Princeton a prize in Race Relations – DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2017

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts.

Past Prize recipients receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a national symposium on race at Princeton University.

Any current 9th-12th grade student who in the past 12 months has been actively involved in a volunteer effort that has positively impacted race relations in his or her school or community is encouraged to apply.


Deadline January 31.

Summer Camp Volunteers Needed!

High school seniors or college students, who need community service/volunteer hours, PLEASE contact me immediately! Inbox me or email me at teciamarshall at gmail {dot} com.

Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm, any amount of time you’re able to volunteer (2 to 3 days a week, 3 hours at a time, 4 hours at a time, etc. Doesn’t matter the combination).


Art & Chocolate Mixer, Modern Day Women’s Conference & Upcoming Events

Art & Chocolate Mixer, Thursday, March 6, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Phillip Ashley Chocolates, 798 S. Cooper

Enjoy chocolate, champagne and live jazz music while meeting local artist, Yancy Villa-Calvo. She’ll have her amazing paintings on display during this event. No admission.

 Art & Chocolate Art & Chocolate

Modern Day Women’s Conference, March 7-8

Invite any and all women who would love to spend a weekend just being inspired and empowered and most importantly, meeting other ambitious, young professional women in our great community! Our speakers are Fly Female Entrepreneurs, Savvy Businesswomen and Passionate Community Leaders with knowledge they can’t wait to share! Join us at the Modern Day Women’s Conference for a day of fun, engaging workshops, networking and more! Save $15 Off & Use Discount Code SHHH



YPConnect Networking Mixer, Tuesday, March 11, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Corner Bar (Peabody Hotel), 149 Union Ave.

YPConnect is a monthly networking session of Memphis Professionals held at one of the city’s most stylish restaurants. This event offers a truly unique networking experience in Memphis. Enjoy an evening of casual conversation with peers over cool music! Meet with cutting edge Entrepreneurs, innovative Business Leaders & other professionals in a unique networking environment. Free admission for MULYP Members and $5.00 admission for non-members.

Goal Setting On The Go, Thursday, March 20, 6:30pm-8:00pm

StartCo, 88 Union Ave, 2nd Floor, Downtown Memphis

Join MULYP for an evening of defining road maps to your hopes, dreams, desires and expectations led by Personal & Professional Development Chair Jacque BoNéy & Al Pickett, Master Mentor at StartCo. By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. Mixer to follow at Mesquite Chop House, 8:00pm-10:00pm.

 Goal Setting

Calling All Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs…..


StartCo. has formed a new partnership with the National Association of Women Business Owners and their Upstart Women’s Accelerator Program. This partnership brings great resources for Women’s Development this summer with workshops, programs and mentors. What’s stopping you from being your OWN BOSS?  Sign Up Today:



MULYP Committee Meetings: (Open To Members & Non-Members)


Public Relations, March 9, 2:00pm

Conference Call: (712)432-1212, Meeting ID # 175-038-731


Social & Cultural Events, March 10, 6:00pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland

Contact to sign up for the committee.


Personal & Professional Development, March 10, 6:00pm

Benjamin Hooks Library, 3000 Poplar Ave.

Contact to sign up for the committee.


Civic Engagement & Advocacy, March 12, 6:00pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland

Contact to sign up for the committee.


Community Service & Outreach, March 12, 6:00pm

Panera Bread, 1961 Union Ave.

Contact to sign up for the committee.


Membership, March 15, 2:30pm

Panera Bread, 714 N. Germantown Pkwy

Contact to sign up for the committee.

1/23/14 Kick Off General Body Meeting, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Memphis Urban League, 413 N. Cleveland

If you are interested in becoming more involved in the MULYP movement, then you are encouraged to attend the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals Kick Off Meeting on Thursday, January 23, 6:00pm. Learn more about our empowerment platforms which include Civic Engagement & Advocacy, Youth Mentoring & Development, Community Service & Outreach, Social& Cultural Events and Financial Literacy and Advocacy. 

YP Happy Hour @ Silly Goose (100 Peabody Pl) 8pm-10pm

Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship – Deadline:February 15, 2014

Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.  Click on the link for additional information (
Timeline for 2013-2014 Application Process
·        October 15, 2013 – Application Available for Review Only
·        November 1, 2013 – Application Live
·        February 15, 2014, 5pm (ET) – Application Due
·        April 30, 2014 – Notification of application status via email
·        May 1 – May 31, 2014 – Second Round, Regional Interviews
·        June 15, 2014 – Final Selections Announced
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Application will be available for review only on October 15, 2013. It will be live online on November 1, 2013 through February 15, 2014
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
·        Be a graduating, minority high school senior;
·        Plan to attend an accredited and approved four–year institution within the United States;
·        Show leadership potential;
·        Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
·        Present evidence of financial need;
·        Be a United States citizen;
·        A minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 22; and
·        Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.
Application Components
The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:
·        A completed and submitted online application;
·        One (1) letter of recommendation submitted online only
·        SAT or ACT scores sent to the Foundation directly from the testing agencies. The Foundation’s college codes are: SAT 4248/ACT: 6570.
·        You will need to have a copy of your SAT or ACT scores and your latest high school transcript in order to complete the questions on the online application.
Mailing Materials
We will not accept the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship application or supporting documents via mail, email or fax. Applications and letters of recommendation will only be accepted via our online application program.
Applicants invited to interview with one of the regional committees will be required to bring copies of the documents listed below to the interview.
·        Official high school transcript
·        Proof of U.S. citizenship
·        Student Aid Report


Homeless Connect 4 Needs Volunteers

300 more volunteers are needed for this Thursday at the Convention Center.  If you have at least 4 hours in the morning or at least 2 hours in the afternoon, please go to the Community Alliance for the Homeless Website and sign up.  I am conducting training in my class on Tuesday at 11:00 AM in GOH 314 and Wednesday at 3:00 PM in GOH 308.  Spanish language translators are especially needed.  If you have any questions, contact me by email.

Femi I. Ajanaku, Ph.D.

Center for African & African American Studies

LeMoyne-Owen College

807 Walker Ave.

Memphis 38126

901 435-1427

Memphis, Tennessee (August 8, 2013) — Feed the Soul, a public event initiated in 2008 by MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association), is slated to return by popular demand October 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. As a celebration of the nonprofit organization’s 45 years of community service, it will be held at The Warehouse at 36 East G.E. Patterson – inside the eclectic South Main district venue and on its surrounding exterior patio and grounds.

Presented by SunTrust, Feed the Soul is expected to draw a sell-out crowd of 1,000 for a casual evening of food, friends and music.  Live entertainment will include Trio Plus band, singer Marcela Pinilla and DJ Stan “The Bellringer” Bell of radio station V101 playing favorite tunes.

Other activities include rum and bourbon tastings in the MIFA Cave, Laurelwood Shopping Center freeze models presenting new fall and winter fashions, oxygen bars with multiple flavors and a raffle featuring prizes from a variety of area merchants.

General admission is $45, and tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 901-529-4525.

The event’s Rhythm & Blues Sponsor is AutoZone, ServiceMaster is the Jump & Jive Sponsor, Brown Missionary Baptist Church serves as the Hallelujah Sponsor and Funk Sponsors are nexAir, Laurelwood Shopping Center and Land Rover Bluff City.  Media sponsors include RSVP magazine and V101 radio station.

Soul Sponsors are Baber Direct Marketing, Caring Companions, Cummins, Inc., Ford Motor Company, fred’s Super Dollar, Gerber/Taylor, NewSouth Capital Management, Inc., Travel Leaders and UnitedHealthcare.

Last year, RSVP magazine acclaimed Feed the Soul as “a thoroughly entertaining occasion.”   The Commercial Appeal and 4Memphis magazine ranked Feed the Soul “one of Memphis’ top parties.”

MIFA was founded in 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the organization continues to bring people of all faiths and races together to unite the community through service.  MIFA serves 55,000 people annually through high-impact programs which sustain the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis.