Category Archives: Community Events/Social Services
UCAN of Memphis is hosting a FREE open to ages 11-17 at the Hollywood Library from 11am – 1pm on June 7, 14, 20, and 21. The Teen Talk with a Purpose is designed for students to be open-minded in a safe environment to discuss beauty, self-esteem, bullying, being protected and more!
Snacks and materials will be provided. This will be an interactive session with teens leading it.
C.L.I.M.B. Forward 2018, 2-Day Workforce Development Event Set For May 4 & 5.
C.L.I.M.B.(Creating Lifetime Independence Moving Barriers) will host a Spring Job Fair, Friday, May 4, 2018, from 9:00AM to 2:00PM and a Youth Forum/College Fair, Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 9AM-12PM at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church, O.D. White Family Life Center located at 3560 South Third Street, Memphis, TN 38109.
This unique 2-day collaborative effort among various community partners and businesses is free and open to the public. The weekend is designed to help all job seekers with employment opportunities and the youth explore educational avenues. The second-day youth will attend workshops on cyberbullying, mental health, and issues in the community. Also, local area colleges and trade schools will speak with students about the postsecondary experience.
C.L.I.M.B’s 3rd annual Spring Job Fair will assist those who are seeking new employment, additional income, or a career change. The event will feature nearly 50 employers seeking talented candidates in numerous industries. Attendees should bring a current resume, dress professionally, and be prepared to network with area employers. FedEx Express, Waffle House, Facilities Performance Group, Durham School Services, Methodist Healthcare, and many more will be in attendance covering various career fields. A full list of employers will be released by Monday, April 23, 2018.
“This event is truly unifying the spirit of our community,” said CLIMB program director and founder, Amber Covington. “We are proud to help bring solutions to the needs of local businesses as well as to our citizens. And, by including the youth, we are helping to grow a strong workforce that will assist with Memphis and Shelby County future growth.”
C.L.I.M.B., a workforce, and economic development program; mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping build secure, productive, and just communities by promoting career and economic growth in 38109 and 38116. C.L.I.M.B. provides free services, resources, and tools to assist both job seekers and employers with the entire job search process, hiring and employment needs which include workshops on job searching, resume writing, and interviewing techniques.
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Community Block Party: Summer Safety
BLDG Memphis & Neighborhood Collaborative for Resilience
Community Engagement Coordinator
BLDG Memphis is a coalition of organizations and individuals who support the development and redevelopment of safe, healthy, and attractive neighborhoods throughout the Memphis region.
Early in 2017, Memphis was one of six regions selected to receive a three-year grant from the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) initiative, which is designed to “amplify locally driven efforts to ensure that major new infrastructure investments lead to equitable, healthy opportunities for everyone.” (More information is available at sparcchub.org). SPARCC is supported by several national foundations and technical support organizations. Although the SPARCC initiative is focused on changes at
the regional level, the initial work locally is focused on the North Memphis area.
BLDG Memphis is administering the SPARCC grant on behalf of the Neighborhood Collaborative for Resilience (NCR), the body of residents, stakeholders, and neighborhood leaders working on behalf of the broader North Memphis community. The ideal candidate will have experience in communications, public relations, stakeholder and constituent relations, and event management, in particular working with grassroots organizations and community leaders. Ideally, the candidate can offer experience and/or in-depth knowledge and commitment to the promotion of an authentic community-driven design and implementation.
This position will report directly to the BLDG Memphis SPARCC Project Manager, and ultimately the executive director, but also will have accountability to the leadership of NCR.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders to increase awareness of, participation in, and support for NCR. Working closely with the Project Manager and NCR leadership, the Coordinator will be responsible for planning and executing events and activities related to relevant programs and campaigns undertaken by the organization. A key aspect of the role will be working with volunteers. Other job tasks will include general communications duties and communications projects as assigned. Continue reading →
Joint Heirs With Christ
To register: iammemphis.org/reversemarch
We All Count! Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count for Memphis/Shelby County
On Wednesday, January 24th, beginning at 4:00 a.m., Community Alliance for the Homeless, Inc. will lead the annual Point-in-Time Count for Memphis and Shelby County. Required by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), this annual count is a critical element for measuring our community’s efforts to end homelessness. Additionally, it helps to determine the number of people who are experiencing homelessness at a given point in time. The Salvation Army’s Purdue Center of Hope (696 Jackson Avenue) will serve as the command center for this year’s event.
Teams (which consist of community volunteers, service providers, and formerly homeless individuals) will go out to various areas between dusk and dawn when individuals who are experiencing homelessness are either in sheltered or unsheltered locations for the night. In addition to participating in a brief survey, unsheltered individuals will also receive a care package with items to keep them warm and nourished during the cold winter months that lie ahead. Donations of hand warmers, gloves, and winter caps are also needed to support this effort.
To obtain additional information or to register as a volunteer for this life-impacting service opportunity, please visit http://www.cafth.org/point-in-time. To assist in this process, the public is invited to report knowledge of the whereabouts of any individual who appears to be sleeping in a place that is not meant for human habitation using the Homeless Outreach Tool (on the website) or by connecting with the organization on Facebook.
Community Alliance for the Homeless is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to lead effective community practices to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.
For more information, please contact Herman L. Dickey, Continuum of Care Coordinator at (901) 527-1302, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call 901-274-6652 for information.
The state deadline for Financial Aid to attend college for the 2017 to 2018 school year is January 17.
To help you in that process, there will be several FAFSA completion events around the city on Saturday, January 13, and Sunday, January 14.
You will need the following to fill out the FAFSA:
- Social Security Number
- Federal Income Tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
FAFSA Assistance Day Events
|Locations||Dates & Times||Phone Number|
|Bert Ferguson Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Douglass Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Gaston Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Glenview Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Hickory Hill Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Hollywood Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Katie Sexton Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Orange Mound Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Pine Hill Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Riverview Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Whitehaven Community Center||Jan. 13, 2018
|Junior League of Memphis
3475 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111
|Jan. 14, 2018