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We strive to reflect within South Memphis the hope of the coming Kingdom of God through transformational relationships and economic development.


Advance Memphis Staffing & Outsourcing Hours Worked
89,850 Hours Worked. Gross revenue of these hours totals $856,000 returning to South Memphis households.  An average of 53 worked each week throughout 2019 through our 20 business partners.
Faith & Finances Graduates
45 neighborhood adults learned financial literacy through the Faith & Finances program.  Currently, the 37 active IDA accounts reinforce the principals learned in class and build an asset foundation through matched savings.
Volunteer Hours
individuals partnered with us to serve South Memphis; an increase of 58% from 2018. We cannot do this work without you!
Revenue of top 5 LAUNCH businesses
$422,000 in Revenue of top 5 LAUNCH businesses Over 21 adults graduated from our LAUNCH entrepreneurial class this year.  We look forward to more thriving businesses.

Hear from Jeremiah

“Life is like I did a 360. I got benefits, I got paid vacation, I can help my family.”

Jeremiah graduated from Jobs for Life in 2009 and worked steadily in various temporary jobs until being chosen for the opportunity to learn more about work at Wepfer Marine. It’s hard work: employees are exposed to the elements of the river in all seasons, and sometimes work long hours. Jeremiah signed on and has thrived; his story is a great one.

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