GROWWTH is a part of a study funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services which is being conducted to determine how these pilot programs help people improve their economic well-being. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be randomly selected into one of two groups that receive a different mix of program services.

GROWWTH Family (chart): CARE ADVOCACY TEAM: Assess the full family unit, identify needs, and link families to appropriate resources in order to improve their access to eligible and needed resources to adequately prepare for and maintain economic mobility. | UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS: Serve as the backbone organization and oversee all grant activities. Alleviate barriers and increase access to resources for participants on the path to self-sufficiency. | COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:Economic Opportunities, Whole Child, Stand for Children, MICAH, Abyssinian Baptist Church, and The Organizing Expert. Provide support to identify, recruit, and support participants with extensive wrap-around support services. Inform and evaluate participant experience, provide expertise in community organization, poverty reduction, and barrier mitigations. |  WORKFORCE BOARDS:Greater Memphis, Northwest TN, Southwest TN, American Job Centers. Serve as primary intake facility, leverage WIOA funding for training, connect participants to Care Advocacy Team, and deliver GROWWTH Academy. | EMPLOYERS: FedEx, Nike, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Baptist Memorial Healthcare – Carroll County, Unistar-Sparco Computers, Teknor Apex, Rose Construction, The Peabody Hotel among others. Reduce barriers to employment by providing training resources, apprenticeships, and full-time jobs to GROWWTH Academy graduates. Participate in Industry Advisory Board and worksite readiness training focused on embracing the GROWWTH population.