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Advance Memphis

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Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: TO FOSTER SOCIAL & ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE CLEABORN-FOOTE NEIGHBORHOOD OF INNER-CITY MEMPHIS.

Results: Number of grads: Goal: 128 || Actual: 120 Number of new employers: Goal: 20 || Actual: 22 Number of grads employed: Goal: 80 || Actual: 135 Number of IDAs opened: Goal: 27 || Actual: 17 Number of Volunteer Hours: Goal: 850 || Actual: 1943

Geographic areas served: Inner City Memphis

Programs: Jobs for life - participants attend a 6 week soft skills job training class to assist them in preparing and searching for, obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment, helping 95 people find permanent jobs in the community. The program also includes financial management curriculum as well as a computer literacy course.

staffing service program - graduates of the organization's jobs for life program are eligilble to participate as an employee in the staffing service program, as these individuals look to build upon the lessons and skills learned during the jobs for life program. Participants of the advance memphis staffing service program are placed with area businesses on a temporary basis. 272 graduates were employed throughout the year.

outsourcing program - the organization's provides graduates of the jobs for life program with opportunities for on-the-job application of the skills and concepts learned in jobs for life.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Advance Memphis is staffed with people who care about the neighborhood near downtown Memphis. Residents in the community are eager to partner with Advance Memphis because they are exciting about the opportunities for jobs, soft skills development and spiritual growth that Advance offers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have seen and experienced the Kingdom of God advancing through Advance Memphis. As Advance seeks to restore dignity to men and women created in the image of God by training them in their Jobs for Life program, leading them in Bible Studies, sending them to work, or just being with them in their neighborhood they allow people like me to get caught up in what the Lord is doing through them. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of what the Lord is doing through Advance Memphis as he brings his Kingdom to bear in this city.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first learned about Advance Memphis threw the career center back in 2007. They said that it was a non profit that helpes the community that I live in. Once I was there,I found out that it was also Christian base;I got to know and love the place. I love the place so much that I got envolved with the classes that they have to offer. I graduated from thier Jobs for Life class with honors. I recieve G.E.D training from them wich helped me get my High School Diploma after being out of school for 9 years,and I reccomend people everywhere that I go to go and be apart of everything that Advance Memphis has to offer, they've been good to me and I love to give back. Good luck to Advance Memphis and Thanks...