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    NEXUS Class of 2020

    The NEXUS Class of 2020 began in August with an Opening Retreat. Paired with a proven curriculum, participants will hear key leaders speak upon leadership topics and have opportunities to learn about different non-profits in our community. The mentor-protege relationship is the key component of the NEXUS program, these relationships will grow throughout the NEXUS experience.

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    NEXUS in Motion

    NEXUS in MOTION is a networking event for NEXUS Alumni and current participants. NEXUS in MOTION will take place on January 11, 2020 at Church Health-Crosstown. The event will provide directed networking, led by NEXUS Alumni who are experts in their fields. Round table discussions on selected topics provided valuable face time and personal interaction among members of the NEXUS Network. Dr. Scott Morris will speak to the attendees on the topic of "Dreaming as a Leader".

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    NEXUS Night Out

    NEXUS NIGHT OUT, an annual appreciation event that connects current participants with NEXUS Alumni will be held this fall.

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    NEXUS Volunteers

    Each NEXUS Class volunteers with three different non-profits in Memphis. The class selects the non-profit and leads the project. This year's class will be volunteering with Girls, Inc., STREETS Ministries, and STS Enterprise.

  • Monthly Sessions

    Monthly Sessions

    Each Month NEXUS hosts Local Key Leaders to Speak to Mentors and Proteges about Leadership Topics NEXUS believes each leader must master

Nexus Experience

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 challenging environment from top-flight coaches and mentors. Such a place is called NEXUS: A Proven Experience in Leadership.

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Nexus Connect

Web marketing refers to a broad category of advertising that takes many different forms, but generally involves any marketing activity conducted online. Marketers have shifted their efforts online because it tends to be significantly less expensive.

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Nexus Engage

An ongoing goal is to keep members of the NEXUS Network engage within the NEXUS Program and our city. NEXUS Alumni and current participants are key leaders within the community who want to continue to have a pulse of the needs of our city, the Memphis leadership community, and young emerging leaders of the next generation.

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Announcements

  • NEXUS Class of 2020 Opening Retreat

    The NEXUS Class of 2020 kicked-off the NEXUS experience with the Opening Retreat on August 24 at For The Kingdom in Memphis, TN. Participants enjoyed meeting like-minded individuals, learning more about being a mentor and protege and how to communicate effectively. Read More
  • Nominate for the Memphis Mentoring Awards

    Celebrate those influencing others through Mentoring and NOMINATE for Memphis Mentoring Awards presented by NEXUS. If you know individuals/organization/company who shares our passion for Mentoring; take this time to share their influence. Award categories include: Mentoring Organization/Non-Profit, Mentoring Industry/Company, Outstanding Female Mentor, Outstanding Male Mentor, and Outstanding Sandy Willson NEXUS Mentor. CLICK HERE to make your nomination today. Read More
  • NEXUS Class of 2020 Speakers Announced

    We are excited to announce the below leaders as session speakers for the NEXUS Class of 2020. Speakers will share insight on leadership topics each month. Monthly sessions meet from 5:30-8pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. Alumni are invited to attend. NEXUS IN MOTION will take place on Saturday morning in January and all NEXUS alumni are invited to join the Class of 2020.   September... Read More
  • NEXUS Shares About Mentoring

    NEXUS Board Chairman and NEXUS Mentor Bathsheba Sams and NEXUS Protege, Class of 2017 Brooke Jones recently participated on a panel facilitated by Heather Hunt, NEXUS Director on Mentoring and the Mentor/Protege Relationship at the Junior League of Memphis Women’s Summit. Read More
  • NEXUS Featured in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column

    Special thanks to cityCurrent for featuring NEXUS in the Commercial Appeal’s Giving Back Column. To read more CLICK HERE. Read More
  • NEXUS IN MOTION

    The NEXUS IN MOTION event offered members of the NEXUS Network the opportunity to network, take-aways from table discussions, and to be inspired by a leader like Terri Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum. Ms. Freeman spoke on of the topic of “Leading Through Change”. Read More
  • NEXUS Volunteers in Memphis

    Members of the NEXUS Class of 2019 partnered with New Memphis and volunteered at Promise Academy-Hollywood and KIPP Memphis Academy Elementary. Read More

Upcoming Events

October 22, 2019 - October 22, 2019
NEXUS Night Out in October

SAVE THE DATE for the annual NEXUS Night Out, an appreciation event for alumni. The NEXUS Board of Directors would like to

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November 7, 2019 - November 7, 2019
November Session Speaker Emily Callahan to Speak

Emily Callahan, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer for ALSAC-St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will speak to the

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October 3, 2019 - October 3, 2019
Donald Comer to Speak to NEXUS Class of 2020

On October 3, Donald Comer, Staff Vice President and Operations Analysis for FedEx Corporation will speak to the NEXUS Class

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Nexus Voice

  • Encouraging the development of new, capable and principled leaders for our city is critical for Memphis to thrive and be all that it can be. NEXUS has given me the opportunity to share some of my experiences while at the same time become encouraged myself about the potential class of rising leaders in the community. Developing a relationship with my protégé has been a privilege and a joy.

    Barbara Prescott

    Mentor / Vice President, Consultant & Licensed Professional Counselor / Allie Prescott & Partners

  • In NEXUS I have found a glimpse into the future of Memphis, with people of diverse backgrounds combining their collective wisdom and talents for the betterment of the community. My mentor provided me with his unique point of view which prompted me to look at issues outside of parameters based solely on my past experiences.

    Jeb Fields

    Protege / Vice President / Commercial Advisors, LLC

  • I’ve had the opportunity to participate in NEXUS as both a protege and a mentor, and both experiences have challenged me personally and professionally. The sessions are timely and applicable, and the personal interaction provides a type of “support group” that is often missing within the traditional business community.

    Sally Pace

    Mentor and Past Protege / Senior Vice President of Marketing, FTN Financial

  • I was a protege in the very first year NEXUS was introduced. Not only did I meet a great mentor but I was exposed to the community. I have built a network for which I am always indebted to NEXUS.

    Sridhar Sunkara

    Past Protege / Director Information Systems / Center City Commission

  • I felt like I got a renewed passion for our city. So many of the speakers really celebrated the great benefits Memphis has to offer as well as our unique culture and resources. Additionally, I got a chance to network with several different professionals in various careers, which was a great opportunity for me. As a teacher, I usually only network with others in education.

    Karen Brickey

    NEXUS Protégé and Teacher, The Soulsville Charter School

  • NEXUS exposed me to a diverse group of individuals with a common goal of improving themselves and Memphis. It provided a great network for future fellowship and leadership opportunities, and the protégé-mentor relationship brought many wonderful learning experiences.

    John Phillips V

    NEXUS Protégé, Chief Investment Officer, Red Door Wealth Management

  • Jan Mitchell, NEXUS Protégé

    Jan Mitchell

  • NEXUS Protege/Mentor-Jill & Hayley

    Mentor-Jill & Hayley

  • NEXUS protege Amy Strickland talks about her experience in the class of 2019.

    Amy Strickland

  • Bethany McRae, NEXUS protege talks about her experience.

    Bethany McRae

  • Miska Bibbs

    Miska Bibbs

  • Kem Wilson

    Kem Wilson

  • Sandy Willson

    Sandy Willson

  • Jeb Fields

    Jeb Fields