Jeremy C. Park

As CEO of cityCURRENT, Park directs the organization and team of businesses, including some of the world’s largest employers, like FedEx, AutoZone, Cummins Inc., Humana, Republic Services, Expedient, Flex, and Smith & Nephew, that host more than 150 events each year, along with an array of positive-oriented media and philanthropic initiatives to enrich and impact the community.
 
Park is the original architect who transformed cityCURRENT, formerly known as the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, from a small, simple inward-focused business networking group, hosting only a handful of events, into a powerful team of businesses now outward-focused on making a difference and recognized internationally as an innovator in corporate philanthropy, social entrepreneurialism, and collective impact.
 
Park is the author of the "Giving Back" column, which he launched in 2010 and is published each Sunday in The Commercial Appeal.  He is author of the books, Giving Back with Purpose: fueling growth through community involvement, released by Main Street Books in December 2013; and Giving for Growth: Achieving Success Through Giving Back, released by Main Street Books in November 2015. Proceeds from both books benefit youth literacy programs in the Mid-South.

Park executive produces and hosts the cityCURRENT Radio Show, which airs each Sunday from 7-8 AM across the four radio stations on the Cumulus Media Memphis network (Kix 106, 98.1 The Max, 98.9 The Bridge, and 103.5 WRBO), and also executive produces and hosts the monthly television series, The SPARK, which can be seen the third Friday of each month at 7:30 PM on PBS's WKNO/Channel 10. He also hosts the TV series, "A Conversation With," and executive produces and hosts the annual televised awards show, The SPARK Awards, as well as the ChangeMakers Podcast. As a guest speaker, Park regularly keynotes events, leads panel discussions, and talks to groups about our model, shifts in corporate philanthropy, how giving leads to growth, cause marketing, and personal branding.     
 
Park is also a Member of the LLC with Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC.  He was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 in 2010 and has been profiled in Inside Memphis Business Magazine's Power Players, which spotlights the top 400 business and community leaders in various industries, each year since its inception in 2010.  Park has been featured in a number of national publications, such as Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Huffington Post, and Leader's Edge, and author Bruce Weinstein, The Ethics Guy, featured Park in his 2015 national release, The Good Ones: Ten Crucial Qualities of High Character Employees.  He and his wife, Meredith, have two sons, Cooper and Cayson. Park is heavily engaged in the community, serving on a number of nonprofit boards and committees, including an appointed position on the Germantown Economic Development Commission and Regional Board Chair for New Leaders. 

 

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Jeremy C. Park

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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  • Radio Show: Support Solutions

    • September 17, 2018
    Support Solutions is a leading provider of support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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  • Radio Show: #DoitforShelby

    • September 17, 2018
    DoItForShelby was started in memory of Franklin Shelby Simmons. Shelby was a brilliant, funny, and compassionate young man. Yet Shelby was lost to a heroin/fentanyl overdose in Memphis, TN on March 7th, 2017.
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  • Radio Show: World Relief Memphis

    • September 17, 2018
    Refugees and immigrants bravely leave behind everything familiar to seek safety, a life free from fear, and the chance for a new start. At World Relief Memphis, they partner with churches and a broader community to come alongside these new neighbors as they make their home here.
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  • Teach For America

    Teach For America

    • September 17, 2018
    The circumstances of a child’s birth often play an important role in the opportunities they’ll have throughout life. Teach For America’s vision is for all children to have an opportunity to attain an excellent education, no matter their environment. They do that by finding, developing and supporting
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  • Giving Back: Multi-National Ministries

    Giving Back: Multi-National Ministries

    • September 13, 2018
    Multi-National Ministries has served the refugee and immigrant communities in Memphis since its founding in 1991, showing kindness in ways that help those individuals feel more accepted while understanding local cultures and achieving academic success, all built on the foundation of God’s love.
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  • Radio Show: Brooks Museum of Art

    • September 11, 2018
    The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art enriches the lives of our diverse community through the museum's expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.
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  • Radio Show: Storyboard Memphis

    • September 11, 2018
    StoryBoard uses collaborative storytelling to continually ask the central question: What Makes Memphis, Memphis? In re-examining Memphis’ glorious and painful pasts, in putting under a microscope the decisions and planning taking shape today, and in exploring possible futures for our city, month aft
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Morning Center

    • September 04, 2018
    The Morning Center is a ministry launched by Samaritan Ministries International in 2011 out of love for mothers and their newborns.
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  • Radio Show: Renewing the Mind, Body, and Soul

    • September 04, 2018
    Renewing the Mind, Body, and Soul is a mentor program to help female students walk into their purpose and build a personal relationship with Christ!
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  • Radio Show: CBU - September of Service

    • September 04, 2018
    CBU's September of Service is a student-led service initiative started in 2012 that provides CBU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends with 30 different opportunities to serve in the month of September!
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  • Giving Back: YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South

    Giving Back: YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South

    • August 30, 2018
    Gym and swim – it’s a logical and accurate assessment of what YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South offers the community. But it’s also so much more than an organization of workout facilities and swimming pools.
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  • Radio Show: DeNeuville Learning Center

    • August 28, 2018
    The purpose of the DeNeuville Learning Center is to guide women from all backgrounds and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves and their families. It is accomplished through education, counseling, and promoting ways to enhance one's self worth and dignity.
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  • Radio Show: Blockchain901

    • August 28, 2018
    Blockchain901 is a nonprofit organization focused on promoting Memphis as a blockchain and emerging technology hub. They are enthusiasts, business professionals and academics providing support, education and facilitating collaboration around the globe.
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  • The SPARK: Feeding Success

    • August 20, 2018
    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Feeding Success.” We’ll learn more about an organization applying investment principles — quantitative and qualitative analysis — to disrupt our city's persistent cycle of poverty; a nonprofit that’s serving Latino youth and children of all ages, empowering them
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  • Giving Back: Agape Means Love

    Giving Back: Agape Means Love

    • August 20, 2018
    “Everyone deserves love, hope and encouragement.” That simple line details the mission of faith-based Agape Child & Family Services.
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  • Giving Back: Arthritis Foundation

    Giving Back: Arthritis Foundation

    • August 15, 2018
    Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., affecting one in four people. In Tennessee there are an estimated 1.5 million adults and about 6,000 children who suffer with some form of arthritis. Joint inflammation that causes pain and stiffness can affect anyone at any point in their li
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  • Radio Show: Youth Villages - Backpack Heroes Campaign

    • August 14, 2018
    For most families, back to school time brings excitement and anticipation. But for others, it brings a reminder that they can’t afford the school supplies needed for a successful start to the new school year. You can help change that.
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  • Giving Back: Alpha Omega Veterans Services

    Giving Back: Alpha Omega Veterans Services

    • August 14, 2018
    Alpha Omega Veterans Services is a Memphis-based organization that assists U.S. veterans to reintegrate into society. That process often includes recovery and rehabilitation from debilitating mental and physical conditions. The social services provided include food; shelter; clothing; referrals for
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  • Radio: St. Jude Memphis 5K Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

    • August 07, 2018
    The 5KWalk/Run to end childhood cancer is literally what the name implies a 5K Walk/Run, making it accessible to nearly everyone. This is family friendly event. It's a very special event in that it begins and ends on the campus of St. Jude. We are very fortunate to have St. Jude in Memphis, TN. St.
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  • Radio Show: John 3 Ministries

    • August 07, 2018
    After hearing of Air National Guard Airmen, Tyler Densford's helicopter accident, Gary Myers was called to help American Veterans in some way. Thus began John 3 Ministries, a ministry devoted to encourage Mid-South area Vets to step outside their own real struggles and serve other Vets, who sometime
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  • Radio Show: ePaymentAmerica

    • August 07, 2018
    ePayment America is excited to announce a new initiative designed specifically for companies who maintain a strong business to business concentration!
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  • Radio Show: SRVS, Sparkling Nights

    • July 31, 2018
    Since 1962, when SRVS was founded to create options for Memphians with disabilities, the agency has been a leader in providing the services people with disabilities need to thrive and live fulfilled lives.
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  • Radio Show: UofM Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development

    • July 31, 2018
    The Professional Development Center seeks to prepare business students for the demands of today's competitive workplace while giving our business partners a first-hand look at the top talent coming out of Fogelman College. Our goal is to place students with local businesses, so we can keep our best
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  • Radio Show: GMAC Workforce - MOVE-HIRE Program

    • July 31, 2018
    MOVE-HIRE is a tuition free skills training program, providing industry recognized credentials, and work-based learning opportunities, including apprenticeships, on-the-job training, and internships to prepare participants for careers in the medical device industry.
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  • Giving Back: Service Over Self

    Giving Back: Service Over Self

    • July 30, 2018
    Every spring and summer, church youth groups from across the U.S. descend on Memphis to spend a week in the heat repairing roofs and conducting other home repairs.
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  • Radio Show: ARS / Rescue Rooter

    • July 23, 2018
    ARS Cares is a program where our service centers across the country donate HVAC units and water heaters to families in need in their communities. Since July of last year, ARS/Rescue Rooter service centers have donated 33 HVAC systems and water heaters to people in need all over the country.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Medical District Collaborative

    • July 23, 2018
    The Memphis Medical District Collaborative is a community development organization working with partners to strengthen the communities in the Memphis Medical District so that they are more livable, vibrant, and safe.
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  • Radio Show: Girls On The Run Memphis

    • July 23, 2018
    Girls on the Run Memphis is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade.
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  • Giving Back: Start Co.

    Giving Back: Start Co.

    • July 23, 2018
    Start Co. exists to help create an environment where entrepreneurs feel they can take risks in Memphis. The organization uses a variety of accelerators that take a business from seed stage to funding and eventual launch. Those business accelerators include Upstart, Sky High, and Launch Delta Home Se
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  • Advance Memphis

    Advance Memphis

    • July 20, 2018
    When Advance Memphis formed to help bring resources for economic self-sufficiency to South Memphis in 1999, that neighborhood (38126) was listed as the third-poorest urban ZIP code in the nation. Advance Memphis worked specifically with and for residents of the Cleaborn and Foote public housing deve
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  • Radio Show: Good Shepherd Pharmacy

    • July 16, 2018
    A pharmacy for the uninsured, Good Shepherd Pharmacy saves members 60-90% each month. They don’t bill insurance, but provide hundreds of the most common Rx's for free.
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  • Radio Show: The American Dream - Door To Door Millionaires

    • July 16, 2018
    The Door to Door Millionaires D2DM is written to inspire, motivate and reassure thousands of young upstarts, namely millennial and middle aged baby boomers, that the American Dream of Financial Success is still Achievable.
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  • Radio Show: MAN Up Teacher Fellowship

    • July 16, 2018
    MAN Up Teacher Fellowship or MUTF® is a non-profit organization with the mission to give students in high poverty, urban and rural communities, particularly male students of color, access to high quality male teachers and advancing policies that promote equity in K – 12 schools
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  • National MS Society - Bike MS: FedEx Rockin’ Ride 2018

    National MS Society - Bike MS: FedEx Rockin’ Ride 2018

    • July 11, 2018
    The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is the No. 1 funder of MS research in the world with a current fiscal year 2018 target of $34 million in research investment. Until this past year, the organization was broken down into chapters across the U.S. with local focuses. But today that has chang
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  • Radio Show: Pathway Lending

    • July 10, 2018
    Pathway Lending was created in 1999 as an economic development agency to increase access to capital for Tennessee businesses.
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  • Radio Show: Teach For America - Memphis

    • July 10, 2018
    Since 2006, Teach For America has placed teachers in Memphis classrooms, positively impacting the academic opportunities for thousands of students. TFA corps members and alumni are building a movement that is unstoppable and one that fights for kids every day. While TFA Memphis is seeing incredible
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  • Radio Show: Sonny Weems - Weems Week

    • July 03, 2018
    Sonny Weems is a hometown success story who grew up in West Memphis, AR. This year will mark the 6th year of Weems Week as he has impacted more than 1000 West Memphis children either through the basketball camp or the backpack giveaway.
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  • Radio Show: Playback Memphis

    • July 03, 2018
    Playback Memphis is part of a longstanding international organization that supports Playback theatre companies in over 60 countries around the world. Playback Memphis is recognized nationally as a leading model in Playback theatre.
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  • Radio Show: The Inside Story, LLC

    • July 03, 2018
    The Inside Story is a powerhouse team with the purpose of helping business owners, entrepreneurs, and consultants thrive.
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  • The Power of a Story and Spreading GOOD News

    The Power of a Story and Spreading GOOD News

    • July 02, 2018
    When it comes to garnering media coverage, relationships and stories matter. Each of the panelists shared their willingness to talk with the community regarding their preferred methods of communication, the best days and times to receive pitches, how much lead time was needed, and what information t
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  • Shelby County Schools - ESL and Multi-National Ministries

    • June 26, 2018
    The English as a Second Language Department at Shelby County Schools seeks to provide educational opportunities specific to the needs of English Learners such that students may succeed academically in the following content areas: Social & Instructional, Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies, w
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  • Radio Show: JustMyMemphis

    • June 26, 2018
    JustMyMemphis was the first community powered platform to be launched by JustMyCities. Our goal is to be a catalyst of support for local community ideas.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis International Airport

    • June 26, 2018
    Memphis International Airport (MEM) is embarking on a new plan to modernize and consolidate airline and retail operations in Concourse B.
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  • Giving Back: Moore Tech

    Giving Back: Moore Tech

    • June 25, 2018
    Contrary to popular opinion, a four-year degree isn’t the only path to career success. William R. Moore College of Technology in the heart of Midtown Memphis is one of the country’s oldest vocational institutions, where it prepares students for a wide variety of trades.
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  • Giving Back: Restore Corps

    Giving Back: Restore Corps

    • June 21, 2018
    Restore Corps exists to empower survivors, equip communities and seek justice through systemic change, all in an effort to eradicate human trafficking. It does that work here in Memphis, serving the West Tennessee region.
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  • Radio Show: The Fourth Bluff

    • June 18, 2018
    The Fourth Bluff project is part of a larger national initiative: reimagining the civic commons. This initiative seeks to revitalize and connect public spaces— such as parks, plazas, trails and libraries— to bring together people from different backgrounds, to counter the economic and social issues
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  • Radio Show: PRIZM Ensemble

    • June 18, 2018
    The PRIZM Ensemble builds community through chamber music education and performance. They are a group of classically-trained Memphis musicians who are the ensemble-in-residence at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church.
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  • Radio Show: Sridhar Sunkara, eBiz Solutions & ThinkProxi

    • June 18, 2018
    Sridhar loves technology strategy and innovation. With more than 22 years of experience under his belt, he has been assisting various types of businesses to understand and implement digital transformation for their companies. This helps businesses innovate and build efficient processes, in turn hel
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  • Christ Community Health Services

    Christ Community Health Services

    • June 11, 2018
    Christ Community Health Services began in 1995 with a mission to provide quality health care to the underserved of Memphis. Today, it does that through health centers in six distinct communities, which are health care deserts that lack many services.
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  • Radio Show: Levitt Shell + Levitt Foundation

    • June 04, 2018
    The Levitt Shell here in Memphis is part of a growing family of outdoor Levitt music venues and concert sites across America.
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  • Radio Show: SETWC + FedEx Freight

    • June 04, 2018
    For the economic health of Memphis as a whole as well as Memphis’ transportation sector, it is imperative that Shelby County Schools and other stakeholders in the Memphis area work together to grow the area’s STEM workforce.
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  • Radio Show: Varsity Spirit

    • June 04, 2018
    Varsity Spirit is comprised of the leading organizations and brands in the various spirit segments, including cheerleading and dance team training camps and clinics.
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  • Slingshot Memphis

    Slingshot Memphis

    • June 04, 2018
    Memphis is considered one of the most generous cities in the U.S. The city also has an estimated 175,000 people who live in poverty, including more than 75,000 children. What if the city’s generous spirit better aligned with the great need to eliminate poverty?
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  • Radio Show: Lucky Cat Ramen

    • May 30, 2018
    Lucky Cat Ramen is an upscale Japanese restaurant and late-night eatery in Cooper Young, Memphis. Located at 247 South Cooper Street, Zach and Sarah Nicholson serve delicious Ramen and traditional Asian cuisine with an eclectic twist.
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  • Radio Show: Cop Stop, Germantown Police Department

    • May 30, 2018
    Cop Stop's mission is to provide fellowship and goodwill by opening homes throughout our communities and provide home-cooked, family-style meals to local law enforcement officers. Our specific goal is to encourage personal relationships between communities and local law enforcement.
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  • Radio Show: Arthritis Foundation

    • May 30, 2018
    Over 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country.
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  • ARK Farms

    ARK Farms

    • May 29, 2018
    ARK Farms hosts groups who need restorative time, whether it’s a family, groups that serve at-risk individuals or youth who want a place to thrive without competition, stress or fear. They come to the farm to care for rescue animals.
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  • The SPARK: Strengthening Home

    • May 22, 2018
    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Strengthening Home.” We’ll learn more about an organization fostering leadership among women and support programs that enable women and children to reach their full potential; a nonprofit providing the learning environment and tools to build the next generation
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  • Indie Memphis

    Indie Memphis

    • May 21, 2018
    Indie Memphis has existed for more than 20 years as part of an effort to create community through independent film while supporting the development of filmmakers. It serves film fans and the local industry through an annual festival, youth programming, yearlong programming and artist development.
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  • Radio Show: Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee

    • May 21, 2018
    Dr. Megan Quaile, Executive Director, & Jocquell Rodgers, Director of Community Engagement, Green Dot Public Schools Tennessee
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  • Radio Show: Music Export Memphis

    • May 21, 2018
    Founder and Director of Music Export Memphis, Elizabeth Cawein, seeks to share the current, contemporary music scene in Memphis.
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  • Radio Show: Victory Bicycle Studio

    • May 21, 2018
    Victory Bicycle Studio has donated over 100 bicycles to the Carpenter Art Garden Bike Shop. Sister store, Pedaltown Bicycle Company, is about to take the program to a new level.
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  • Honoring First Responders

    Honoring First Responders

    • May 14, 2018
    On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Cumulus Media Memphis hosted The First Responders Luncheon honoring the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Sponsored by many local companies and organizations, the event honored 18 Officers for their dedication, bravery, and service to our community.
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  • Radio Show: Bluff City Batman

    • May 14, 2018
    Bluff City Batman serves the citizens of Memphis, Tennessee and beyond!
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  • Radio Show: National MS Society

    • May 14, 2018
    David Haddock and Colleen Slattery with the National MS Society, Mid South Chapter, along with Rene Bustamante and Cliff Tillman from FedEx, who serve on the advisory board with the National MS Society, Mid-South Chapter, highlight the upcoming FedEx Rockin' Ride (Bike MS event) on September 8-9
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  • Radio Show: The Levitt Shell

    • May 14, 2018
    Executive Director, Anne Pitts, of The Levitt Shell shares the history and happenings of this iconic venue.
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  • AngelStreet

    AngelStreet

    • May 09, 2018
    AngelStreet mentors inner-city girls by providing musical training in communities where it otherwise wouldn’t exist. AngelStreet started in North Memphis at the Oasis Enrichment Center and will soon be expanding to the Graham Heights neighborhood, serving youth who attend STREETS Graham Heights.
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  • Radio Show: Delta Water

    • May 01, 2018
    Artesian by nature, crystal clear, soft and refreshing, Delta Water is responsibly sourced from their very own natural mineral water spring located in Memphis, Tennessee.
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  • Radio Show: St. George's Independent School

    • May 01, 2018
    St. George's Independent School is an Episcopal school dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, preparing students for a life of learning and meaningful contribution in an inclusive learning community that nurtures outstanding academic achievement, relationships, leadership and character reinforced b
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  • Radio Show: Moore Tech

    • May 01, 2018
    The mission of Moore Tech is to provide students with the training and skills necessary to become successful in business and industry.
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  • Las Americas

    Las Americas

    • April 30, 2018
    The mission of Las Americas is to “serve and develop functional and successful Latino youth and children of all ages and to help them make a smooth transition into the American school system and lifestyle.” It does this by empowering students through outreach, missions and recreational and education
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  • CodeCrew

    CodeCrew

    • April 27, 2018
    CodeCrew addresses the city’s digital skills gap by mentoring underrepresented kids to be tech innovators and leaders. CodeCrew provides in-depth computer science training to the community’s children; serves as a resource for parents, educators and others looking to address the skills gap; and raise
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  • Radio Show: Creative Aging

    • April 23, 2018
    Creative Aging is the only organization in the Mid-South that brings the arts to older adults where they live or gather.
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  • Radio Show: Restore Corps

    • April 23, 2018
    Restore Corps exists to eradicate human trafficking by empowering survivors, equipping communities, and seeking justice through systemic change.
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  • Radio Show: Toward Justice: A City-Wide Upstanders' Project

    • April 23, 2018
    A collaborative between the Memphis Jewish Community Center, Facing History and Ourselves, and other agencies; Toward Justice: A City-Wide Upstanders' Project is a month long endeavor with various events.
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  • The SPARK: The Power of Creating Art

    • April 23, 2018
    The SPARK champions business and community leaders igniting positive change. This month on The SPARK our theme is “The Power of Creating Art.” We’ll learn more about an organization creating community through independent film and supporting the development of filmmakers; a family theatre providing w
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  • Special Olympics Greater Memphis

    Special Olympics Greater Memphis

    • April 16, 2018
    The Special Olympics uses sports as a way to showcase the skills and dignity of more than 4.9 million athletes in 172 countries, including some 2,500 who participate in the Memphis area.
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  • The Arc Mid-South

    The Arc Mid-South

    • April 02, 2018
    The Arc Mid-South’s mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential.
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  • Radio Show: Slingshot Memphis

    • April 09, 2018
    A former counselor and teacher turned institutional investment broker, Justin Miller, Founder of Slingshot Memphis, felt increasingly pulled to step into the yawning gap that separates so many Memphians from the opportunities of a full quality of life.
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  • Radio Show: The Bodine School

    • April 09, 2018
    Bodine is an independent school located right outside of Memphis in Germantown, TN, that serves students in grades 1-6 who have been diagnosed with dyslexia or similar difficulties with reading.
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  • Radio Show: Belltower Artisans

    • April 09, 2018
    Belltower Artisans was started by two college students from Memphis who are passionate about making things and investing in the city and culture they live in.
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  • Creative Aging

    Creative Aging

    • April 09, 2018
    Memphis has a thriving music and arts scene, but sometimes it can be difficult for our community’s seniors to access it. Creative Aging works to solve this issue of access by bringing the arts to the city’s seniors wherever they live and gather.
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  • Radio Show: Porter-Leath - Foster

    • April 03, 2018
    In Tennessee alone, there are over 8,000 children in the foster care program. In Shelby County, approximately 200 of the hardest-to-place children - kids who are older and/or in sibling groups - wait for a qualified and willing family to foster them. Porter-Leath's Connections program serves these c
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  • Radio Show: Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company

    • April 03, 2018
    Dance is a joyous celebration of life. Dance is mastery of the human body. Dance is a path of personal growth. These are some of the guiding principals of Ballet On Wheels Dance School (BOW)— Memphis ’ only non-profit, pre-professional, community-based classical ballet school and youth dance company
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  • Radio Show: Taste of Science - Memphis

    • April 03, 2018
    Taste of Science is a festival April 22-28 where the best science researchers share their work with you in your favorite spaces across Memphis and other communities nationwide.
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  • Radio Show: MyBlockMusic

    • March 26, 2018
    MyBlockMusic is a digital entertainment platform that helps musicians improve their brand recognition.
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  • Radio Show: Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA)

    • March 26, 2018
    One year ago, THDA launched a new program that provides $15,000 in financial assistance to qualified homebuyers who purchase existing homes in targeted ZIP Codes statewide, including 18 ZIP Codes in Shelby County.
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  • Radio Show: Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce

    • March 26, 2018
    The Germantown Chamber supports small to medium sized businesses in their growth challenges.
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  • Radio Show: The Memphis Zoo

    • March 19, 2018
    Matt Thompson, Director of Animal Programs at the Memphis Zoo, was recently selected as one of 10 professionals in the country to take part in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Executive Leadership Development Program.
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  • Radio Show: The Arc Mid-South

    • March 19, 2018
    The Arc Mid-South is empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential through career development and job placement services.
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  • Radio Show: My Town Miracles - Brandon Artiles

    • March 19, 2018
    My Town Miracles' passion is to make an impact in the community, one miracle at a time.
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  • Radio Show: Renewing the Mind Body and Soul

    • March 13, 2018
    Renewing the Mind, Body and Soul is a new non-profit organization founded on Christian principles and values of renewing and keeping one’s mind, body, and soul at one with Christ.
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  • Radio Show: Tennis Memphis

    • March 13, 2018
    Tennis Memphis is a USTA Community Tennis Association organization, a 4-Star NJTL Chapter and a non profit 501(c)(3) governed by a Board of Directors.
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  • Community Alliance for the Homeless

    Community Alliance for the Homeless

    • March 08, 2018
    Community Alliance for the Homeless is a nonprofit organization that provides planning, technical assistance and service coordination to a range of public and private agencies that work to end homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County. The organization formed in 2010 after the merger of Partners fo
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

    • March 05, 2018
    Memphis Oral School for the Deaf provides deaf and hearing-impaired children the instruction needed to become independent in a world of sound.
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  • Radio Show: International Paper

    • March 05, 2018
    International Paper supports U.S. non-profit organizations where their employees live and work.
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  • Radio Show: Girl Scouts Heart of the South

    • March 05, 2018
    Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
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  • Memphis Suit Project is Helping Men Get Job-Ready

    Memphis Suit Project is Helping Men Get Job-Ready

    • February 28, 2018
    First impressions matter, especially when attempting to get a job. Looking sharp on an interview often plays an important role in whether someone ultimately is offered a job. Memphis Suit Project helps men clear that hurdle.
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  • My Town Miracles is Changing Lives in the Mid-South

    My Town Miracles is Changing Lives in the Mid-South

    • February 21, 2018
    My Town Miracles is a prime example of how one business can play a role in changing the lives of people in its community. My Town Movers co-owner Noel Fenderson founded My Town Miracles in 2016. He found inspiration in his Christianity to see how he could use his businesses, My Town Movers and My To
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  • Radio Show: Las Americas

    • February 19, 2018
    Las Americas exists to serve and develop functional and successful Latino youth and children of all ages and to help them make a smooth transition into the American school system and lifestyle, here in Memphis and its surrounding areas; by empowering them through outreach, missions, recreational, an
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  • Radio Show: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis

    • February 19, 2018
    BGC Memphis recently received an award for the Ira. Samelson Jr. Branch for being one of the highest performing organizations and individual clubs in America.
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  • Radio Show: David Dufour, Experiencing Grief

    • February 19, 2018
    David Dufour shares about his son Christopher and their family's grief experience. He also shares resources in Memphis available to those that are grieving and scholarships set up in Christopher's name since his passing.
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  • Radio Show: MVP3 Entertainment Group

    • February 12, 2018
    Marie Pizano is a Chicago native who now calls Memphis, TN home. Pizano is Founder/CEO of MVP3 Entertainment Group, and is an award-winning film producer and author. Her films have won awards at the Monaco Film Festival, Bel Air Film Festival and Hollywood Reel Film Fest.
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  • Communities In Schools of Tennessee is Working in Memphis

    Communities In Schools of Tennessee is Working in Memphis

    • February 07, 2018
    Communities In Schools of Tennessee (CISTN) is part of the national Communities In Schools network, a leader in dropout prevention across the U.S. The organization’s mission is to “surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.”
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  • Radio Show: My City Rides

    • February 05, 2018
    Across the country, transportation averages 17% of income. Here in Memphis, it’s 29%.
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  • Radio Show: Christ Community Health Services

    • February 05, 2018
    Christ Community Health Services has focused on fulfilling the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the underserved, the uninsured and the homeless in Memphis since 1995.
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  • Radio Show: Couture Cares

    • February 05, 2018
    Couture Cares is an organization that makes positive changes in the lives of our youth and community regardless of race, color or religion.
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  • Meritan is a Good Samaritan to Over 1,400 in the Mid-South

    Meritan is a Good Samaritan to Over 1,400 in the Mid-South

    • January 31, 2018
    Meritan is a Memphis organization that strives to assist the well-being and independence of individuals of all ages in the Mid-South. Meritan provides services to more than 1,400 Memphians annually related to foster care, home health, in-home personal care, intellectual and developmental disabilitie
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  • Radio Show: Church Health

    • January 29, 2018
    In this week's Radio Show interview, learn more about Church Health's MEMPHIS Plan: Affordable Healthcare for Small Businesses
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  • Radio Show: ServiceMaster by Stratos

    • January 29, 2018
    ServiceMaster by Stratos has recognized the importance of giving back to the community since it was founded in 1979, and they continue to build upon that belief.
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  • Radio Show: Morris + Mollye Fogelman Int. Jewish Film Fest

    • January 29, 2018
    Learn more about the upcoming Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival February 1-27
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  • Carpenter Art Garden: from empty lot to community catalyst

    Carpenter Art Garden: from empty lot to community catalyst

    • January 22, 2018
    Art has a way of speaking to a person’s soul. Erin Harris is an art teacher, so she knows the impact creativity has on children.
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  • Radio Show: Palmer Home for Children

    • January 22, 2018
    Palmer Home provides superior residential care for children while introducing the love of God through their service to each individual child.
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  • Radio Show: Dave & Buster’s Memphis

    • January 22, 2018
    Dave & Buster’s has raised more than $6 million for Make-A-Wish® since 2012 through a variety of fundraising initiatives and we aren’t done yet! We promote three separate star sales campaigns each year called “Share the Power of a Wish®,” to raise money to grant the wishes of children with life-thre
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  • Radio Show: Sacred Heart Southern Missions

    • January 22, 2018
    Sacred Heart Southern Missions staffs and funds the programs and work of two Catholic elementary schools providing a proven path out of poverty for more than 550 children...
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  • Make it a Priority to Thank and Help our Veterans

    Make it a Priority to Thank and Help our Veterans

    • January 16, 2018
    There are countless Veterans who need and deserve our love and support; and there are many nonprofits locally and nationally working to help those who are struggling, like this man I met 23 years ago. This year, make it a priority to thank every veteran you see out in public, who have given so much
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  • Radio Show: Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo

    • January 14, 2018
    During 2017, Germantown achieved reaffirmation of the City’s triple-A bond rating from both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s, Fire Department Class 1 ISO rating, Germantown Police Department Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police accreditation, National Recreation and Parks Association re-accredit
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  • Radio Show: Cummins

    • January 14, 2018
    Cummins is bringing a global education program to a Memphis high school, marking a first for the company.
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  • Radio Show: Chalkbeat Tennessee

    • January 14, 2018
    Chalkbeat Tennessee's mission: providing Tennesseans with accurate information about education so they can make informed decisions.
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  • The Power of Crafting a Vision Board

    The Power of Crafting a Vision Board

    • January 10, 2018
    Make the most of this New Year by crafting a vision board.
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  • Radio Show: Association for Women Attorneys

    • January 02, 2018
    The Association for Women Attorneys is a bar association of Memphis and Shelby County founded in 1979. Its members are dedicated to supporting each other as attorneys, educating themselves and others in the law, and being of service to the community with particular reference to the legal needs of wo
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  • Realize a Dream in 2018

    Realize a Dream in 2018

    • January 02, 2018
    The more clear our vision, the easier it will be to make decisions and find ways to continually step closer to accomplishing our plan and fulfilling our dreams. So, here’s a wish for all of us to realize a dream in 2018!
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  • Radio Show: Wolf River Conservancy

    • December 18, 2017
    The Wolf River Conservancy is a non-profit land trust based in Memphis. Since their formation in 1985, the Wolf River Conservancy has helped protect over 16,000 acres along the Wolf River.
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  • Radio Show: KIPP Memphis

    • December 18, 2017
    The mission of KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools is to provide high performing schools in the Memphis area that will equip all students with the necessary academic and life skills needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.
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  • Radio Show: The Soulsville Foundation

    • December 18, 2017
    The Soulsville Foundation is the Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit organization that operates and raises funding for the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School, all at the original site of Stax Records.
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  • The SPARK Awards 2017 Airs Monday, December 18 at 8 PM on WK

    The SPARK Awards 2017 Airs Monday, December 18 at 8 PM on WK

    • December 17, 2017
    The SPARK Awards 2017 airs Monday, December 18 at 8 PM on WKNO
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  • Make the Most of the Holidays to Help Your Job Search

    Make the Most of the Holidays to Help Your Job Search

    • December 14, 2017
    This time of year can be tough when it comes to searching for a job. We only have about a week left before many corporate leaders go on vacation and things start slowing down dramatically around the office, which means hiring decisions get put on hold until after the New Year.
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  • Radio Show: Speak Life Memphis

    • December 12, 2017
    Speak Life Memphis provides transforming Christ- centered experiences, using the arts, mentoring, and outreach, that develops the mind, body, spirit.
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  • Radio Show: Communities In Schools of Tennessee at Memphis

    • December 12, 2017
    Communities In Schools of Tennessee at Memphis currently has comprehensive, integrated student services in eleven schools in the Achievement School District and Shelby County schools.
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  • Radio Show: The Campbell Foundation

    • December 12, 2017
    For more than 60 years, The Campbell Foundation has been committed to advancing surgeon education, orthopaedic research, and community healthcare. The Campbell Foundation is dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the science of orthopaedic medicine.
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  • The Power of Being Intentional with Your Nonprofit Board

    The Power of Being Intentional with Your Nonprofit Board

    • December 04, 2017
    By being intentional with your board members, you can better leverage their talents and focus their efforts to help fulfill the mission of your nonprofit.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Friendship Foundation Heartsong Church

    • December 04, 2017
    The Friendship Park of Memphis, a partnership between the people of the Memphis Islamic Center and Heartsong Church, is a a living monument to and catalyst for inspiring the human spirit to seek out, begin and grow friendships through wondrous play, cooperative experiences and human interchange.
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  • Radio Show: Porter-Leath

    • December 04, 2017
    Porter-Leath Toy Truck Drive is December 6-8t, 2017. Volunteers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for 6,000 Porter-Leath Preschool children who otherwise would receive little to nothing for Christmas and the holidays. They will also collect money to support programs - every dollar is matched.
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  • Radio Show: Horsehoe Casino and Tunica Roadhouse

    • December 04, 2017
    Caesars Mid-South male executives and celebrities modeled bras decorated by employees from Horseshoe Tunica, Tunica Roadhouse to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society at the Battle of the Bras Event on November 3, 2017.
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  • On #GivingTuesday, Let’s Grit. Grind. Give!

    On #GivingTuesday, Let’s Grit. Grind. Give!

    • November 27, 2017
    Learn ways you can participate in Grit. Grind. Give., Memphis' local effort to support "Giving Tuesday," a global day of giving that kicks off the charitable donation season.
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  • Radio Show: Grit. Grind. Give. Giving Tuesday 2017

    • November 27, 2017
    Choose901, cityCurrent, New Memphis, Leadership Memphis, SchoolSeed, Volunteer Odyssey, GiVE 365, and LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org are partnering to encourage a community-wide day of giving—Memphis-style!
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  • Radio Show: Bethany Christian Services

    • November 27, 2017
    Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization that brings families together and keeps families together. Strengthening families for the well-being of children is their top priority. Services include adoption, foster care, and pregnancy counseling.
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  • Radio Show: F3

    • November 27, 2017
    The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. They are a national network of free, volunteer-led workout groups for men.
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  • The SPARK: A Mission of Nutrition

    • November 21, 2017
    This month on The SPARK our theme was “A Mission of Nutrition” with guests: D. Scott Bjork, President & CEO, Memphis Union Mission; Lyle Udell, Executive Director, Urban Bicycle Food Ministry; and Trey Jordan, President & CEO, Pimentos Kitchen + Market | Holiday Deli & Ham Co.
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  • Welcome My brother and His Family to the Area

    Welcome My brother and His Family to the Area

    • November 21, 2017
    cityCURRENT president, Jeremy C. Park, is excited to welcome his brother, Jeff Park, and family to the Mid-South!
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  • QuikFix

    • November 13, 2017
    QuikFix is a young startup created by three college students who wanted a job in their free time, but whose busy schedules didn't permit it. Many community members who live in or near colleges and universities want to be involved with the student body but don’t know how to accomplish it.
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  • Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals

    • November 13, 2017
    When every detail matters, Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals has the most memorable weddings, parties, entertainments and event spaces covered for Memphis and the Mid-South.
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  • Radio Show: Believe Memphis Academy

    • November 19, 2017
    Believe Memphis Academy will prepare scholars in grades 4 through 8 with the academic rigor, robust supports, and leadership development necessary to excel in high school, thrive in college, and lead lives full of opportunity.
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  • Radio Show: Copeland Coaching

    • November 19, 2017
    Angela Copeland has coached job seekers for over 10 years, and is the founder of her coaching practice, Copeland Coaching.
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  • Radio Show: Andrew Bartolotta

    • November 19, 2017
    Andrew Bartolotta is a digital media professional connecting passion and purpose through technology.
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  • Radio Show: My Town Miracles

    • November 13, 2017
    My Town Miracles' passion is to make an impact in the community, one miracle at a time. Their mission is to Be the Miracle that Brings Lasting Change.
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  • Radio Show: YMCA of Memphis & The Mid-South

    • November 06, 2017
    The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, they've been listening and responding to our communities. The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
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  • Radio Show: Napa Café

    • November 06, 2017
    Open since 1998, Napa Café is tucked away in a pleasant corner of Sanderlin Centré.
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  • Radio Show: Servicemaster

    • November 06, 2017
    ServiceMaster is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 85,000 trusted employees, technicians, contractors and franchisees who diagnose and fix problems.
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  • Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 6

    Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 6

    • November 06, 2017
    Over the last five weeks we’ve been sharing some of the public nominations that were submitted for our cityCURRENT and WKNO televised awards show, The SPARK Awards. We’ve hardly scratched the surface, in terms of highlighting all of the organizations and individuals who were nominated, but I hope yo
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  • Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 5

    Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 5

    • November 06, 2017
    Over the last four weeks we’ve been sharing some of the public nominations that were submitted for our cityCURRENT and WKNO televised awards show, The SPARK Awards. There were so many nominations submitted that it would take over a year to highlight each nominee; but I’m going to take this week and
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  • A Conversation with Nick & Giles English

    A Conversation with Nick & Giles English

    • November 06, 2017
    Nick and Giles English founded Bremont, maker of precision British-built mechanical watches.
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  • Radio Show: Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors

    • November 02, 2017
    Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors was founded with a core mission to provide best-of-class business real estate advisory services in the Memphis region.
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  • Radio Show: Pimentos Kitchen + Market and Holiday Deli & Ham

    • November 02, 2017
    Pimentos Kitchen + Market opened its doors to the public offering breakfast, lunch and dinner and the latest upgrade, local craft beers. Holiday Deli and Ham Co. is a locally owned and locally loved deli, with four locations in Memphis, TN.
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  • Radio Show: Railgarten Loflin Yard Rec Room Bounty on Broad

    • November 02, 2017
    Memphis' hottest restaurants, billiards, and backyard entertainment spaces collide in this radio show interview.
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  • Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 4

    Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 4

    • October 27, 2017
    Over the last few weeks we’ve been sharing some of the pubic nominations that were submitted for our cityCURRENT and WKNO televised awards show, The SPARK Awards. Once again, these are all current nominees for the show, which honors organizations and individuals who are making a difference in the Mi
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  • Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 3

    Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 3

    • October 20, 2017
    Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been sharing some of the pubic nominations that were submitted for our cityCURRENT and WKNO televised awards show, The SPARK Awards.
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  • Radio Show: Duncan Williams Asset Management

    • October 17, 2017
    Duncan Williams Asset Management was created to meet the needs of individual investors, business owners and foundations. They believe in integrity, intelligence and independence, and provide their clients with individualized plans to meet their financial goals.
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  • A Conversation With... Dr. Jen Welter

    A Conversation With... Dr. Jen Welter

    • October 16, 2017
    Host Jeremy Park talks to the first female to coach in the NFL. The discussion covers her remarkable journey as an athlete and scholar, as a sports consultant, speaker, and most recently, an author.
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  • Radio Show: Chris Conlee, LeadershipWorks, Highpoint Church

    • October 16, 2017
    The goal of LeadershipWorks is to build an unstoppable leadership culture by mentoring emerging leaders, hosting leadership conferences, and recruiting established difference makers to the city of Memphis to prove that leadership works.
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  • Radio Show: My Cup of Tea

    • October 16, 2017
    My Cup of Tea is a specialty tea company run by volunteers and women in the Orange Mound community, who go through extensive tea training and job skills courses. Our women also experience great spiritual growth and personal development and form lasting relationships through the sisterhood at the Hou
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  • Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 2

    Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 2

    • October 12, 2017
    Last week we started sharing some of the pubic nominations that were submitted for our cityCURRENT and WKNO televised awards show, The SPARK Awards. Once again, these are current nominees for the show, which honors organizations and individuals in 13 different categories, who are making a difference
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  • Radio Show: Indie Memphis

    • October 09, 2017
    One of the city's core arts institutions, Indie Memphis connects and inspires indie filmmakers and film-lovers through the unique creative landscape that is the home of the Blues and the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll.
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  • Radio Show: Metro Construction

    • October 09, 2017
    Founded in 1981 by Joe Savage, Metro Construction has been building throughout the Memphis area for over 30 years.
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  • Radio Show: Overcoming Abuse God’s Way

    • October 09, 2017
    Overcoming Abuse God’s Way (OAGW) is a group of qualified Christian leaders (men and women) who exists to help those suffering from the effects of abuse through Christian education.
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  • Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 1

    Celebrating SPARK Awards 2017 Nominees: Part 1

    • October 03, 2017
    We recently wrapped up the public nomination phase for our cityCURRENT and WKNO televised awards show, The SPARK Awards.
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  • Radio Show: American Cancer Society - Memphis

    • October 02, 2017
    The American Cancer Society has programs and services to help manage cancer treatment and recovery and find the emotional support one needs.
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  • Radio Show: McCabe Construction Company

    • October 02, 2017
    McCabe Construction Company was founded by Dave McCabe to provide unparalleled customer service and unmatched industry knowledge to both the insurer, and the insuree.
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  • Radio Show: Yuletide Office Solutions

    • October 02, 2017
    Yuletide Office Solutions is a locally-owned family business, serving the Mid-South since 1972.
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  • Yes, MAM!

    Yes, MAM!

    • September 26, 2017
    Back in August, cityCURRENT and Smith & Nephew teamed with Memphis Athletic Ministries, fondly known as MAM, to host an event featuring guest speaker, Dr. Jen Welter. Dr. Welter is widely known as a trailblazer and pioneer in professional football, where she went from playing football for $1 a game
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  • Radio Show: Bike MS: FedEx Rockin' Ride to Oxford

    • September 19, 2017
    Bike MS: FedEx Rockin’ Ride to Oxford (formerly FedEx Rock-N-Roll Ride) is a ride that will take you farther than you've ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? This is the 32nd year for our Memphis area Bike MS event, but this is the FIRST year going to Oxford! We have lots of great thin
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  • Radio Show: The Giving Hour / HRO Partners

    • September 19, 2017
    The Giving Hour is a community connectivity engine designed to engage, inspire and better connect all of the outstanding and talented individuals in our community with the many mentorship opportunities available.
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  • Radio Show: Community Alliance for the Homeless

    • September 19, 2017
    Project Homeless Connect - Memphis opens the windows of opportunity to individuals who are experiencing homelessness in Memphis/Shelby County. Giving them immediate access to vital services and resources under one roof is a proven way to impact their lives for good. In a number of ways, this amazing
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  • Help One Person a Day to Help Change the World

    Help One Person a Day to Help Change the World

    • September 13, 2017
    When I was young, I prayed for world peace and for everyone to realize life is valuable and short. I dreamt we could put an end to atrocities like racism and poverty, and that we could get along, be happy, safe, and carefree. I know that seems naïve, especially with the current state of things; but
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  • Radio Show: Mama Gaia

    • September 12, 2017
    Mama Gaia, meaning “Mother Earth” in ancient Greek, is a fast-casual dining experience offering only organic, vegetarian menu options at affordable prices.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis College Of Art

    • September 12, 2017
    Memphis College of Art is dedicated to teaching the practice, history, and appreciation of visual art and design, while challenging all students to reach their highest individual potential.
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  • Radio Show: eBiz Solutions

    • September 12, 2017
    eBiz Solutions provides industry leading SharePoint development, website design, mobile app development and technology solutions in Memphis TN.
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  • Creating a Meaningful Volunteer Experience

    Creating a Meaningful Volunteer Experience

    • September 06, 2017
    As Sarah notes: “Volunteers can be the deciding factor in whether a nonprofit is thriving or just surviving. Volunteers feed our hungry, comfort our children, and shelter our homeless. Providing a quality, thoughtful volunteer experience benefits the volunteer, the people they serve, and ultimately
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  • Radio Show: Carpenter Art Garden

    • September 04, 2017
    Under the umbrella of the Binghampton Development Corporation, the Carpenter Art Garden partners with neighborhood children and adults, as well as local artists to transform a blighted lot into a place of beauty.
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  • Radio Show: Champion Awards and Apparel

    • September 04, 2017
    The Champion team has produced over 100 million screen-printed and embroidered Branded Apparel Products since 1979.
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  • Radio Show: Jubilee Catholic Schools Network

    • September 04, 2017
    Known nationally as the “Miracle in Memphis,” the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network combines the best of Catholic, faith-based instruction from the past with contemporary best teaching practices to deliver a superior education for pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Regardless of our students’ fai
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  • Creative Ways to Reward Volunteers

    Creative Ways to Reward Volunteers

    • August 29, 2017
    Last week we started sharing helpful tips and advice from our recent “Get On Board” workshop hosted by cityCURRENT and The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. Our speaker was Dr. Sarah Petschonek, founder and Executive Director of Volunteer Odyssey; and our topic centered on how to grow and maintain
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  • Radio Show: New Ballet Ensemble

    • August 28, 2017
    Founded in 2001, New Ballet Ensemble and School (NBE) is a thriving after school dance program in the heart of Midtown Memphis, (Cooper Young).
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  • Radio Show: Agape Family and Child Services

    • August 28, 2017
    Agape means Love. Love for children, for families, for Christ. They engage with those they are blessed to serve by offering love and support via a variety of programs and services.
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  • Radio Show: AutoZone

    • August 28, 2017
    AutoZone celebrated a major milestone August 25, 2017, with the grand opening of its 6,000th store at 2761 Kirby Road in Memphis, Tennessee.
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  • Create a Culture that Engages Volunteers

    Create a Culture that Engages Volunteers

    • August 22, 2017
    One of our regularly scheduled cityCURRENT events is the “Get On Board” workshop that we host each quarter in partnership with The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. It’s a FREE lunch series that’s open to the public and designed to help those who either work for a nonprofit or would like to or are
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  • Radio Show: 901 Day with New Memphis

    • August 21, 2017
    On 901 Day – in other cities, just known as September 1 – the whole city is invited to celebrate. New Memphis will host EXPOSURE, a free celebration of all things Memphis, on our local holiday.
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  • Radio Show: Kosten Foundation

    • August 21, 2017
    The Kosten Foundation is a collaborative effort between the Herb Kosten Family and the University of Tennessee, Memphis.
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  • Radio Show: Joshua Louis Ross - Re\entry

    • August 21, 2017
    In January of 2014, Joshua Louis Ross traveled to Barrow, Alaska, to interact with a community that experiences over sixty-five days of darkness every winter. His time there revealed how essential the principles of reentry, roots, and rhythm are to our survival and health.
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  • Memphis Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

    Memphis Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack

    • August 15, 2017
    Emma Johnson, an ECS Senior is leading the effort to raise $22,000 and recruit 500 volunteers to help pack 100,000 meals between Friday, September 8 from 7 to 9 PM and Saturday, September 9 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM with the event, Memphis Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack.
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  • Radio Show: University of Memphis Law School

    • August 14, 2017
    Located in downtown Memphis, the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is simply jaw dropping. But it's the education and rich experiences you will receive here that will transform you.
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  • Radio Show: SRVS

    • August 14, 2017
    For 55 years, SRVS (pronounced serves) has been at the forefront of providing services for people with disabilities and bringing peace of mind to their families.
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  • Radio Show: Morris Realty & Auction

    • August 14, 2017
    Morris Realty & Auction combines unique marketing strategies and the highest level of customer service to secure the sale of your property. They bring the market to you. Morris Realty & Auction believes that listing a property and waiting for a buyer is not the best approach.
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  • Time to cast your nominations for The SPARK Awards 2017

    Time to cast your nominations for The SPARK Awards 2017

    • August 08, 2017
    It’s that time of year again! The month of August is our kickoff to The SPARK Awards season and when we ask you, the public – readers of The Commercial Appeal – to help us thank the organizations and individuals who are leading by example, giving back, and making a difference in the Mid-South.
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  • Radio Show: The Academy Memphis

    • August 07, 2017
    The Vision of the Academy Memphis is to see a drop in illiteracy and to see an increase of students in Memphis and the surrounding areas with special needs going to college.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Jewish Community Center Annual Gala

    • August 07, 2017
    Join Memphis Jewish Community Center for a lively evening of kosher gospel music! Wednesday, August 30 at the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall (Germantown Performing Arts Center) 6:45pm Reception | 7:30pm Performance
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  • Radio Show: Meritan Bike Tour 2017

    • August 07, 2017
    18th Annual Meritan Midnight Classic Bike Tour & Moonlight Tailgate Sat, Aug 26, 2017 10:00pm - Sun, Aug 27, 2017 3:00am Starting at Tiger Lane, this 15 mile ride by the light of the moon, features a leisurely bike tour through the Overton Square and Cooper-Young entertainment areas of Memphis.
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  • A Tribute to Kay Hussey

    A Tribute to Kay Hussey

    • July 31, 2017
    On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the music in Heaven became more beautiful! That evening, we lost my mother-in-law, Kay Crumby Hussey, fondly known in her hometown of Corinth, Mississippi, as “Miss Kay,” and to all the grandkids in our family as “Memommy.”
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  • Radio Show: The CT Groups

    • July 31, 2017
    The CT Groups offers free support to job seekers. They have multiple groups in the Memphis, TN area with over 60 volunteers supporting over 2,600 current members.
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  • Radio Show: MOST - Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust

    • July 31, 2017
    The mission of MOST is to give Memphis-area families the opportunity to send their children to the schools of their choice.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

    • July 31, 2017
    Emma Johnson, a rising senior at Evangelical Christian School in Memphis, is leading the effort to raise $22,000 and help pack 100k meals for Feed My Starving Children and Memphis Feed My Starving Children MobilePack.
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  • Radio Show: Hands of Mothers

    • July 25, 2017
    Hands of Mothers (Manos de Madres) is a Memphis-based 501C3 nonprofit organization that supports women globally through education and economic empowerment.
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  • Radio Show: Level Nine Services

    • July 25, 2017
    Level Nine is redefining the service industry, creating a one-stop boutique for all your personal and professional needs.
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  • Radio Show: Celtic Crossing

    • July 25, 2017
    Located in the heart of Midtown, Celtic Crossing is a purveyor of traditional Irish fare & libations.
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  • The Giving Hour

    The Giving Hour

    • July 24, 2017
    Take a moment and check out the Giving Hour and then make the commitment to give at least one hour of your year, month, or week to make a difference as a mentor.
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  • A Bike and a Backpack Filled with Burritos

    A Bike and a Backpack Filled with Burritos

    • July 21, 2017
    Urban Bicycle Food Ministry is now celebrating its 5th year of seeking out and feeding the homeless in Memphis via bicycle twice each week. Volunteers meet every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning to prepare approximately 200 burritos and hotdogs.
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  • 24 Hours to Help a Child

    24 Hours to Help a Child

    • July 10, 2017
    What if you could make a BIG difference in the life of a child, help strengthen our city and grow personally and spiritually, all at once; and it would only require 24 hours of your time – the equivalent of a day?
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  • Rounding Up For A Cause

    Rounding Up For A Cause

    • July 07, 2017
    You might be surprised at how fast a few extra cents can add up to help a nonprofit and make a difference in our community.
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  • Thank YOU

    Thank YOU

    • June 30, 2017
    Hard to believe, but this Giving Back column now has surpassed four years of being published in The Commercial Appeal. Overall, we’re into our seventh year, as the column originally kicked off back in 2010. Quickly doing the math, that’s more than 330 columns...
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Athletic Ministries

    • June 26, 2017
    Memphis Athletic Ministries' mission is to help build godly youth in under-resourced neighborhoods by teaching them to love God, love others and love themselves.
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  • Radio Show: The Giving Hour

    • June 26, 2017
    The Giving Hour is a community connectivity engine designed to engage, inspire and better connect all of the outstanding and talented individuals in our community with the many mentorship opportunities available.
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  • Radio Show: Christian Brothers University MBA Programs

    • June 26, 2017
    The Cohort MBA (CMBA) program is a partnership involving you, your family, your organization, your classmates and Christian Brothers University.
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  • The SPARK: Stories of Success

    • June 26, 2017
    This month we highlight Impact America - Tennessee, a nonprofit providing vision care and free tax preparation services to families in need; Harwood Center, an organization providing education, therapy and support for Mid-South families and children who have developmental disabilities; and V2 Media,
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  • Radio Show: Medtronic Kyphon Balloon

    • June 21, 2017
    Dr. Henry J. Dalsania of Vascular Interventional Physicians discusses Medtronic's innovative Kyphon Balloon.
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  • Orienting New Board Members

    Orienting New Board Members

    • June 21, 2017
    This week, lets assume you’ve used Mark’s tips to find the perfect candidate and recruit him or her to your nonprofit board; now it’s time to take the next step with a board member orientation.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Area Legal Services Inc.

    • June 19, 2017
    Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. (MALS) is the primary provider of civil legal representation to low income families in the western Tennessee counties of Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale.
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  • Radio Show: UofM - School of Comms. Sciences and Disorders

    • June 12, 2017
    The University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is nationally recognized for its academic, research, and clinical education programs for educating future audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, or hearing scientists interested in helping individuals
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  • Radio Show: Mid-South Quality / Productivity Center

    • June 12, 2017
    The Mid-South community derives extraordinary benefits through MSQPC as a total quality-productivity improve- ment resource and productivity center. The Center is unique in its program offerings to service, manufacturing, educational, small business, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, an
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  • Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members

    Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members

    • June 14, 2017
    Over the last couple of years cityCURRENT has partnered with The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. to host a quarterly series of “Get On Board” lunch workshops designed to help nonprofit leaders and those serving on boards become more successful with their efforts. We’ve covered topics like Board S
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  • Radio Show: Memphis International Airport

    • June 05, 2017
    Memphis International Airport (MEM) is embarking on a new plan to modernize and consolidate airline and retail operations in Concourse B.
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  • Radio: St. George's Independent School​ - Amplify Memphis

    • June 05, 2017
    Amplify Memphis is a three-week, full-day, pilot program for high school students who wish to take an active role in improving the quality of life in Memphis.
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  • Technology for Social Good

    Technology for Social Good

    • May 31, 2017
    Technology is powerful and ever changing. It’s allowing us to instantly share information and connect with people around the world. It’s revolutionizing how we think, learn, interact, and conduct business; and it’s magnifying our ability to help others and make a difference, as well. The use of tech
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  • Radio Show: Community Alliance for the Homeless

    • May 22, 2017
    Community Alliance for the Homeless, Inc. leads effective community practices to end homelessness in Memphis/Shelby County.
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  • Radio Show: Mid-South Food Bank

    • May 22, 2017
    Mid-South Food Bank was founded in 1981. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, they are a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks and a founding member of the Safety Net Collaborative.
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  • Radio Show: MVP3 Entertainment Group

    • May 22, 2017
    MVP3 Entertainment Group is a model that provides value and reshapes the way companies within the industry work together
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  • COMEC Providing FREE Presentations to Prevent Bullying

    COMEC Providing FREE Presentations to Prevent Bullying

    • May 16, 2017
    May 25 is annually recognized as National Missing Children’s Day. President Ronald Reagan originally established the proclamation in 1983 to honor the efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals who protect children and to encourage all of us to make child safety a priority. Locally, there a
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  • Radio Show: YWCA of Greater Memphis

    • May 15, 2017
    The YWCA of Greater Memphis is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
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  • Radio Show: Crosslink Memphis, Inc.

    • May 15, 2017
    Crosslink Memphis, Inc. is a non-profit, Christian ministry that provides humanitarian aid to the needy. Aid is given in the form of medicines and medical supplies.
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  • Radio Show: Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc.

    • May 15, 2017
    The primary mission of the Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. is to guide those in need toward stability and sustainability through compassionate, Christ-centered ministries and empowerment programs.
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  • Remove Negativity from Your Life

    Remove Negativity from Your Life

    • May 10, 2017
    I’m all about having a good time, especially with family and friends; but life is short and much needs to be done before my legacy is fully written. I’ve always found it hard to sit still and walk slowly. I’d rather run fast, do as many things, help as many people, and accomplish as much as possible
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  • Radio Show: Tigers Tech Expedition

    • May 09, 2017
    Tigers Tech Expedition is a Google-sponsored camp with the purpose of introducing pre-teens in the Orange Mound and Binghampton community to the Computer Science field.
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  • Radio Show: West Memphis Christian School

    • May 09, 2017
    West Memphis Christian School exists for students. Believing that Christianity promotes the highest ideals, develops the strongest character, and holds the greatest promise of any way of life, WMCS centers its entire program on Christian principles.
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  • Radio Show: The Pack Shack

    • May 09, 2017
    The Pack Shack emerged in 2013 from eight months of conversations regarding the needs of individuals and families within communities. During that time, they talked with and listened to many people and organizations who have an interest in the well-being of their neighbors.
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  • How To Leverage A Charitable Focus To Grow Your Business

    How To Leverage A Charitable Focus To Grow Your Business

    • May 05, 2017
    Think beyond the basic benefits of a larger financial gift and look at ways you can better engage your team through volunteerism or custom programs. That's what we do here at cityCURRENT as explained in Jeremy C. Park's latest Forbes column.
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  • Radio Show: City Year, Volunteer TN and Volunteer Memphis

    • May 03, 2017
    Megan Heron, Impact Director with City Year Memphis, discusses National Volunteer Week and the collaboration with Volunteer Tennessee and Volunteer Memphis.
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  • Radio Show: Keller Williams Realty Memphis

    • May 03, 2017
    Keller Williams Realty's mission is to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning, lives worth living, experiences worth giving, and legacies worth leaving.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Center for Independent Living

    • May 03, 2017
    Today, Centers for Independent Living such as MCIL offer comprehensive Independent Living Programs that provide people with disabilities with the advocacy, training, resources and peer support needed to live independently.
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  • Radio Show: Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes

    • April 27, 2017
    TNABA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides sports and recreational activities for blind or visually impaired persons.
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  • Radio Show: Tennessee Housing Development Agency

    • April 27, 2017
    THDA is the state housing finance agency providing mortgage loans, rental assistance, affordable housing development and federal program administration.
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  • Radio Show: Puppy Up Foundation

    • April 27, 2017
    Puppy Up Foundation (2 Million Dogs) is America's first and only foundation dedicated to comparative oncology research to end cancer in pets and people.
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  • Nuru Intl. Fights Terrorism by Fighting Global Poverty

    Nuru Intl. Fights Terrorism by Fighting Global Poverty

    • April 25, 2017
    In last week’s column, we mentioned that leaders from two global organizations recently spoke in Memphis and highlighted how we could play a role in helping these nonprofits do good on a global stage. We discussed Samaritan’s Feet last week, so now let’s turn our attention to Jake Harriman and his f
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  • A Global Stage

    A Global Stage

    • April 18, 2017
    Over the last two weeks, we’ve had leaders from two global organizations come to Memphis to share their stories and even work alongside us to lift some of our most vulnerable youth. On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 we hosted our annual cityCURRENT - Samaritan’s Feet shoe distribution in partnership with S
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  • Radio Show: Memphians Care

    • April 18, 2017
    Memphians Care is a “feel good about Memphis” column and positive engine to fuel the good about our city and its people. Memphians Care also donates food to the Mid-South Food Bank through The Green Bag Food Donation Program.
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  • Radio Show: Blue Streak Scholarship Fund

    • April 18, 2017
    Blue Streak Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Memphis, TN devoted to giving urban Memphis children the benefit of a Catholic school education. The students receiving Blue Streak scholarships attend Diocese of Memphis Jubilee Schools — schools located in our city’s most challenge
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  • Radio Show: University of Memphis Student Involvement

    • April 18, 2017
    Student Leadership & Involvement, located in the University Center Involvement Zone, Room 211 on the University of Memphis Main Campus, points students towards countless ways to get involved outside of the classroom including
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  • Stow it, Don't Show it!

    Stow it, Don't Show it!

    • April 12, 2017
    Earlier last week I attended the B.I.G. for Memphis event hosted by the Phelps family and team at Phelps Security.
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  • A Conversation With Dr. Mindy Kronenberg

    A Conversation With Dr. Mindy Kronenberg

    • April 10, 2017
    Host Jeremy Park talks with Dr. Mindy Kronenberg about her work as a clinical psychologist specializing in infant mental health.
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  • Radio Show: The Campbell Foundation

    • April 10, 2017
    For more than 60 years, The Campbell Foundation has been committed to advancing surgeon education, orthopedic research, and community healthcare.
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  • Radio Show: The Memphis Suit Project

    • April 10, 2017
    The Memphis Suit Project provides suits and professional business attire to deserving men in need throughout Memphis and the MidSouth area.
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  • Radio Show: Andrew Bartolotta

    • April 10, 2017
    Andrew Bartolotta is a digital media professional who has connected passion with purpose through technology for several years.
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  • Radio Show: Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors

    • April 02, 2017
    Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Advisors provides first-class commercial real estate services in office, industrial, land, and retail real estate. Their brokers develop client-driven real estate solutions formulated by in-depth research and mature expertise.
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  • Radio Show: National MS Society, Mid South Chapter

    • April 02, 2017
    Cliff Tillman, board member for National MS Society, Mid South Chapter, discusses their mission and ways you can get involved to support advocacy of Multiple sclerosis and the MS movement.
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  • Radio Show: Books From Birth

    • April 02, 2017
    Jamila Tillman Wicks, Executive Director of Books from Birth, discusses their mission of promoting kindergarten readiness and strengthen family bonds in Shelby County by providing age-appropriate books for all children from birth to age five.
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  • A Conversation with Richard Montañez

    A Conversation with Richard Montañez

    • July 10, 2015
    Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Richard Montañez about his book "A Boy, A Burrito, And A Cookie" and how he invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos and went from janitor to the top Latino Executive at PepsiCo.
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  • A Conversation With Leland Melvin

    A Conversation With Leland Melvin

    • October 06, 2015
    Host Jeremy C. Park sits down with Leland Melvin, the NASA astronaut and former NFL player.
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  • A Conversation with Manny Ohonme

    A Conversation with Manny Ohonme

    • November 19, 2015
    Host Jeremy C. Park sits down with Manny Ohonme, Founder, President and CEO of Samaritan’s Feet International, which is serving and inspiring hope in children around the world.
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  • A Conversation with Daniel Sieberg

    A Conversation with Daniel Sieberg

    • April 04, 2016
    Jeremy C. Park hosts A Conversation With the head of Global Outreach for Media with Google, Daniel Sieberg.
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  • A Conversation with Scott Morris

    A Conversation with Scott Morris

    • October 07, 2016
    G. Scott Morris is the founder and executive director of Church Health in Memphis, Tennessee. A medical doctor and ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, he is a leader in the field of faith and health and an advocate for the poor in U.S. society.
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  • Apply for a Monogram Loves Kids Foundation Grant

    Apply for a Monogram Loves Kids Foundation Grant

    • March 28, 2017
    The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation is now inviting nonprofits to apply for 2017 grants. They’ll be awarding the grants to nonprofits with programs benefiting children and families in the eight regional areas in which Monogram does business...
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  • The SPARK: A Bright Future

    • March 27, 2017
    This month on The SPARK our theme is “A Bright Future.” We’ll learn more about a nonprofit helping high school students successfully apply to and succeed in college; an organization providing sports and recreational activities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and...
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Medical Society

    • March 27, 2017
    The Memphis Medical Society began with the founding of the Shelby County Medical Society in 1876. In April of that year, a committee composed of Drs. D.D. Saunders, F.L. Sim, W.D. Tucker, G.K. Duncan and R.H. Taylor were appointed to formulate a constitution and bylaws for the government of the Shel
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  • Radio Show: Duncan Williams Asset Management

    • March 27, 2017
    Duncan Williams Asset Management was created to meet the needs of individual investors, business owners and foundations. They believe in integrity, intelligence and independence, and provide their clients with individualized plans to meet their financial goals.
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  • Radio Show: Southwest Early College High School

    • March 27, 2017
    The vision of Southwest Early College High School is to build a school environment where students create and achieve their own prescription for college and career success.
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  • A Simple Gesture: The Green Bag Food Donation Program

    A Simple Gesture: The Green Bag Food Donation Program

    • March 23, 2017
    A simple gesture can go a long way toward making a difference in our community!
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  • Radio Show: Chatterbox Audio Theater

    • March 20, 2017
    Chatterbox Audio Theater was created in 2007 by four friends with a lot of creativity and ambition.
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  • Radio Show: Tennessee Charter School Center

    • March 20, 2017
    Since 2003, Tennessee public charter schools have become one of the most successful and impactful approaches to transforming educational opportunities and outcomes.
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  • Radio Show: The Bridge Newspaper

    • March 20, 2017
    The Bridge Street Newspaper aims to bridge the gap between homeless and sheltered by providing the homeless community of Memphis with tools to obtain a self-generated income, college students with publication and non-profit experience, and Memphians with increased community engagement and awareness
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  • Impact America – Tennessee

    Impact America – Tennessee

    • March 16, 2017
    Youth and enthusiasm can be powerful resources when leveraged for community good.
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  • Radio Show: Chalkbeat Tennessee

    • March 13, 2017
    Chalkbeat Tennessee is a nonprofit news organization covering educational change in Memphis public schools, as well as statewide education policy.
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  • Radio Show: Midsouth Autism Conference

    • March 13, 2017
    The Mid south Autism Conference presented by Transformations Autism Treatment Center offers learning opportunities for both individuals, businesses and professionals in the Autism community.
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  • Radio Show: The Arc Northwest Mississippi

    • March 13, 2017
    The Arc Northwest Mississippi is an advocacy organization for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
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  • Radio Show: West TN Family Solutions

    • March 06, 2017
    West TN Family Solutions provides quality residential and day services in a Teaching Family Model for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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  • Radio Show: Veritas College Preparatory Charter School

    • March 06, 2017
    Veritas College Preparatory Charter School prepares students in grades six through eight to excel in high school and a four year college as accomplished scholars, and to contribute to their communities as ethical leaders.
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  • Radio Show: Volunteer Odyssey - VolunteerCompass

    • March 06, 2017
    Discover your perfect volunteer opportunity in Memphis. Search by date, cause, skill, or area of town with Volunteer Odyssey's recently launched VolunteerCompass.
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  • Pick Up a Brick

    Pick Up a Brick

    • March 06, 2017
    After the welcome and invocation at each of our cityCURRENT Signature Breakfast events we play a short video feature known as “Moving You Forward,” as a part of the regular program. The videos are produced and hosted by Andrew Gieselmann, owner and principal of Sandler Training by Capstone Sales Per
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  • A Great Week for US Tennis and for Memphis

    A Great Week for US Tennis and for Memphis

    • March 02, 2017
    Two weeks ago was a great week for US tennis and for our city, as well!
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  • Radio Show: Napa Café

    • February 28, 2017
    Open since 1998, Napa Café is tucked away in a pleasant corner of Sanderlin Centré.
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  • Radio Show: Graduate Memphis

    • February 28, 2017
    Graduate Memphis is an Action Initiative of Leadership Memphis working to provide resources for adults to return to school.
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  • Radio Show: Do Justice Interactive Event

    • February 28, 2017
    “Do Justice” is a collaborative, interactive experience, followed by a sit-down dinner, where participants will engage issues of global injustice and be challenged to respond.
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  • The SPARK - Raising the Roof of Success

    • February 22, 2017
    This month's theme is “Raising the Roof of Success.” Host Jeremy Park will introduce us to the Center for Transforming Communities, a nonprofit focused on asset-based community development; Germantown Municipal School District, a municipal school district focused on achievement, philanthropy and lea
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  • Start NOW!

    Start NOW!

    • February 21, 2017
    Brooxie was a graduate of the University of Memphis and taught 1st grade at Ford Road Elementary. I originally met Brooxie through one of my friends and former co-workers, Nicole McGlaughlin, who was one of Brooxie’s best friends.
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  • Radio Show: Metro Construction - Jeff Savage

    • February 19, 2017
    Throughout the years Metro has been involved in Memphis’ most recognizable developments and historical projects including renovations of the Peabody Hotel, redevelopment of the Peabody Place Historic Block, constructing the Fire Museum of Memphis, remodeling the historic WDIA building and more.
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  • Radio Show: eBiz Solutions - Sridhar Sunkara

    • February 19, 2017
    At eBiz Solutions, they look beyond technology — beyond websites, beyond ecommerce, beyond mobile apps — beyond the specific tool, straight to the results.
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  • Radio Show: The University of Memphis - Dr. Rudd

    • February 19, 2017
    In a city known for doing things our own way is a University that’s driven to do the same. At the UofM, they think differently about education. On both their Memphis campus and Lambuth campus in Jackson, they blur the outdated lines of academic pursuits and active ones. Because the best way to learn
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  • Come See the GOOD

    Come See the GOOD

    • February 12, 2017
    Throughout this year, we’ll have more tours and chances for you to see the GOOD taking place. For example, this Thursday, February 16, cityCURRENT will be hosting an opportunity to walk through and learn more about The Soulsville Charter School, The Stax Music Academy, and The Stax Museum of America
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  • #NighttoShine2017

    #NighttoShine2017

    • February 05, 2017
    When Tim Tebow was 15 year old he was serving on a mission trip in a remote jungle in the Philippines and came across a young boy, named Sherwin, whose feet were turned backwards. Sherwin’s village considered the young boy “cursed” and wanted nothing to do with him; but Tebow saw Sherwin as blessed,
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  • Radio Show: Living Grace Memphis

    • February 12, 2017
    Living Grace, Inc. is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing resources for youth suffering from homelessness.
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  • Radio Show: Association for Women Attorneys - Memphis

    • February 12, 2017
    The Association for Women Attorneys is a bar association of Memphis and Shelby County founded in 1979.
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  • Radio Show: Germantown Day Spa

    • February 12, 2017
    Germantown Day Spa, Salon & Medical Aesthetics was founded in November 2001 and provides customers with a vast menu of personal care services including: Hair, Nails, Facials, Massage and Medical Aesthetic Services.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Theological Seminary

    • February 05, 2017
    Each February, Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) hosts a community event to celebrate the life and witness of the late Dr. Henry Logan Starks, the first African-American professor at MTS. Known as the Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner, the event pays homage to Dr. Starks’ legacy as a theologian
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Pets Alive!

    • February 05, 2017
    Memphis Pets Alive! (MPA!) is a 501c3 non-profit group focused on helping network, rescue and adopt healthy treatable shelter pets at risk of euthanasia.
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  • Radio Show: JCC International Jewish Film Festival

    • February 05, 2017
    The Memphis Jewish Community Center is partnering with Indie Memphis, Facing History & Ourselves, and Jewish Family Service to provide nine days of film. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $5 for MJCC members and $5 for students.
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  • Radio Show: Christy Gilmour Consulting

    • January 31, 2017
    Whether your organization is in need of an operational assessment, a capital campaign, or seeks expertise on good governance, Christy Gilmour Consulting is poised to help your organization fill that need.
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  • Radio Show: Girl Scouts Heart of the South

    • January 31, 2017
    Girl Scouts Heart of the South (GSHS) served nearly 6,000 girls, with the help of over 2,000 volunteers, who live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law last year.
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  • Radio Show: Urban Bicycle Food Ministry

    • January 31, 2017
    The Urban Bicycle Food Ministry is an ecumenical, non-profit organization, built on the foundation and the principals of the synoptic Gospels. Though it is a Christian based organization, it is very inclusive.
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  • More Tips to Help Build Nonprofit Awareness

    More Tips to Help Build Nonprofit Awareness

    • January 25, 2017
    Last week we started sharing tips that nonprofit professionals and volunteers can use to increase awareness, fundraising, and volunteer engagement. We covered the power of pictures and video in the last column; so let’s now talk consistency and advice for Facebook.
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  • Radio Show: Women Of Hope International

    • January 23, 2017
    Women of Hope International, a non-profit humanitarian organization, comes alongside disabled women in Sierra Leone, West Africa and around the world to assist them in growing, changing, learning and becoming women of HOPE.
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  • Radio Show: S.O. What! Foundation

    • January 23, 2017
    The S.O. What! Foundation provides information, encouragement and support to help youth learn to say, “So what!” to their challenges and “So NOW what?” to determine the steps to take to overcome obstacles and eliminate excuses keeping them from being successful.
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  • Radio Show: New Memphis Institute

    • January 23, 2017
    New Memphis Institute is forging a prosperous and vital new Memphis by attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent.
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  • Building Nonprofit Awareness is an Everyday Adventure

    Building Nonprofit Awareness is an Everyday Adventure

    • January 19, 2017
    Given this is such an important topic and one I’m discussing often, let’s take the next few weeks to explore tips that nonprofit professionals and volunteers can use to increase awareness, funding, and physical engagement.
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  • Radio Show: McCabe Construction Company

    • January 17, 2017
    McCabe Construction Company, Inc. is a cooperative of elite general contractors dedicated to serving the property industry. All of their contractor members are highly experienced in all disciplines of insurance restoration and reconstruction work that could result from accidents in the home.
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  • A Conversation With Kevin Harrington

    A Conversation With Kevin Harrington

    • January 11, 2017
    Kevin Harrington, Inventor of the Infomercial, Original Shark on ABC’s Hit Show, “Shark Tank” and As Seen on TV Pioneer, is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. Jeremy C. Park sits down with Kevin Harrington for "A Conversation With" originally seen on WKNO / PBS.
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  • Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

    Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

    • January 11, 2017
    After college graduation, I had the rare opportunity to move out to Los Angeles and work as the director of marketing for a television production company.
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  • Radio Show: Operation Broken Silence

    • January 09, 2017
    Operation Broken Silence is a nonprofit organization leading a global movement for peace and justice in Sudan through innovative programs. OBS is a nonprofit made up of passionate and creative problem-solvers who believe that the world needs a radically different approach in fighting genocide.
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  • Radio Show: PRIZM Ensemble

    • January 09, 2017
    The PRIZM Ensemble was started in 2005 in Memphis, TN. The original premise was to become a performing and touring ensemble. We performed several concerts in the area. In 2009 started the PRIZM Music Camp & International Chamber Music Festival.
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  • Radio Show: FOX13 Memphis Family Focus

    • January 09, 2017
    Miranda Harbor is the Public and Community Affairs Director at FOX13 Memphis. In 2017, FOX13 is committed to highlighting stories that shine light on what makes the community great.
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  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year!

    • January 01, 2017
    Happy New Year! It’s 2017 and our chance for a fresh start to accomplish our personal and professional goals and to realize our dreams. I pray this New Year brings you and your family good health and great prosperity, along with much joy, love and peace.
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  • Radio Show: SchoolSeed's Teacher Toolbox

    • January 03, 2017
    SchoolSeed is the independent fund for Greater Memphis classrooms. Established in 2009 as a nonprofit organization, SchoolSeed supports community efforts that positively impact students and teachers.
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  • Radio Show: CodeCrew

    • January 03, 2017
    CodeCrew empowers kids from underrepresented communities to be tech innovators and leaders through practical, hands-on computer science training.
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  • Radio Show: Royal Family Kids Camp of Cordova

    • December 28, 2016
    Royal Family KIDS Camp of Cordova impacts foster children at their Camp & Mentoring Club by changing more lives with the effective demonstration of compassion.
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  • Radio Show: A Step Ahead Foundation

    • December 28, 2016
    A Step Ahead Foundation’s mission offers women in Memphis and Shelby County free long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) to prevent unplanned pregnancies.
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  • Radio Show: 2017 Social Media Trends - Andrew Bartolotta

    • December 28, 2016
    Andrew Bartolotta is a digital media professional connecting passion and purpose through technology. He manages all of our social media and digital outreach for both organizations. Andrew tells us what to look out for in the world of social media in the coming year.
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  • Merry Christmas - St. Mary's Soup Kitchen

    Merry Christmas - St. Mary's Soup Kitchen

    • December 25, 2016
    I write this on a day when my wife left early in the morning to serve meals at St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen with her co-workers from Germantown Municipal School District. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Soup Kitchen, which is located at 155 Market Street in downtown Memphis...
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  • Commercials for Good

    Commercials for Good

    • December 16, 2016
    The Pitts 3-Peat is more than a community calling card, it’s a strategic civic pride campaign. Todd Lochner, General Manager of Principle Toyota, is now using that concept to share the positives in our community with his commercials.
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  • ROI for Donated Corporate Services

    ROI for Donated Corporate Services

    • December 05, 2016
    Recently, I’ve met with three companies working heavily with nonprofits regarding the donation of their corporate services...
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  • Grit. Grind. Give. – The Memphis Giving Tuesday

    Grit. Grind. Give. – The Memphis Giving Tuesday

    • November 28, 2016
    On Tuesday, November 29, our focus turns from gift buying for family and friends to helping others in our community.
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  • Define Your Philanthropic Focus

    Define Your Philanthropic Focus

    • November 22, 2016
    Just like in life, sports, and business, focus is fundamental to philanthropic success. It’s hard to move the needle, so to speak, in a larger social context if your resources and efforts are spread thinly versus taking a more focused approach.
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  • Radio Show: Youth Striving For Excellence

    • November 21, 2016
    Youth Striving for Excellence provides after-school programs that are geared towards youth development for school ages youth. Their major emphasis is in Education with programs that include Monday Night Club, Reading Program, Abstinence Program; tutoring, Summer Camps and more.
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  • Radio Show: Germantown, TN

    • November 21, 2016
    Located near the Mississippi River along the historic trails of the Chickasaw Indians, Germantown offers its residents a safe, attractive and energetic community.
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  • Radio Show: The Orpheum Theatre and Halloran Centre

    • November 15, 2016
    With the support of more than 600 volunteers, the Orpheum and Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education affect the lives of almost 300,000 Mid-South patrons each year through the Broadway series and a diverse array of concerts, comedians, and other events.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Music Initiative

    • November 08, 2016
    The positive impact of music engagement is measurable, tangible, and powerful. Research demonstrates the important role music-engagement focused youth development activities can play in offering youth the skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to overcome barriers and succeed in school and life.
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  • Radio Show: Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis

    • November 08, 2016
    The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis is the agent for change committed to a community of well-being and prosperity, where women live in sufficiency, strength, and safety, sharing their leadership and empowering their children.
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  • Radio Show: Soulsville Foundation

    • November 08, 2016
    The Soulsville Foundation is the nonprofit parent organization that operates the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School.
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  • Exploring Through the Darkness

    Exploring Through the Darkness

    • November 02, 2016
    Last week, we had the honor of hosting an American hero, Steve Baskis, as our cityCURRENT Signature Breakfast speaker. Ever since he was a child, Steve wanted to serve in the military like his father and grandfather, who both shared with him their stories of service and adventure.
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  • Radio Show: St. George's Bunkhouse - Serve901 & St. George's

    • October 31, 2016
    In partnership with Serve901 and Living Hope Church, St. George’s Independent School opened the St. George’s Bunkhouse on Mclean Boulevard in Memphis, TN on Tuesday. The beautifully renovated space can sleep up to over 110 people provides access to the church’s sanctuary spaces.
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  • Radio Show: LightWave Solar Electric

    • October 31, 2016
    LightWave Solar is an experienced turn-key solar engineering, procurement and construction firm (EPC) who helped pioneer the solar industry in Tennessee. Founded in Nashville in 2006, LightWave Solar is 100% focused on solar photovoltaics (PV) with over 600 solar projects installed for businesses, m
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  • Radio Show: Shelby County Schools Career Internships

    • October 31, 2016
    The SCS Summer Internship Program (June 5 - July 14, 2017) provides students with authentic experiences that will be invaluable to their high school, college and career paths.
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  • “I forgot about your handicap”

    “I forgot about your handicap”

    • October 23, 2016
    One of my favorite things about this column and the other inspirational-focused media and events we produce and host through cityCURRENT is the feedback we receive. Many are simple notes of appreciation while others are life lessons or stories of transformation...
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  • Radio Show: Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery

    • October 25, 2016
    Memorial Park’s outstanding feature is its beauty and naturally rolling terrain. Constructed in the 1930s by E.C. Hinds, an entrepreneur, several features were added to the landscape to enhance its beauty. Just inside the entrance is a gracefully curved reflecting pool and a three-tiered fountain.
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  • Radio Show: Silver Lining Solutions Geriatric Advisors

    • October 25, 2016
    Silver Lining Solutions recognizes the need for seniors, and their families, to assist them in filtering the hundreds of options available for seniors in the Memphis and surrounding communities.
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  • Radio Show: Community Legal Center

    • October 25, 2016
    The Community Legal Center works daily to ensure access to justice for all, providing the working poor with private legal counsel in basic civil matters.
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  • Radio Show: Shelby County Schools

    • October 17, 2016
    Shelby County Schools (SCS) is the largest public school district in Tennessee and the 22nd largest public school district in the nation teaching over 100,000 students any given day in Memphis and the Mid-South.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Jewish Community Center

    • October 17, 2016
    The Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC) is an inclusive and compassionate community built on Jewish values, heritage, and culture, where people of all ages, lifestyles, ethnicities and levels of observance come together to pursue personal fitness, team sports, the arts, youth programming and more
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  • Radio Show: Down Syndrome Association of Memphis

    • October 17, 2016
    The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South is a nonprofit that promotes the inclusion of all people with Down Syndrome by providing families and our communities with up-to-date information and education.
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  • Radio Show: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital / ALSAC

    • October 10, 2016
    Richard C. Shadyac Jr. became the president and chief executive officer of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in September 2009. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer...
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  • Radio Show: Germantown Municipal School District

    • October 10, 2016
    The Germantown Municipal School District is a K-12 school system, located in the suburbs of Memphis, TN. They opened their doors in the fall of 2014, with over 500 employees, serving over 5400 students.
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  • Radio Show: ArtsMemphis

    • October 10, 2016
    The mission of ArtsMemphis is to sustain Memphis' world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthen local communities through the arts. In fiscal year 2016, they awarded nearly $3 million in funding to 68 arts organizations and 20 individuals.
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  • Cynthia Daniels is SPARKing Change

    Cynthia Daniels is SPARKing Change

    • October 10, 2016
    There are few people who can match the drive and enthusiasm for social and community organizing that Cynthia Daniels has. A native of Atlanta, GA, Cynthia moved to Memphis in 2009 and embraced everything the city had to offer.
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  • Radio Show: V2 Media

    • October 04, 2016
    Memphis video production company, V2 Media, provides strategic creative and production services for web, print, radio and video projects for Fortune 500 and small business clients.
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  • Radio Show: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    • October 04, 2016
    As one of the 12 regional Reserve banks in the Fed System, the St. Louis Fed is central to America's economy. All of the Reserve banks share some degree of similar duties. But because the banks are independent of one another, each has some specialized assignments and tasks that distinguish it.
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  • Radio Show: Monogram Foods

    • October 04, 2016
    Monogram Foods Solutions is a leading manufacturer and marketer of value-added meat products, snacks and appetizers. Monogram specializes in strategic co-packing, private label and branded business, with both owned brands and licensed brands.
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  • Radio Show: Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell

    • September 26, 2016
    Mayor Luttrell sits down with Jeremy C. Park to share how you can get involved including the Mayor's Young Professionals Council
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  • Radio Show: Hannah's Hope

    • September 26, 2016
    Hannah’s Hope is a nonprofit missional agency of the Memphis Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church serving families throughout the West Tennessee area.
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  • Radio Show: Secrets Savored

    • September 26, 2016
    Secrets Savored is a ministry that desires to change the course of young lives, homes, and marriages through not only teaching practical helps, but also through teaching young people how to study, apply, and love God’s word. http://www.secretssavored.org/
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  • Spotlighting more SPARKing Good

    Spotlighting more SPARKing Good

    • September 21, 2016
    Last week we shared some of the public nominations that came in for The SPARK Awards 2016. Since there were so many and they all brought a smile to my face, let’s keep sharing and inspiring more good.
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  • Radio Show: Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes

    • September 19, 2016
    Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes, is a non-profit organization that provides sports and recreational activities for blind or visually impaired men, women, and children of Tennessee. They are the State chapter of the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA)
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  • Radio Show: University of Memphis Tiger Athletics

    • September 19, 2016
    with 400 student-athletes competing in 19 different intercollegiate sports, there's a lot of room for doing. The UofM is a charter member of the American Athletic Conference and our athletic programs compete at the highest level as an NCAA Division I institution.
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  • Radio Show: Teacher Town Memphis

    • September 19, 2016
    Teacher Town is unleashing the potential of Memphis through the promise of the next generation.
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  • Spotlighting Those SPARKing Good

    Spotlighting Those SPARKing Good

    • September 14, 2016
    While printing up and sorting through the nominations yesterday, I was touched not only by the sheer numbers – some categories have as many as 25 unique nominations – but by the heartfelt words used to honor and thank our everyday heroes. Reading the nominations brought a huge smile to my face..
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  • Radio Show: ServiceMaster by Stratos

    • September 12, 2016
    ServiceMaster by Stratos has recognized the importance of giving back to the community since it was founded in 1979, and they continue to build upon that belief.
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  • Radio Show: Mid-South Food Bank

    • September 12, 2016
    Mid-South Food Bank provides food for an estimated 230,000 different people annually.
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  • Radio Show: Church Health

    • September 12, 2016
    Church Health seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits.
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  • Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Disability Employment Awareness Month

    • October 13, 2013
    Disability Employment Awareness Month
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  • A Symphony of Community Engagement

    A Symphony of Community Engagement

    • October 06, 2013
    A Symphony of Community Engagement
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  • Body, Mind, and Spirit at Church Health Center

    Body, Mind, and Spirit at Church Health Center

    • September 29, 2013
    Body, Mind, and Spirit at Church Health Center
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  • Enjoying a World of Sound

    Enjoying a World of Sound

    • September 15, 2013
    Enjoying a World of Sound
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  • Fighting for a Hunger-Free Mid-South

    Fighting for a Hunger-Free Mid-South

    • September 08, 2013
    Fighting for a Hunger-Free Mid-South
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  • 24/7 Lifeline to Hope

    24/7 Lifeline to Hope

    • September 01, 2013
    24/7 Lifeline to Hope
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  • Helping Children, Healing Families

    Helping Children, Healing Families

    • August 25, 2013
    Helping Children, Healing Families
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  • Call 52-CLEAN to Keep Memphis Green

    Call 52-CLEAN to Keep Memphis Green

    • August 18, 2013
    Call 52-CLEAN to Keep Memphis Green
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  • Making BIG Differences in LITTLES’ Lives

    Making BIG Differences in LITTLES’ Lives

    • August 11, 2013
    Making BIG Differences in LITTLES’ Lives
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  • Engage Employees to Create Win-Win-Win

    Engage Employees to Create Win-Win-Win

    • July 28, 2013
    Engage Employees to Create Win-Win-Win
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  • JIFF Lowering Youth Recidivism Rates

    JIFF Lowering Youth Recidivism Rates

    • July 21, 2013
    JIFF Lowering Youth Recidivism Rates
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  • Talent for Transformation

    Talent for Transformation

    • July 14, 2013
    Talent for Transformation
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  • Stewards of Children

    Stewards of Children

    • July 07, 2013
    Stewards of Children
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  • In Times of Need There is Good Grief

    In Times of Need There is Good Grief

    • June 30, 2013
    In Times of Need There is Good Grief
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  • Dorothy Day House helps homeless families move toward self-s

    Dorothy Day House helps homeless families move toward self-s

    • June 23, 2013
    Dorothy Day House helps homeless families move toward self-sufficiency
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  • Lifeblood's Donor Fest 2013

    Lifeblood's Donor Fest 2013

    • June 09, 2013
    Lifeblood's Donor Fest 2013
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  • Our Small Actions Can Spark Movements

    Our Small Actions Can Spark Movements

    • June 02, 2013
    Our Small Actions Can Spark Movements
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  • Ambassadors Will Help Your Cause

    Ambassadors Will Help Your Cause

    • October 25, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park shares tips for smaller nonprofits to increase attendance at fundraisers.
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  • Honoring Two American Cancer Society Volunteers

    Honoring Two American Cancer Society Volunteers

    • September 07, 2016
    Last Saturday, August 27, my wife, Meredith, and I were blessed. We were honored to emcee the 20th Annual Imagine Ball benefiting the American Cancer Society – Memphis; but we were blessed to be around so many people supporting the effort to find a cure and someday realize a world that’s cancer free
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  • Radio Show: JIFF Youth

    • September 05, 2016
    JIFF was established March 2003 as an organization in Memphis specifically serving juvenile offenders in an effort to break the repetitive cycle of crime and offer hope for a productive future.
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  • Radio Show: eBiz Solutions

    • September 05, 2016
    At eBiz Solutions, they look beyond technology — beyond websites, beyond ecommerce, beyond mobile apps — beyond the specific tool, straight to the results.
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  • Radio Show: 30 Days of Opera - Opera Memphis

    • September 05, 2016
    30 Days of Opera is exactly what it sounds like: 30 days of totally awesome - totally FREE - performances by Opera Memphis. For the entire month of September, they take the show on the road - singing all over Memphis and the MidSouth.
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  • Providing Homes to Wounded Veteran Heroes

    Providing Homes to Wounded Veteran Heroes

    • November 01, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park highlights Military Warriors Support Foundation and their work with wounded veteran Heroes.
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  • Giving for Growth

    Giving for Growth

    • November 08, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park discusses his newly released second book, Giving for Growth.
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  • Celebrate Tennis in Memphis with Ivan Lendl

    Celebrate Tennis in Memphis with Ivan Lendl

    • November 15, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park highlights the Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster, along with an upcoming FREE community event featuring tennis icon, Ivan Lendl.
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  • Fostering Service as a Family

    Fostering Service as a Family

    • November 22, 2015
    Fostering Service as a Family
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  • A Perfect Day Versus a Perfect Moment

    A Perfect Day Versus a Perfect Moment

    • November 29, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park puts the focus on the importance of enjoying the small, precious moments of each day.
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  • Sharing Advice from Parents, Part 1

    Sharing Advice from Parents, Part 1

    • December 06, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal Jeremy C. Park shares reader responses from his question, "What's some of the best advice you've received from your parents?
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  • Sharing Advice from Parents, Part 2

    Sharing Advice from Parents, Part 2

    • December 13, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park shares more of his favorite responses to the question, "What's some of the best advice you've received from your parents?
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  • Congratulations to the 2015 SPARK Awards Winners

    Congratulations to the 2015 SPARK Awards Winners

    • December 20, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park congratulates and celebrates the 13 winners of The SPARK Awards 2015.
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  • A Year of Service and Understanding

    A Year of Service and Understanding

    • December 27, 2015
    In this week's #GivingBackColumn in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park shares why and how community service can bring our city and nation together.
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  • 5 Ways to Incorporate Service in 2016

    5 Ways to Incorporate Service in 2016

    • January 03, 2016
    With hectic schedules, though, the key to success lies in our ability to weave purpose into our everyday actions. Below are five ways to incorporate service into our normal routine, so we can progress personally while giving back to help others at the same time.
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  • Take Control of Your Story

    Take Control of Your Story

    • January 13, 2016
    Take Control of Your Story
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  • Ministry for the Real World Campaign

    Ministry for the Real World Campaign

    • January 17, 2016
    There’s a beautiful building that I drive by just about every day. Built back in 1912, the converted three-story mansion sits on five acres and strikingly stands out on the corner of East Parkway and Union Avenue, as the home of Memphis Theological Seminary. As impressive as the building is on the o
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  • Helping Veterans Help Themselves

    Helping Veterans Help Themselves

    • January 24, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park highlights the efforts of Alpha Omega Veterans Services.
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  • #College4All: The College Initiative

    #College4All: The College Initiative

    • January 31, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park highlights The College Initiative.
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  • Servant Leadership Displayed at Samaritan’s Feet

    Servant Leadership Displayed at Samaritan’s Feet

    • February 07, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park shares the joy of a recent Samaritan's Feet event and the power of servant leadership.
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  • Lessons from the Orchestra

    Lessons from the Orchestra

    • February 14, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park shares lessons from a recent presentation from music conductor and speaker, Javier Peña.
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  • Aligning Your Nonprofit Story with a Corporation’s Story

    Aligning Your Nonprofit Story with a Corporation’s Story

    • February 22, 2016
    I recently moderated a panel discussion at the Mid-South Nonprofit Forum which was hosted at the University of Memphis by FedEx, AutoZone, and First Tennessee; and brought together over 200 local nonprofit leaders for a day of workshops and discussions to share best practices and ways to enhance org
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  • Do Your Research Before Reaching Out

    Do Your Research Before Reaching Out

    • February 28, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column, Jeremy C. Park discusses the importance of preparation and doing your research before reaching out to people, attending events, or walking into interviews or meetings.
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  • Time is Our Most Valuable Asset

    Time is Our Most Valuable Asset

    • March 06, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park shares some tips from Google's Daniel Sieberg recent presentation on finding work-life-technology balance.
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  • Perspective is Needed in Challenging Times

    Perspective is Needed in Challenging Times

    • August 30, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column from The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park highlights how pictures on social media or the well-polished presentations being delivered don't always share the struggles to get to that point.
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  • Aligning Your Brand and Mission

    Aligning Your Brand and Mission

    • August 24, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column, Jeremy C. Park discusses the rebrand of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club to cityCURRENT.
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  • Radio Show: Family Safety Center

    • August 22, 2016
    By locating the core services of 10 of their 31 partner agencies in one place, Family Safety Center is more effectively able to serve the hurting families of Memphis and Shelby County who are caught up in the trauma of domestic violence.
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  • Radio Show: Ronald McDonald House Memphis

    • August 22, 2016
    Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis, at no charge to their guests, provides supportive services and a "home-away-from-home" for St. Jude families and their children receiving treatment for cancer and other catastrophic childhood illnesses.
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  • Radio Show: Sullivan Branding

    • August 22, 2016
    Sullivan Branding is a full-service brand development agency headquartered in Memphis, serving a diverse mix of clients who demand innovative thinking, value creativity and require proactive client service. Ralph Berry, EVP / Public Relations, dives into the rebrand of cityCURRENT.
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  • Five Unique Ways Brands Can Repurpose Evergreen Content

    Five Unique Ways Brands Can Repurpose Evergreen Content

    • August 18, 2016
    Creating valuable content that informs and inspires is critical to elevating your brand’s position in the mind of your customers. Given the time and resources that go into creating such content, it makes good financial sense to extend the life of this collateral as much as you can.
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  • The SPARK: Leading Education

    • August 18, 2016
    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Leading Education.” We’ll learn more about an ecumenical graduate school of theology; an organization developing transformational school leaders; and a company providing recycling and waste disposal services that’s serving our community.
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  • Nominate a Community Champion for The SPARK Awards 2016

    Nominate a Community Champion for The SPARK Awards 2016

    • August 17, 2016
    Each day in the Mid-South there are countless organizations and individuals leading by example, giving back, and helping others.
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  • Radio Show: Les Passees

    • August 15, 2016
    Les Passees is Memphis’ oldest non-profit women’s organization. Their members provide advocacy and support to enhance the quality of life for children and families in the Memphis community.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

    • August 15, 2016
    In the case of hearing-impaired children, additional resources are required in order to provide a solid educational foundation and an equal opportunity to succeed.
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  • Radio Show: My Town Miracles / Chauncy's Chance

    • August 15, 2016
    My Town Miracles is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make an impact in the communities we serve. They do this by being a miracle to individuals who really need one. Through love and generosity, they bring lasting change and hope needed in individuals and families.
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  • ARS Teams Up With Tebow to Give Back

    ARS Teams Up With Tebow to Give Back

    • August 10, 2016
    Tim Tebow takes partnership with American Residential Services to a new level. ARS is a a privately held national provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services.
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  • Harwood Center Helps Children with Autism and Developmental

    Harwood Center Helps Children with Autism and Developmental

    • March 13, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park highlights Harwood Center and their efforts to help children with disabilities reach their full potential.
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  • Radio Show: State Systems

    • August 08, 2016
    State Systems, Inc. is a privately owned total protection company based in Memphis, Tenn., that seeks to embody its mission of protecting life and property into every client and product every day.
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  • Radio Show: The Baddour Center

    • August 08, 2016
    The Baddour Center is a unique community where adults with intellectual disabilities live with their peers in group homes or shared apartments. Located on 120 acres of beautiful countryside in rural Senatobia, Mississippi.
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  • Radio Show: YMCA of Memphis & The Mid-South

    • August 08, 2016
    The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, they've been listening and responding to our communities. The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Learn more→ http://www.ymcamemphis.org/
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  • Why Every Business Needs A Community Calling Card

    Why Every Business Needs A Community Calling Card

    • August 05, 2016
    If you’re a business owner or work in corporate communications today, chances are you not only deal with the marketing, advertising, public relations, social media and graphic design for your company, but you also work heavily with nonprofits, fielding requests and handling contributions, event spon
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  • Climbing the Corporate Ladder

    Climbing the Corporate Ladder

    • August 01, 2016
    As I mentioned last week, I’ve recently met with many people who either were looking for job search advice or tips on climbing the corporate ladder. Since we shared job search advice last week, let’s now discuss climbing the corporate ladder.
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  • Radio Show: Christian Brothers University

    • August 01, 2016
    Christian Brothers University is a four-year, private university founded on the heritage of Lasallian education in Memphis, TN. While large enough to provide educational opportunities in the arts, business, education, engineering and sciences, the University is small enough to keep its student/facul
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  • Radio Show: Salvation Army Memphis / Kroc - Aaron Keegan

    • August 01, 2016
    At the center of The Salvation Army’s work in Memphis is a commitment to share God’s love by serving others. Programs change throughout the years but consistently focus on Relief, Renewal and Response – providing immediate assistance, long-term growth and many ways to serve.
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  • Radio Show: Memphis CVB - Kevin Kane

    • August 01, 2016
    The tourism industry in Memphis currently supports over 35,000 tourism-related jobs ($539.5 million in payroll) and has an estimated tourism revenue of $3 billion. In 2014, $139.6 million was generated in local and state taxes from tourism in Memphis.
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  • How Employees Generate Corporate Support for Volunteerism

    How Employees Generate Corporate Support for Volunteerism

    • March 20, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park discusses how employees can lead by example in generating corporate support for volunteerism.
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  • Sometimes it Just Takes Time

    Sometimes it Just Takes Time

    • March 27, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park discusses how everything happens for a reason applies to those who realize their dreams and create change in our communities.
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  • Staying Positive, Like a Proton

    Staying Positive, Like a Proton

    • April 03, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column, Jeremy C. Park discusses ways to to resolve conflict and model respect for our children and their future.
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  • The Theme is Free at Memphis Public Library

    The Theme is Free at Memphis Public Library

    • April 13, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column, Jeremy C. Park explores the 'FREE' theme to learn and have fun at the Memphis Public Library.
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  • Become Rich from Simply Giving

    Become Rich from Simply Giving

    • April 20, 2016
    Yes, financial giving is important; but you will never become 'poor' by opening up your 'heart' and freely 'giving' of your love and time to help others. - In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park spotlights Anne Frank and Lee Trevino.
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  • The Best Present is Being Present

    The Best Present is Being Present

    • April 25, 2016
    Lloyd was a compassionate, faithful, and honest man who cared deeply for others. He was a protector of our community and passionate about his business; but most of all, he was dedicated to God and his family.
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  • If It's to Be, It's Up to Me!

    If It's to Be, It's Up to Me!

    • May 01, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park shares a motto his father put in place years ago when he first became a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts.
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  • Samaritan's Feet Unveils World Shoe

    Samaritan's Feet Unveils World Shoe

    • May 11, 2016
    According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 billion people across the world are affected by a soil-transmitted disease that could be prevented by wearing proper footwear. Samaritan’s Feet has developed a shoe that can prevent the contraction of these diseases and treat existing wounds.
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  • Enhance Your Effectiveness as a Public Speaker

    Enhance Your Effectiveness as a Public Speaker

    • May 12, 2016
    Nowadays, there’s a term for everything; and when it comes to the fear of public speaking, the term is Glossophobia. While the anxiety is completely normal, I’ve found that the nerves can be calmed with the proper preparation and training.
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  • Being Stretched is Good

    Being Stretched is Good

    • May 22, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park discusses the impact of a quote from Coach Scott Nagy - “Just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean it’s not good! We’re stretched when it’s difficult; and that can be a good thing!”
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  • Emmanuel Center Memphis: Serving Over 700 Kids Daily

    Emmanuel Center Memphis: Serving Over 700 Kids Daily

    • May 29, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park highlights Emmanuel Center Memphis, which is a safe haven serving over 700 kids daily through education, athletics, and spiritual guidance programs.
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  • New to Memphis and Looking for a Job?

    New to Memphis and Looking for a Job?

    • June 05, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park discusses the importance of embracing professionals who are moving to our city and looking for employment; and also shares some tips for those same job seekers.
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  • All About Collaboration

    All About Collaboration

    • June 12, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park discusses the importance of collaboration and why it is an important trend in philanthropy among donors, volunteers, and nonprofits.
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  • Don’t Wait for the Right Job Opportunity

    Don’t Wait for the Right Job Opportunity

    • July 26, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column, Jeremy C. Park discusses how volunteering can help you land your dream job.
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  • Take a Vacation and Recharge

    Take a Vacation and Recharge

    • June 19, 2016
    In this week's Giving Back Column in The Commercial Appeal, Jeremy C. Park shares the personal and community benefits of disconnecting and taking a vacation.
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  • The SPARK: Building Character through Sports

    • March 18, 2016
    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Building Character through Sports.” We’ll learn more about an organization using golf as a catalyst for character and life-skills building; a championship golf course giving back in big ways as the home of the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Classic.
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  • The SPARK: The Power of Art

    • April 22, 2016
    This month on The SPARK our theme is “The Power of Art.” We’ll learn more about a community school of the arts with a thriving afterschool dance program; an organization amplifying the impact of the arts and raising funds and awareness to ensure its excellence in our city...
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  • The SPARK: Technology

    • May 20, 2016
    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Technology.” We’ll learn more about an organization helping youth through clubs and a technical training center; the Memphis Public Library’s state of the art learning lab; and a global technology and solutions consulting company focused on innovation.
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  • The SPARK: Opportunities

    • June 17, 2016
    This month on The SPARK our theme is “Opportunities.” We’ll learn more about a nonprofit helping Latinos in Memphis pursue a better life for themselves and their families; an organization equipping ex-offenders with the knowledge, skills, and resources.
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  • Become a “Go-Giver”

    Become a “Go-Giver”

    • July 19, 2016
    A few weeks ago I sat down with Reverend Richard Hamlet and Jason Tyler with the Global Ministries Foundation, as a guest on their nationally syndicated radio show, “Ministry in the Marketplace.” After the interview, Hamlet sent me a gift that he thought I might enjoy; and he was right!
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  • Zero Talent Required

    Zero Talent Required

    • July 13, 2016
    Growing up in a household with an open door policy, where my parents would happily welcome individuals and families who were going through hardships into our home at all hours of the day or night, my brother and I witnessed firsthand the importance and power of helping others.
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  • The LPBC Radio Show: Tech901 - Robert Montague

    • July 05, 2016
    Memphis is a renaissance city, recognized for quality of life, education reform, cost of living and recently for technology growth.
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  • The LPBC Radio Show: AutoZone - Hannah Zachary

    • July 05, 2016
    AutoZone founder, J.R. "Pitt" Hyde III, started the company with a commitment to philanthropy. This commitment has been richly embedded into AutoZone's culture, and the tradition of giving continues even stronger today. Through hard work and dedication, AutoZone provides a unique culture of customer
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  • ChangeMakers: Bill Courtney

    • June 29, 2016
    Business Owner, Author, Philanthropist, and Football Coach,as seen in the Oscar-winning documentary, Undefeated.
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  • Be COOL This Summer: Volunteer Indoors

    Be COOL This Summer: Volunteer Indoors

    • June 29, 2016
    There’s nothing “cooler” than helping others and making a difference in your hometown! So, even though it’s HOT outside, that doesn’t have to deter your efforts to give back. Here are three easy ways you can remain COOL this summer by volunteering or helping with projects that are indoors.
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Over the past several years I've been asked more than a handful of times about Duncan Williams Asset Management's involvement in cityCURRENT. My answer is always the same... Renewing our membership is one of the easiest and best decisions that we make each year! I can't say enough how proud we are to continue to be a member of such a great organization doing truly meaningful work here in the Memphis community.
David Scully , President, Duncan Williams Asset Management
"It is actually hard to put into words the feeling I had meeting and joining with the Memphis 'giving' community at the LPBC Signature Breakfast hosted by Smith & Nephew and in partnership with The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence in August, 2014. To see living embodiments of real and true compassion and caring for others, all gathered in one place gave me some sense of the astounding range, depth and sustained good works the business community in Memphis is doing. It was clear to me
John Hunter, Award-Winning Educator , former guest speaker, and focus of the documentary, "World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements"
Thank you for taking the time to teach me some new ideas about storytelling in the digital world! I am excited to implement your tips and best practices. Thank you for all you do to support local nonprofits and their good words by providing this valuable training.
Glenda Gurley , Maddox Foundation
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