Memphis Talent Dividend Hosts Education Fair for Recent High School Graduates and Adults Interested in Attending College

Recent high school graduates and adults who are interested in attending college this fall are invited to attend an Education Fair sponsored by the Memphis Talent Dividend/Graduate Memphis. They will have an opportunity to complete the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). This event is free and open to the public and will be held on Friday, July 15th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ben Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111.

This Education Fair will conclude this year’s campaign that kicked-off on January 7th.  Last year, the Memphis Talent Dividend/Graduate Memphis community partners assisted with completing more than 7,000 FAFSA applications.  So far this year more than 66% of high school graduates have completed forms to help them enroll in an educational opportunity post high school graduation.

For more information about the Education Fair and the Memphis Talent Dividend/Graduate Memphis, contact Alton Cryer, Program Coordinator at 901.278.0016 or AcryerA@leadershipmemphis.org.

More About Leadership Memphis

Leadership Memphis is a non-profit, community leadership development organization. Its mission is to prepare and mobilize leaders to work together for the good of the whole community. Founded in 1977 as The Memphis Institute of Public Responsibility, the organization has trained and graduated more than 2,500 leaders from its signature programs: Executive, FastTrack, Criminal/Juvenile Justice, and Grassroots. Its Action initiatives are Memphis Talent Dividend/Graduate Memphis, and SUCCESS High Schools.

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ASPIRE Public Schools Open House this Week

ASPIRE Public Schools Open House this Week

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The group of charter schools is opening the doors for the community to learn more about their schools and mission.

Aspire Public Schools are offering fresh opportunities for some of Memphis’ most populated communities to engage with the exciting charter school. In October, Aspire Hanley Schools are opening their doors to invite the community into the schools to learn more about their mission and commitment to the communities their schools are located in.

Aspire Hanley Open House

Thursday, October 22nd – 10am and 6pm

Aspire Hanley School – 680 Hanley Street, Memphis, TN 38114

Orange Mound residents will get a chance to tour the Aspire Hanley school and learn about its curriculum and vision of “College for Certain.”

CONTACT: Jonnie Hatten – 901.361.9647

About Aspire

Aspire Public Schools operates 38 high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools serving 15,000 students in underserved communities across California and Memphis, Tenn. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the nation’s largest open-enrollment public charter school systems serving predominantly low-income students, delivering a rigorous College for Certain education to students in grades K-12. An unrelenting focus on college preparedness led to 100 percent of graduating Aspire seniors being accepted to four-year colleges or universities over the last six years. Currently in its 17th academic year, Aspire is one of the nation’s first charter school systems. Visit Aspire Public Schools at www.aspirepublicschools.org.

Seafood Nutrition Partnership Launches National Public Health Education Campaign in 9 Cities including Memphis

Seafood Nutrition Partnership Launches National Public Health Education Campaign in 9 Cities including Memphis

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The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP)  launches a three-year public health education campaign across the country to help the underserved and all Americans understand the nutritional benefits of eating seafood and the positive impact on improving heart health. Memphis was one of two pilot cities last year. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, taking the lives of more Americans prematurely than any other preventable disease. Memphis native and Food Network star Gina Neely is a national spokesperson and ambassador for SNP and cardiologist Claro Diaz, M.D.  a local ambassador. The other cities include: Birmingham, Alabama; Charleston, West Virginia; Golden Isles, Georgia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jacksonville, Florida; Lexington, Kentucky; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Toledo, Ohio.

The Memphis events include the following:

  • October 11-17    Memphis Restaurant Week: These restaurants are SNP partners that are promoting eating seafood to educate citizens on some of the benefits like a healthier heart and life. The participating restaurants this week include: Tsunami, 928 South Cooper; Flying Fish, 102 South 2nd; Pearl’s Oyster House, 299 South Main; and the Trolley Stop Market, 704 Madison.
  • October 24          “SNP Chat and Cook” at Sam’s Club with SNP Ambassadors Gina Neely and Chef Ayanna Johnson at Sam’s Club at 7475 Winchester. Chef Johnson will create a cost-effective seafood meal and Gina Neely will discuss the benefits of incorporating seafood into your diet twice a week.  This event will be on Saturday, October 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • October 31          “SNP Memphis Healthy Heart Summit” will share information on the importance of eating seafood and the effects it has on your health, physical fitness and a cooking demonstration. Participants include: Cardiologist Claro Diaz M.D., a nutritionist, a fitness expert and a chef to demonstrate how to prepare a cost-effective seafood meal at the Church Health Center. This event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.

About the SNP

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire a healthier America through partnerships that raise awareness about essential nutritional benefits of eating seafood. SNP, a member of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Roundtable, leads education efforts to help Americans gain the skills to select, order and prepare fish and shellfish, and to inspire a healthier America by promoting a nutrient-rich diet that includes seafood. For more information, visit seafoodnutrition.org.