As a parent, it’s natural to want to do anything within your power to meet and protect your child’s best interests. You want him to grow up and become the best person he can be, to experience a happy and fulfilling life, and to know that you are his number one cheerleader and advocate. By investing in your child’s individual success you also make an investment in the future of Memphis - by helping to create the type of community that your children and future generations can thrive in.

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Non-profits and other organizations do a lot for the little ones of Memphis and Shelby County. So do mentors, volunteers, and donors. Our schools are better than public opinion would suggest. But there’s still a troubling truth that can’t be avoided: we don’t provide early childhood education to all children in our community.

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When employers want to fill a job, they start with a stack of resumes. Looking at credentials, degrees, schools, experience, awards, and affiliations, they decide who to interview. Typically, it’s in these job interviews that careers are made, and communication skills make all the difference. A candidate has good ideas, but how well does she articulate them? Another has a rare degree from a good university, but can he facilitate a meeting or lead a team?

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