Public Relations

Historical Booker T. Washington High School Holds Scholarship Events over MLK Holiday Weekend


By:  Tecia Marshall

January 15, 2015


Memphis, TN – Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, Tennessee, announces its 2015 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 scholarship fund.

Warrior Weekend will be held from Friday, January 16 through Monday, January 19, 2015.  Events include a meet and greet, alumni gala, alumni basketball game, a 5K walk/run, prayer breakfast, talent showcase and a culminating event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Although it is titled, “Warrior Weekend” anyone is welcome to join the festivities.  All-inclusive tickets are $100 and individual event tickets are available as well.


About Booker T. Washington High School, Memphis, TN

Clay Street School originated in 1873 and was the first all brick building for “the colored of Memphis”.  Black citizens succeeded in staffing the entire school with black teachers.  Soon afterward, Clay School was renamed Kortrecht Grammar School, and then Kortrecht High School in 1891.  The first Memphis Black High School class graduated in 1891.

In 1911 the Memphis Board of Education decided that a new school was needed to replace the old and inadequate Kortrecht High School. At this time Kortrecht was the city’s only Black public high school.  Thus every Black graduate in Memphis was an alumnus of Kortrecht school.  In 1926 Kortrecht High school became Booker T. Washington in another new building.

Booker T. Washington now Middle and High School is a public secondary school located in South Memphis. Part of the Shelby County Schools district, it serves grades 6-12. BTW’s mission is for students to become equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will allow them to exceed the expectations of state and national standards.  The school gained national attention when U.S. President, Barack Obama delivered the school’s 2011 commencement address as a reward for winning the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.  Notable alumni include WREG news anchor Claudia Barr, Earth, Wind & Fire member, Maurice White, Willie Gregory of Nike, TN, Fred Jones, founder of The Southern Heritage Classic and the late Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks.


To learn more about this weekend of events, contact:


Booker T. Washington Middle & High School

715 S. Lauderdale St. | Memphis, TN. 38126

Office: (901) 416-7240 | Cell:  (901) 864-8660 | Fax: (901) 416-7244




Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator (Full-time)

Location: Memphis, TN

Reports To: Director of Operations

Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Agape is seeking applicants for a Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator to effectively publicize and market all Agape programs and events, successes and objectives through all available marketing mediums including print media, radio, television, events, speaking engagements, web site, social media and more.


The Marketing & Communication Coordinator will possess a willingness to lead Agape to the next level in terms of increasing visibility and exposure to help the organization reach its goal of serving 50,000 children and families annually by 2015. This position requires:


  • A passion for helping children and families in need.
  • The ability to coordinate with multiple parties from various Agape programs and partners.
  • The ability to heighten awareness of and involvement in Agape services in a meaningful and measurable manner.

Degree Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, Public Relations, Administration, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. Must have the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with staff, volunteers, media, business executives, church leaders, community leaders, city officials, and the general public. Requires the ability to be proficient with a personal computer, website, and Internet. Must have a valid driver’s license.


FOR ALL POSITIONS: Send detailed résumé with references to: Agape Child & Family Services, Inc. Nichole Love, A.A.S., Office Manager P. O. Box 11411 – Memphis, TN 38111 Or you may fax to: (901) 323-3640


Agape is a non-profit Christian-based child and family serving ministry that provides services to more than 30,000 children and families annually in Memphis, West Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Agape does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. Agape, however, is a religious corporation and as a result, the Agency has certain religious requirements for its employees. This is in compliance with applicable law since Agape is a religious corporation. 


Public Relations Manager w/The Salvation Army

Full-Time Exempt
Reports to Area Director of Financial Development

Plans, directs, monitors and evaluates all public relations/community relations functions for the Area Command to ensure that The Salvation Army maintains a favorable and positive image in the community; develops and implements a yearly communication plan/strategy; serves as liaison to all media ensuring the desired message is communicated; manages electronic media, including e-newsletter, website, Facebook and Twitter; prepares news documents for media dissemination and education; promotes and assists with Christmas activities and other special events.

·Develops and implements a comprehensive public relations plan.
·Coordinates internal and external public relations activities.
·Supervises the creation and preparation of promotional materials including annual reports and brochures.
·Organizes and implements media promotions for special events, activities, and in-kind drives.
·Designs, develops, implements quarterly e-newsletter to promote The Salvation Army’s work.
·Oversees other electronic media, including website, Facebook, and Twitter.
·Prepares news releases/documents for media dissemination.  
·Serves as a Salvation Army representative or spokesperson as directed; represents The Salvation Army in a professional and positive manner.
·Assists the Area Director of Financial Development in the creation of a budget for public relations efforts including print, promotions, and other public relations related activities; administers and monitors the public relations budget.

·Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or Public Relations from an accredited four-year college or university

·Three years progressively responsible experience coordinating communications/public relations activities, including social media and communications, public relations strategy development, graphic design, website management.
·Technical skills: Microsoft Office, website management
·Strong communications and leadership skills

Send cover letter and resume to:  Director of Development, The Salvation Army, 696 Jackson Avenue, Memphis TN 38105 or email to  

Elizabeth Duncan
Director of Development
The Salvation Army
696 Jackson Avenue
Memphis TN 38105-2006
901-543-8599 fax
901-849-3185 cell