If you STILL need somewhere to take your children, tomorrow and Thursday (not Good Friday) … see below.
 
EVERY City of Memphis Community Center is holding a SPRING BREAK EXPERIENCE camp – FREE!
 
Activities may vary across centers, but will generally include sports, games, playground games, cultural arts, musical/dance expression, health and fitness awareness programs, mentoring and character building exposures, computer, reading and learning experiences, and an array of other engaging exposures for the youth.
 
Dates: March 21—March 24, 2016
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Monday – Thursday (except for Raymond Skinner Center 8 a.m.—6 p.m.)
All Community Centers will be closed Friday, March 25th in observance of Good Friday
 
All Community Centers will re-open under normal hours of operation, Saturday, March 26th, from 9 a.m.—2 p.m.
 
Cost— Free
City of Memphis Youth; ages 5 – 17
All City of Memphis Community Centers
No Registration; all participants are required to sign in w/basic contact/emergency info.
 

Job Title: Child Care Worker

Reports To: Director of Client Services

Positions Supervised: None

Status: Regular Part-Time

FLSA: Non-exempt

Hours: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday – Friday

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Job Summary: Greet families visiting the organization and provide supervision for children in the child care areas, maintaining organizational standards, preparation of reports and documentation.

Responsibilities:

 Provides welcome, referral and orientation for clients and families.

o Welcome children and their families who come to the organization for services.

o Work closely with direct service providers, linking children and adults with appropriate staff.

o Provide agency orientation for new client families.

 Provide trauma-informed care and engagement for children while parent(s) are meeting with staff and service providers.

 Monitor and maintain the child play areas for safety and appearance per organization standards.

 Assists receptionist with monitoring children in lobby play area.

 Complete required reports, documentation and data entry.

 Attends training and workshops on trauma and child care related issues as directed by supervisor.

 Handles client and office grocery ordering, pickup, stocking, inventorying, reporting, and maintenance of break room, following required standards.

 Serves as backup for Receptionist, handling clients, visitors and telephone calls.

 Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

 Good customer service and relationship skills.

 Sensitivity to cultural/ethnic differences.

 Ability to work as part of a team.

Education and Experience

 High school diploma or GED required.

 Minimum of two years experience in child care, social services or other related field.

Family Safety Center Mission

Our mission is to provide one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

Family Safety Center Vision

Our vision is a thriving community that embodies a spirit of compassion, collaboration and progressive change that values mutual respect, safety and serenity for all residents.

Family Safety Center Values

Honesty and Openness FlexibilityQuality Teamwork

Quality Teamwork

Respect and Fairness Dedication

Diversity and Equality

Interested applicants:  Please send resume with salary history to: hr@familysafetycenter.org

Application deadline: June 23, 2015

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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.

 

Qualifications

  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

N/A

 

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.

 

Immediate Openings—Title I/ESEA Instructional Facilitator/Coach

STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking a motivated educational leader to facilitate its school-wide Title I/NCLB program. Qualified applicants must have a passion for urban education, high expectations for the school community, have experience with Title I/ESEA budgets and the 10 Title I/ESEA program components.

Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience as an educator and possess the following:

 should also have in-depth knowledge of data analysis, response to intervention, and closing achievement gaps in grades K-5.

 experience with facilitating Professional Learning Communities to maximize student achievement

 preparing students for high levels of performance on state mandated assessments

Additionally, a current Professional level Tennessee teaching license and Masters’ Degree or higher are required.

 

Immediate Openings–Elementary Instructors

STAR Academy College Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking Highly Qualified, classroom teachers who possess an Apprentice or Professional Tennessee Teaching License in Elementary Education. Qualified applicants must have a passion for urban education, have high academic and social expectations for students, and enjoy collaborating with a team in an innovative environment.

Experience with preparing students for high levels of performance on state mandated assessments is a “plus.” Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, electronically, by Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Angela Holloway, school principal.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, electronically, by Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. to Angela Holloway, school principal.

STAR Academy Charter School

3260 James Road / Memphis, Tennessee 38128 / 901-387-5050

aholloway@staracademycharter.org

It’s time to spread the word, again, that First Book-MidSouth is accepting completed book grant applications.  We will be accepting them from 7/1 until 8/30/14.  Our board will meet mid-September to determine how we’ll allocate the $25,000 we’ve raised to give back to school-based and community-based tutoring and mentoring programs focusing on improving literacy levels among our neediest children.

I’m attaching a copy of our application form here.  As it says on page one of the form, completed applications should be emailed to:
midsouth_tn@firstbook.org

Thank you for helping us spread the word!
All best,
Lolly Easley
First Book-MidSouth, Chair

 

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RBI baseball Camp 2014

Free Baseball and Softball for 6 weeks!

Sponsored by the Memphis Redbirds!

Boys & Girls ages 4-16

Runs Mondays-Thursdays, 9 am-12 pm 

June 2th-July 17th

 LUNCH IS PROVIDED NO COST!!!!

2014 RBI Registration Form

 

Kid’s Yoga Class

Mondays 4:00-4:45

Cost: $10 per class

Yoga helps improve self-esteem and self-worth, improves concentration, but most of all it is about fun and practicing playfulness.  Scholarships are available if needed. Parents are welcome and encouraged to come for an additional $5 per class. Yoga mats are provided, however you can bring your own.

 Tasha Wellence, our instructor, has 10 years of experience working with young children as a preschool teacher. Tasha holds a 200 hour yoga certification through the Yoga Alliance, Group Exercise Instructor Certification through the YMCA, and is CPR certified.

Yoga for Kids Registration 2014

 Bartlett (386-8968)

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) March 12 and 13 @10:15 and 11:15 am both days; call to register.
  • Tunes and Tales (ages 4 – 11) with a Create a Craft Session March 8 @11 amMusical Performance by Memphis Symphony’s String Quartet; call to register.
  • Computer Basics Class for Adults March 14 @ 1 pm

Central (415-2700)

  • Free Saturday Legal Clinics for Adults March 8 @10 am in Meeting Rooms A, B, and C
  • Family Tunes and Tales (ages 4 and older) March 8 @11 am Musical Performance by Memphis Symphony Orchestra Roxaboxen
  • The “A to Z of Used Car Buying” for Adults sponsored by Autozone March 8@11:15 am and @noon in First Floor Magazine Area
  • Paws for Reading March 8 @1pm Children read with trained READ therapy dog Teva
  • Literacy Through Steampunk March 8  @3 pm in L-56 Part of Teen Tech Week activities
  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3- 5) March 10 @10:15 am
  • Crafternoon – Crafts + Books = FUN March 10 @3:30 pm (ages 6-12)
  • Central Reader’s Club (Memphis and the Super Flood of 1937 by Patrick O’Daniel)

March 10 @6:30 pm in the Humanities Department

  • Baby and Books March 11  @10:15 am
  • Internet Basics for Adults March 11 @10 am
  • Teen Tech Tuesday March 11 @2:30 pm in L-56 Teens celebrate Teen Tech Week with the latest gadgets and gizmos to produce a movie, arrange a song, and write a book. Call 415-2739 for details.
  • Toddler Story Time March12 @10:15 am (ages 18-36 months) in Children’s Department
  • Wider Angle Film Series (Broken directed by Rufus Norris) March 12 @6 pm in the Humantities Department
  • Preschool Storytime March 13  @10:15 am (ages 3 – 5)
  • Dixon Gallery’s Art to Grow: Stained Glass a la Marc Chagall March 13

 @1:30 pm (ages 6 and older) Groups must register by calling 415-2700

  • Small Business Start-Up March 13

@6 pm in Business/Sciences Department, third floor

  • Paws for Reading March 15 @1pm Children read with trained READ therapy dog Olly. Hablan espanol e ingles.

 Cordova (415-2764)

  • Tunes and Tales  Woodwind Quartet March 8 @11 am (for children)
  • Internet Basics Class for Adults March 12 @10 am
  • International Storytime Celebrating Poland March 15 @11 am (ages 4- 11)

Crenshaw (415-2765)

  • Spring Cleaning at Crenshaw March 12 @10:30 am Children and teens pick up litter and clean up and enjoy a pizza party following.
  • Miz Crenshaw’s Farmers Market March 13 @10:30 am Children eat fruits and veggies from the farmer’s market named for Mrs. Cornelia Crenshaw. UT Extension Program guest Rita Jackson will read to the children and provide coloring booklets and recipe cards to parents.

 East Shelby (415-2767)

  • Preschool Storytime March 8 @1 pm

Gaston Park (415-2769)

  • It’s All About Matter March 11 @11 am With this introduction to chemistry, kids ages 8 and up will explore the concept of matter changing using root beer floats and balloon racing.
  • I Am A Builder March 12 @ 11 am With this introduction to engineering, children ages 5 and up will design geometric spaces using marshmallows, gumdrops, toothpicks, and plastic straws.
  • I Can’t Believe My Eyes March 13 @ 11 am With this introduction to biology, children ages 8 and older will learn how to use a microscope and conduct simple experiments.

Parkway Village (415-2776) 

  • Towel Origami March 11 @3 pm Adults make their own whimsical animals from towels like ones seen on cruise ships
  • Children’s Movie Day March 12 @2 pm Children will enjoy a movie and refreshments.
  • Teen Yu-Gi-Oh! March 13 @2 pm Teens battle for championship as they play this popular game.

Raleigh (415-2778) Registration required for activities below.

  • Art to Grow March 10 @10:30 am
  • Print It, Stamp It, Make It Your Own March 11 @10:30 am
  • Slime and Other Science Fun March 12 @10:30 am
  • My Green Thumb March 13 @10:30 am

 South (415-2780)

  • Computer Basics March 11 @10 am

Whitehaven (415-2781)

  • Seed Seedling Swap for Adults March 8 @11 am