Proposed SCS ESSER Investments

Dear SCS Board Members, Firstly, we want to recognize that the 2020-21 school year was unprecedented and we appreciate all of the hard work that the SCS Board and administration have done to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic... read more

Prohibited Concepts in Public Instruction

Dear Commissioner Schwinn,   Thank you for the opportunity to offer public comment regarding the current draft rule proposed by the Tennessee Department of Education as it relates to the implementation of Section 51 of Chapter 493 of the Tennessee Public... read more

Will city council pass a moral budget?

The Moral Budget Coalition was formed under the belief that a budget is a moral document that should reflect our values and priorities and demonstrates a desire to progress towards what Dr. King described as the beloved community. In May, our... read more

YOu’re invited: Aug. Momentum Memphis Meeting

Here is your friendly reminder to join us for our virtual joint Momentum Memphis Education Task-Force meeting on Monday, August 2nd, at 6:00 pm via Zoom. Hear task-force leaders give updates on our advocacy campaigns, meet our community change partners, and learn how... read more

The Results Are In: Parent Perspective Survey

Momentum Memphis Task Force launched a survey to the community at the end of 2020 as the decision to reopen schools in Shelby County was being considered by officials for the Spring of 2021. Parents were given the option to either return... read more

Freshman Success Spotlight: Melrose High

Helping Freshmen Make the Transition Our Freshman Success Network partner school Melrose High held its first Freshman Week last month to celebrate the accomplishments and growth of scholars, teachers, and parents. More than 145 students attended during the week, which included virtual, drive-through, and... read more

One Last chance

This afternoon, Shelby County Commissioners will be voting on the tax rate and the budget for FY 21-22. We have one last chance to ask that they pass a moral budget to increase investments that support workers, improve public transportation, increase affordable housing, and support our... read more

An Email of strength and gratitude

As a proud member of the Moral Budget Coalition, we would like to thank all of the Stand members and leaders, partner organizations, parents, community leaders, and friends that joined in unison to ask the Memphis City Council and Shelby... read more

Momentum Memphis in the news

Momentum Memphis YES Fund Task Force Leaders Meili Powell & Haley Mathews both have published op-eds in The Commercial Appeal and The Daily Memphian! Check out their pieces on the Youth Education Success (YES) Fund and why it’s important to invest in the future of... read more

memphis & Shelby County Moral Budget Proposal

As we watched the current budget cycle, there was a growing sense that we are caught in an ill-fated loop that never leads to progress and prosperity for our community. Current budget proposals and discussions only played at the edges... read more