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Introducing a scholarship for Tennessee's littlest learners - Sign The Petition! 01/31/2023

TN Families Need Affordable Childcare! Please consider signing the petition to support the Promising Futures Act (SB750/HB785)

Tennessee Child Care Crisis: A study by Tennesseans for Quality Early Education (TQEE) revealed that more than 80 percent of working parents reported employment disruptions due to inadequate child care, citing affordability, quality, and access as major challenges. Many reported recently quitting, being fired, or turning down a job offer or promotion as a result of child care problems. And one in five stopped seeking employment altogether.

Tennessee Promising Futures would offer child care scholarships for lower-income and middle-income parents.

Introducing a scholarship for Tennessee's littlest learners - Sign The Petition! Promising Futures - a scholarship program for children through age 5 to attend high-quality early care and learning programs - will help Tennessee children get a head start on their future, while giving working families a chance to thrive. But we need your support to ensure state policymakers pass t...


Welcome, Bluff City Baby! Introducing Elyan and his proud parents, Natazia and Deshundrick. Elyan was the first baby born in 2021 at Methodist South Hospital. Now housed at Literacy Mid-South, Bluff City Baby has added Regional One Health for 2021!


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 today—it’s not too late!


Accurate 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.

Funders' Committee for Civic Participation Bringing Together Grantmakers Committed To Enhancing Democratic Participation In All Aspects Of Civic Life


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.


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


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.


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

Photos from Memphis-Shelby County Schools - MSCS's post 07/01/2020

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***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.


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.


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.

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