Slingshot News and Insight

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


2020 Matching Challenge

As 2020 comes to a close, I want to acknowledge two primary levers in Memphis' fight against poverty. First, Slingshot Memphis is honored to actively work alongside  23 of our city’s most formidable poverty-fighting nonprofits .  Though their interventions vary (providing shelter, job training, education, addiction services, healthcare, etc.), these nonprofits have one thing in common: they each have evidence or the potential to create significant impact in the lives... Read More
at Monday, December 28, 2020

Impact Assessment: City Year Memphis

City Year Memphis places Americorps members in systemically under-resourced schools to support students’ development, growth, and success. Mentorship by AmeriCorps members leads to increased graduation rates and increased on-time graduation for participating students, resulting in improved income and health throughout their careers. City Year Memphis also creates broader systems-level change by promoting social emotional learning approaches and creating partnerships between schools and... Read More
at Friday, December 18, 2020

Tune in Monday at 8:00 p.m. to The SPARK Awards 2020 on WKNO.

Tune in Monday at 8:00 p.m. to The SPARK Awards 2020 on WKNO. Shout-out to three of our city's greatest assets, Allison Carson, Andrew Bartolotta, & Jeremy C. Park at cityCURRENT, for continuing to #PowertheGOOD.   Your browser doesn't support video. Please download the file: video/webm   Read More
at Friday, December 11, 2020

Welcome, Andres and John.

To sustain and amplify Slingshot's reach, we are expanding our team. Please join us in welcoming Andres and John. Get to know Andres, John, and the rest of our team by clicking here .  Read More
at Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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