TRUSTEE’S OFFICE ROLLS OUT EVENT CALENDAR FOR
FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April is Financial Literacy Month and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will host a series of free events including financial education workshops, activities for youth and a financial fitness challenge to increase awareness and educate the community.

“There are more than 90,000 households in Shelby County who do not have access to traditional banking and the price of being under-served can add up,” Lenoir said. “Financial education combined with financial access are two key factors in building wealth. We are pleased to partner with community churches and our Bank On Memphis banking partners to provide the tools that will help families build their financial futures.”

On April 1 and 27, the Trustee’s Office will host its Project H.O.M.E. financial education workshops at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church East (1248 Haynes) from noon – 2 p.m., and Ed Rice Community Center (2907 N. Watkins) from 6 – 8 p.m. Project H.O.M.E. was developed in 2010 to help delinquent taxpayers with budgeting strategies.

The Financial Fitness Challenge is a four-week online plan designed to help people focus on their finances. Participants will have weekly assignments to help them reach their financial goals. The Trustee is partnering with First Baptist Church – Broad, Golden Gate Cathedral and St. Andrew AME Church. The challenge launches April 2.

One church, New Growth In Christ Christian Center, will be adopting the successful Mindset of an Entrepreneur class hosted by the Trustee’s Office. The class will be held each Wednesday during the month of April at 7 p.m.

The Trustee is also hosting events for the youth in partnership with the University of Memphis and Shelby County Schools. Below is a full schedule of events. For more information, please visit www.shelbycountytrustee.com.

Financial Literacy Month Events:

  • Project H.O.M.E.

o   Sat., April 1 – Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church, 1248 Haynes St., noon – 2 p.m.

o   Thurs., April 27 – Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • On My Own (Youth)

o   Tues., April 4 – Kirby High School, 8 a.m.

o   Wed., April 5 – University of Memphis, 12:40 p.m.

o   Wed., April 19 – Fairley High School, 10:20 a.m.

  • Mindset of an Entrepreneur Workshop

o   Every Wed., April 5-26, New Growth In Christ Christian Church, 7550 E. Shelby Dr.,
7 p.m.

  • Finance Fair

o   Sat., April 22 – Riverview Community Center, 1891 Kansas, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Shelby County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team

Shelby County Government and other municipalities spend thousands of dollars each month to address roadside litter.  In response to that, the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team will be working in some of the hardest hit communities this summer.

“I am hiring 100 individuals to work in key areas of Shelby County where litter is a constant problem.  Supervisors will also be hired to oversee the work teams.  Our program will help beautify our community and assist young people and others who need a job this summer,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

Quick Facts about the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team:

  • June 5th – July 28th, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Youth, 14-24 years-old, $9 per hour
  • Supervisors,  21-years-old (minimum), $12 per hour
  • Lunch and work team supplies will be provided

The work teams will fan out across the county to pick up roadside litter and conduct neighborhood beautification projects.  The non-profit organization Clean Memphis will assist with coordinating the cleanup efforts.  “We’re pleased to work alongside of Mayor Luttrell in this initiative to address the growing problem of litter.  It will also remind young people how easily trash damages the image of our community,” said Janet Boscarino, Executive Director of Clean Memphis.

The kickoff event for the blight team workers and supervisors is June 5th at the Benjamin Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Applications for the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team are only taken online.  Go to www.shelbycountytn.gov and look for the heading County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team.

Shelby County Health Department – FREE FLU SHOTS!

One day only! Wednesday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the main Benjamin L. Hooks Library!

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BlackGirlsCODE Memphis Chapter is excited to host our first workshop of 2016 on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall! The address is 3725 Norriswood Ave., 38152.

Join us for Build a Webpage in a Day -Memphis! This workshop will teach participants to build their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities to introduce HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.

All BGC workshops are geared towards introducing tech divas to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 9-17.

Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM and the workshop will start promptly at 10:00 AM. Registration for this workshop is $35. Limited scholarships are available. Participants do not need to bring their own computers. Access will be provided to a computer workstation during the workshop. Lunch will also be provided. Register here: http://bgcmemwebpage2016.eventbrite.com/

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html. Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Please contact BlackGirlsCODE at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org if you have further questions regarding registration or your sign-up or order.

Swag bag donations are needed! You can also sponsor a girl!

Memphis Chapter Lead, Tecia Marshall
Phone: 901-864-8660

This event sponsored by: The University of Memphis CS Dept., The Bubble Bistro, and Bert Ferguson Community Center.

BlackGirlsCode.com – Imagine. Build. Create.

Want to volunteer for BGC events, complete our Volunteer Registration Form. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html

Interested in volunteering at this event? Click here: http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemwebpage2016

 

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Save the date on the morning of April 16 to participate in the Race Against Sexual Violence 5K at Shelby Farms. This event is serving as a fundraiser and as a vehicle to raise awareness about sexual violence and the services available to victims and survivors.

Looking for runners, volunteers and vendors. If you’d like to run just click on the link below and register at racesonline.com. The registration fee is $25.  If you’d like to volunteer or be present as a vendor for your organization just let me know.

Thanks Everyone,

Kevin Reed

Click Here To Register

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The Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re-Entry is now accepting online applications for MSCOR University (formerly known as Second Chance), Winter 2016 Term.

Memphis & Shelby County Office of Reentry (MSCOR) is a collaborative effort to aid returning citizens with the tools necessary to ensure their successful community reentry with family, employment and education.

This collaborative consists of parole supervision from the Tennessee Department of Correction; case management from the Shelby County Division of Corrections; and soft skills training from the City of Memphis’ Second Chance Program.  In order to expand the services to all returning citizens regardless of the number and type of convictions, the Second Chance Program was enhanced to be called “MSCOR University.”

The classes and training offered through MSCOR University have proven to be beneficial in helping the student understand relationships and behaviors related to changing their status as a “labeled felon” to a respected and productive citizen.

With this new found self-accountability, the student will be better equipped to project confidence when applying for and functioning as a productive and valued employment. Enrollees will be eligible to participate in all services offered by MSCOR – healthcare, GED certification, Forklift certification, transportation passes, job fairs, etc. Completion of MSCOR University will show their dedication and commitment to improving their lives living with a conviction.

MSCOR University is taught on an array of tried and true life-coaching strategies.  MSCOR is a one-stop-shop hub with a mission “To help citizens returning from incarceration navigate a holistic network of community services designed to restore dignity and confidence while providing opportunities for individual and family success.”

Classes will be offered over a 4-month period beginning in February 2016. Potential students are required to reside in Shelby County, TN.  They must attend one Core Class per month and one Elective Class over the 4-month period for a total of five classes. At the completion of the Winter 2016 term, students will be invited to participate in a graduation ceremony to receive a Certificate of Completion recognized by many local employers.

If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please visit  https://www.mscor.org/ click the link “Enroll in a Class Today,”  and fill-out the application.

The Delta GEMS program of the Shelby County (TN) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been nominated for the Imani Mentoring Award with the Memphis CARES Mentoring Movement! The 8th Anniversary and Awards Celebration will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Memphis Education Association Building at 126 Flicker St. Memphis, TN 38104.

This event is open to the public. ‪#‎sctacDST‬ ‪#‎Memphis‬ ‪#‎choose901‬‪#‎mentoring‬ ‪#‎DST1913‬

 

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