February 2019

Our 2018 Annual Report

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Page 2-3: Table of Contents and Letter from our Executive Director & Board Chairperson  Page 4-5: Grantmaking & Capacity Building Page 6-7: MMI Works  Page 8-9: In-Schools  Page 10-11: Our Approach + Finance and Operations          

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MMI Associates: personal and professional 

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To begin, I initially was a bit perplexed about what to write in this piece. I had few any initial thoughts as to what it was that I wanted to talk about. I mean, sure, Memphis Music Initiative is a terrific place to work. In fact, the MMI Associates program has been an absolute blast […]

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Incorporating youth voice in programming  

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Youth-serving organizations juggle the needs of participants and their families, developing culturally responsive program goals, and achieving program outcomes that insure both positive impact on the community and continued funding. Often, organizations forget that the most important stakeholder/perspective is within their own programs: youth.  By actively engaging youth in programming decisions, your organization will become […]

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Art for Life’s Sake: A Conversation with Dr. Hattie Isen

Tell us a bit about the history of Art for Life’s Sake: how did the organization get started, and how did we get to where you are in the work in 2019? Art for Life started as an after-school program years ago, around 1990, at Norris Elementary School. A year later, one of the parents […]

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