New Memphis Embark Application

Embark is a 4-month engagement that empowers high performing twenty-somethings (2-7 years into their careers) to grow as leaders and to build relationships as they prepare to make a difference in Memphis. Over eight evening sessions, Embark prepares young leaders to push forward in their careers while shaping the city for a better future.
I. Applicant Information

II. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

III. Headshot

IV. Essays
In the text boxes below please provide your responses to the following questions. We recommend typing & saving your responses in another program and cutting & pasting them into the space below.

V. References
Please identify two individuals who know you well (professionally or personally) and can speak to your caliber as an applicant.

VI. Administrative Fee
The true cost of the Embark experience is over $2,000 per participant. However, New Memphis receives generous support from corporations, foundations and individuals to significantly offset that cost, safeguarding a level playing field.

Embark participants pay an administrative fee of $450 for the entire three month experience to help ensure a top quality experience. 

We do not want this fee to prevent qualified applicants from participating. As such, this fee can be paid over time, and a range of payment options are available. Unquestionably, the value of the experience far exceeds the fee.
VII. Commitment to 100% Participation
Full participation of each member of the cohort is crucial to the Embark experience. As such, attendance is not optional, but mandatory. Please carefully consider each of the schedules below and indicate which set of dates you would prefer. (Note: There may be slight variations in these dates, due to changes in facilitation.) Contact Calinda Dickerson ( with any questions you have about sessions.

Click here to view the schedules.