Slingshot News and Insight

Take a look at the latest news, insight, and updates from the Slingshot team.


 

Assessment Update Report: Tech901

Tech901 is bridging the gap between waiting IT jobs and a motivated and trained workforce. Tech901's certificate programs provide graduates with marketable technical skills that improve their ability to obtain well-paying technology jobs. Graduates are able to access enhanced healthcare and other employment benefits at higher rates, providing an important pathway toward a better quality of life. Slingshot is proud to partner with Tech901. To learn more about Tech901's innovative... Read More
at Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Armstrong Relocation - Memphis and Hope House

Earlier this week, our friends at Armstrong Relocation - Memphis delivered canned goods collected during an employee food drive to Hope House's food pantry. Thank you Armstrong for continuing to offer high-impact volunteer and giving opportunities to your team. Join Armstrong + Slingshot today and #beaslingshot. Read More
at Friday, November 20, 2020

Paris Peace Forum - 1 Year Anniversary

"There is also a lack of understanding about which interventions are most effective in fighting poverty. Funders don’t know where best to invest their resources, while individual poverty-fighting organizations must compete for limited funds. This climate is neither sustainable nor effective, especially for our under-resourced neighbors." One year ago, Slingshot Memphis, Inc. was invited to attend and present our evidence-based approach to fighting poverty at... Read More
at Friday, November 13, 2020

Slingshot's Q3 Stakeholder Report

Introduction: As an independent assessor of poverty-fighting impact, Slingshot promotes a results-driven ecosystem to improve the health and income of our neighbors.  Now more than ever, Slingshot’s results-driven approach is needed to identify high-impact, poverty-fighting interventions. Nonprofit organizations across our city are facing financial pressures as a result of COVID-19. For nearly four years Slingshot has been building a dynamic feedback loop to provide donors and... Read More
at Friday, October 30, 2020

Partner Spotlight: Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a program of Le Bonheur, is an evidence-based home visitation program for first-time pregnant mothers who are living in poverty. Specially trained nurses visit at-risk moms in their homes throughout their first pregnancy and the first two years of their child’s life. The program aims to improve pregnancy outcomes by helping women engage in preventive health practices, improve child health and development, and improve families’ economic... Read More
at Friday, October 23, 2020

Change the way we change Memphis.

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at Friday, October 16, 2020

Partner Spotlight: The Goodwill Excel Center

The Goodwill Excel Center is the only school part of Shelby County Schools that enables adults to earn a high school diploma, as opposed to a high school equivalency credential. The Excel Center does not charge tuition for students to attend and aims to reduce the barriers of earning a high school diploma by providing flexible, accelerated eight-week learning sessions and holistic student support services. Services include on-site childcare, transportation assistance, life coaching,... Read More
at Friday, October 2, 2020

Slingshot is Hiring!

Slingshot is hiring! We're seeking individuals who have a personal interest in poverty alleviation and a passion for disruptive change. Visit the link below to learn more about the available roles: slingshotmemphis.org/careers Read More
at Thursday, September 17, 2020

Be a slingshot.

The extraordinary toll poverty takes on our neighbors and our city is virtually impossible to measure. But the answers aren’t. Be a slingshot.     Read More
at Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Partner Spotlight: Porter-Leath

Porter-Leath’s mission is to empower children and families to achieve healthy, optimal, and independent lifestyles. In Memphis, 67,000 children live in households with incomes below the federal poverty line, which is $25,750 for a family of four with two adults and two children.     High-quality early-childhood education facilitates an important pathway out of poverty. The successful outcomes associated with investing in children at an early age have been widely... Read More
at Wednesday, September 2, 2020