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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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— 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 email@example.com 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:
Graduate Memphis Office opens at Central Library July 2012
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.