The need to encourage and equip the next generation of community leaders in Memphis is obvious to those who know our city best. To meet this demand, our young leaders need a place where they can learn proven leadership skills in a mutually chal lenging environment from top-flight coaches and mentors. Such a place is now available in Memphis. It is called NEXUS: A Proven Experience in Leadership.

Second Presbyterian Church and MPACT Memphis jointly developed NEXUS in 2003 as a vehicle for the development and improvement of leadership skills, as well as a means for participants to make valuable connections with leaders in the Memphis community. Relationship is the key component of the NEXUS experience. NEXUS is unique in that it seeks to duplicate the experienced leader and develop the young, emerging leader through mentorship and relationship.

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The NEXUS started the new year with Micah Greenstein, Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel speaking at the January Session. Rabbi Greenstein spoke on the topic of “Ethical Decision Leading” and believes that trustworthiness and honesty are the two fundamentals of leading ethically.

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NEXUS hosted the Annual Leadership Luncheon on March 22 with the lead sports columnist for the Commercial Appeal Geoff Calkins as the keynote speaker. The event offered a special opportunity for community leaders, NEXUS alumni and current participants to come together and learn more about NEXUS and mentoring. Please contact NEXUS for more information. Our recruitment efforts will begin this spring with an information recepti

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Save the Date for this year’s NEXUS IN MOTION event on the morning of February 2 at the National Civil Rights Museum. The event will offer members of the NEXUS Class of 2019 and the NEXUS Network an opportunity to network and have table discussion around timely, important topics. Terri Lee Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum will be the keynote speaker on the topic o

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Members of the NEXUS Class of 2019 volunteered at the Dorothy Day House as one of their Service projects this year.

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Members of the NEXUS Network attended the annual NEXUS NIGHT OUT event on October 18 at the home of NEXUS Alumni Norma and Kem Wilson. The event was successfully attended and offered a great time for guests to connect with members of the NEXUS Class of 2019 and alumni. Special thanks to the Wilsons for hosting the event.

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"NEXUS has been an awesome experience for me due to the fact that I was perfectly matched with my mentor. It is evident that the matching process was intentional because of how much I've been able to learn from and relate to my mentor. This has been true for m...
Kierra Warren, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018 -
“Given family, running my own business, and having several volunteer focuses, I was not looking for opportunities of involvement. After being asked to be a NEXUS mentor I weighed the ramifications and felt like it was a worthwhile investment. Venturing into ...
Joey Bland, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2018 -
“The NEXUS program has helped me by exposing me to new leaders in the Memphis community, business world, and in my generation. The lessons that I've learned over the past nine months I'll carry with me for the rest of my life and I couldn't be more grateful ...
Kanesha Hines, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2018 -
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