10am -2pm      Whitehaven High School, Career Coach Mobile Unit

1/13      10am – Noon   Southwest Tennessee Community College, Macon Cove Campus

1/14       3pm – 7pm      Benjamin Hooks Main Library, Career Coach Mobile Unit

1/15       6:30 – 7:30pm  Benjamin Hooks Main Library

1/16       5pm – 7pm      EMC Foundation, Inc., 594 N. Second Street

1/19       10am – Noon    Southwest Tennessee Community College, Union Campus

1/25         3pm -7pm      Urban Youth Initiative, 1548 Poplar Ave

1/26        10am – 2pm     Urban Youth Initiative, 1548 Poplar Ave

1/27/2013          2pm-4pm          EMC Foundation, Inc., 594 N. Second Street

For updated site information and/or to sign up to be a volunteer at one of the sites, please go to: http://www.tn.gov/collegegoalsunday

This help is made possible by the Memphis Talent Dividend (MTD), one of several Leadership Memphis action initiatives that focus on increasing college attainment. MTD involves more than 100 organizations working together to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis metro areas.

“Difficulty in completing the federal student aid forms has been identified as a major barrier to many students pursing college entry,” said Fred Turverey, Director of Memphis Talent Dividend.  “About 5,500 students completed FAFSA applications in 2012. The goal is to increase that number to more than 6,600 in 2013.”

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Oselen, Program Coordinator at 901 278-0016 or joselen@leadershipmemphis.org or Jeanette McKinley-Bowen, Urban Youth Initiative, email:Jeanette@uyimemphis.org or 901-725-3127.

 

Leadership Memphis is a non-profit, community leadership development organization. Its mission is to empower the community to step up and make Memphis great. Leadership Memphis is dedicated to helping the city fulfill its potential by advancing the values of diversity, connectivity and inclusion, and leveraging the power of collaborative action. Founded in 1979, the organization has trained and graduated more than 2,000 leaders from its signature programs: Executive, FastTrack and Grassroots. Its Action Initiatives are Memphis Talent Dividend/Graduate Memphis, Imagine Memphis and SUCCESS High Schools.

For more information about Leadership Memphis visit our websites:

www.leadershipmemphis.org

www.graduatememphis.org

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Graduate Memphis Workshops

Graduate Memphis Workshops

  • October 16th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Note . . . this is a new session we’ve planned because of the number of people who we were unable to accommodate at the October 2nd workshop.

    Computer Basics for Adults

    Whether you’re interested in taking on-line courses or doing research for college papers, a basic knowledge of computers and the internet is vital to your success. If you need help with the basics of operating a computer or want to enhance your overall knowledge of computers, this course is for you. You’ll learn basics, such as how to use the mouse, navigate the internet, and understand new ways to use the computer for research. You will have the opportunity to have a “hands on” experience learning the basics of the computer during the workshop.

    The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
    Neighborhood Christian Center
    785 Jackson Ave., Memphis
    Computer Lab
    There is no charge for this workshop.
    Click here to register

     

    November 28th, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    How to Become a Successful Student

    Make this workshop a priority to help you ensure success when you return to college. One of the best ways to make sure your experience is different this time around is to become an intentional learner. This workshop will assist you with adopting a realistic plan, and will enable you to merge best practices in study skills and classroom learning into your learning process. We will help you develop the skills to be knowledgeable in classroom protocol and strategies, use learning style strengths and overcome weaknesses, maximize the information in a course syllabus, improve note-taking skills, and more.

    The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
    Benjamin Hooks Central Library,
    3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis
    Meeting Room C
    There is no charge for this workshop.
    Click here to register

     

    December 4th, 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

    Understanding the University/College Campus

    Entering as a new student or returning as a prior student, it is often difficult to be successful if you do not understand how an institution of higher education operates, what resources are available to you, how to understand deadline dates and processes. This workshop will provide you with valuable information about the structure and operation of a campus. Who to see, what deadlines to know about, learning the “language” of higher education, seeking out resources are all a part of this presentation.

    The workshop will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at
    Benjamin Hooks Central Library,
    3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis
    Meeting Room A
    There is no charge for this workshop.
    Click here to register
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Graduate Memphis @ Central Library is OPEN

Graduate Memphis Office opens at Central Library July 2012

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Memphis, TN – 29 March 2012 – Plough Foundation Awards $1.7 Million forCollege Attainment Initiative

Representatives of Leadership Memphis, the Plough Foundation, and the Memphis Public Library  are announcing a grant to the Memphis Talent Dividend, an initiative of Leadership Memphis. The $1.7 million dollar grant will fund the creation, staffing, and operations of a college resource center called Graduate Memphis, designed to increase post-secondary attainment among adults.

Plans call for Graduate Memphis to have a physical presence inside the Benjamin L. HooksMemphis  Public Library at 3030 Poplar as well as online. There are four major components:

  • Interactive kiosk and reference materials accessible during library operating hours.
  • Counselorsto meet individually with prospective returning students at the library.
  • Telephone counselors will be available via a 1-800 number who can help adults explore college credit for work and career experience.
  • New web site offering online information and providing links to resources.

The mission of the two year old Memphis Talent Dividend is to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis metropolitan area with a particular emphasis on adults who started but never finished college.  The specific goal of the initiative is to increase college attainment in the Memphis area by one percentage point over five years. To do so would generate about 8,000 additional college graduates which in turn would produce a $1 billion dollar annual economic impact on the area.

An estimated 200,000 adults in the Memphis area, age 25 and older, have started but never completed a college degree.  “Without guidance counselors, information on scholarships,  assistance with forms and deadlines,  this population – seemingly the low hanging fruit for raising the attainment rate – is not likely to return and finish college,” said Fred Turverey,  Director of the Memphis Talent Dividend.

After working with representatives of business, higher education, non-profits, media, and faith-based organizations in a collaborative manner for two years, the idea of an accessible resource center specifically designed for the returning student is now coming to fruition. “The term Memphis Talent Dividend has been a banner around which to gather a variety of stakeholders in our community. To have greater appeal to our target market we will use the name Graduate Memphis to market the new college resource center and related activities going forward,” said Trace Hallowell of Tactical Magic whose branding firm is assisting with marketing of the program.

Graduate Memphis will be funded by a grant from the Plough Foundation over a three -year period. “We believe the impact of increased college attainment is good for every sector of our city. It means that our citizens can have access to better jobs and careers. It also means a stronger workforce that can help attract more business and industry to our community, as well as grow our existing businesses,” said Scott McCormick, Plough Foundation Executive Director.

“This is a huge win for Memphis. There are only three other centers similar to it in the U.S.  It is the result of leaders working together to shape a vision and being determined to see it come to reality. Leadership Memphis is honored to have convened the Memphis Talent Dividend supporters who have cooperated to bring a vision to life. We are deeply appreciative of the investment the Plough Foundation has made for our community to increase college attainment,” said David Williams, Leadership Memphis President & CEO. “They are making the difference.  What was just a dream will now be a dream come true, thanks to the Plough Foundation.”

The anticipated  date to open the Center is July 1, 2012.  For more information see www.memphistalentdividend.com or call 278-0016.

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