"Each time I have contemplated leaving Memphis, some form of New Memphis programming has reinvigorated my passion and zeal for the city."
-Prizcilla Everhart, Regional Director of Operations, Aspire Public Schools
"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. "
-Sherica Hymes, HRBP at Comcast; CEO at Polished Consulting, LLC; Founder of the Total Woman Summit & Women in Transition
"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. "
-Sara Burnett, Director of Community and Public Relations, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
"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. "
-Wang-Ying Glasgow, Adult Services Coordinator, Memphis Public Libraries
"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."
-Worth Jones, Realtor, Hobson Realtors
"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. "
-Julie Acosta, Web Analytics Manager, AutoZone
"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."
-JT Malasri
"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, CFO at Oak Hall
"Building a new Memphis is a collective effort. The Fellows puts leaders together to move towards a better tomorrow."
-Edward Bogard, Founder of SoGiv
"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."
-Anthony Norris, Founder of Splash Mid-South
"Sometimes you get to a point where you want to tackle something new and different in your career. New Memphis can help."
-Paul Young, Director of City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development
"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, Executive Director of Shelby Farms Park
"What I 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, Owners of The Majestic Grille and The Brass Door