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1. JIFF Is Making a Difference in Memphis
- Monday, October 19, 2015
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French Jesuit and philosopher, said: “The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope.” It is a brilliant way of capturing the solution, but how do you give hope to a generation of young people who seem mired in a downward spiral of multi-generational hopelessness? What do you hope for when your world is your ZIP code and your ZIP code is a world of violence, crime, hunger, homelessness, gangs, crack houses and unbridled anger? Who gives hope for the future when the present is so dire?
2. Tennessee Lawmaker Calls Haslam ‘Traitor’ to GOP
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – A Republican state lawmaker on Tuesday called Gov. Bill Haslam a "traitor to the party" over what he called efforts by a political action committee run by supporters to defeat opponents of Common Core education standards.
3. House Passes Haslam Free Tuition Plan
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.
4. Common Core Spawns Widespread Political Fights
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that brings together Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Rev. Rick Carr, executive director of JIFF (Juvenile Intervention and Faith-based Follow-up), will speak. Visit phelpssecurity.com.
- Monday, November 25, 2013
An immigration reform roundtable will be held Monday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Streets Ministries, 1304 N. Graham St. Panelists, including Shawn Roberson, policy director for Latino Memphis, and Steve Moses, recruitment director for World Relief Memphis, will share updates from meetings with area U.S. representatives about immigration reform. Cost is free. Call 525-7380.
- Saturday, November 23, 2013
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and the Delta Sigma Theta Memphis Alumnae Chapter will hold “Home for the Holidays: A Housing and Economic Empowerment Collaborative” Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hickory Ridge Mall, 6075 Winchester Road. The event will include a small-business resource center, legal clinic, Homebuyer’s Corner, H.O.M.E. financial literacy and budgeting workshop, and more. Visit memphisalumnaedst.org.
8. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.
9. JIFF Fights Recidivism
- Monday, December 24, 2012
Last week we shared some helpful holiday safety tips, like locking car doors while pumping gas and hiding all belongings BEFORE getting to the store. Extending this theme of crime prevention, let us now highlight a local organization working with youth from in and around the juvenile justice system to equip them with the skills and support necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior: Juvenile Intervention & Faith-Based Follow-Up (JIFF).
10. Obama Carries Shelby, Cohen Over Flinn and Two Tax Hikes Defeated
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012
President Barack Obama carried Shelby County in unofficial Nov. 6 election returns as his Republican challenger Mitt Romney took the state’s 11 electoral votes.
Voter turnout in the most popular election cycle among Shelby County voters was 61.9 percent, about the same percentage as four years ago. But the 371,256 voters is fewer than 2008 when more than 400,000 Shelby County voters cast ballots. The percentage is about the same because there are fewer registered voters in Shelby County than there were four years ago after a purge by election officials.
11. Suburban School Board Races Almost Set
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Races on the Nov. 6 ballot for six sets of suburban school boards took shape Thursday, Aug. 16, at the noon filing deadline for candidate qualifying petitions.
The candidates that made the deadline have another week to withdraw from the races if they wish.
12. Goldin’s Footnote Heard ’Round Shelby County
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
For many on the Shelby County Commission, last week’s 10-page ruling by Chancellor Arnold Goldin on the new structure of the commission came down to a 25-word footnote in the ruling.
13. It’s Not the Peanut Butter
- Monday, May 02, 2011
Last week, we highlighted Girl Scouts Heart of the South, which is building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. This week, we turn the spotlight on an organization that is working with youth from in and around the juvenile justice system and equipping them with the skills and support necessary to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior: Juvenile Intervention & Faith-Based Follow-Up (JIFF).
14. Make Lunch an ‘Extraordinary Experience’
- Monday, November 01, 2010
Last week we explored ways you can work with your favorite restaurant or retailer to put together a special promotion that creates a win-win with the nonprofit you support. Today we are going to look at how you can turn a normal business lunch, workshop, seminar, social mixer, or even family get-together into an experience that is memorable and gives back.
15. Homeowners Prepare for Central Gardens Tour
- Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Rick Clark took advantage of unusually cool weather this week to spread gravel along the path through his shade garden in preparation for the Central Gardens Home & Garden Tour on Sept. 13.
16. JIFF to Unveil Renovated Center
- Thursday, May 14, 2009
With a splat of paint on his nose, the Rev. Rick Carr swiped a stripe of color along the gymnasium wall of the newly renovated JIFF Center this week.
17. York Elected President Of Memphis Tri-State Fence Association
- Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Bill York, vice president of sales and marketing for Dillard Door and Entrance Central, has been elected president of the Memphis Tri-State Fence Association, a chapter of the American Fence Association (AFA).
18. JIFF Cooks Up New Way to Help Troubled Youths
- Tuesday, October 23, 2007
A local ministry that helps young people escape the juvenile justice system also is working to provide answers for what some can do after they're out of it.
As part of a $3.5 million renovation of its current facility on Lauderdale Street, Juvenile Intervention & Faith-Based Follow-Up (JIFF) is building a culinary arts training center to provide youths between the ages of 16 and 22 an opportunity to learn cooking skills they can parlay into careers.
19. IN A JIFF
- Wednesday, March 21, 2007
On a recent Thursday afternoon, a man rang the bell at 245 S. Lauderdale St.
The man said he had received a call from someone at Nike to interview for a job. He was trying to make it to the interview and wanted to know if someone there could help him out.
20. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Khara Woods was the 2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship
Khara Woods was the 2002-2003 recipient of the John Paul Jones Journalism Scholarship at the University of Memphis. Woods, a 21-year-old senior journalism major, is ...