Community Partnerships


Our Partnerships with the community evolved from the Adopt-A-School program which was created by legacy Memphis City Schools and the Volunteer Center of Memphis in 1979. The purpose of forming partnerships is to foster a better understanding of our public-school district and to establish a relationship between the Community and Memphis Shelby County Schools. To date, our partners have grown to more than 1000 business/community partners.


The Adopt-A-School Partnership Program is a Memphis Shelby County Schools District initiative that brings businesses, civic and faith-based organizations, individuals, or any other community-based group together with a school to form a partnership. During the partnership, adopters and school personnel commit themselves to specific goals, activities, resources (human/financial) all of which are intended to make a sustainable impact on student success. 

How to become an adopter? 


Become A MSCS Partner

Once your organization has identified the resources and/ or areas of expertise that may be shared, choose an individual to serve as your company's Memphis Shelby County Schools Liaison to coordinate the partnership activities and contact us at [email protected]


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