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The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls Code invites you to join us for a spirited and lively evening of conversation and connection, featuring some of the Memphis area’s leading voices of Women of Color in STEM.

This event will be an educational experience for girls, between the ages of 7 and 17, and their parents/guardians. They will hear from a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM).

Location: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering | 1254 Jefferson Ave., 30104

AGENDA
10:30 am Registration/check-in begins
(please plan to arrive with enough time to check-in)
11:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:15 am Panel Begins!
12:30 pm Q & A with Panelists
1:00 pm Light Refreshments & Networking
1:30 pm Closing Remarks

This event is FREE and open to tech divas ages 7 to 17, their parents/guardians and the general public. Space is limited – please register ahead to reserve your seat! Registration link:  https://bgcmem_woc2017.eventbrite.com/ 

We’re looking for non-technical volunteers to help us at the event. Interested? Please sign up to volunteer, http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmem_woc2017

Special Thanks to our Location Sponsor, MASE – Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      CONTACT:     Kimberly Bailey

901.877.4493                                                   ed.sctac@gmail.com

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. – Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter in collaboration with The Red Door, Inc. hosts Housing Workshop

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (October 23, 2017) – Shelby County (TN) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in collaboration with The Red Door, Inc. will educate and provide resources about today’s housing market at a public workshop on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The event will be held at Baker Community Center located at 7942 Church St. Millington, TN. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Navigating through the home buying or home selling process can be a lot easier when you are armed with the right resources and information. We invite you to join us for a morning workshop to hear about the many resources available to assist you with purchasing or selling a home. Leon Dickson, Sr., President of Tennessee Realtors Association will be our guest presenter along with local community realtors, lending partners, and credit specialist will be onsite.

The Red Door, Inc. provides support and assistance to Shelby County, Tennessee by offering youth and adult economic, educational, health, and wellness services that will empower the lives of the community.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Consisting of a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust:

*Economic Development       *Educational Development   *International Awareness and Involvement *Physical and Mental Health   *Political Awareness and Involvement

The Sorority was founded January 13, 1913 by 22 students at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their communities. The Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides public service in the areas of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Fisherville, Germantown, Lakeland, Millington & Southeast Shelby County. The award-winning chapter was chartered on April 25, 2009 and has awarded over $70,000.00 in scholarships since 2011. For more about Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. visit us at http://www.sctacdst.com

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Shelby County Schools PUBLIC AUCTION
 
Vehicles and Surplus Equipment, Including …
 
-Commercial Kitchen
-Pre-K Furniture
-Musical Instruments
-Shop Tables & Equipment
-Commercial Refrigerators & Freezers
-Vehicles
 
Friday, October 20, 9 am
SCS Mallory Warehouse | 1384 Farmville Rd., 38122
 
Display and inspection opportunity: Thursday, October 19th
 
ALL SALES ARE FINAL! (Buyers will be required to pay a 10% buyer’s premium & 9.25% sales tax. Items sold “as is” and must be paid for, immediately AND removed the day of sale. Cash and Cashier’s Check, ONLY.).
 
For more info., contact The Office of Asset Management at 901-416-2830.

ACT PREP!!
Peer Power Foundation is offering a second round of ACT Prep University sessions for the 2017-2018 academic year. Each round of ACT Prep University offers a multi-week series of focused ACT preparation activities for students. A mandatory Round Two Kick-Off for scholars and parents will be held Saturday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shelby County SchoolsTeaching and Learning Academy (TLA). Round Two will focus on providing support for students registered to participate in the December national ACT test date.

A limited number of seats is being offered, and advanced registration is required via this site. Registration will open SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1ST via http://bit.ly/2ycIBh2

 

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During this workshop, participants will explore coding fundamentals with Google Blockly and SmartGurlz robots and dolls. Our Tech Divas will learn about why coding is important and then get to jump into action by learning to code robots – step-by-step. In this introductory course, (ages 7-12) girls will work together in teams think analytically, design, play, and code in real-time. We also have loads of fun making robot dances, games and videos.

This class is designed for girls ages 12 and under. No prior computing experience is necessary.

Registration begins at 9:15 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM. Participants don’t need to bring their laptops and both lunch and light snacks will be provided.

REGISTER HERE!

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here: (http://bit.ly/bgc_scholarships)

PARENTS: Please complete the online student profile and emergency contact forms if you have not done so already. Additionally, please print and bring signed copies of the workshop release forms that you can find HERE.

Volunteers: Interested in volunteering please sign-up HERE

Space is limited. So sign up soon to secure your spot! Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

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