BGC is for ALL girls ages 7-17 and exists to bring awareness to the under-representation of women of color in STEM. Workshops are $35 and there are scholarships available and opportunities to sponsor girls.  Please see information below!
Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience where girls will learn about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere. They will combine hands-on activities using Lego WeDo/NXT kits with live demonstrations from area robotics organizations where the girls will interact with sophisticated robots, and learn real-world/business applications and use for robotics. **Bonus – girls will receive the new Engineering Barbie as a result of one of the newest partnerships between BGC and Mattel!
 
This class is intended for any and all girls ages 7-17.
Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The event starts promptly at 10:00 AM.
Participants do not need to bring their own laptops. Lunch will be provided.
Workshop Location: Memphis Business Academy, Main Campus
3306 Overton Crossing St., Memphis, TN 38127
 
 
Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Limited scholarships are available by applying here: http://bit.ly/BGCScholarships 
Once you register for this event, parents should 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
 
Interested in volunteering for this event? Sign up here http://bit.ly/bgcmempvol18 and please complete our general Volunteer Registration Form, here http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html.

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VOLUNTEER!

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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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Interested in a night class to become certified in CompTIA A+? Tech901 will offer an evening class in the fall of 2016. Please click the link and fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch with information. Thank you!

2016 Falling Evening Classes

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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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The Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is looking for a ministry minded person.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. Anyone interested in applying and want to be considered for an interview, please forward your résumé to kjones@ncclife.org no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Please see the job description below.

PLACEMENT & PROGRAM SUPPORT

JOB DESCRIPTION

STATUS: Part-Time \ HOURS: 25 Hours per week

COMPENSATION:  TBD

General Purpose of Position:

Provide support to the Director in the daily operations of the site.

 Responsibilities:

  • Should have a thorough knowledge of the The House’s departmental policies and procedures manual.
  • Should exhibit a pleasant demeanor with neighbors, agency representatives and staff when answering the phone, greeting guests and neighbors and when performing other daily tasks.
  • Prepare the sites for programs by arranging the available office space to host the programs.
  • Aggressively recruit participants for WorkLife, WES and all other programs and events (proved by weekly status updates). Recruiting includes letting neighbors know about the programs that are available at the site.
  • Should be able to identify the needs of participants to maximize their optimal potential.
  • Create and maintain relationships with participants.  Make follow-up calls to participants as needed.
  • Should be able to identify needs and direct in right direction.
  • Assist with maintaining an environment for learning during programs.
  • Maintain accurate/updated office files for program participants.
  • Utilize the referral information per the departmental manual to assist with other services that NCC may not offer or have the available sources to accommodate the needs.
  • Attend all departmental meetings and program planning sessions.

 

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • Associates’ Degree in Social Work or related field preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in case management.
  • Desire to work in urban ministry preferred.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills to work with adults.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and use of MS Office Suite (WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Interest in and ability to articulate the NCC Statement of Faith, Mission, and Values.

Black Girls CODE, Memphis is thrilled to host their mobile app workshop using MIT’s AppInventor!

No prior programming experience is required and all BGC workshops are geared toward introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as tech creators and entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.

When: Saturday, 12/12/15
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center|4775 American Way, 38118

Cost: $35/girl
60 slots available; 20 per age group (7-9, 10-13, 14-17) You can also sponsor a girl! ALL girls are welcome! Limited scholarships available.

Register, here: https://bgcmemmobile2015.eventbrite.com

Want to volunteer? Sign up, here:
http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemphismobileapp

#BGCMem #blackgirlscode #BGCMemphis #changeherpath #codelikeagirl #codelikeaboss #STEM

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Social Suds Resource Center Free Computer Access

South Memphis Alliance, Inc. (SMA)
1048 S. Bellevue Boulevard | Memphis, TN  38106
901.774.9582  Office | 901.774.9586  Fax

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Cloud901 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, 11 am

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, 38111

Cloud901 is a state-of-the-art learning lab, free for teens ages 13-18.

This “safe space” includes video and audio production labs, editing and mixing stations, formal and informal learning areas, digital and analog displays, a performance area, a Maker Space, and brainstorming, homework, and collaboration zones. Teens can make and edit video and audio, use hi-tech equipment such as 3D printers, perform and create art, practice entrepreneurial skills, brainstorm and collaborate on ideas, and much more! Teens will enjoy expert-led workshops and self-guided learning with other teens, mentors, and volunteers.

Join us as we open the doors of #CLOUD901 for the first time, with the City of Memphis and Mayor A C Wharton, the Memphis Public Library, the Memphis Library Foundation, and others.

Read more about Cloud901 here.

Shelley Forrest Thomas, Communications/Donor Relations Manager

Memphis Library Foundation , 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

901-415-2873 , www.memphislibraryfoundation.org

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July 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tecia Marshall | Memphis Community Outreach Lead
Karen Farrell-Shikuku | Memphis Technical Lead
memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org
901-864-8660

Black Girls CODE Hosts Robot Expo at The University of Memphis!

Memphis, Tennessee (July 29, 2015) – The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host their second robot expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall, located at 3725 Norriswood Ave, 38152. This fun and captivating workshop will target girls ages 10 – 17, where they will learn about robots, how they communicate, real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku and instructors from the First Lego League of Memphis. This second Black Girls CODE Memphis robotics workshop is being made possible by a generous grant from FedEx.

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.  For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Tecia Marshall at 901-864-8660.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible at the following link: 

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1MTONrA

Volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St., from 10 am – 12 pm. Individuals wishing to volunteer can sign up at the following link:

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1gkuOZe

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org.

About Black Girls CODE:
Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual, but connected and engaged chapters in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California Bay Area, New York City, Memphis, Washington, DC, Raleigh – Durham and Johannesburg that are dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. To date we have reached over 3,000 girls and 2,700 volunteers. Our goal is to reach 1 million girls by 2040. Join the BGC movement at facebook.com/blackgirlscodeorg and on twitter @BlackGirlsCODE.

The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions: Computer Systems Analyst and Manager of Wellness. Interested applicants should apply no later than July 13, 2015 in the Human Resources Office or your local MINACT, INC. facility Human Resources Department. Further information regarding qualifications, job description, salary, etc. is available in the Human Resources Office.  Be advised your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

These vacancy announcements are being advertised concurrently to all MINACT, INC. facilities as well as the TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development/Career Centers. You may apply at www.minactjobs.com or https://va-csm.symplicity.com. Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for interviews.   No qualified applicant will be discriminated against due to race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, religion, veteran status, disability, or a handicapping condition.  MINACT, INC. reserves the right to limit the interview pool based on review of requirements and number of applications submitted.Internal employees may email the letter of interest and updated resume to the attention of Sonya S. Walton, HR Manager at the email listed below.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/Veterans/Disability

MINACT is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Position Closing Date:  July 13, 2015

Computer System Analyst/Trainer

GENERAL FUNCTION:

Provide software and network support, training and troubleshooting in a networked microcomputer environment. Provides support on a wide range of applications including Corel, Microsoft, and Novell products.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related area and one year of relevant work experience. Network certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

OR

An Associate Degree in Computer Science or a related area and two years of relevant work experience. Network Certification to Novell CNA level or equivalent preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Requires special technical knowledge of the techniques and procedures of software and network support for multiple users.
  • Must understand installation, configuration and troubleshooting processes for software, networking and accessory equipment.
  • Must have advanced personal computer word processing, spreadsheet, database, DOS and Windows skills.
  • Must be able to assemble and disassemble personal computer components, including cabling.
  • Requires the ability to independently perform all the duties of the position efficiently and effectively.
  • Must have strong communication and training skills and be able to communicate technical information to non-technical users.
  • Effective interpersonal skills

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:  A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm 7:45 am – 4:45 pm Off

Interested internal applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.

Manager of Wellness Center

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Plans, implements and controls the Center’s Health Services Program including Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Drug Abuse, Sickle Cell and Optometric care.  Coordinates the professional staff services, including the physician, dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, mental health consultant and optometrist.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Tennessee and have a minimum of three years experience in a hospital, physician’s office or public health setting with one year long term health care experience required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong working knowledge of data processing and computer skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; Effective organization skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills; Classroom instruction and Curriculum Development;
  • Must be confidential

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:    Certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

A valid Regular Driver License is required.

 

DAYS/HOURS: 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Off 7:45am-

4:45 pm

7:45am-4:45 pm 10:00 am – 7:00pm 7:45am-4:45 pm 7:45am-4:45 pm Off

Interested Applicants may forward a resume and appropriate credentials to:

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

ATTN: Human Resources

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

Visit our website at http://www.minactjobs.com

Your application will not be considered if you fail to meet the required deadline.