Community Info.


Urban Fellow – Summer 2017

Job Type:  Part-Time
Department:  Human Resources
Closing:  4/28/2017 11:59 PM Central

The Memphis Urban Fellows Program (MUFP) is a year-round initiative that offers local college students the opportunity to intern with various divisions of the City of Memphis Government.  Our mission is to develop the change agents of tomorrow, future City of Memphis leaders, and enhance the interaction of area college students with City government, all in support of retaining the best and brightest talent for Memphis. This is a paid internship which provides the opportunity for growth, networking, and personal fulfillment.

Typical Qualifications

The Urban Fellows intern completes challenging projects proposed by division leaders, which benefits the City of Memphis and the participant through mutual collaboration and input in solution building for our most pressing issues facing government today.  Urban Fellows get firsthand knowledge and exposure to strategies that help shape a more efficient and effective government. Past projects have included input from students on various strategic and administrative priorities including improving neighborhood watch programs, creating an online benefits-management portal, performing analysis of best recruitment strategies for the Spanish-speaking community, and recommend body-worn camera solutions in the Real Time Crime Center.

Minimum Qualifications
Urban Fellow Interns are paid $12/hr for their service to the City of Memphis. Additionally, participants are afforded the chance to earn college credit hours for their participation in the Urban Fellows Program. All documentation required for college credit must be completed by the student, with necessary support from their Mentor.  Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week, a maximum of 20 hours, to their assigned service centers for the duration of the program.
Special RequirementsImportant Dates – Urban Fellows Summer Session 2017

Application Due Date for Summer Term: April 28th
Notification of Selection: May 23rd
Orientation: June 12th
Report to City Divisions: June 12th – August 18th

 

Benefits

  • Health Insurance (Medical/Prescription, Dental, Vision)
  • Wellness Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare & Dependent Care)
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Leave (10 Days in First Year – up to 25 Days after 25 Years)
  •  Paid Sick Leave/Bonus Leave

To view more details regarding employee benefits click here!

 

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San’s Child Spring Break Camp
 
March 13, 2017 – March 17, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Oakhaven Middle School
3125 Ladbrook | Memphis, TN 38118
 
Includes daily light breakfast, lunch, field trip for the week and a camp t-shirt!
 
Please sign up on www.sanschild.org if you are interested in your young lady attending!
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Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events

By: Tecia G. Marshall

February 24, 2017

Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2017 Warrior Weekend of events.  The weekend will consist of various engaging and remarkable events that bring alumni, current students, faculty, staff and the entire community together to raise money for the STEM and scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8.  Events include a business expo, community coffee, alumni basketball game, prayer breakfast, all-white affair and talent showcase.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $70 and individual event tickets will be available as well.

http://btwhigh.wixsite.com/btwmemphis

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FREE ACT Prep Sessions!
East Shelby Library March 4, 7, 9, 14 & 16
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Take Back Your Life! Credit & Money Management Workshop
Presented by Operation Hope
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
5:30-7:00 PM
Room L-56
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
Are you interested in budgeting, paying off debt, starting a savings plan, establishing or rebuilding your credit, but don’t know where to start? This is the workshop for you. Tracy Harmon, Financial Well-being Counselor with Operation Hope, will discuss these topics and more.
For more information, please call (901) 415-2734 or (901) 318-1264, or visit http://www.memphislibrary.org/personal-finance
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Three Scholarships for Young Men to be Awarded – May 2017 We are pleased to announce the Ellis-Wade Scholarship for Young Men, the Terrence Mixon Scholarship for Young Men, and the Sims-Fayola Foundation Scholarship for Young Men to be awarded in May 2017. We will award three, $1,000, scholarships to provide outstanding young men the financial support needed to commence their undergraduate careers and complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of their choice.

The application window for all three scholarships opens on March 1, 2017, and closes on April 15, 2017.  The online application and checklist will be made available on the Sims-Fayola Foundation’s website, http://www.sffoundation.org/scholarships.html, on March 1st.  Selection will be based on demonstrated leadership, scholarship, and essays. Additionally, finalists will be required to participate in a virtual interview on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Application materials include:
Two Essays
Copy of College/University Acceptance Letter Resume Copy of Official High School Transcript Two Letters of Recommendation

TheEllis-Wade Scholarship for Young Men is available to graduating high school seniors residing in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  This scholarship is to honor two women who raised a visionary and educational architect, Dedrick Sims, Founder/CEO of the Sims-Fayola Foundation.  Ms. Brenda Diane Ellis, the late mother of Dedrick Sims, and Mrs. Betty Wade, his grandmother, embody strength, grit, resilience, and determination that inspire his work as he leads the foundation.
TheTerrence Mixon Scholarship for Young Men is available to graduating high school seniors residing in Mobile, Alabama.  This scholarship is to honor Mr. Mixon who believed in Dedrick Sims, offering him his first opportunity to teach at Lillie B. Williamson High School in Mobile.  Principal Mixon allowed Sims to grow as an educator under his tutelage where Dedrick started the Young Men of Distinction Program.  Mr. Mixon now serves as the Executive Director of Student Support Services for Mobile County Public Schools.

The Sims-Fayola Foundation Scholarship for Young Men is available to graduating high school seniors residing in the Denver or Atlanta Metropolitan areas. The three pillars that support the work of the foundation are: Advocacy and Awareness, Capacity Building, and Education.  Hence, this scholarship will be awarded to a young man who embodies and demonstrates their leadership by advocating for others, serves as a leader in their community committed to building the capacity of others, and values the importance of education.

The Sims-Fayola Foundation (www.sffoundation.org) is a Colorado non-profit organization with a mission to improve the life outcomes of urban males in K-12 grades.  The Sims-Fayola Foundation was founded, in August of 2014, by Dedrick Sims as a broader strategic plan to improve the life outcomes of urban males through advocacy and awareness, capacity building, and education.  As a visionary, school founder, and educational architect, Dedrick witnessed the plight of young men within the school environment and realized the complexity of solutions needed to change the trajectory of urban males must extend beyond the school walls.  Hence, he began to see with greater clarity the need for an organization focused on developing a comprehensive strategy, working in unison with other organizations, and build the capacity of educators to serve young men to change the life outcomes of urban males in K-12 grades. The Sims-Fayola Foundation seeks to effect change to the myriad of dismal statistics that are associated with urban males as it relates to life outcomes and school success.

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