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Thank you The Urban Child Institute for supporting our mission and donating $10,000 towards a truckload of diapers. We are thankful for our community supporters.
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#MillionDiaperClub #DiaperOn #EndDiaperNeed #LocalNonprofit #SweetCheeks #CommunitySupporters #Volunteers
Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 is now in the books and it’s been an amazing week for our teachers and staff members!

Special thanks to all our sponsors. We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts, lunches, desserts, and beverages!

We appreciate you all! Dr. Althea Greene, ARISE2Read, Donelson's Catering, The Urban Child Institute, Howard's Do-Nuts, Chick-fil-A, Hope Church, Coca-Cola, and Papa John's Pizza 🍎🍏 #TAW2022 Memphis-Shelby County Schools - MSCS SCS Optional Schools Gina Peoples
Dr. Haley Zettler, criminal justice assistant professor, has received funding from The Urban Child Institute to evaluate the benefits of mental health services for pediatric trauma patients at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Read all about it: https://hps.unt.edu/news/research-hps-criminal-justice-assistant-professor-evaluate-mental-health-services-pediatric
Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

Thank you Big Jaguars for all you do for our students! We appreciate you!

Special thanks to Hope Church, ARISE2Read, and The Urban Child Institute for sponsoring lunch which was catered by Donelson's Catering

Memphis-Shelby County Schools - MSCS SCS Optional Schools
They say it takes a village but we like to say it takes our ENTIRE community and strong partnerships to support our students.

Thank you Hyde Foundation and The Urban Child Institute for your continued partnership and generosity as STELLAR sponsors for this year's State of the District Address.

This event will stream live on all District platforms. #SOTD22 #Reimagining901
REGISTRATION ENDS 9/14/2021!!
This virtual training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
-Earn a 3-year certification in Youth MHFA
-CEU opportunity for Social workers, Nurses, JPOs, EMS, Counselors, and other professionals!
-Full scholarship is available for Alabama non-profit and faith-based organization workers and volunteers!

Contact [email protected] with questions.

Artist Stacey Williams-Ng's Invisible Art is on display around the Concourse fountain. The shapes are painted on concrete using aquaphobic paint, which is only visible when water splashes from the fountain or when it rains. Stop by the Central Atrium welcome desk for a kid's activity sheet that goes along with the artwork! The project was made possible by The Urban Child Institute.

Subscribe to Crosstown Concourse's YouTube channel for more videos!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuSS_qOmAHc
The Memphis Flyer has the scoop on artist Stacey Williams-Ng's "invisible" art installation at Crosstown Concourse. Stacey is painting shapes around the Concourse fountain using water-repellent paint, so the art can only be seen when the ground is wet. Come see the artwork's unveiling this Saturday, June 26 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm!

Made possible by a grant from The Urban Child Institute.
We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our amazing conference sponsors. We could not do this without your support. Nashville Collaborative Counseling Center Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations - TAMHO East Tennessee Children's Hospital Carey Counseling Center, Inc. Allied Behavioral Health Solutions Centerstone TN Voices Amerigroup Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network Child Care WAGE$ Tennessee The Urban Child Institute Omni Visions
Porter-Leath Tennessee CASA McNabb Center Omni Community Health

You still have time to become a sponsor! Contact Rema Wilson at [email protected] if you are interested.
March is National Nutrition Month. 🥦🥑🍎🥕🥚

According to The Urban Child Institute, nutrition has been called the single greatest environmental influence on babies in the womb and during infancy 1, and it remains essential throughout the first years of life. A proper balance of nutrients in this formative period is critical for normal brain development.

There are several local resources available to help families in need connect with nutritious food including the Biddeford Food Pantry, S**o Food Pantry, York County Shelter Programs's Food Pantry, Full Plates Full Potential, and more:

For more information on food programs:

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/programs-services/food-nutrition
Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium at Christian Brothers University
Racial and Economic Equity Virtual Summit: The Path to a Just Memphis
March 25, 2021
PolicyLink, Momentum Nonprofit Partners, Dorian L Spears, Just City, University of Memphis Institute for Health Law & Policy, The Urban Child Institute

Registration information:
https://momentumnonprofitpartners.org/events/2021/2/6/racial-and-economic-equity-summit-the-path-to-a-more-just-memphis
Doctors Mary McDonald and Jon McCullers talk about the difficult work of weighing the social, emotional and academic costs of virtual learning against the safety of students and staff.

The Urban Child Institute Le Bonheur Children's Hospital University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine University of Tennessee Health Science Center WKNO

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 reg

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Volunteer with LMS - Book Sort 04/29/2021

Volunteer with LMS - Book Sort

Check out this terrific volunteer opportunity to help get 30,000 new books into the hands of Shelby County children! Can you spare 3 hours during the week of May 3-7?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GK8C-BhywI

Volunteer with LMS - Book Sort

How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It 01/27/2021

How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It

Let’s ensure all caregivers have access to the supports they need in order to engage in positive interactions with young children. http://bit.ly/ToxicStress2

How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It For those who've experienced toxic stress, just getting through the day can feel tough, let alone being the best parents or caregivers you can be. In this vi...

How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It 01/18/2021

How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It

Communities can reduce neglect by offloading stress & supporting adults to develop skills to engage in brain building 'serve and return' interactions. http://bit.ly/ToxicStress2

How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It For those who've experienced toxic stress, just getting through the day can feel tough, let alone being the best parents or caregivers you can be. In this vi...

Bluff City Baby: Local program promotes early literacy for newborns 01/13/2021

Bluff City Baby: Local program promotes early literacy for newborns

The expansion of this program to include Regional One Health along with Methodist South Hospital will provide books and other early literacy-promoting materials to around 4000 Mid-South families with new babies in 2021! #

Bluff City Baby: Local program promotes early literacy for newborns ""

01/04/2021

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!

Virtual Learning Locations 08/26/2020

Virtual Learning Locations

https://www.ymcamemphis.org/childcare/virtual-learning-locations/

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

08/19/2020

Summer of the 2020 Census

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!

08/19/2020
Pastor Charles Caswell - ACEs Summit - Memphis TN - January 20, 2020 08/10/2020

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

Check out (and please share) this terrific presentation by Memphis' own, Pastor Charlie Caswell.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJP_NdGNrA8

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

08/05/2020

Funders' Committee for Civic Participation

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. https://funderscommittee.org/resource/letter-funder-letter-to-commerce-secretary/

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

08/03/2020

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 https://www.memphiscac.org/about/COVID-19/ to learn more.

08/01/2020

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

07/28/2020

Today is Census Day of Action! View our blog to see how you can participate. https://countallkids.org/today-is-trueforyou-day-of-action/

You can access our social media posts for today's day of action here: https://thesocialpresskit.com/countallkids

07/28/2020

IMPORTANT NEWS for parents of children enrolled in Shelby County Schools - SCS! All students will attend virtually until further notice. For details, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp44_If97hw&feature=youtu.be&

07/27/2020

Happy Parents' Day!

07/24/2020

CENSUS JOBS AVAILABLE -
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.

07/17/2020

Shape Your Family's Future

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

07/17/2020

#VirtualUPPs: Story time

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

Photos from Memphis-Shelby County Schools - MSCS's post

06/29/2020

Questions on the 2020 Census

06/23/2020

Come Together

06/10/2020

TOMORROW!
Limited space still available.
In collaboration with: The Urban Child Institute and National Parent Leadership Institute
Information and registration:
https://momentumnonprofitpartners.org/training/events/2020/6/4/supporting-families-covid-19-and-beyond-part-1-7fawm

05/29/2020

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.

https://countallkids.org/encouraging-grandparents-to-count-all-kids-on-the-2020-census-form/

Timeline photos 05/26/2020

Timeline photos

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

Check out three main takeaways as well as the recording, transcript, slides, and resource list here: https://buildingmovement.org/blog/three-takeaways-weve-been-here-before-covid19-webinar/

05/26/2020

Stay up to date and tune in to tomorrow's Board Meeting through TV, radio, social media, or at scsk12.org/board.

***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.

05/20/2020

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.

Half days, online lessons, smaller classes: Memphis leaders considering what schools will look like this fall 05/18/2020

Half days, online lessons, smaller classes: Memphis leaders considering what schools will look like this fall

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?...

05/14/2020

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: http://www.scsk12.org/coronavirusfacts/finalgrade

05/14/2020
Timeline photos 05/11/2020

Timeline photos

Our Director of Development, Lindsey Johnson, has a baby girl on the way and her at-home library is ready to go! 🍼💕
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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. 📖

05/08/2020

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 - https://beaneighbor.vomo.org/org/mid-south-food-bank

Stress is toxic. California’s Surgeon General reveals how trauma rewires our brains 05/08/2020

Stress is toxic. California’s Surgeon General reveals how trauma rewires our brains

Stress is toxic. California’s Surgeon General reveals how trauma rewires our brains California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris talks about the latest science behind trauma, and how toxic stress can literally change our brains, our immune systems and our genes.

Timeline photos 05/08/2020

Timeline photos

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!

Link: bit.ly/standsbworkshop

Photos from Bluff City Baby's post 05/07/2020

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!

Literacy Mid-South on a mission to get kids reading by providing free books to families in need 05/07/2020

Literacy Mid-South on a mission to get kids reading by providing free books to families in need

Literacy Mid-South on a mission to get kids reading by providing free books to families in need You can help the effort by donating for the purchase of new books.

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The Urban Child Institute is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)3 and all donations are 100% tax deductable under IRS regulations.

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1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 481
Memphis, TN
38105

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