Sign Up for Youth Day at United Way – Register TODAY!! FREE!!

Register HERE! This seminar is for students in grades 9th – 12th.

United Way of the Mid-South
1005 Tillman Street (At Jackson Avenue)
Friday, February 12, 2016
8:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Junior League of Memphis 2015-2016 Voluntarism Scholarship Award


The Junior League of Memphis is pleased to announce that we are seeking qualified applicants to compete for our first annual Scholarship Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. Up to $10,000 will be awarded to deserving female students who are striving to purse a degree at a local 4-year college. Applicants must exhibit leadership qualities and have a strong volunteer history.

Attached are procedures, eligibility requirements and the application for this scholarship. I would appreciate it if you would please forward this on to those who may be eligible for this scholarship and also to your contacts (school counselors, parents, local churches, etc.). Applications are also available online (



Jan. 30, 2015: Applications due (including recommendation letters and transcripts)

Feb. 22, 2015: Finalists selected and notified

Feb. 23 – March 9, 2015: JLM members vote

March 31, 2015: Winners announced via mail or email

April 2015: Winners announced to JLM Membership

Questions? Email Jeni Linkous at

Financial Aid 101 workshop for adult learners to learn all about filling out a FAFSA, applying for loans and scholarships, etc!

This Thursday, 11/6, from 6-7 p at the Cordova Library – 8457 Trinity Rd., 38018.

Here’s a link!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112

The College Readiness Seminar is dedicated to high school students, ages 15-18 years old, who are interested in educating themselves and preparing for success on a college campus. In essence, this seminar will prepare today’s student for the demands of college and the developmental process through college-life.

The College Readiness Seminar will be a half-day session where students can learn how to complete college entrance and scholarship applications, learn tools to better prepare students for Freshman year and beyond, financial stability and to better acclimate students for college by listening to current college students during a panel discussion.



  • Life Skills Preparations
  • College Admission Techniques
  • Financial Aid Advice
  • Panel Discussion with College Students Moderated by DJ Stan Bell (V101)
  • Panel Discussion for Parents
  • Motivational Message by Mr. Jeremy Whittaker (The Talented Tenth)

Parents and students can register for the seminar here!

Job title: COOL Higher Education Coordinator

Reports to COOL program manager; full-time, exempt, $16-18/hour

Closing date: September 30, 2014


Position Summary

The COOL Higher Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and directing the daily functions of students which includes participant selection and entry into the program, database management of participant records, case management plans, and follow-up records. Duties include student development; student evaluations; monitor student academic progress; and mentor, volunteer, and funder relationships and coordination.



  1. Bachelor’s degree required in social services, social work, education or a closely related field
  2. Three years of experience in a social service environment
  3. Three years of experience in customer service, administration and records processing, preferably in social services
  4. Ability to build relationships and effectively track volunteers.
  5. Knowledge of higher education system and admissions
  6. Strong background in the financial aid process and scholarship applications
  7. Must be a self-starter with proven project development experience
  8. Must have excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  9. Proficiency at operating communication systems (computers, email, laptops, telephone, faxes, scanners, and presentation equipment), Microsoft Office programs, and various database systems
  10. Flexible hours, evenings, some weekends, and some travel required
  11. Transportation and insurance required
  12. Ability to welcome and respect people of diverse ages, races, with sensitivity to civic and cultural issues.
  13. Ability to handle client and donor information confidentially and discreetly.


Major responsibilities and related tasks


Supervise a class grade to assure student performance and success in attaining higher education.

  1. Maintain a student case load of at least 70 per school year
  2. Recruit students, encourage participation, and maintain enrollment
  3. Conduct weekly life skills classes utilizing staff and/or volunteers to enhance students’ college attainment and working skills
  4. Develop appropriate grade level curriculum for each life skills class
  5. Facilitate life skills programs and presenters for specific college readiness information
  6. Conduct monthly one-on-one meetings with each student to track progress, provide encouragement, and deal with any issues or challenges
  7. Coordinate ACT preparation and testing
  8. Conduct quarterly meetings with parents, provide program updates, and encourage active support of their students’ higher education goals
  9. Maintain accurate records and/or files for each student for reporting and tracking purposes


Coordinate college tours, career learning opportunities, and field trips to present students with opportunities to experience college and work life.

  1. Contact local, state, and out-of-state colleges and universities to schedule various campus tours
  2. Book hotel rooms and make room assignments
  3. Make appropriate travel arrangements for each tour
  4. Schedule campus events during tours
  5. Chaperone and supervise all students, ensuring and promoting responsible behavior and safety at all times


Coordinate and facilitate mentoring through the recruitment, screening, training, and partnering of volunteers and for-profit and nonprofit partners with students to provide career learning opportunities.

  1. Recruit and appropriately screen adult mentors and career coaches
  2. Conduct mentor orientation and continuous training
  3. Coordinate all mentor/mentee student events
  4. Maintain contact with various organizations/corporations for career learning opportunities (i.e. internships or summer jobs)


Other responsibilities

Attend community-based meetings representing MIFA and COOL as needed. Work with the COOL advisory council to develop and implement ideas for program enhancement. Work closely with MIFA development team to ensure compliance with funder requirements through active and engaged relationships and communication. Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory responsibilities



Physical demands and work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.


Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.


On Saturday, July 19th, Greater Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church will host a Youth Symposium. Young people will gain valuable information on getting into college (scholarships, etc.), breakout sessions on how to get into various career fields, and there will be an empowerment session on entrepreneurship!

It is FREE and open to the public! Refreshments will be served! Participants will also get to ask one-on-one questions of the presenters in the networking session that will follow.

Germantown (TN) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
The Germantown Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., will be offering monetary scholarships to deserving minority males who are graduating college bound students. The enclosed application is to be completed with all documentation by May 14, 2014.

We are soliciting your help in distributing the Scholarship applications to your senior male students. As always, we thank you for your support in this endeavor.

This year, you have two options to submit. Applicants can either mail the completed application to the address listed below, or email the completed application and recommendation letters to . All official transcripts must be mailed to the address below.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. GTAC
Attn: Derrick Wilbert
P.O. Box 382252
Germantown, Tennessee 38183-2252

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Derrick Wilbert at 901-550-5020, Detric Stigall at 901-218-8361 .

Thank you,
Derrick Wilbert