If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, and want make a difference in the lives of children and families of Shelby County, we have just the thing for you. Cathedral of Faith Collaborative is offering Community Representative Training Friday February 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  at. Klondike Community Development Center, 943 Vollintine St. 38107.  Lunch will be provided.

Community Representative are people from the community willing to attend Child and Family Team Meetings with DCS and advocate on behalf of children and families.  As part of the team a Community Rep. can inform families of resources & services in the community to help meet their needs. You can be “The Change”.

Please see attached flyer for more information.


Mrs. Connie Booker

Cathedral of Faith Collaborative Leader



HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator SUMMARY: 

The Friends For Life HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator will help HIV-positive and HIV-negative persons who are at a high risk for HIV transmission or acquisition to reduce risk behaviors and address the psychosocial and medical needs that contribute to risk behavior or poor health outcomes.

Peer Mentor SUMMARY: 

The Friends For Life Corporation Life Peer Mentor will serve as a primary person of contact to provide support for newly HIV infected women, men and their families, person with HIV/AIDS who have been lost from care or substance-using women who are living with HIV or at high risk of contracting HIV.


Social Networks Testing Strategist SUMMARY: 

The Social Networks Testing Strategist will provide daily oversight for the social networking aspect of the CAPUS (HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention for the United States) program operated by Friends For Life Corporation.


Contact Information and Procedure:
Mail, fax or e-mail application and resume along with a cover letter highlighting in detail skills and experience. Applications can be obtained at the FFL office or www.friendsforlifecorp.org/employment/

Email applications in Word or PDF only. Candidates will be selected for interviews on the basis of materials provided.  Not all candidates will necessarily receive an interview.  No telephone calls please.

Deadline for applications is:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED, but priority will be given to those applications received by October 21, 2014

Send application materials to:

Email:  gina.fortner@friendsforlifecorp.org

Mail:      Human Resources

Friends For Life, 43 N. Cleveland St., Memphis, TN 38104

Fax:        901-272-7458

*Position contingent upon continued grant funding- EEO/AA

Employment Application (1)

Social Networks Testing Strategist Part Time 10-2014

HIV-AIDS Prevention Services Coordinator 10-2014

Peer Mentor – Full Time 10-2014

Concert to benefit Shelby County Youth – Oct 29

Featuring … Wess Morgan

Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Golden Gate Cathedral
3240 James Road
Memphis Tennessee 38128

Nationally known hits, “I Choose to Worship” and “You Paid It All”

He has a strong testimony regarding being delivered from drugs and alcohol while being in and out of the juvenile detention center. A true concert about Recovery and Accountability

All proceeds will benefit Shelby county youth at risk of entering DCS custody.

For more info please call the Community Advisory Board Chair Connie Booker at 901-327-1616

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



boys symposium


This is an AWESOME event for our youth and young adult males.  PLEASE register your students, family members, church members, community kids, all boys ages 12-22 who you know!!!  

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014 / 8 AM – 4 pm



If there are at least 10 boys or more at any location, transportation will be provided!  

Large groups, please text 901-289-7785 to register with name, address, phone and age.   Individual young men can register online at tbs.oakgrovembchurch.com or email information to teciamarshall@gmail.com.

Breakfast and lunch provided!


MARCHello Challenge


Today, March 6, celebrates the life of Marchello L. Johnson, a 15 year old whose life was lost to suicide. Help family and friends celebrate his life by giving the best gift: Being an advocate for teen suicide prevention and mental health awareness.  Join others in taking the MARCHello Challenge this month by reaching out to other youth and teens that are experiencing difficult issues.

Connect with our Facebook page “Breaking Mental Health Barriers” or website at: wwwpromotinghealthyminds.com

Sponsored by Spirit Realm Manifestation; a ministry of evangelism counseling and advocacy

Minister Shulanda Hastings, Ministry Leader

The Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. annual Youth Symposium – “Partners for Progress, Working Together to Build Bridges for Youth”on Saturday (March 8th). Free event for grades 6-12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rhodes College, Frazier Jelke. Agenda: speakers from the 164th Airlift Wing, US Air Force; career/ resume workshop; money management seminar; etymology enrichment exercise; science talk; Zumba; and more.

The National Civil Rights Museum will host the Drop the Mic Poetry Slam competition at the Rumba Room at 333 S. Main Street on Saturday (Feb. 22nd) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Youth and young adults (15-25) will articulate their views on freedom. Celebrity judges are Danny Simmons, co-producer of “Def Poetry Jam,” along with Memphis natives Aisha Raison and multi-platinum hit-maker Drumma Boy.

Memphis Urban League and S.O. What! Alternative Spring Break

http://bit.ly/1dN05zk  <—-Register Here!

The Memphis Urban League (MUL) will partner with S.O. What! LLC to host their first alternative spring break program for girls in the city of Memphis. The program will be open for 6th- 8th grade students to participate in a three day camp starting March 12th. Participants will complete workshops created by Summer Owens, President and CEO of S.O. What!, addressing self-esteem, bullying, teen pregnancy, and goal-setting. This program will be an extension of the Project Ready: GIRL POWER program MUL hosts at Westside Achievement Middle and Northside High School currently funded by the Women’s Foundation of Memphis.

This program is open to 6th-8th female students who reside in Shelby Country. It is scheduled to take place from March 12th- 14th, 9 AM until 2 PM, at no-cost to the attendees. Full participation is required. Drop off hours will be from 8:30 AM- 8:55 AM; pick up hours 2:00 PM-2:30 PM. Students will be provided breakfast, lunch and snacks during program hours.

Program participants and at least one parent/legal guardian will be required to attend a mandatory meeting on March 5th at 5:30 PM to complete program paperwork and receive Summer Owen’s book “Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother”.

This form above is to only be completed by a parent or legal guardian.