Organization OverviewAdvance Memphis is a faith based nonprofitorganization that works towards the economicrevitalization of the 38126 zip code. The 38126zip code includes Foote Homes and the formerCleaborn Homes community. AdvanceMemphis equips their adult students with theknowledge and skills necessary to becomeeconomically self-sufficient. AdvanceMemphis provides financial training courses,GED tutoring, mentors, job placement, and ahost of other resources to help improve andencourage the lives of their participants.http://www.advancememphis.org/
Internship Role I work directly with the operations manager of Advance Memphis. As part of my internship, I am responsible for outcomes tracking and analysis.
Proficiencies Developed Navigating computer programs that aid in compiling data. Analyzing collected data from program participants Planning outcomes of evaluation and metrics for framework. Program evaluation
Assignments Developed inputs, outputs and outcomes for the organization. Aided organization in developing measurement tools for each program. Provided input on organization’s employment survey. Contact past program participants for employment survey.
Coursework Connection Contemporary Perspectives- Effectiveness Measures Research Methods- Survey Methods Policy Analysis- Test stastistics
Special Thanks to… Site Supervisor:Steve Nash- Executive Director, Advance Memphis Assistant Site Supervisor:Ann Brainerd- Operations Manager, Advance Memphis Faculty Mentor:Dr. Charles Menifield- Public Administration, Professor