Slingshot News and Insight

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


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JIFF: 2020 Impact Assessment Update

Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-Up’s mission is to break the destructive cycle of juvenile crime. JIFF provides an alternative to detention for youth who interact with the juvenile justice system by providing community-based programs such as mentoring, community service, character development, and Christ centered intervention. Slingshot is honored to work alongside JIFF.  Slingshot recently completed its 2020 assessment update for JIFF. You will notice that... Read More
at Thursday, February 11, 2021

Slingshot is Hiring a Managing Director of Advancement

Slingshot is hiring! We're seeking a Managing Director of Advancement to help accelerate the fight against poverty in Memphis. Interested in learning more about this position? Visit: Read More
at Friday, January 29, 2021

We are thrilled to celebrate two recent developments (re: $2 million invested and seven “new” poverty-fighting nonprofits).

First, 517 smart and bold investors joined in the fight against poverty by investing a total of $2 million in Slingshot Memphis' IMPACT Fund in 2020 . One-hundred percent of these funds were invested in Slingshot's portfolio of nonprofits earlier this month. These dollars will help amplify high-impact interventions and address opportunities for growth. Second, we added seven poverty-fighting organizations to Slingshot’s portfolio, which now stands at thirty. Our team is... Read More
at Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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 Tuesday, December 29, 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