A Conversation With Memphis
Serving Memphis and Shelby County, Graduate Memphis joined the Network in 2012.
Why does this work matter? Why are you building a pathway locally for adults to come back and complete a degree?
Education is an economic driver that will generate jobs, attract new businesses to Memphis, allow local businesses to expand and nurture entrepreneurship. It also the antidote to chronic drains in our community such as poverty and illiteracy.
Who were your first champions?
The Board of Leadership Memphis, Plough Foundation and Local Area Colleges and Universities
What's your goal? What are you aiming for?
In alignment with the State of Tennessee’s Drive to 55, it is our goal to increase college attainment of Memphians to 55%.
Why is your community an awesome place?
Memphis is a great city with a rich history of great music and great food. It is filled with great people full hope for a better future for all the residents current and those to come. Our niche in making Memphis better is reaching out and supporting those who started on a path to living out their dream through higher education and fell short at some point but are now ready to take that step of faith of returning to college and fulfilling their dreams.
Community Advising Locations
1 Full Time
2 Part Time
3 College Interns