Ways to Get Involved and Stand for Education in Memphis

There are two big ways that Memphians can get involved and make a stand for the future of education. Stand is proud to be working on and supporting both.

First, as a follow-up to our education community meetings and continuing our focus on supporting Priority Schools, we are letting you know- 

The Achievement Advisory Council Needs You!

The Achievement School district has recently launched the application for this year’s Achievement Advisory Council (AAC). The AAC is a council of Memphis community members that will serve on a voluntary basis. The Council will work with the Achievement School District, Shelby County Schools, Memphis communities, charter operators, and ultimately on behalf of Memphis students to recommend school matches for the 2015-2016 academic. The schools being matched are state “Priority List” schools, which means they are schools performing in the bottom 5% in the state, making them eligible to join Shelby County School’s iZone or the Achievement School District for intervention.

If you are interested in applying to being a member of the 2014-2015 AAC, read the description and roles and responsibilities, and you may complete the online application OR  download and print the pdf version.

The Achievement School District is looking forward to helping to facilitate these most important community engagement opportunities. For more information, feel free to reach out directly to Ian Buchanan, Director of Strategic Partnerships at [email protected] or 901-371-1870.


Second, we are partnering with several other organizations to bring you a day of learning centered around continued improvement of education- 

All Hands on Deck: How You can Fuel Memphis Education Reform

Over the years, you’ve seen Memphis in the vanguard of music, business, health care, and civil rights. Today, the whole nation is watching as Memphis innovates in urban education, looking to us as an example for change.

Come learn how to empower the next generation of Memphians by getting involved with this cutting-edge movement as advocates, mentors, volunteers and voters.

Saturday, August 23, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Hilton Memphis, Room TBC

939 Ridge Lake Blvd

Register for this session FREE by 8/22/14

Light refreshments will be served

This panel is brought to you by New Memphis Institute and Stand for Children in partnership with the MULYP Empowerment Conference.

MULYP is hosting their 2nd Annual Empowerment Conference on August 22-23 to celebrate 11 years of empowering communities and changing lives. This conference is designed to Empower, Engage and Educate young professionals by assisting them in their civic and personal journeys. The weekend will consist of a Welcome Reception on Friday and Workshops, Business Expo and Mixology Social Event on Saturday.

Registration Info: www.ype2014.eventbrite.com    DISCOUNT CODE: Memphis (Saves $25.00)

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