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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NEXUS was recently highlighted in a Second Presbyterian Church publication. Second Presbyterian Church is one of the founding partners of NEXUS and continues to support the mission of NEXUS. Read HERE about different perspectives from NEXUS Mentors and Protégés.

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Congratulations to members of the NEXUS Network Louisa Shepherd and Steven Sanders on being named to the Memphis Flyer’s 20<30 Class of 2018. Each year, the Memphis Flyer names those best and brightest in Memphis under 30. Louisa Shepherd, NEXUS Class of 2018 and Director of Collective Impact at Epicenter, Memphis and Steven Sanders, NEXUS Class of 2017 and Marketing Specialist at FedEx were named to t

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Celebrate those influencing others through Mentoring and NOMINATE for Memphis Mentoring Awards presented by NEXUS. If you know an individual/organization/company that shares our passion for Mentoring please take this time to recognize their efforts. Award categories include: Mentoring Organization/Non Profit, Mentoring Industry/Company, Outstanding Female Mentor, Sandy Willson Outstanding Mentor, and Outstanding NEXUS Mento

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Special thanks to NEXUS Alumni and current participants that made the first NEXUS IN MOTION event a success. The event took place on January 6 at International Paper and offered guests an opportunity to network and have table discussion around timely, important topics. Thank you to table leaders: MISKA CLAY BIBBS, NANCY COE, AMY BETH DUDLEY,BENTLY GOODWIN, LARRY PAPASAN, ADEE SHANKLE, SRIDHAR SUNKARA, CHRISTINA WATKINS, and

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Members of the NEXUS Class of 2018 volunteered at STREETS Ministries as one of their Service projects this year.

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Members of the NEXUS Network and Class of 2018 recently attended the annual NEXUS Night Out event hosted by members of the NEXUS Board of Directors. This event gives alumni and current participants the opportunity to connect. Special thanks to NEXUS Alumnus Norma and Kem Wilson for hosting the event.

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We continue to host dynamic local leaders as speakers for the NEXUS Class of 2018 sessions. These individuals are key leaders within Memphis that will share NEXUS participants about leadership topics and personal experiences. All sessions take place at Second Presbyterian Church over dinner. NEXUS Alumni are invited to attend, to make a reservation email nexus@2pc.org.


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The NEXUS Class of 2018 is currently taking place with Graduation in May 2018. Recently, the class toured the newly built Church Health Center and Crosstown with Dr. Scott Morris, CEO at the Church Health Center. Dr. Morris provided a “behind the scenes” insight and shared how his vision became a reality.

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A few highlights of my time in NEXUS. The Speakers are world class, community outreach is very effective, and the mentor/mentee relationships are well matched. My experience has led me to believe the real value in NEXUS is found in the community that you are i...
Patrick Bingham, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017 -
I'm elated to have been a part of the NEXUS experience. I've been paired with someone who has helped me grow professionally and personally. It's a mentor relationship that will go far beyond the program, and I am very blessed to have that.  Deidra Brooks,...
Deidra Brooks, NEXUS Protégé, Class of 2017 -
The NEXUS experience has enriched my view of Memphis and I have gained a clearer vision of the opportunities in this great city.  After hearing one of the monthly speakers, I took inventory of the plans I have for my life and how they will affect a small piec...
Sharon Bailey, NEXUS Mentor, Class of 2017 -
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