Memphis— November 6, 2018 —Advance Memphis is pleased to announce publication on their website of an Impact Assessment for the years 2016-2017 performed by Slingshot Memphis (www.slingshotmemphis.org). 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 three of the four dimensions” analyzed in the assessment: Benefit-cost ratio, Use of best practices, and Measurement infrastructure. Steve Nash, Executive Director, said,”I am amazed at how much the board and staff of Slingshot Memphis have accomplished in two years. Their work has strengthened Read more
It is such a joy to have a front-row view of what the Lord is doing in the lives of our neighbors in South Memphis, as well as in the lives of the many volunteers who make this work possible. Art for Jobs was just another rallying of the volunteer troops, numbering over 70 who committed over 330 hours in the planning and execution of the event. Read more
Adam Exelbierd~Alexis Dowell~Amy Carlisle~Angela Xu~Anne Siems~Arthur Hartwig~Art Wilson~Ashley Anthony~Barry Moser~Benjamin Roberts~Beth Winterburn~Betsy Brown~Bill Johns~Bob Furniss~Bob Pierce~Brenda Joysmith~Carl Fox~Catherine Burns~Cathy Lancaster ~Cheryl McCormack~Chloe York~Christen Waung~Christina Geating~Christopher Nadaskay~Dana Blalack~Daniel Huerta~Danielle Sumler~Darlene Read more
On behalf of the Advance Memphis team, thank you for attending Art for Jobs 2018! Your generosity with your time encourages us. The warehouse where you attended Art for Jobs (and hopefully purchased art) is the same warehouse where we had 13 graduates working last week. Monday, work will resume. Consider the Advance Memphis Warehouse and our hard working graduates as solutions to your business needs. You may not need outsourcing work performed for your company BUT you may know someone who does. Please share Advance Memphis as a business solution for labor, space, and project work! After almost 20 years, Advance Memphis still needs your support and involvement. Through purchasing art, you helped fund Advance Memphis. Finally, I hope you all got a little glimpse into our Creator through the talents of our artists!
Thanks for partnering with us,
At the core of Advance Memphis, we believe that God has given us the task of adding value to His world through our unique talents. We are so grateful for the strong partnerships with the Memphis business community who provide meaningful work for our neighbors in South Memphis while meeting the labor needs of their company. This year we were elated by the generosity of our 44 sponsors investment in Art for Jobs as to join us in supporting qualified graduates through the Work Life program and job opportunities. We are so grateful for our Art for Jobs sponsors and we look forward to the opportunity to serve our city together through long-term relationships. If you would like to inquire about partnering with Advance Memphis through sponsorships or with our Advance Memphis Staffing Agency, please contact Steve or visit the website for more information.
Alco Management Inc.
Alison Charles Design
Christ City Church
Christian Community Foundation
Classic American Hardwood
Diversified Conveyors, Inc. Read more
WOW! Aslan is ALWAYS on the move and it’s clear to us at Advance. We are thankful for those who have joined us in praying that God would provide businesses for the Advance Memphis Warehouse so our neighbors could work in their community. In the last few weeks the Warehouse has had up to 30 Staffing employees working on multiple projects with several more projects on the schedule through October. Our strategy for the Warehouse called for the operation to be self-sustaining within the third year after purchase. To Advance, “self-sustaining” meansthat the Warehouse generates revenue to pay for wages, staff and other expenses for its operation. As of June 30, year-to-date, the warehouse is 82% self-sustaining, compared to only 46% in the same period in 2017. I am grateful for the progress!
Let me tell you how these last few months have made a difference in the bottom line. Continue Reading….
Before getting to know Advance, I had no idea of what generational poverty really means. We all know about homeless people (and I work with them, too, through the Hospitality Hub, but theirs is a different kind of hardship) because we see them on the streets, but most of us don’t know about generational poverty. Once you know, it really just boggles your mind.
Suzanne retired in 2012 from teaching and wanted to volunteer. Advance Memphis is thankful for the six years she has spent building into our neighbors with encouragement and meals. After reading this interview with her, you’ll want to join us also. Continue Reading…
Family relationships are extremely strong in our neighborhood and in neighborhoods similar to South Memphis. The Tucker family has lived in South Memphis for generations and exemplifies the benefits of strong families. Brenda Tucker’s family has long struggled with unemployment and poverty, but Brenda wanted to turn over a new leaf. Brenda joined and graduated from our Work Life soft-skills job training class in November 2009. After graduating, Brenda worked through Advance Staffing and has worked consistently ever since. Her three daughters subsequently graduated from Work Life, in 2010, and have worked permanent jobs for 8 years. Continue Reading….
Before getting to know Advance, I had no idea of what generational poverty really means. We all know about homeless people (and I work with them, too, through the Hospitality Hub, but theirs is a different kind of hardship) because we see them on the streets, but most of us don’t know about generational poverty. Once you know, it really just boggles your mind. Read more