"With Embark, it gave me the opportunity to connect with other young professionals in varying fields of work who are doing awesome things. We’re all excited about the city and pushing it forward. There is a fabric of change that’s happening, and there are people my age at the helm."
"It was a phenomenal experience. Even for me being from Memphis, coming back as an adult is a different experience. The professional discussions with our facilitator were very helpful for me navigating different personalities in the workplace."
-Courtney Williams Robertson
"Embark was awesome! What I loved most about it and what it really opened my eyes to was how many people in my New Memphis class weren’t from Memphis and how much they wanted to be engaged in the community. One of my goals for 2019 is to take what I learned from Embark and initiate more engagement with volunteer programs. I know there are tons of ways to get involved."
"I think that New Memphis does a great job of bringing that network of experience and professionalism together in an environment that allows people to continue to grow. I learned how to connect with people in unique ways that makes it meaningful for both them and me. "
"I have learned so much about myself and how to effectively lead and communicate through Embark. It was a vital experience to my professional success."
-Kayla Rodriguez Graff
"That’s what I love about New Memphis. There’s a chance for you to jump in and really make a difference."
"Through New Memphis, I learned so much about myself and how to effectively lead. I left feeling more confident to take on new challenges and opportunities."
"Embark is the program that opened my eyes to everything going on in Memphis and all the organizations and people who are here and making Memphis a better place. I credit New Memphis for a lot of me being out in the city and being involved in many organizations."