Slingshot News and Insight

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


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

Q1 2021 Stakeholder Report: Slingshot’s Exciting Leadership Transition

With a firm foundation in place, Justin Miller, Founding CEO, is transitioning to the Board Chair of Slingshot Memphis. The Board has named Jared Barnett, the current Managing Director of Assessment, to be Slingshot’s next CEO. Over the last four and half years, Justin Miller has led Slingshot from an exciting concept to an accelerating movement, filling a void in Memphis’ poverty-fighting ecosystem. Slingshot’s outcomes-focused approach to measure poverty-fighting... Read More
at Thursday, April 1, 2021

Jared Barnett's Interview on The Sidebar

Thank you  Eric Barnes  &  The Daily Memphian  for using The Sidebar to discuss how measuring outcomes can empower poverty-fighting organizations to make more effective decisions. As a guest on The Sidebar, Slingshot's Managing Director of Measurement,  Jared Barnett , shared, "for us, it matters less where [poverty-fighting organizations] start. It matters more what [they] do when [they] have new information that can help empower [them] and do... Read More
at Thursday, March 25, 2021

Summer 2021 Intern

We're currently looking for a support specialist intern to join us this summer. For more information visit the link here . Read More
at Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Soulsville Charter School: 2020 Baseline Assessment

The Soulsville Charter School (TSCS) is a public charter school in Memphis for students in grades six through twelve. TSCS's programming results in improved college matriculation and persistence rates. Both of these factors can and often lead to higher incomes. Slingshot is honored to work alongside TSCS.   Slingshot recently completed its 2020 baseline assessment for TSCS. Within the next few months, Slingshot will complete a more comprehensive report that includes... Read More
at Thursday, February 18, 2021