Today former Aspire Public Schools Memphis Region shared with the community the name and branding for the new charter organization – Journey Community Schools (JCS). The event was held at Hanley Elementary School with community leaders and partners in attendance to share in the new branding review celebration.

The new slogan for the network is “Paving Pathways to Success.” The vision is to develop a community of lifelong learners who excel in all areas of life. The Journey Community Schools mission is to engage families and community partners in scholars’ learning journey; cultivate a safe, positive and joyous learning environment; and empower teachers and leaders with support to deliver an inclusive, innovative and rigorous education. The new logo speaks to collective work efforts, a clear path, equipping scholars and working towards achieving academic goals.

This process was a community effort. “As we embark on this new journey as a locally-operated charter organization, it was imperative to me and our leadership team to include the voices of our families, community, staff and external partners. We also believe that schools and communities should work alongside one another in partnership,” said Dr.  Nickalous Manning, Executive Director, Journey Community Schools.

“As a board member of JCS, we are excited for the future,” said Karen Hartridge. “The new branding speaks to the opportunities that lie before us. Today’s event was a great way to engage with our communities while sharing more about the path forward.”

The Journey Community Schools network includes Hanley Elementary School, Hanley Middle School, Coleman School and East Academy.

For more information on Journey Community Schools visit the website