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I AM A MAN March 2/24/18

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To register: iammemphis.org/reversemarch

 

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Point-In-Time Homeless Count – 1/24/18

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 herman@cafth.org.

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Project Homeless Connect Volunteers Needed for September 21

Project Homeless Connect – Memphis Opens Windows of
Opportunity for our Homeless Neighbors

Memphis, TN – August 25, 2017 – Community Alliance for the Homeless, Inc. extends an opportunity for concerned citizens of Memphis and Shelby County to help us impact lives for good! Project Homeless Connect – Memphis will take place on Thursday, September 21st at the Cook Convention Center from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Community volunteers and service providers can register online at www.cafth.org.

Widely recognized as one of the largest service opportunities of its kind, Project Homeless Connect – Memphis opens windows of opportunity to individuals who are experiencing homelessness – placing services and resources that are needed to exit homelessness under one roof. In a number of ways, Project Homeless Connect – Memphis connects people to purpose! In conjunction with the Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness, this tremendous service opportunity makes housing referrals, employment services, veterans’ services, health evaluations and screenings, hair care for men and women, breakfast, lunch, and donations of clothing and toiletry items, and other services available. Since its inception in 2010, this event has served thousands of homeless individuals throughout the mid-South.

Each participant will also receive a care bag which contains socks, travel-sized grooming products, bottled water, hygiene products, and more. To donate to this effort, please contact Herman Dickey at (901) 527-1302, ext. 310.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.  Training and registration are required for participation.  Event sponsors include the City of Memphis, Shelby County Government, Federal Express, First Tennessee Bank, Baker Donelson Law Firm, Buckman, and Holiday Ham.

About Community Alliance for the Homeless, Inc.

Community Alliance for the Homeless leads effective community practices to end homelessness in Memphis/Shelby County.  We believe that housing is a basic human right.  We believe that homelessness is a solvable problem.  We believe that our community is equipped with resources to impact positive change.

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AmeriCorps Positions – Bridges

POSITION TITLE: BRIDGES AmeriCorps Full-Time Member: Bridge Builders® Specialist

REPORTS TO: CONNECT and AmeriCorps Coordinator and Director of Bridge Builders®

POSITION DESCRIPTION: BRIDGES is seeking five (5) full-time AmeriCorps Members (1720 hours of service required) to serve as Bridge Builders® Specialists for the Bridge Builders® program from August 4, 2017, to August 3, 2018. Members will serve an average 35-40 hours per week during the academic year and 40+ hours per week during the summer (June –July). To serve in AmeriCorps, individuals must be at least 17 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; and be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien. Documentation of age, education and citizenship are required once an offer has been extended. Original social security card required for E-verify.

BENEFITS: AmeriCorps Members will receive a stipend of $17,500, in 27 bi-weekly pay periods, and, upon successful completion of service, an education award of up to $5,815. Other benefits include student loan forbearance, professional networking and skill development, research and training in local social justice issues, training as an experiential learning facilitator and the opportunity to serve with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and BRIDGES staff to create positive community change.

For Complete Job Description: Bridge-Builders-Full-time-AmeriCorps-Member-2017-to-2018

Apply Online: http://bridgesusa.org/work-with-us/americorps-positions/ 

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Youth Count @ Cossitt Library 1/28/16

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For more information and locations, visit: http://www.cafth.org/2017-youth-count .

 

 

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Project B.R.A.V.E for Post 9/11 Veterans

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For More Information: 901-678-5966, tcrg.lab@gmail.com or memphisveterans.org.

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Volunteers Needed – Project Homeless Connect 10/20/16

 

Community Alliance for the Homeless, Inc.

Project Homeless Connect 2016 – Memphis

WE SERVE…BECAUSE WE CARE!
Thursday, October 20, 2016 (8am – 3pm)
Memphis Cook Convention Center

Project Homeless Connect is a city-wide effort to provide a wealth of necessary services to our city’s most vulnerable citizens! In one day…under one roof, individuals who are experiencing homelessness can take advantage of vital resources and services that could otherwise take months to secure. With the generosity and compassion that Memphis and Shelby County is known for, city agencies, service providers, community partners and volunteers join forces to offer a community response to a community issue. We serve because we care!

Volunteers who serve on 10/20 must be age 18 and above; however, there are volunteer opportunities (setup, care bag assembly, etc.) for those who do not meet the age requirement prior to October 20th. Each volunteer is required to attend a training session.  Verification of volunteer hours will be provided as needed.

Early arrival is suggested (7:15 a.m.) for review of volunteer training.

 

Thanks for caring…thanks for serving!

Click Here to Sign Up to Volunteer

 

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VISTA Positions – Literacy Mid-South

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Title:  Reading Program Developer (AmeriCorps VISTA)

Reports to:  Director of Collaborative Action

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps*VISTA is a program created by the United States Government under the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS). VISTA members serve for a minimum of one full year. The position is a full time obligation and requires a lot of dedication and commitment to volunteer service.

AmeriCorps VISTA @Literacy MidSouth      The Literacy Mid-South VISTA Project seeks to build the capacity of after school programs to implement evidence driven reading programming for elementary school students. With VISTA member support, project host sites commit to embedding literacy instruction into their existing programming, whether that is homework help or tutoring. Literacy Mid-South is the convener for a network called the 3rd Grade Reading Collaborative Action Network along with Seeding Success. Our aim is to increase reading scores in Shelby County Schools to 90% by 2025. Literacy Mid-South will serve as an intermediary VISTA site for our after school programs including:  Streets Ministries

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:       During the service, VISTAs will receive a non-negotiable stipend bi-weekly from the government at $447.86, which will total about ($10,750.00) for one year of service.  VISTAs also receive college reimbursement of $5,000 at the end of their year of service.

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to vistaleader@literacymidsouth.org   to receive official application link.

Subject Line:  RE: Volunteer  Program Developer

Position Open Until Filled


Title:  Volunteer Program Developer (AmeriCorps VISTA)

Reports to:  Director of Collaborative Action

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps*VISTA is a program created by the United States Government under the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS). VISTA members serve for a minimum of one full year. The position is a full time obligation and requires a lot of dedication and commitment to volunteer service.

AmeriCorps VISTA @Literacy Mid-South         The Literacy Mid-South VISTA Project seeks to build the capacity of after school programs to implement evidence driven reading programming for elementary school students. With VISTA member support, project host sites commit to embedding literacy instruction into their existing programming, whether that is homework help or tutoring. Literacy Mid-South is the convener for a network called the 3rd Grade Reading Collaborative Action Network along with Seeding Success. Our aim is to increase reading scores in Shelby County Schools to 90% by 2025. Literacy Mid-South will serve as an intermediary VISTA site for our after school programs including:  Agape Child & Family Service & Refugee Empowerment Program (REP)

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits:      During the service, VISTAs will receive a non-negotiable stipend bi-weekly from the government at $447.86, which will total about ($10,750.00) for one year of service.  VISTAs also receive college reimbursement of $5,000 at the end of their year of service.

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to vistaleader@literacymidsouth.org    to receive official application link.

Subject Line:  RE: Volunteer  Program Developer

Position Open Until Filled

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Back to School Family Affair 7/16/16

The 28th Annual Back to School Family Affair Event is on Saturday July 16, 2016 from 8am to 12pm.

This event is once again offering 4 hours of professional healthcare services to all school aged children from pre-school age to entering college freshman up to age 18. This will be at absolutely NO COST to the family.   There will also be an array of no cost medical services available for adults as well!  All residents are welcome be they insured, underinsured or uninsured!

This event is sponsored and hosted by University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, and organized by Mrs. Joyce Shaw of Omega Ministries!

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For More Information Contact: Eskine Gillispie at the Mid-South Transplant Foundation 901-328-4438.

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Research Study Volunteers

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Volunteers Wanted for a Research Study

Work, Activism, and Meaning in Life-

We are interested in learning how work, choice, confidence, and activism impact meaning in life. We are looking for adult participants of diverse employment statuses (e.g., employed, unemployed, underemployed), age 18 or older. Your participation would take about 15-20 minutes of your time and would consist of taking an online survey. Participants may enter a drawing for a chance to win one of five $20 gift cards to Amazon.com (about a 1 in 40 chance of winning).

If interested, please visit the URL below. If you have any questions, you may contact the researcher, Dr. Melissa Fickling, Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research at mfckling@memphis.edu.

To learn more and to participate in this study, go to: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0evAfFiZn3vvnlr

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No-Cost Healthcare Services, June 6th-25th

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No ID or insurance required! First come, first served.

All are Welcome. Ages 2 and Up

Medical Services

  • Screenings/Evaluations
  • Non-Emergency Medical Treatment
  • Education & Counseling
  • No Lab Work, Immunizations or OB Exams
  • Mammograms Available on June 6th & 20th

 

Dental Services

  • Cleanings
  • Basic Fillings
  • Tooth Extractions
  • No Crowns or Major Restorative Work
  • No Orthodontics of Veneers

 

Vision Services

  • Screenings
  • Prescriptions
  • One No-Cost Pair of Prescription Glasses
  • No Bifocals, Trifocals

 

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Free Screening – “Spent: Looking for Change” 4/28/16

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“Spent: Looking for Change” documentary screening and panel discussion

Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m.

Financial and Community Partner networking: 6:15 – 6:55 p.m.

Documentary showing: 7:00 – 7:40 p.m.

Panel discussion 7:40 – 8:10 p.m.

Invited Panelists: David Lenoir, Shelby County Trustee; representatives from the community, Latino Memphis, United Housing, and the City of Memphis

Limited FREE Tickets available at:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spent-movie-screening-and-panel-discussion-malco-paradiso-registration-24657091023

 

About the documentary:

“Spent: Looking for Change” is a film narrated by Tyler Perry about everyday Americans without the financial options most of us take for granted and the movement giving them renewed hope. Turning to pawn shops, check cashing services, and using payday loans to meet basic financial needs can be costly for many of us, with $89 billion a year going to fees and interest for using these types of alternative financial services. It’s time for change. New technology, new ideas and encouraging dialogue around this issue can help make managing money simple and more affordable.

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Resource Fair 5/6/16 – Mommies, Daddies & Babies…Oh My!

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Peace Corps Application Event – 3/6/16

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http://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/learn/meet/events/24158/

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Volunteer Opportunities – Avalon Hospice

Avalon Hospice is now open in Memphis, TN and are searching for volunteers!

Being a hospice volunteer is very rewarding and is a positive addition to a resume.  A few duties a volunteer can do include visiting patients and their families, flower delivery, office administration, special projects, or job shadowing with our social worker, chaplain, or nursing staff.

If you are a compassionate individual who would like to lend a helping hand please contact Toni Morris, 901-384-9182 or email tmorris@avalon-hospice.com.

Avalon Hospice is located at 5901 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN.

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