Slingshot News and Insight

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


Agape Child & Family Services: Impact Study Update

Agape Child & Family Services supports families in the Memphis, TN area with a cradle-to-career and beyond, place-based initiative, two generational (2Gen) paradigm. It fights poverty by improving housing stability, career advancement, family connectedness, mental health, early-childhood and classroom success, and spiritual growth. As COVID-19 exacerbated the digital divide, Agape surveyed and provided 700+ families with devices, internet hotspots, and training at no cost to enable full... Read More
at Thursday, September 16, 2021

Just City: Impact Study Update

Just City pursues a smaller, fairer, and more humane criminal justice system. Its programming improves labor market outcomes, helps reduce recidivism, and enhances housing stability and access to healthcare for people who have been involved with the justice system. In response to the disruptions in the legal system caused by COVID-19, Just City impressively reallocated its support to the most pressing areas - enabling it to continue producing more than $3.00 in estimated poverty-fighting... Read More
at Friday, September 3, 2021

Latest Stakeholder Report

STAKEHOLDER LETTER Q2 - 2021   Executive Summary The first batch of Slingshot’s Impact Profile Summary reports, a new type of report that synthesizes the insights about an organization’s poverty-fighting effectiveness into two pages, is now available on our website Potential opportunities for greater impact We anticipate publishing a second batch of Impact Profile Summary reports this fall. We continue to produce more detailed... Read More
Posted by Elizabeth Souder at Tuesday, August 31, 2021

EcOp: 2021 Baseline Impact Study

Economic Opportunities (EcOp) employs a holistic approach to help people who have been incarcerated gain employment and avoid recidivism by providing work experience, access to an income, marketable job skills, mentorship, and life planning. EcOp creates very strong systems-level change through several influential partnerships. It produces over $1.50 in estimated poverty-fighting benefits for every dollar it spends and has a strong use of best practices. Click here to view... Read More
at Friday, August 27, 2021

Join our team!

Join our team! We're seeking talented individuals to help us further ignite a movement to revolutionize poverty-fighting in Memphis. Separate roles are available in advancement, project management, and operations. Click here to learn more. Read More
at Thursday, June 3, 2021

Jared Barnett's Interview on Meanwhile in Memphis

Thank you New Memphis for hosting Jared Barnett, Slingshot's new CEO, to discuss how we're igniting a movement to revolutionize poverty-fighting in Memphis on the #MeanwhileinMemphis podcast. Tune in to the ~33:50 mark to hear the conversation. Click  here  for the podcast.  Read More
at Friday, May 28, 2021

Spring 2021 Intern Spotlight

Anese recently completed an internship with Slingshot where she helped develop a technology platform that will advance our work. Anese is a Computer Science major currently attending Rhodes College. Thank you Anese and Rhodes College. See what Anese shared about her experience: Read More
at Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Press Release: The Soulsville Charter School + Slingshot Memphis, Inc.

“Slingshot’s impact study found that  The Soulsville Charter School ’s estimated poverty-fighting benefits substantially exceed the costs. The Soulsville Charter School consistently applies evidence-based best practices and has developed several innovative approaches to help prepare its students for post-secondary opportunities.” - Jared Barnett, Managing Director for Measurement, Slingshot Memphis Click here for the full article. Read More
at Friday, April 30, 2021

Moore Tech: 2020 Baseline Assessment

Moore Tech is an independent, non-profit vocational institution that provides men and women with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in seven technical vocations. Moore Tech provides up to associate's degree options and has a strong record of helping graduates secure employment. Slingshot recently completed its initial impact assessment for Moore Tech. The assessment found Moore Tech's estimated poverty-fighting benefits substantially exceed the costs, with increased... Read More
at Thursday, April 15, 2021

Welcome, Stephanie.

To sustain and amplify Slingshot's reach, we are expanding our team. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Stephanie Hill. Get to know Dr. Hill and the rest of our team by clicking here . Read More
at Thursday, April 8, 2021