Advance Memphis

About Advance Memphis

Advance Memphis was founded in 1999 to bring about economic revitalization in Memphis, Tennessee. Specifically, we focus on the South Memphis neighbors who live in the 38126 and 38106 zip codes. We began in 38126 and still make it our first priority. We believe that adults can be empowered to change their lives and their community. Advance Memphis provides Biblically-based programs that bring HOPE, KNOWLEDGE, RESOURCES, and SKILLS to the neighborhood. The residents of the neighborhood then have the tools they need to affect change.

The mission of Advance Memphis is to empower adults in South Memphis to break cycles of unemployment, establish economic stability, reconcile relationships, and restore dignity through knowledge, resources, and skills by the power of Jesus Christ.


Summer Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Memphis, TN
“I really enjoyed the relational nature of the organization, particularly their emphasis on building relationships among staff members, interns, volunteers and Advance's South Memphis neighbors. For a non-profit that is focused on equipping this historic community to beat poverty through workforce development and job creation, I think this authentic, organic approach is the best way I've seen in acheiving that end result. It was truly a joy to come to work every morning!”
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