Stories

Porter-Leath Celebrates Service Milestones for 2017!

Each year, Porter-Leath honors those who have completed service milestones with the agency. In addition to dinner with their leader, each honoree received a framed certificate and a thank you gift of their choosing. Please join us as we recognize these wonderful staff who help us empower children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle each day! Five Years Tykese Patterson, Melissa Rivera, Rita Miller, Bobbie Rodgers, Cetonya Davis, Addie Guinn,... Read More
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Going Beyond the Academics: Porter-Leath’s Early Head Start and Head Start Programs

Porter-Leath’s Preschool program strives to achieve measurable academic goals to insure students are ready for kindergarten on day one - academically, socially, and developmentally. To meet these goals, Porter-Leath uses a robust evidence-based curriculum and offers a dynamic array of health, disability, and nutrition services, all facilitated by the best-trained team of educators and family service providers. Enhancing Their Learning Experience Through Music According to the ... Read More
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A Long Journey to Success for a Former Sarah’s Place Youth

At the young age of 15, Cristen was placed into Porter-Leath’s Sarah’s Place program. Cristen’s turn-around success story can inspire anyone who has faced hardship in life. Before coming to Sarah’s Place, Cristen was in junior high and began to sell drugs in order to help his mother pay the bills. Eventually, his mother was evicted, leaving Cristen homeless and searching for friends to stay with for days at a time. After getting into a car accident that put him in the... Read More
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2016 Foster Grandparents of the Year

Porter-Leath’s Generations Program collaborates with over 130 Foster Grandparents that volunteer over 20 hours per week. Foster Grandparents offer aid in preschools, elementary schools, libraries, community centers, and hospitals around Memphis. Vella Noel and Melvin Holmes were chosen as the 2016 Foster Grandparents of the Year for their honorable dedication to helping children in their local communities.       Read More
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Porter-Leath’s Americorps Hops for Health this Spring!

Porter-Leath’s AmeriCorps program recently held its annual spring extravaganza, “Hopping for Health” in partnership with the City of Memphis at the Bickford Community Center. This free community event provided children and families access to health, wellness information and services with more than 35 informational and health screening vendors present. More than 250 participants including Porter-Leath children and families along with  community residents visited to learn about... Read More
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