ACA Enrollment Assistant Training in Memphis – Oct 29 & 30

As you know, we are working to increase the number of trained volunteers and Certified Application Counselors in Memphis in anticipation of a big open enrollment session. We have scheduled an assister training Oct. 29-30in Memphis that will be led by the TN Justice Center and cover ACA and TennCare enrollment. This session will prepare anyone ready to assist people in enrolling to do so. Though as you know, if people would like to become a Certified Application Counselor, they will still need to complete a 5 hour HHS webinar and register with the state of TN. We are also working to identify a few CAC host organizations across the state that could host these certified assisters, though we do need both certified and volunteer assisters. The need is great and the more people we have the better.


We are pleased to offer this training free of charge thanks to the generosity of the TN Justice Center and the Assisi Foundation. Please feel free to invite anyone that you think would benefit. I specifically hope that you will invite the staff from our FQHC’s that are in our area.


To register you can send me a list of names of those attending or follow the RSVP instructions on the flyer.


A flyer is also attached that you can feel free to distribute. Thank you!


Jacob Flowers

TN State Director

Enroll America | Get Covered America

c 901.517.8689


10-29-14 Navigating Tenncare










Shaun Harper is an expert on the education of minority males. He recently founded the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at Penn GSE to publish cutting-edge implications for education policy and practice. His research examines race and gender in education and social contexts, equity trends and racial climates on college campuses, Black and Latino male student success in high school and higher education, and college student engagement.


Dr. Harper is the featured presenter for the next installment of the SchoolSeed Speaker Series. He address will be held at 1 pm on October 23rd at Bridges USA in Memphis, TN.




Please join Operation: Safe Community at the Frayser Public Library,  3712 Argonne, Memphis TN 38127 on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. to learn about a new web-based search tool for resources for Frayser residents: “Links to Community Empowerment for Frayser Residents.”​  This session is especially geared to teens and young adults, but all are welcome!



Brona E. Pinnolis


Project Coordinator, Memphis Shelby Crime Commission


Spearheading Operation:  Safe Community

600 Jefferson, 4th Floor | Memphis, TN 38105


Direct Line: 901-507-4192 | Fax: 901-527-5300

Empowerment Concert featuring The Soul Outsiders Band, Saturday, October 18, 6:30pm

Levitt Shell, 1928 Poplar Ave.

The theme for the 2014 Empowerment Concert is “The Fierce Urgency of NOW.” With unconditional support for each person who comes through its doors, the Memphis Urban League serves thousands of individuals each year. The Empowerment Concert is an essential part of the agency’s mission to ensure every person has the resources needed for success in Memphis! This is a free event and open to the public. Volunteers are also needed. Please to sign up.



YP Coaching Session: Leadership Strategies for Obtaining Superior Performance

Saturday, October 25, 10:00am-12:00pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland

It’s the 4th quarter of 2014! Are you a proven clutch player in your workplace, or are you barely getting by?  This coaching session, facilitated by FedEx Global Training Developer Julie Mcalpin, provides young professionals s with important tools for enhancing their own commitment levels and setting obtainable goals for continued improvement.  RSVP at


State of Black Memphis, Monday, October 27, 6:00pm

National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St.

The State of Black Memphis is a symposium that endeavors to engage the city in meaningful discussions that affect many. Most importantly, Memphis Urban League Young Professionals seeks to generate thought provoking ideas on ways to improve ourselves and our communities moving forward.



How to Start a Business with No Money Panel Discussion, Thursday, October 16, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Prohibition Lounge, 94 S. Front Street (Parking garage available on Front St. and Union Ave)

Hear from other Young Professionals and find out how they followed their passion and built their own businesses! Some of them saved to launch their dreams, while others hit the ground running and the investors found them.

Featured Panelists:

•Al Pickett- Founder at Brookshire Group

•Hulesy Britt – Owner at The SugaShack

•Andria Lewis – Owner at Andria Lewis Events LLC

•Jennifer Purnell – Owner at September Nail Salon

•Chis O’Conner – Principal/Founder at Prodigi Arts

•Desmond Robinson – Head Chef/Owner at D. Arthur’s Catering

HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator SUMMARY: 

The Friends For Life HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator will help HIV-positive and HIV-negative persons who are at a high risk for HIV transmission or acquisition to reduce risk behaviors and address the psychosocial and medical needs that contribute to risk behavior or poor health outcomes.

Peer Mentor SUMMARY: 

The Friends For Life Corporation Life Peer Mentor will serve as a primary person of contact to provide support for newly HIV infected women, men and their families, person with HIV/AIDS who have been lost from care or substance-using women who are living with HIV or at high risk of contracting HIV.


Social Networks Testing Strategist SUMMARY: 

The Social Networks Testing Strategist will provide daily oversight for the social networking aspect of the CAPUS (HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention for the United States) program operated by Friends For Life Corporation.


Contact Information and Procedure:
Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or

Email applications in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided.  Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview.  No telephone calls please.

Deadline for applications is:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by October 21, 2014

Send application materials to:


Mail:      Human Resources

Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax:        901-272-7458

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

Employment Application (1)

Social Networks Testing Strategist Part Time 10-2014

HIV-AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator 10-2014

Peer Mentor – Full Time 10-2014

Cathedral of Faith Community Church 15th Annual Thanksgiving Feast & Clothing Give-A-Way


The Public is CORDIALLY INVITED TO Cathedral of Faith Community Church, 2212 Jackson Ave. for our 15th Annual Thanksgiving Feast and Clothes Giveaway, Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our clothes closet will also be open to ALL.

When: Thanksgiving Day –  November 27, 2014

Where: 2212 Jackson Ave. & Springdale

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Rev. C. L. Booker, Sr. Pastor

For More Information Please Call:  (901) 327-1616




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