Catholic Charities of West Tennessee

Following the teachings of Jesus Christ, we provide help to those in need and bring them hope by supporting them on the path from poverty to self-sufficiency. 

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee serves people regardless of religious beliefs, socio-economic status or ethnic background. Catholic Charities is not just for the Catholic community, it is from the Catholic community.


Su Casa Ministries

Su Casa is a place of safety and connection for both the Latino immigrant community and the broader Memphis community. We offer two main programs: adult English classes and a bilingual, academically excellent, Christian preschool program for 1-4 year olds. Both programs are ways for us to allow our families, parents, children and neighbors to connect organically with the broader community and visa versa. Our theory of change is that when whole families from across our city connect, that is when neighborhoods are lifted, communities are strengthened, and our city becomes its best.

Su Casa

Moore Tech 

The mission of Moore Tech is to provide students with the training and skills necessary to become successful in business and industry. It is the goal of the college to provide students with a working knowledge of the skills needed to enter employment in the program area of their choice.

Moore Tech

Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC)

As part of the Public Safety Act of 2016, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) implemented Day Reporting/Community Resource Centers which serve as alternatives to incarceration by placing eligible participants in structured and intensive outpatient programs. The programs provide resources and services to offenders to assist them as they work towards becoming productive citizens in their communities. 

The DRC/CRC is a one-year three-phase program that will assist moderate to high-risk offenders with a substance use issue.   In order to be eligible for the program, the participant must be under the supervision of TDOC's Community Supervision, have at least 2 years left on probation supervision, and/or have substance use concern.

TDOC is mission driven.  We want to enhance public safety by changing the way we do business.  It is more cost-effective to keep non-violent offenders out of the prison system.  It currently costs $79.00 per day to incarcerate an offender versus $41.00 per day for an offender to report to a Day Reporting/Community Resource Center.  Our goal is to provide the participants with evidenced-based programming and treatment in an environment where they can continue to be with their families and community.” 


Collierville Literacy Council

Collierville Literacy Council is a 30-year-old non-profit adult education center located just off the historic town square of Collierville, TN.  We provide 1:1 tutor, group classes and academic counseling for adult students looking to get help with reading, writing and/or math, earn their High School Diploma, or improve their English skills.  We offer career counseling and a 12- week Learn to Earn program that helps students improve their soft skills. Please call us at 901-854-0288 and talk to us about your goals!

Collierville Literacy Council

Hope Works

Description of HopeWorks: HopeWorks, Inc., provides hope and opportunity through education, spiritual development, and respect for work. By implementing a holistic approach through daily classes and meals, educational training, and spiritual counseling, HopeWorks strives to break the cycle of crime, addiction, and generational poverty that traps so many in our city.

Hope Works

Literacy Mid-South 

The mission of Literacy Mid-South is to provide literacy resources for learners of all ages and backgrounds.


Refugee Empowerment Program (R.E.P.)

Here is a program description: Refugee Empowerment Program is an ethnic-community based organization serving refugees and immigrants in Memphis, TN through trauma-informed programs and services designed to facilitate their successful integration into American life and society.


The Institute of Intelligent Systems

 The mission of the Adult Education and Adult Literacy (ALAE) Team is to research, design, and develop technology-based services for adult learners, their teachers/tutors, and the programs that support them.  The ALAE Team aims to make digital learning accessible with free assessment tools, learning apps, and education/training materials,


Visit our website to get more information on how to access:

  • SARA - a free, web-based assessment for diagnosing learners’ strengths and weaknesses in reading literacy.
  • AutoTutor for Adult Reading Comprehension - a free, web-based intelligent tutoring system to enhance adults reading comprehension skills and strategies.
  • Tutorials, Training, Webinars, & Research Resources - for professional development or personal curiosity about our work.

The ALAE Team is housed at the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis.

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