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Mayor Young transition team maps crime plan
The Daily Memphian

MemWorks research was recently cited in support of two of Mayor Young's transition team recommendations. Workforce mobility and access to high-quality...

Host Jeremy C. Park interviews Jared Barnett, CEO of Slingshot Memphis, about MemWorks
The Spark

The theme of The SPARK February 2024 is “Research, Conservation and Restoration”. Host Jeremy C. Park interviews Jared Barnett, CEO of Slingshot...

Thousands of Memphians could be missing out on better jobs. Why that is, and how it’s being addressed
Commercial Appeal

According to Slingshot’s research, there are about 100,000 Memphians experiencing poverty that need academic remediation to successfully secure and...

Crime is a symptom, not a sickness
Daily Memphian

Lasting reductions in crime require us to address the root causes and broken systems perpetuating the cycle...

Slingshotting Memphis Into A Better Future
Smart City

On a quiet dead-end street on the edge of Central Gardens, 16 people are working on what could be called our community’s Manhattan Project with the...

MemWorks Phase 2 – What’s Next?
City Current

Jared and John provide insights on five of the most significant Roadblocks MemWorks has identified and how we can help address them...

“Memphis Works for Everyone” Initiative to Uncover Gaps in Workforce Development
Memphis Chamber

Slingshot Memphis announced the MemWorks Initiative aimed at understanding the gap between local employers’ struggle to hire and retain workers while...

Jared Barnett of Slingshot Memphis and John Martinez of MDRC announce MemWorks collaborative effort
City Current

Jared Barnett of Slingshot Memphis and John Martinez of MDRC highlight MemWorks collaborative effort...

Understanding our longstanding poverty and unemployment problems
Daily Memphian

We need to use research, data, analysis and experiences to understand the challenges and design evidence-based solutions...

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