Keeping Memphis Freshmen on Track: Update

Stand For Children Tennessee’s Memphis Freshmen Success Network (FSN) works diligently to ensure students in Shelby County Schools have equitable access to quality learning resources and the support ninth-graders need to succeed in their make-or-break year. Since the start of... read more

Check and Connect to Keep Freshmen On Track

Douglass High School is one of the partner schools in our Memphis Freshman Success Network.  During the Q2 FSN convening, the Douglass team shared their unique system for keeping freshmen on track.  Called “Check and Connect”, the new system provides a... read more

Sharing Information and Stories in Frayser

Recently, Stand members teamed up with Memphis for All to do vaccine outreach in Frayser. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact Memphis and Shelby County, it’s important to make sure that all members of our community are informed about their eligibility... read more

Insights to Boost High School Success

In Memphis, our 20 partner schools have seen double-digit year-on-year increases in Freshmen On-Track rates thanks to our Freshmen Success Network coaches and partner liaisons. Together, both parties work to ensure that Memphis and Shelby County students receive the support... read more

This Week With Stand

Don’t forget to register for our three-week Momentum Memphis Organizing Fellowship starting on Thursday, April 15, from 6:00-8:00 pm via Zoom. Learn foundational concepts and skills for community organizing and network with others in your community who are passionate about working... read more

Your Monthly Reminder to Spring into Action!

Here is your friendly reminder to join us for our virtual joint Momentum Memphis Education Task-Force meeting on Monday, April 5th, via Zoom at 6:00 pm. Hear updates on our advocacy efforts from task-force leaders and learn how you can get... read more

New Developments in our Fight for Justice

As part of our continued fight against racial injustice in our community, Stand Tennessee has recently joined as an organizational member of the Dignity in Schools Campaign, a national coalition focused solely on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.  DSC members work to transform... read more

Stand Joins EdTrust Finance Institute

Shout out to Memphis Stand Outreach Coordinator Paul Gardner on being accepted in The Education Trust in Tennessee's School Finance Institute! Here's what he had to say about being selected to participate in this spring's cohort class. "I'm so happy... read more

Stand Launches CARE

To rid society of racism and the tremendous suffering, strife, and wasted potential it causes, it’s not enough to not be racist. We need to be antiracist. Being antiracist requires growing to recognize and equally value the dignity and humanity... read more

Making Space for Creative Expression

Last fall, Stand member Dr. Crystal Harris created “This is 2020: Meaningful Stories, Artful Healing”, our first-ever student art showcase for which elementary, middle, and high school students in Memphis and Shelby County submitted more than 30 works of art... read more