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.

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Upcoming architecture summer camp at the University of Memphis!

There are scholarships available for the camp, applications are due April 15. The application is available online: http://aiamemphis.org/s/2016-Architecture-Summer-Camp-Application-copy.pdf

Background Info:

The Architecture+Design Summer Program, celebrating its 13th anniversary in 2016, is an exciting summer day program developed for high school students who are interested in learning more about the art, science, and practice of design. The camp program is structured around a variety of activities including an introduction to architectural and structural concepts, computer applications, model building, and freehand drawing. The program of study also includes trips to construction projects, visits to architectural offices, and a walking tour of historic sites. Local architects, engineers, landscape architects, and other design professionals serve as guest lecturers.

The program is jointly sponsored by the University of Memphis Department of Architecture and AIA Memphis.

Participants work one-on-one and in groups with U of M instructors, local architects, engineers, landscape architects, and design professionals and culminate their experience with presentation of student projects and a certificate presented to a professional jury, family, and friends.
Here are links to AIA Memphis posts about the camp:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AIAMemphis/posts/1145080138865159
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AIAMemphis/status/718111573596712960

April Sustainability Month Events

STAR Press Conference – (Apr 2, 3:30). Memphis-Shelby County was recognized for “national excellence” as one of the nation’s most sustainable communities with a 4-STAR Award.  Join Mayors Luttrell and Wharton as they announce the 4-STAR award.  Press conference will be at United Housing, Inc. office on 2750 Colony Park Dr.

Earth Month Business Conference – (April 7, $90).  The Office of Sustainability joins FedEx, ISSP, The Sustainability Consortium, CRG Sustainable Solutions and other sponsors for a conference on sustainable supply chain for businesses. Special emphasis will be on sustainable packaging, sustainable purchasing and recycling. The full agenda can be found here: http://bit.ly/1aqbPZL

Neighborhood Redevelopment Conference (Apr 15-17, $150).  Scholarships are available!  This is a national conference in Memphis with workshops about innovative approaches to neighborhood redevelopment and community building.http://bit.ly/19rD7yU

Faith-in-Action Memphis CleanUp – (Apr 18-26).  Join Memphis City Beautiful to volunteer as an individual or as a team to eliminate blight in our city. Sign up here:www.faithinactionmemphis.com

Free Mulch Giveaway – (Apr 18, 6am).  City of Memphis Public Works has mulched 25,000 tons of yard debris since last year and offers it to Memphis residents for earth day.  Load your own, while it lasts starting at dawn.  315 S. Hollywood St. Liberty Bowl parking lot. http://bit.ly/1yiMg28


Earth Day 30 days Straight – (Apr 1-30).  Clean Memphis has scheduled a cleanup each day during Sustainability Month so join in! Several events will coincide with the Faith-in-Action program. http://bit.ly/1xswGRa

 

Earth Month Activities at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 1-30).  Conservation challenge hikes, tree tag treks, environmental playhouse, and earth-friendly boxed lunches will all be featured daily for the month of April at the Botanic Garden. http://bit.ly/1HVTD5y

 

Home Landscape Workshop – (Apr 2, 9am). Learn about creating an earth-friendly “TN Smart Yard”.  Registration of $35 includes handbooks, soils tests, and rain gauge. Lunch provided.  Collierville Town Hall  901-752-1207 to RSVP. http://www.sustainableshelby.com/smart-yards
Architecture Lecture: No Place Like Utopia – (Apr 2, 6pm, Free).  Join UM’s Architecture Department to hear Katherine Lambert, Principal at MAP Architects, San Francisco CA.  http://bit.ly/1NcGyrj

Garden Tram Tours at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 3, 10, 17, 24).  Every Friday in April, MBG’s knowledgeable guide will be available for short tram tours, with environmental tips and other fun facts about the Garden. http://bit.ly/1MG8S3o

Eco EGGstravaganza – (Apr 4, 10-4pm).  Egg hunts with children at Shelby Farms Park, $5 per child.  http://bit.ly/1xf3dQ6
Energy Finance Workshop – (Apr 8, 10-2pm).  Local Governments, Public Housing Authorities, and schools are welcomed to attend to learn how to receive technical assistance to support energy management projects in public buildings.http://bit.ly/1NZKcq4

CSI Build/It Design & Construction Conference – (Apr 9, 12pm).  Free.  Learn from panelists, speakers, and 53 design and construction vendors at Minglewood Hall for the latest building products that build better cities.  Paul Young, formerly with the Office of Sustainability, will be speaking at 3pmhttp://bit.ly/1EXO5GJ

Electronic Recycling: Christian Brothers HS – (Apr 11, 9-1pm).FREE event.  Take your e-waste Christian Brothers High School (5900 Walnut Grove Rd) for responsible recycling.  Businesses and individuals welcomed, no limits. http://bit.ly/1GUKLiQ

Greenline Garden workshops (kids) – (Apr 11, $5). Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Master Gardeners team up for a workshop series each month for kids grades 1-6.  Other workshops are: May 9, June 13, & July 11.http://bit.ly/1Cn9BXu

MEMFix: Pinch District – (Apr 11, 11-4pm).  This event will showcase how a great street and thriving public space can serve as a catalyst for economic vitality and neighborhood redevelopment and will not only prepare for the increase in traffic from the Pyramid, but also to temporarily reinvigorate the Pinch neighborhood and will feature live music, pop up shops, and food trucks!  http://bit.ly/1H1F7eI

Healthy Memphis Food Festival – (Apr 11-12).  Broad Ave Arts District will have a pop-up market of food vendors, wellness businesses, and local music and art. Free.9am-8pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun.  http://bit.ly/1CrR9LF

Signs of Spring Walk at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 12, 1:30pm). Participants will meet in the visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. http://bit.ly/1EkoW6g

 

Trail Dedication at Olive Branch City Park – (Sun, Apr 12, 1:30pm).  Join Olive Branch as they dedicate a new trail!  http://bit.ly/1Bp7VpB

Harahan Bridge Walk with Jimmy Ogle – (Apr 12, 2pm).  Free. Hear from Historian Jimmy Ogle as he takes you on a fascinating history while walking across the bridge that will soon become a bike trail.  Details here: http://bit.ly/18xhMmv

Wolf River Conservancy Fundraiser – (Apr 14, 5pm).  Young Ave Deli.http://bit.ly/1IyKaBu

TN Greenways & Trails Forum (Montgomery Bell) – (Apr 15-17, $99).  Join in educational workshops and networking while learning the latest trends in greenways and trails.   http://bit.ly/1Fs4bdg

Zone IX Flower Show & Project Green Fork – (Apr 15, 2-5pm).Memphis Garden Club and Little Garden Club at will host a regional flower show (covering 5 states) as well as a conservation exhibit showcasing Project Green Fork as a model for other communities in restaurant sustainability. Event at the Botanic Garden. This event will strive to be zero-waste.  http://bit.ly/1EnhHun

University of Memphis Earth Day – (Apr 16, 10-2pm).  Join students at the Oasis Garden (east of the UC near Zack Curlin parking garage).   http://bit.ly/1xPh3cg

Wolf River Conservancy Faith-in-Action Clean up – (Apr 18, 9-12).  Join WRC for one of the Faith-in-Action Clean ups near downtown’s Mud Island.  They are looking for volunteers.  http://bit.ly/1MFpSZr

Electronic Recycling: Sacred Heart School (Southaven) – (Apr 18, 9-1pm). FREE event.  Take your e-waste Sacred Heart School (5150 Tchulahoma Rd, Southaven, MS) for responsible recycling.  Businesses and individuals welcomed, no limits.http://bit.ly/1GUKLiQ

ZeroLandfill upcycling program – (Apr 18 & 25, 10-2).  The architecture & interior design community has donated their sample library for the crafting public to have for free. Volunteer to get first dibs on items.  http://bit.ly/1MG69XK

 

Adult Greenline Garden Workshop – (Apr 18, 9am, $5). Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Master Gardeners team up for a workshop series each month. Plant Companions will be taught this month.   http://bit.ly/1ExpDet

Earth Day 5k – (Apr 19, 2pm, $25).  After this 5k race at Shelby Farms, you will have a chance to plant a tree. http://bit.ly/1Co8jeX
Natural Areas Celebration at Overton Park – (Apr 19, 10 & 11am).  Free. Overton Park is celebrating TN Natural Areas Week with two nature hikes in the Old Forest. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about birds and butterflies from local experts. RSVP to mmcmasters@overtonpark.org if you plan to attend. http://bit.ly/1BUnjPC
Memphis Green Drinks – (April 21, 6:30pm).  Join this social organization of environmental-minded folks to network and socialize. This month’s guest speaker will be Keith Cole from Wolf River Conservancy. This month’s venue is still being determined – please check www.greendrinks.org/tn/Memphis for an update in early April.

Clean Memphis Fundraiser – (Apr 22, 6pm, $35).  WiseAcre Brewery.http://bit.ly/1FLhYgh
Arbor Day of Service at Shelby Farms Park – (Apr 25, 10-12).  Enjoy a presentation from CleanMemphis to learn about the Heart of the Park enhancements and how trees contribute to a healthy watershed then plant trees with the park!  To register: http://www.shelbyfarmspark.org/volunteer

V&E Artwalk – (Apr 25, 11-6pm).  Fourth annual artwalk features 60+ artistic vendors, silent auction, children’s area, music and food.http://bit.ly/1Bq22s6

Run the Farm 5k/10k – (Apr 25, 8am, $20/30).  Agricenter International’s “off road” trail race with after party!  Proceeds benefit educational programs.http://www.runthefarmmemphis.com/

Tour of Parks with Jimmy Ogle – (Apr 26, 2pm).  Free. Walking tour of parks along the Memphis riverfront.  This month is the tour of the Cobblestone Wharf and Sultana.  http://bit.ly/1BMUzbp

Tennessee Naturalist Walk at the Botanic Garden – (April 26).  As you walk through the Garden, watch for TN Naturalist stations to learn fun facts and tidbits about local flora and fauna, including some you may find in your own backyard.  http://bit.ly/1x8TgUk

Harbor Town 25th Anniversary – (Apr 28, 4pm, $25). Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harbor Town with ULI-Memphis.  Take a tour with Tony Bologna, see a presentation on Harbor Town results 25 years later, and listen to a panel discussion with some of the key start-up players.  http://bit.ly/1GZsDkV

TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards & Forum – (May 7, 9-3pm). TDEC will host a recognition ceremony and sustainable transportation forum to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements in advancing sustainable transportation in the state. http://bit.ly/1Bp4qiR

National Geographic geo-tourism website – Nat’l Geo is doing a geo-tourism website for the Mississippi River and all tourist places along it!  If you have a special place or locally owned business in Shelby County that you would like to include, please upload it.  This will tie their global brand with our cool local places!  More information can be found here:  http://bit.ly/1BiuuRG

Christine Donhardt, ASLA

Senior Planner

Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability

www.sustainableshelby.com

901-576-7172

To be added to this monthly email blast, email: christine.donhardt@memphistn.gov

Pretty in Pink! with LaTrice Ryan!

Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 10 am at The University of Memphis Fogelman Auditorium (Rm118).

Outreach for young women ages 12-17!
It’s FREE and open to the public!! We will have:
• empowerment sessions
• free food
• “girlie”giveaway bags
• U of M campus tour 
• bra fitting and a free bra

To Register your teen/youth group, make a donation, or for more info visit

www.LaTriceRyan.com/PrettyInPink
901-300-6720

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“Think Big, Dream L.I.G.H.T. Seminar with Dr. Ben Carson,” Wednesday, April 17th, 6:00pm- 8:00pm

University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theater, Presented by: Inner L.I.G.H.T. & MULYP

This event is free to the public so please tell your friends and family to join us in uplifting our great city.

In 1987, Carson made medical history by being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins (the Binder twins) who had been joined at the back of the head (craniopagus twins). The 70-member surgical team, led by Carson, worked for 22 hours. Dr. Ben Carson is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. At age 33, he became the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history, as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Driving Directions: http://saweb.memphis.edu/uc/directions.htm

 

 

“Be Your Own Boss: YP’s Guide to Entrepreneurship,” Thursday, April 18th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Leadership Memphis, 365 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103             

April’s meeting features a panel discussion on “Be Your Own Boss: YPs Guide to Entrepreneurship.”

Hear from other Young Professionals and find out how they followed their passion and built their own businesses!                                                                   

 

Featured Panelists:

•Edward Bogard – Founder at SoGiv

•Aerial Ellis – Partner at duGard Ellis Public Relations

•Niki Smith-Brown – CEO at NuAge Marketing Firm, Inc.

•Jacque BoNéy – CEO at Barking Pals Consulting

•Phillip Ashley Rix – Founder & CEO at Phillip Ashley Chocolates

 

If you’re unable to attend the April Meeting, feel free to join us for an extended “Happy Hour” & appetizers at South of Beale from 8:00pm-10:00pm, 361 South Main St. Bring plenty of business cards with you!

 

 

MULYP Cookout Postponed Until June

We will now participate in Comcast Cares Day, April 20th & 21st…VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Join the Memphis Urban League and Memphis Urban League Young Professionals as we partner for the annual Comcast Cares Day. This year’s Comcast Cares Day will take place at Shelby Farms as we assist with the “Back to Earth Festival” on Saturday April 20th and “Earth Day 5K” Sunday April 21stSaturday Volunteers will assist with Traffic & Parking, High Adventure Area, Recycling and the Sportsplex. Time slots available for each area; 9a-12pm; 11:30a-2:30pm; and 2pm-5pm. The event will kick-off at 8:15am by Gate#10 where the horse riding center is located. We would like to have a huge presence for the kick-off for photos. There will be refreshments and a brief introduction and then volunteers will head to their stations. Sunday Volunteers will assist as Course Monitors and with Race Day Registration. The 5K is set to start at 2pm so volunteers will need to arrive by 12:30pm. Contact Kela Jones to Sign Up & Volunteer at kjones@memphisul.org.

 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government Association is sponsoring the Multicultural Festival to be the held on our campus at the Student Plaza on April 19, 2013. Students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend to make this a worthwhile educational experience.
The Festival is free to the University community and public and celebrates diversity with artists and performers. The goal is to highlight a variety of cultural and ethnic groups, showcasing artistic performances of traditional music, dance, food, literature and other cultural.
The sponsors of the festival believes that the University Community and public are enhance by exposure to group different from themselves and in today’s world, appreciation and understanding are more important than ever.