Q3 2020 Newsletter

Celebrate with us 10 years of Art for Jobs as well as a rise in permanent employment with our Work Life graduates.




Q2 2020 newsletter

Please read how Advance Memphis continues to shift to empower our South Memphis neighbors during this uncertain time.


We’re making face shields!

We are excited to share that Advance Memphis graduates are now manufacturing face shields through our staffing and outsourcing services. Learn more here.


We are bringing programs to you! Meet our staff in this video

Advance Memphis excited announces program videos on social media!  See our intro video here.


Advance Memphis 2020 Q1 Newsletter and COVID-19

Please read our 2020 Q1 newsletter here.  We are praying for you during this time of uncertainty.


Advance Memphis featured in Independent Presbyterian Church Article


Black History Month 2020

Please join our staff as we celebrate Memphians who led the way in work, financial literacy and education- our pillars which contribute to financial stability.  Print our list and share with family and friends!


Love Feast 2020


Advance Memphis posts Impact Assessment Report

December 31, 2019 —Advance Memphis is pleased to announce publication on their website of an Impact Assessment for the years 2017-2019 performed by Slingshot Memphis ( Advance Memphis is proud to be one of the first four local non-profits that Slingshot partnered with in 2017. The report presents, “Advance Memphis earns an ‘at least strong’ rating on two of the four dimensions” analyzed in the assessment: benefit-cost ratio, use of best practices, and measurement infrastructure. Steve Nash, Executive Director, comments, ”We are thankful for the board and staff of Slingshot Memphis and their significant work in Memphis.  Partnership with Slingshot continues to impact and improve Advance Memphis’ infrastructure which supports our programs, resulting in highly relational long term work- our foundation.  They understand that the humanity and dignity of the gifted men and women we serve cannot be reduced to numbers.  Advance Memphis staff appreciates Slingshot and their expertise and relational approach to improving our work as we strive to bring economic stability to South Memphis through empowering our neighbors.”

Slingshot, in the Impact Assessment, states that the benefits of Advance Memphis exceed costs, that best practices are being used and developed, and that there is a strong measurement infrastructure. Further, the report reveals how difficult it can be to make systemic impact on poverty in Memphis though the lives of many individuals are being transformed.

Slingshot Impact Assessment: Advance Memphis

For more information contact Kelsey Martin, Community Engagement Manager, at or access the website at

Advance Memphis, founded in 1999, empowers adults in South Memphis to break cycles of unemployment, establish economic stability, reconcile relationships, and restore dignity through knowledge, resources, and skills by the power of Jesus Christ. 

Advance Memphis is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the IRS. IRS Code: Section 501(c)(3) Tax Identification Number: 621778254.


Join us for a “Healing the Wounds of Trauma” lunch & learn Dec. 5, 12 – 1:30

We have all experienced situations in our lives that have negatively affected the way we engage in relationships, in work and in other areas of our lives. Join us for a lunch and learn discussing Bible-based trauma healing and ways that we can better care for ourselves and walk alongside our neighbors and friends. Click here for more information about Bible-based trauma healing.