Want to find your passion?

Determined to get to a career?

Motivated to learn new skills?

Are you unemployed or underemployed? 

The Collective is the only local organization that is specifically tailored to the needs of young people just like you. Our intensive yearlong program is designed to prepare you for postsecondary education and employment. We coach you through certificate programs and help you get placed in a job that can turn into a lifelong career with a living wage. In our program, you come first.

Our work is rooted in strong relationships built on genuine feeling and mutual accountability, and we provide a range of emotional and social supports throughout the yearlong program and beyond. We also provide a stipend during the program so that you can focus on achieving your goals.

Basic requirements:  

✓   Must be between the ages of 18 to 30

✓   Have a GED or high school diploma

✓   Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

✓   Be available for a 1-year program

Come To An Info Session to Apply


Please complete this interest form and come to an information session to apply to the program!

For the sessions at Crosstown Concourse, we are in the Memphis Education Fund suite. To find it, enter the building in the West Concourse (side with the Juice Bar and Church Health) and come to the 4th floor.

Name *
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Are you currently unemployed? *
Are you currently in school? *
Do you have a high school diploma or GED? *
Which info session do you want to come to? *