"Each time I have contemplated leaving Memphis, some form of New Memphis programming has reinvigorated my passion and zeal for the city."
"My Fellows experience was truly transformative. I expected it to be informative and give me a new network, but it helped me imagine Memphis in a new way. I knew the city had a rhythm, but Fellows helped me see the larger symphony at play. "
"I loved my Fellows experience. To meet people who I hadn’t known, and I continue to see and work with is amazing. I don’t have to know all the answers in my job, but I have to be able to call upon people who know how to get something done. Watching all these people and seeing what they’re doing - I love knowing smart people and I’ve been able to listen and learn from them. I always encourage our employees to do it because it grounds you in Memphis. And if you’re not from here, you learn a lot about how authentic Memphis is. "
"The program helped me to become a better leader because it gives you the tools and skills to become a better leader. It also exposed me to other areas [of Memphis] I wouldn't have seen otherwise. "
"The Fellows Program really impacted my marriage because of the Myers-Briggs personality test. I learned about my own personality and, out of curiosity, I asked my wife to take it. Funny enough, we realized that we are complete opposites in every category. So, we were able to figure out how to communicate with each other better."
"I loved the balance of community and corporate in the Fellows program. It gave me the tools I needed to help me both in my community and my job. "
"The Fellows is definitely one of those career changing experiences that really breaks you out of your comfort zone, making you more aware of the leadership opportunities in your job and also in your community."
"My Fellows experience was a revealing opportunity to become more self-aware, develop my skill set, and become the best version of myself."
-Renee Wills Bailey
"Building a new Memphis is a collective effort. The Fellows puts leaders together to move towards a better tomorrow."
"Having a CAP team work on a project at Splash Mid-South was the equivalent of having a million dollar management team for six months."
"Sometimes you get to a point where you want to tackle something new and different in your career. New Memphis can help."
"A lot of great things happen here that don’t make the news. Through Fellows, I stay connected with an amazing group of young professionals who believe in Memphis and what it can become."
- Jen Andrews
"What we love about New Memphis is that it’s possible to make a big impact. It doesn’t take years; you can do it right now."
-Deni & Patrick Reilly