Beginner #Techies – if you need to knock out your CompTIA A+ Certification, check out Tech901‘s summer courses at the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis.
CLASSES ARE FREE! A+, Network+, and Security+! Only pay for the book and test! BYOL! #memtech #Memphis #choose901 #tech901
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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:

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: Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Please contact BlackGirlsCODE at 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. – Imagine. Build. Create.

Want to volunteer for BGC events, complete our Volunteer Registration Form.

Interested in volunteering at this event? Click here:



April Sustainability Month Events

STAR Press Conference – (Apr 2, 3:30). Memphis-Shelby County was recognized for “national excellence” as one of the nation’s most sustainable communities with a 4-STAR Award.  Join Mayors Luttrell and Wharton as they announce the 4-STAR award.  Press conference will be at United Housing, Inc. office on 2750 Colony Park Dr.

Earth Month Business Conference – (April 7, $90).  The Office of Sustainability joins FedEx, ISSP, The Sustainability Consortium, CRG Sustainable Solutions and other sponsors for a conference on sustainable supply chain for businesses. Special emphasis will be on sustainable packaging, sustainable purchasing and recycling. The full agenda can be found here:

Neighborhood Redevelopment Conference (Apr 15-17, $150).  Scholarships are available!  This is a national conference in Memphis with workshops about innovative approaches to neighborhood redevelopment and community building.

Faith-in-Action Memphis CleanUp – (Apr 18-26).  Join Memphis City Beautiful to volunteer as an individual or as a team to eliminate blight in our city. Sign up

Free Mulch Giveaway – (Apr 18, 6am).  City of Memphis Public Works has mulched 25,000 tons of yard debris since last year and offers it to Memphis residents for earth day.  Load your own, while it lasts starting at dawn.  315 S. Hollywood St. Liberty Bowl parking lot.

Earth Day 30 days Straight – (Apr 1-30).  Clean Memphis has scheduled a cleanup each day during Sustainability Month so join in! Several events will coincide with the Faith-in-Action program.


Earth Month Activities at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 1-30).  Conservation challenge hikes, tree tag treks, environmental playhouse, and earth-friendly boxed lunches will all be featured daily for the month of April at the Botanic Garden.


Home Landscape Workshop – (Apr 2, 9am). Learn about creating an earth-friendly “TN Smart Yard”.  Registration of $35 includes handbooks, soils tests, and rain gauge. Lunch provided.  Collierville Town Hall  901-752-1207 to RSVP.
Architecture Lecture: No Place Like Utopia – (Apr 2, 6pm, Free).  Join UM’s Architecture Department to hear Katherine Lambert, Principal at MAP Architects, San Francisco CA.

Garden Tram Tours at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 3, 10, 17, 24).  Every Friday in April, MBG’s knowledgeable guide will be available for short tram tours, with environmental tips and other fun facts about the Garden.

Eco EGGstravaganza – (Apr 4, 10-4pm).  Egg hunts with children at Shelby Farms Park, $5 per child.
Energy Finance Workshop – (Apr 8, 10-2pm).  Local Governments, Public Housing Authorities, and schools are welcomed to attend to learn how to receive technical assistance to support energy management projects in public buildings.

CSI Build/It Design & Construction Conference – (Apr 9, 12pm).  Free.  Learn from panelists, speakers, and 53 design and construction vendors at Minglewood Hall for the latest building products that build better cities.  Paul Young, formerly with the Office of Sustainability, will be speaking at 3pm

Electronic Recycling: Christian Brothers HS – (Apr 11, 9-1pm).FREE event.  Take your e-waste Christian Brothers High School (5900 Walnut Grove Rd) for responsible recycling.  Businesses and individuals welcomed, no limits.

Greenline Garden workshops (kids) – (Apr 11, $5). Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Master Gardeners team up for a workshop series each month for kids grades 1-6.  Other workshops are: May 9, June 13, & July 11.

MEMFix: Pinch District – (Apr 11, 11-4pm).  This event will showcase how a great street and thriving public space can serve as a catalyst for economic vitality and neighborhood redevelopment and will not only prepare for the increase in traffic from the Pyramid, but also to temporarily reinvigorate the Pinch neighborhood and will feature live music, pop up shops, and food trucks!

Healthy Memphis Food Festival – (Apr 11-12).  Broad Ave Arts District will have a pop-up market of food vendors, wellness businesses, and local music and art. Free.9am-8pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun.

Signs of Spring Walk at the Botanic Garden – (Apr 12, 1:30pm). Participants will meet in the visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond.


Trail Dedication at Olive Branch City Park – (Sun, Apr 12, 1:30pm).  Join Olive Branch as they dedicate a new trail!

Harahan Bridge Walk with Jimmy Ogle – (Apr 12, 2pm).  Free. Hear from Historian Jimmy Ogle as he takes you on a fascinating history while walking across the bridge that will soon become a bike trail.  Details here:

Wolf River Conservancy Fundraiser – (Apr 14, 5pm).  Young Ave Deli.

TN Greenways & Trails Forum (Montgomery Bell) – (Apr 15-17, $99).  Join in educational workshops and networking while learning the latest trends in greenways and trails.

Zone IX Flower Show & Project Green Fork – (Apr 15, 2-5pm).Memphis Garden Club and Little Garden Club at will host a regional flower show (covering 5 states) as well as a conservation exhibit showcasing Project Green Fork as a model for other communities in restaurant sustainability. Event at the Botanic Garden. This event will strive to be zero-waste.

University of Memphis Earth Day – (Apr 16, 10-2pm).  Join students at the Oasis Garden (east of the UC near Zack Curlin parking garage).

Wolf River Conservancy Faith-in-Action Clean up – (Apr 18, 9-12).  Join WRC for one of the Faith-in-Action Clean ups near downtown’s Mud Island.  They are looking for volunteers.

Electronic Recycling: Sacred Heart School (Southaven) – (Apr 18, 9-1pm). FREE event.  Take your e-waste Sacred Heart School (5150 Tchulahoma Rd, Southaven, MS) for responsible recycling.  Businesses and individuals welcomed, no limits.

ZeroLandfill upcycling program – (Apr 18 & 25, 10-2).  The architecture & interior design community has donated their sample library for the crafting public to have for free. Volunteer to get first dibs on items.


Adult Greenline Garden Workshop – (Apr 18, 9am, $5). Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Master Gardeners team up for a workshop series each month. Plant Companions will be taught this month.

Earth Day 5k – (Apr 19, 2pm, $25).  After this 5k race at Shelby Farms, you will have a chance to plant a tree.
Natural Areas Celebration at Overton Park – (Apr 19, 10 & 11am).  Free. Overton Park is celebrating TN Natural Areas Week with two nature hikes in the Old Forest. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about birds and butterflies from local experts. RSVP to if you plan to attend.
Memphis Green Drinks – (April 21, 6:30pm).  Join this social organization of environmental-minded folks to network and socialize. This month’s guest speaker will be Keith Cole from Wolf River Conservancy. This month’s venue is still being determined – please check for an update in early April.

Clean Memphis Fundraiser – (Apr 22, 6pm, $35).  WiseAcre Brewery.
Arbor Day of Service at Shelby Farms Park – (Apr 25, 10-12).  Enjoy a presentation from CleanMemphis to learn about the Heart of the Park enhancements and how trees contribute to a healthy watershed then plant trees with the park!  To register:

V&E Artwalk – (Apr 25, 11-6pm).  Fourth annual artwalk features 60+ artistic vendors, silent auction, children’s area, music and food.

Run the Farm 5k/10k – (Apr 25, 8am, $20/30).  Agricenter International’s “off road” trail race with after party!  Proceeds benefit educational programs.

Tour of Parks with Jimmy Ogle – (Apr 26, 2pm).  Free. Walking tour of parks along the Memphis riverfront.  This month is the tour of the Cobblestone Wharf and Sultana.

Tennessee Naturalist Walk at the Botanic Garden – (April 26).  As you walk through the Garden, watch for TN Naturalist stations to learn fun facts and tidbits about local flora and fauna, including some you may find in your own backyard.

Harbor Town 25th Anniversary – (Apr 28, 4pm, $25). Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harbor Town with ULI-Memphis.  Take a tour with Tony Bologna, see a presentation on Harbor Town results 25 years later, and listen to a panel discussion with some of the key start-up players.

TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards & Forum – (May 7, 9-3pm). TDEC will host a recognition ceremony and sustainable transportation forum to recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements in advancing sustainable transportation in the state.

National Geographic geo-tourism website – Nat’l Geo is doing a geo-tourism website for the Mississippi River and all tourist places along it!  If you have a special place or locally owned business in Shelby County that you would like to include, please upload it.  This will tie their global brand with our cool local places!  More information can be found here:

Christine Donhardt, ASLA

Senior Planner

Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability


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NOMINATE a Woman of Achievement for 30th awards event! Nomination Deadline: December 7th!

Outstanding women from all causes, professions, ages, ethnicities and faiths!


YOU can help identify honorees for the 30th annual celebration! Act today! Nominations for the 2014 Women of Achievement awards must be delivered or postmarked by December 7th.

For the 30th year, local women will be celebrated with seven awards: Heroism, Determination, Steadfastness, Initiative, Courage, Vision and Heritage. Anyone can nominate.

Women of Achievement awards honor Shelby County women who make change in community and strive for equity. The event commemorates National Women’s History Month and preserves the stories of local outstanding women through published collections of biographical essays.

Find nomination forms, lists of past honorees and other information at

The 30th anniversary Women of Achievement awards celebration will be held on March 30 at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis. Tickets are $30. A third volume of Women of Achievement essays will be for sale and all past WA honorees will be invited to a book-signing reception for all three volumes, prior to the 2014 awards ceremony.

Please share this invitation freely. For more information or to report any problems making nominations, contact Deborah Clubb at

Deborah M. Clubb/Executive Director
Memphis Area Women’s Council/Coordinator
Erase Domestic Crime Collaborative
2574 Sam Cooper Blvd., Memphis TN 38112
901-378-3866 / /

Temporary Part Time position that involves the coordination of weekly events of employees assigned to Project D.A.R.E3 to include scheduling facilitators, assigning facilities, and assisting with workshops.

The incumbent will work 20 hours per week. This is a temporary position that is not eligible to receive State Benefits.

Conduct phone screenings of candidates to determine cohorts for each session.

Assist with marketing ideas to promote monthly Job Readiness Outreach Workshops for surrounding neighborhoods.

Maintain and update social media sites.

Help generate reports to track the outcome and progress of Project D.A.R.E3 to include evaluating pre and post surveys.

Maintain portfolios of individuals participating in Project D.A.R.E3 program to include attendance tracking, participation, interaction with facilitators/mentors, and documenting assessments results.

Assist with monthly Job Readiness Outreach Workshops for surrounding neighborhoods.

Performs other related duties as required or directed.

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Communication, or Business related field. Relevant experience may be substituted for degree. Must have a valid Driver’s License.

Knowledge of recruitment processes.
Knowledge of MS Office Software to include Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Knowledge of marketing techniques including social media sites.
Strong communication skills.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Strong organizational skills.

Ability to use spreadsheets effectively.

Ability to multitask.

All applicants must apply online at

Posting date June 1, 2013.

Interested candidates may email their resumes to:

Kristil Hayes at with Temporary Part Time Coordinator as the subject title.



“Think Big, Dream L.I.G.H.T. Seminar with Dr. Ben Carson,” Wednesday, April 17th, 6:00pm- 8:00pm

University of Memphis, Michael D. Rose Theater, Presented by: Inner L.I.G.H.T. & MULYP

This event is free to the public so please tell your friends and family to join us in uplifting our great city.

In 1987, Carson made medical history by being the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins (the Binder twins) who had been joined at the back of the head (craniopagus twins). The 70-member surgical team, led by Carson, worked for 22 hours. Dr. Ben Carson is a Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. At age 33, he became the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history, as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Driving Directions:



“Be Your Own Boss: YP’s Guide to Entrepreneurship,” Thursday, April 18th, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Leadership Memphis, 365 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103             

April’s meeting features a panel discussion on “Be Your Own Boss: YPs Guide to Entrepreneurship.”

Hear from other Young Professionals and find out how they followed their passion and built their own businesses!                                                                   


Featured Panelists:

•Edward Bogard – Founder at SoGiv

•Aerial Ellis – Partner at duGard Ellis Public Relations

•Niki Smith-Brown – CEO at NuAge Marketing Firm, Inc.

•Jacque BoNéy – CEO at Barking Pals Consulting

•Phillip Ashley Rix – Founder & CEO at Phillip Ashley Chocolates


If you’re unable to attend the April Meeting, feel free to join us for an extended “Happy Hour” & appetizers at South of Beale from 8:00pm-10:00pm, 361 South Main St. Bring plenty of business cards with you!



MULYP Cookout Postponed Until June

We will now participate in Comcast Cares Day, April 20th & 21st…VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Join the Memphis Urban League and Memphis Urban League Young Professionals as we partner for the annual Comcast Cares Day. This year’s Comcast Cares Day will take place at Shelby Farms as we assist with the “Back to Earth Festival” on Saturday April 20th and “Earth Day 5K” Sunday April 21stSaturday Volunteers will assist with Traffic & Parking, High Adventure Area, Recycling and the Sportsplex. Time slots available for each area; 9a-12pm; 11:30a-2:30pm; and 2pm-5pm. The event will kick-off at 8:15am by Gate#10 where the horse riding center is located. We would like to have a huge presence for the kick-off for photos. There will be refreshments and a brief introduction and then volunteers will head to their stations. Sunday Volunteers will assist as Course Monitors and with Race Day Registration. The 5K is set to start at 2pm so volunteers will need to arrive by 12:30pm. Contact Kela Jones to Sign Up & Volunteer at


The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government Association is sponsoring the Multicultural Festival to be the held on our campus at the Student Plaza on April 19, 2013. Students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend to make this a worthwhile educational experience.
The Festival is free to the University community and public and celebrates diversity with artists and performers. The goal is to highlight a variety of cultural and ethnic groups, showcasing artistic performances of traditional music, dance, food, literature and other cultural.
The sponsors of the festival believes that the University Community and public are enhance by exposure to group different from themselves and in today’s world, appreciation and understanding are more important than ever.

Currently we are looking for an Assistant Director for Workforce Management.  The job description is listed below. If you know of anyone who may be interested in the position, please have them to contact me and/or apply online at

Kristil Hayes / HR Associate / University of Memphis

Human Resources – Workforce Management

159 Administration Building / Memphis, TN  38152


Assistant Director, Workforce Management
Job Title Code 3802
Department Human Resources
Job Summary/Basic Function Assists the Sr. Director in managing the Workforce Management staff and activities and coordinates/performs a variety of complex, broad range Human Resources (HR) functions in the areas of classification, compensation, employee recruitment, and career path planning, counseling and development.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of professional level experience in Human Resources required.
Special Conditions PHR/SPHR Certification and experience with various compensation practices desired.
Closing Date 05-04-2012
Hiring Minimum $41,815
Hiring Maximum $60,804
Hiring Range – Faculty and Executive/Special Class
Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application in order to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system.
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