The City of Memphis and Kroger are excited to announce a new partnership that will focus on second chances for those in our community who need them most. For participants who have completed either Mayor Strickland’s Manhood University or Women Offering Women Support (WOWS) program, Kroger has agreed to give them an opportunity for hire within their company.
“In a time when good paying jobs are hard to come by for people with good credentials, imagine how difficult it must be for someone not so fortunate,” Mayor Jim Strickland said. “Kroger has been such a great partner with us on so many other occasions, and I’m so excited about this new opportunity to help our Manhood and WOWS participants who have taken the time to better their lives.”
Manhood University and WOWS were both created to help build character, improve communication, and strengthen leadership skills for men and women in Memphis. These programs are implemented by the Office of Community Affairs and the faith based community partners, and the course is facilitated by participating churches and held at their individual locations.
“At Kroger, our purpose is to Feed the Human Spirit and providing careers with benefits is a great way to live our purpose. We are proud to step up to offer individuals a second chance to help provide for themselves and their families,” Victor Smith, president of Kroger Delta Division said.
New sessions of both programs will start February 9. To register for Manhood University, go here. To register for WOWS, go here. For more information about this new partnership and who qualifies for participation, please reach out to the Office of Community Affairs at 901.521.2836.