The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is a book lover’s dream come true – with children’s to adults’ hardback and paperback books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, records, cassettes and more priced at $2 or less! Library customers can take advantage of the sale from 10 am to 4:30 pm on Friday, October 24 andSaturday, October 25, 2014 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue). A special preview sale for Friends’ members will be held 8 am to 10 am on October 24.


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MEDIA CONTACT: Malisa Gillum


MEMPHIS, TN—the city’s largest and first of its kind crime prevention and community safety expo will be held on Saturday, October 25th Ridge Mall Towne Centre. The purpose of this event is to highlight the community services within Greater Memphis and Shelby County and to increase the communities’ safety awareness through education and prevention. “It is our mission to empower the families of Hickory Hill and its surrounding communities. HHCRC also seeks to impact community issues such as domestic
violence, gangs and crime. With so many of us falling victim to crime in our neighborhoods, we want to bring awareness and provide knowledge of crime prevention along with community and personal safety.” says Malisa Gillum, Executive Director of Hickory Hill Community Redevelopment Corporation.

The Crime Prevention and Community Safety Expo presented by HHCRC and sponsored by Hickory Ridge Mall Towne Centre, Bounceria, and World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church has collaborated with over 40 organizations including local emergency response departments, public safety providers, and community and church organizations who will be attending the event. “Our focus is to educate and bring awareness of services available to those that have been a victim by linking people to the needed personal and safety services that are available within their communities” explains Cathy Foster RN, event coordinator.

Expo organizers stress that this is not a typical fair. We will offer a variety of activities going on throughout the day such as, interactive exhibits by American Red Cross Safety House, and DUI Fatal Vision Course; specialty vehicle tours by the S.W.A.T.T. Team Unit, Jail Time Truck, and Fire Truck; visual exhibits of the Jaws of Life, K-9 unit, MPD Motorcycle and Mounted Patrol and; and an anti-bullying presentation by Heal the Hood.

There will also be “A Brown Bag Review” as part of the event promotion of safety awareness. Students from The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy will be on site to answer questions about prescription medications. Attendees are encouraged to bring their prescriptions and to talk with a pharmacist. Also available will be mini-seminars addressing domestic violence, teen dating violence, gun safety, school safety, and emergency preparedness for adults and teens.

Although this event’s focus is crime prevention and safety, there will be a variety of entertainment and plenty of fun for children too! Carousel rides, a bounce house by Bounceria, face painting and a special appearance by McGruff, the crime dog.

The entire city is invited to attend this exciting event. It will be a day of food and fun for the entire family. The Hickory Ridge Town Centre is located at 6075 Winchester at Hickory Hill and Ridgeway Rd. For more information about this event and future events, log onto or call 901.844.3926.


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Community Outreach Specialist Opening with

Family Safety Center

The Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Memphis, TN, whose purpose is to effectively combine civil, criminal, health and social services in order to help victims of family violence. We are seeking a Community Outreach Specialist who is highly motivated and organized to build our volunteer program, including community outreach and events. This position will report to the Executive Director and will be an integral part of the growth of the organization.

This is a grant funded position.


Job Title: Community Outreach Specialist

Reports To: Executive Director

Positions Supervised: None

Status: Full-Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday

Other as required


Job Summary: Designing and implementing the overall volunteer program including recruitment, training, placement, evaluation, recognition, retention and reporting for all volunteers and interns; coordination of partner meetings and services under grant requirements; assisting with special event planning; and managing the volunteer staffing requirements for internal and external events.



• Conduct outreach to recruit a diverse pool of volunteers.

• Respond to all volunteer inquiries.

• Maintain listings regarding volunteer opportunities.

• Screen and interview volunteer candidates.


• Conduct comprehensive volunteer orientation, including education on the organization’s mission.

• Develop curriculum and materials for all volunteer trainings.

• Implement continuing education for volunteers.

• Develop presentations about domestic violence, children exposed to violence and FSC programs.

Scheduling and Coordination

• Work with staff to determine specific needs for volunteers.

• Create the volunteer’s work schedule.

• Provide a time sheet for the volunteer to record hours worked.

• Maintain a volunteer calendar.

• In conjunction with the work supervisor, complete an valuation/assessment of the work performed.

• Reassign or terminate volunteers as needed.

• Coordinate quarterly partner meetings.

• Coordinate cohesive network response for certain cases.

• Provide support for volunteer chaplaincy program and Voices group.

Database Management

• Maintain comprehensive database of all volunteers including contact information, availability and skill-set.

• Track all volunteer hours and prepare monthly reports for management.

Retention and Recognition

• Develop and implement a volunteer recognition program.

• Provide on-going follow-up, support and appreciation for all volunteers.

• Implement best practices for volunteer retention.

Special Event Planning

• Assist with planning, coordination and promotion of special events.

• Assist with event logistics including venue, guests, vendors, marketing.

• Assist with event organizing, including name tags, registration, program materials, gift bags, etc.

• Participate in events to promote FSC and expand awareness.

Regularly attend staff meetings.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

• Ability to work with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.

• Requires excellent communication and organizational skills, with ability to speak publicly.

• Requires ability to work independently and with team and volunteers.

• Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor necessary.

• Ability to work with diverse populations, demonstrating cultural competency and community awareness.

Education and Experience

• Minimum three years administrative experience in a fast paced office setting.

• Minimum one year experience coordinating volunteers, special events and community outreach.

• High school diploma or GED required, bachelor’s degree preferred.

Family Safety Center Mission

Our mission is to provide one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

Family Safety Center Vision

Our vision is a thriving community that embodies a spirit of compassion, collaboration and progressive change that values mutual respect, safety and serenity for all residents.

Family Safety Center Values
Honesty and Openness Flexibility
Quality Teamwork
Respect and Fairness Dedication
Diversity and Equality

Interested applicants: Please send cover letter and resume with salary history to:

Application deadline: November 12, 2014


Job Title: Membership Service Associate (Part Time)

Church Health Center has served people since 1987 with our clinical services, wellness facility, and outreach programs. The Church Health Center seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits.


The overall purpose of this position is to provide services for current and potential members who use the CHC Wellness Center. This includes answering and routing all incoming calls; scheduling appointments; verifying income; collecting/entering member demographics; as well as fee collection and payment posting in the database system.

*Answer CHC multi-line phone system and properly route calls
*Collect and scan member demographic information into Center software system
*Verify income via monetary income documents
*Direct members to appropriate service areas
*Coordinate collection of fees with services received, maintain fee log, and  post in software system
*Schedule members for appointments and perform follow up phone calls
*Send out letters of encouragement to members
*Assist in the facilitation of Getting Started Tours
*Miscellaneous clerical duties as assigned to offer support throughout the facility


Associates Degree preferred, however high school diploma or GED will be considered.

Exceptional communication and customer service skills on the phone, in person and in writing
A high level of workplace maturity reflected in proper member reception etiquette and professionalism
Strong computer, data entry skills
Knowledge of HIPAA regulations

Self-starter / team player
Ability to work independently and with others
Detail oriented
Strong communication skills; verbal and written

At Church Health Center, we are committed to diversity, striving to create a staff that reflects the diverse communities with which we work. We seek individuals of all backgrounds to join our team.


This is a part time position that will not exceed more than 30 hours a week.


Send resume and cover letter to:, please add job title in the title line.

Please visit for more information about the Church Health Center’s mission.

The Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Memphis, TN, whose purpose is to effectively combine civil, criminal, health and social services in order to help victims of family violence. We are seeking a Child Care Worker who is highly dedicated and demonstrates empathy and compassion to clients, and who will maintain positive relationships in the workplace. This position will report to the Director of Client Services and will be an integral part of the team to support the needs of the organization.


Job Title:  Child Care Worker

Reports To:  Director of Client Services

Positions Supervised:  None

Status:  Regular Part-Time

Hours:  10:30am to 3:30pm Monday – Friday


Job Summary: Greet families visiting the organization and provide supervision for children in the child care areas, maintaining organizational standards, preparation of reports and documentation.


• Provides welcome, referral and orientation for clients and families.

o Welcome children and their families who come to the organization for services.

o Work closely with direct service providers, linking children and adults with appropriate staff.

o Provide agency orientation for new client families.

• Provide trauma-informed care and engagement for children while parent(s) are meeting with staff and service providers.

• Monitor and maintain the child play areas for safety and appearance per organization standards.

• Assists receptionist with monitoring children in lobby play area.

• Complete required reports, documentation and data entry.

• Attends training and workshops on trauma and child care related issues as directed by supervisor.

• Handles client and office grocery ordering, pickup, stocking, inventorying, reporting, and maintenance of break room, following required standards.

• Serves as backup for Receptionist, handling clients, visitors and telephone calls.

• Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

• Good customer service and relationship skills.

• Sensitivity to cultural/ethnic differences.

• Ability to work as part of a team.

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED required.

• Minimum of two years experience in child care, social services or other related field.

Interested applicants:  Please send resume with salary history to:

Application deadline: November 11, 2014


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