The Urban Child Institute

The Urban Child Institute

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I'm reaching out to ALL children

I started this on our first lockdown, now schools care homes,hospitals and anyone who likes a FREE story and a smile tunes in.

Please could you share. It's a free service for all children. with over 1.1k members worldwide- this brilliant storyteller will make books exciting again x

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1505612679619717/?ref=share

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? #literacymidsouth #Read901
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! #bluffcitybaby ##read901 #literacymidsouth #ittakesacommunity #nevertooearlytoread901

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! #read901 #literacymidsouth #methodistsouthhospitalMemphis #bluffcitybaby #touchtalkreadplay #nevertooearlytoread901

ymcamemphis.org 08/26/2020

Virtual Learning Locations

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

ymcamemphis.org The Y makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive.

08/19/2020

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.

08/19/2020
youtube.com 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. #TraumaResponsiveMemphis #LegacyofLegendsCDC #GoodThingsHappeningInFrayser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJP_NdGNrA8

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

funderscommittee.org Bringing Together Grantmakers Committed To Enhancing Democratic Participation In All Aspects Of Civic Life

08/03/2020

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

08/01/2020

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

07/28/2020

Count All Kids

Today is #TrueForYou 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

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp44_If97hw&feature=youtu.be&

07/27/2020

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.

07/24/2020

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

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

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.

07/17/2020

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!

07/01/2020

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 scsk12.org/safeplan. A full plan will be shared the week of July 6.

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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 scsk12.org/safeplan.

06/29/2020

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.

06/23/2020

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.

06/10/2020

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

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

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.

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

05/26/2020

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: https://buildingmovement.org/blog/three-takeaways-weve-been-here-before-covid19-webinar/

05/26/2020

Shelby County Schools - SCS

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

05/20/2020

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

tn.chalkbeat.org 05/18/2020

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

tn.chalkbeat.org 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 - 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: http://www.scsk12.org/coronavirusfacts/finalgrade

05/14/2020
05/11/2020

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! 🍼💕
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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

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

05/08/2020

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, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57EAL_e5Nf0

https://www.kcrw.com/culture/shows/foxhole/covid-19-stress-management-trauma-coping-skills/stress-trauma-mental-health-coronavirus

05/08/2020

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!

Link: bit.ly/standsbworkshop

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!

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

05/07/2020

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!

https://www.localmemphis.com/article/news/community/literacy-mid-south-on-a-mission-to-get-kids-reading-by-providing-free-books-to-families-in-need/522-50c7e3cb-1ec0-4680-b5ca-069593694240?fbclid=IwAR0epXPNKFVrmNRi5jZ9vPGFPcissh4H59-62a6b1wS_wXNFhvDQRsNxN84

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Memphis, TN
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