The Urban Child Institute

The Urban Child Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being and health of children in Memphis and Shelby County. The Urban Child Institute (UCI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the health of Mid-South children.

We pursue this goal through innovative initiatives focusing primarily on prevention and wellness, as well as associated educational and scientific research activities. The Institute strives to be a recognized leader in child advocacy, a trustworthy community partner and a source of expertise, advice, and support for like-minded organizations. The Urban Child Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit registered to operate as a 509(a)(3) — an organization that carries out its exempt purposes by supporting other exempt organizations. The Institute was formed through its charter to specifically support three entities: Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Memphis. The charter also allows support of other 501(c)(3) organizations.

Mission: UCI promotes optimal brain development from conception to age three.

Operating as usual

Virtual Learning Locations The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

U.S. Census Bureau

Summer activities might look a little different this year, but there is still one activity that everyone can do. Shape your future by completing the #2020Census today—it’s not too late!

Summer activities might look a little different this year, but there is still one activity that everyone can do. Shape your future by completing the #2020Census today—it’s not too late! To learn more, visit 2020CENSUS.GOV.

Pastor Charles Caswell - ACEs Summit - Memphis TN - January 20, 2020

Check out (and please share) this terrific presentation by Memphis' own, Pastor Charlie Caswell. #TraumaResponsiveMemphis #LegacyofLegendsCDC #GoodThingsHappeningInFrayser

Pastor Charles Caswell, Executive Director of Legacy of Legends, makes a presentation at the ACEs Summit at Martin Luther King High School in Memphis. Advers...

Funders' Committee for Civic Participation

Accurate #2020Census data are critical to target resources to the communities that need them the most – a priority for philanthropy. Read this letter from 480 philanthropic leaders (including UCI) demanding that the census count not be cut short by a month so everyone has the opportunity to be counted. Bringing Together Grantmakers Committed To Enhancing Democratic Participation In All Aspects Of Civic Life

Memphis Child Advocacy Center

A pandemic doesn’t stop predators from harming children. It also doesn’t stop our team from helping kids and their families find safety and healing. We’ve employed appropriate PPE, telehealth therapy, and video technology to ensure we are here for Shelby County’s kids. Visit to learn more.

Welcome Bluff City Baby

Prepping "Welcome Bluff City Baby" backpacks for delivery. More than 400 have been given to families with a new baby since January 1! #bluffcitybaby #methodisthealth #read901 #literacymidsouth

Count All Kids

Today is #TrueForYou Census Day of Action! View our blog to see how you can participate.

You can access our social media posts for today's day of action here:

Universal Parenting Places

IMPORTANT NEWS for parents of children enrolled in Shelby County Schools - SCS! All students will attend virtually until further notice. For details, visit

U.S. Census Bureau

Happy Parents’ Day! All parents living in the 50 states, D.C., and five U.S. territories count in the #2020Census. Respond today and shape your family’s future. Learn more about how the census can affect your community at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

applications in no later than 5pm CST on Wednesday, July 29th.
Greater Memphis Chamber is looking to hire several people for our census community field teams.

General questions about the application or position can be emailed to Dominique DeFreece at [email protected].
Subject/title line should say: Question About Census Teams. General inquiries will be answered within 2 business days.
Please no phone calls.

There are three types of positions:
Team Member, Scheduler, Project Lead

All applications can be sent to Dominique DeFreece at [email protected]
Subject/title line should say: Application for [Position Name]*Position.
If the individual was referred through an agency they should include that in the title as well.
For example, Application for Scheduler Position, Referred by UpSkills901.

Please send all applications through email, no mailing, hand deliveries, or fax. Please title your attached application (First Name, Last Name, Position). Ex. Dominique DeFreece - Team Lead

All applicants will receive an email of the status of their application no later than Friday, July 31st at 5pm CST.

U.S. Census Bureau

The #2020Census impacts funding for the things that matter most. Your response impacts your parks, schools, and so much more. Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

The #2020Census impacts funding for the things that matter most. Your response impacts your parks, schools, and so much more. Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

Universal Parenting Places

Hello friends! It’s story time at the #VirtualUPPs. And today, Miss Latifa is reading Family Forever: A Julia Storyboook. Let us know you’re watching!

Shelby County Schools - SCS

Prioritizing health and safety and the feedback of our families and staff, Supt. Ray presented his updates on efforts to Return Stronger to education this fall. Find more details at A full plan will be shared the week of July 6.


Priorizando la salud, la seguridad y los comentarios de nuestras familias y personal, el Superintendente Ray presento este actualizar para Regresar más Fuertes a la educación este otoño. Encuentre más detalles en

U.S. Census Bureau

The #2020Census is your once-in-a-decade chance to shape the future of your family and community. Complete the census today. Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

U.S. Census Bureau

At a time when we're all keeping a little distance, we can still come together. Respond to the #2020Census online today. Learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV.

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Limited space still available.
In collaboration with: The Urban Child Institute and National Parent Leadership Institute
Information and registration:

Count All Kids

New Blog! Stacy Lee from Children Now conveys the need to reach grandparents that are raising young children. Advocates can apply the five recommendations outlined in the blog for census outreach to grandparents.

Building Movement Project

Did you miss our webinar on community-based nonprofits, crisis cycles, and #COVIDInOurCommunities ?

Check out three main takeaways as well as the recording, transcript, slides, and resource list here:

Shelby County Schools - SCS

Stay up to date and tune in to tomorrow's Board Meeting through TV, radio, social media, or at #SCSis901

***Public Comments Notice:

As practiced at all SCS Board Business Meetings, a Public Comment Submission period will open prior to the start of the meeting. Any citizen interested in providing public comment for the April Business Meeting must submit their comment through email at [email protected], between 4:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. *

Please include your name, home address, organization represented, if any, and subject of your comment in the email. Comments will not be read unless these items are included.

*Comments will be read in the order in which they are received, and in accordance with Board Policy 0000 School Board Meetings: IV Public Comment. Public comments will share the 30-minute time slot, in equal increments of time, not to exceed three (3) minutes each. In the event that a public comment is not read in its entirety within the individual allotted time, a full copy will be accessible to the Board.

Penguin Random House

Mondays with Michelle Obama has been extended by two weeks! Join Michelle Obama on Monday, May 18 as she reads two books and a special guest joins her for one of the story-times. Watch the premiere on the Penguin Random House and PBS KIDS and pages or the PBS KIDS YouTube Channel at 12 p.m. ET. #ReadTogetherBeTogether #pbskidsread

Half days, online lessons, smaller classes: Memphis leaders considering what schools will look like this fall Every morning at 8, Shelby County Schools officials meet to discuss various scenarios for how the district will educate its nearly 100,000 students next year. Smaller classes? Half-day sessions?...

Shelby County Schools - SCS

Shelby County Schools will conduct an online summer program June 8 - July 16 for students in grades 1-12 who do not earn necessary credits or meet other requirements to advance to the next grade or graduate. The District will provide devices for enrolled students who do not have a computer at home.

Schools will be communicating directly with families whose children qualify for the summer online program the week of May 18. After being notified, students in grades 1-8 must be registered by May 22, and students in grades 9-12 must be registered by May 27.

Requirements and processes vary by grade level, so please review the appropriate sections below for your child's grade level carefully. If you have any questions, please contact your child's principal or teacher directly.

More Details:

Literacy Mid-South

Our Director of Development, Lindsey Johnson, has a baby girl on the way and her at-home library is ready to go! 🍼💕
Did you know that it is so important to read to your child - even in the womb? Studies show that reading to your baby in the womb helps them to develop early language learning. Reading can also create a positive bond between parent and child! Remember to read with your children for at least 15 minutes every day. 📖

Mid-South Food Bank

Mid-South Food Bank is in need of volunteers to pack diaper for its Bare Needs Diaper Bank inside the Food Bank facility - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Click the link below to sign up and help make a difference -

Trauma Informed Parent

"Dr. Burke Harris researches how the Coronavirus pandemic affects people's feelings of isolation. 'Connecting to other people releases healthy hormones that help to combat the stress response.'"
To see Trauma Informed Parent's recent talk with Dr. Burke Harris on how to help adults and children with trauma cope with the pandemic, and for helpful resources offered by Dr. Burke Harris, visit our YouTube page at,

Stand for Children - Tennessee

Join us for Memphis Director Cardell Orrin’s “Education Funding 101” workshop on Tuesday, May 12th, at 1:00 pm via Zoom!

Learn how education funding in Tennessee and Shelby County works, how it impacts educational equity, and how you can get involved to ensure students in Memphis and Shelby County receive the funding they deserve.

Use the link below to reserve your spot today!


This new mom has a beautiful Bluff City Baby and some fun early literacy items to introduce her baby to the joys and learning benefits of reading from day 1. Congratulations!

Welcome, Bluff City Baby! Introducing baby Makayla with her mom, Diamond. #TouchTalkReadPlay #never_too_early_to_Read901

Literacy Mid-South

Literacy Mid-South is giving away books to all K-8 children in Memphis today, in partnership with the City of Memphis and YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South. Help students build an at-home library while school is out by donating to our COVID-19 Book Drive!

Shelby County Schools - SCS

Happy 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week is all about recognizing our amazing educators and their passion for teaching, leading and loving our students. THANK YOU! ❤️💙💛

Teachers: Be sure to check out this morning's Supt. Update and this Wednesday's Teacher Weekly newsletter as well. The HR team will be announcing SIX WINNERS nominated for the SCS Superheroes program. These winners will be highlighted in the Weekly, as well as on social media and in the SCS Newsroom. They will also receive a $100 Amazon gift card and SCS Superhero swag!

On Wednesday, we'll also be announcing opportunities in the Weekly for SCS teachers to participate in themed dress-up days on Thursday and Friday for a chance to win Amazon gift cards, Knowledge Tree gift cards and Nike shoe certificates. A total of 15 WINNERS will be chosen over the two days!

We're encouraging our entire 901 community to show SCS teachers some love on social media all week long. We're also taking call-in shoutouts throughout the week on 88.5FM at 901-602-6178 (ID: 493 135 65#).

Of course, in every teacher's life is another teacher who made a profound impact; so what better way to salute the best profession in the world than by posting a message of thanks and love to the teacher who meant the most in your life.


Stand for Children - Tennessee

Shelby County Schools distributes laptops and internet hotspots to help struggling students close out their school year. Read more on this story by clicking the link below.


Help all students in Memphis and Shelby County receive the devices they need to continue their education at home by donating to the Shelby County YES Fund!

Shelby County YES Fund:

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Shelby County Community Services

The Division of Community Services was designated $500,000 to establish the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Program to provide social services for residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund program offers 3 forms of relief and have expanded eligibility to be able to help more families.

Rent/Mortgage Assistance
Utility Assistance
Emergency Food/Essentials/Prescription Assistance

Assistance is available until funds run out. You can now apply online for emergency relief for rent/mortgage, utilities, or emergency food/essentials/prescription assistance from us, Shelby County Community Services. Share to help us spread the word!

Click here for more information and to apply online:

For questions, residents can email the Division of Community Services at [email protected] or call the COVID-19 Relief line at (901) 222-0050.

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry

We served 1,455 families and gave out 36,373 diapers, 28, 512 wipes, and 4,877 periods packs. Our shelves are empty. The line started at 4:00AM and never stopped. We had cars lined all the way PAST the airport. Thank you to all my volunteers who showed up and showed out. Couldn’t have done it without you.

We need your support to refill our warehouse so we can support mores families in need. Donations can be made at or our Amazon wishlist via our website. #DiaperOn #Inthistogether

The National Diaper Bank NetworkAlliance For Period SuppliesCity of MemphisThe Junior League of Memphis Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

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