Literacy Mid-South launches mobile app for volunteers

Literacy Mid-South has announced that it’s now the first adult education program in the nation to offer a mobile app for its volunteers.

The app, which includes access to resources, a calendar, tutor reports and other tools, is available for Android devices here and for iOS devices here.

With the app, volunteers can “report hours, find resources, watch instructional videos, interact on social media and register for continuing education trainings and special events” straight from their phones, according to the group.

 

 

100 Girls of Code workshop coming to Memphis in June

100 Girls of Code is a program of the Tennessee Code Academy, and it’s conducting workshops across Tennessee to raise awareness among girls ages 12 to 18 about careers in computer science.

The program is sponsored by Tennessee Tech University and Launch Tennessee, and the workshops will include an intro to computer programming, a tutorial of the latest website development techniques and a look at cutting-edge gaming development taught by two female programmers.

Lunch will be provided, and the workshops have room for 25. The Memphis workshop happens June 9.

(100 Girls of Code also is trying to raise additional funding on Indiegogo through April 30. Their funding page is here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/100-girls-of-code)

Fresh Market confirms Midtown store, lease has been signed

Fresh Market has confirmed its bringing a third store to Memphis, at the corner of Union Ave. and Cooper St.

The store said Friday morning it’s signed a lease for the site and that the store is expected to open later this year.

Once open, it will be the eighth store in Tennessee for the company, which is continuing to grow its chain of specialty grocery stores.

Artists wanted for “South Main Mosaic” project

The Downtown Memphis Commission is launching a public art program called “South Main Mosaic” that will commission up to 10 pieces of art for temporary display in the South Main neighborhood.

Artists based with 250 miles of Memphis are encouraged to submit proposals for display from October through October 2015. The artwork could be sculptures, artistic lighting, murals, video, new media, vacant storefront enhancements and more.

Artwork that’s “interactive, kinetic or interpretive of the neighborhood’s history” is especially encouraged.

Once the pieces are installed Oct. 3, a panel of judges will award $1,000 to the artist with the most creative display.

Click here to learn more.

Memphis’ first “fashion truck” launching next week

Last month I reported on the efforts of Cyndii Jo Hartley, a hairdresser at Epic Total Salon, to launch a fashion truck – similar to a food truck but with clothes.

The name of it is the Henny Penny Mobile Boutique, and in it Hartley will sell clothes and accessories from the truck that’s roughly 18 feet long by around 7 feet wide. She told High Ground News it’ll get its first public outing next week – on March 26, at the Memphis Fashion Week preview party at Wiseacre Brewing on Broad.

She’ll mostly be selling things like ladies apparel and accessories as well as some jewelry and handbags. And she hopes to keep everything in the truck priced at $100 or less.

Dansette

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