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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY!! The Urban Summit kicks off tonight at 6:30 at Clayborn Temple! Join us tomorrow morning at 575 Suzette from 8:30-1:30 as Advance graduates LaTonya and Ashley pitch their businesses and Advance entrepreneurs who will have booths at the event.
Praise God for the amazing turn out we had at our AMT Training on Monday. We had 18 out of 19 students attend class. Please be praying with us as they continue through their training!
Thank you to Memphis Tilth for our Community Lunch today! Great fellowship with our students as they prepared lunch!

Don’t forget to sign up for our Supply Drive! Our Pick-Up day is Thursday, February 22nd! Contact Kaity Heaps at kheaps@advancememphis.org if you are interested in having your donations picked up! Click this link to sign up!


Have a blessed weekend!

We are ONE week away from our Advance Memphis Supply Drive Pick-Up Day!! On February 22nd we are offering to come pick-up your donations! If you are interested please contact Kaity Heaps at kheaps@advancememphis.org
Click this link to find a list of our donations! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e45a4a62da0fe3-supply

GOOD NEWS FRIDAY!! We had such a blast this afternoon at our Love Feast! Advance staff member Al Banks worked the grill and is now working as our On Site Supervisor with our Employment Support department! We are so grateful for you Al!

Thank you to our awesome volunteers for the Love Feast! We couldn’t do it without you!
Last, but not least our Work Life graduates completed applications today for the Autonomous Maintenance Training that starts Monday! The class will run for 4 weeks, please pray for these 19 graduates taking advantage of this opportunity!
Have a great weekend!

Join us THIS Friday at our Love Feast! We are looking forward to fun, family, and fellowship as we share the love Friday!

The Advance Memphis Supply Drive has kicked off!! We will be accepting kitchen/classroom supplies and donations for the ENTIRE month of February!
Interested in giving? Check out this link to sign up! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e45a4a62da0fe3-supply

We encourage you to attend this year's Urban Summit, which will be at Clayborn Temple on Friday (Feb 16), and the Advance Memphis Warehouse on Saturday (Feb 17). This is a great opportunity that you don't want to miss!

We want to recognize our Executive Director and visionary, Steve Nash. Steve was recently nominated by fellow staff member Cindy Chapple to receive the Mid-South Hero Award for the work he has done in the 38126 & 38106 neighborhoods.
Please watch and share the video below. We are so thankful and proud of you Steve! (Link on our Facebook page)

GOOD NEWS FRIDAY!!! The Lord has provided in so many ways this week that we are splitting our GOOD NEWS into TWO posts!
Our Faith & Finances class kicked off last night with a record 25 students!! There was so much interest in the class that we will be opening up a DAY class next Thursday as well. Please contact Bryce Stout if interested in signing up!
We had 20 students in our Work Life class this week, and praise God because 10 of the students asked for Bibles! Please be praying with us that these students would desire to spend time in God’s Word and learn more of His goodness! We had 18 students come to our Work Day to help clear space for a new park in our neighborhood, pictured below.

Last but not least, if you see Ms Jacqueline Walker tell her congratulations on her permanent job at NGP!! We are so proud of you!
We are thankful for all of you and your impact on Advance, tune in tomorrow to see more GOOD NEWS!!

We are so excited to announce that our FOURTH annual Supply Drive will be kicking off in the month of February!
We will be accepting donations throughout the entire month, and we will also have a Pick-Up Day on February 22nd!
Click the link below to let us know how you will be donating this year, and please share this flyer with your community!


Please contact Donna Nash at dnash@advancememphis.org for any questions!

Congratulations to Art for Jobs artist, Mary Frances Fleming, on her first solo art exhibit in Chicago! Wishing you the best on February 2nd and we hope to see you again this year at Art for Jobs!

GOOD NEWS FRIDAY!! This week at Advance Sherri, pictured below, was one of twelve people accepted to NGP’s leadership program! The program will last a full year and will allow her to move into a leadership position after completion! We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments Sherri!

We also had the honor of hosting a pilot program for a Competitive Workforce. We had over 50 graduates interested in completing the four week program with 24 grads attending orientation this week. Participants will train 16 hours per week and work in local companies for 24 hours. Thank you to TAG Truck Center through MBS Urban Initiatives CDE for funding this training!! Please continue praying for our neighbors in 38126 & 38106! We hope you have a great weekend!

Advance Memphis Staff & Board Members got together tonight to dream BIG for 2018! We are so excited to see how God works through our neighbors in 38126 & 38106!

Calling all volunteers! We are in need of volunteer mentors for our Faith & Finance class!! This class meets every Thursday evening for the next twelve weeks, starting January 18th. If interested please email Bryce Stout at bstout@advancememphis.org

As 2017 comes to a close we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers! From our Champions to our lunch providers, and everyone in between, we thank you for all you have done this year!

Looking toward the future, we are in need of TWO male Champion mentors for the January Work Life class and lunch providers. If you know of anyone or you yourself are interested in helping Advance Memphis in 2018, please contact Cindy Chapple at cchapple@advancememphis.org

Thank you again to all of our volunteers and please begin to pray for provision in 2018 for Advance and our neighbors in 38126 & 38106! We will see you all in 2018, Happy New Year!

We had a blast yesterday at our annual Christmas party for the GED class! Santa Shaw led the class by playing a trivia game on the story of the birth of Jesus!
We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas!

Advance Memphis 2017 Newsletters are on their way to YOU!! DM us if you want to be put on our mailing list!

Special thanks to Asuka Yow and Jennifer Marshall with @memphistilth for providing an elective class to our students at Advance! They cooked and enjoyed this meal yesterday with staff!


Our Advance family has grown by TWO this week! Congrats to Mike & Gretchen Shaw and Ronald & Loni Proctor on the birth of their beautiful baby girls, Gloria and Lillie!! Central Retail Network Group out of South Haven has permanently hired three of our Advance graduates! Congrats to Michael Cousins, Maxie King, and Eva Johnson! We are so excited for you and your future with CRNG!

If you haven't ordered your Advance Memphis Christmas cards yet make sure to do it SOON! Go to our website www.advancememphis.org to place your orders!

We are proud sponsors of Urban Summit 2018! This two-day conference focuses on Urban Ministry Training provided by some of the nation's proven leaders in the field!

Purchase your tickets at eventbrite.com. We want to see YOU at Urban Summit 2018!

With Christmas right around the corner, don't forget to purchase your Advance Memphis Christmas cards! A great gift for friends & family, head to www.advancememphis.org to order now!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for TOMORROW between 12-1:30pm for our Thanksgiving Feast at our warehouse! Downtown Church will be providing lunch and you all are invited!

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at 575 Suzette!

Christmas Cards are here! Our 2017 Christmas card features artwork from local artist Terry Lynn, and the back is a collage of what Advance Memphis has been up to in 2017!

Don't forget to place your order by going to our website www.advancememphis.org


To start off an encouraging week at Advance, we had 13 LAUNCH students graduate Monday night! This graduation brings us to a total of 67 graduates of LAUNCH at Advance Memphis! One graduate, Rasheed (pictured here with Mark), also became a tenant of the Advance Warehouse today, to work on his business.

LAUNCH and Faith & Finance graduate Yolandra D. Rodgers was featured this week on High Ground News for her business, Tippy Tot Shoes. Click the link to read the full article: http://www.highgroundnews.com/features/TippyTotShoesSouthCity.aspx

Looking toward the future...our Thanksgiving Feast is NEXT Wednesday, November 22nd! Graduates, Volunteers, Board Members, Employers, and Partners: you are ALL invited! Please bring a side dish if you are able! We'll see you at our warehouse (575 Suzette St) from 12-1:30 pm on Wednesday!

We look forward to seeing you all NEXT Wednesday at our Thanksgiving Feast!

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